Improvised textile oven

Let`s see how long it takes to get these little ones dry.

Last time I molded in ball shape I got short of stiffener, and the molds were not the proper ones, I used very hard wood balls that were imposible to pin on them. This time I have cork balls and a bit more of stiffener. Cross fingers.
With these optimization of the heat I hope to see the result in a few hours…
(The big half sphere will take much longer, one layer of buckram and another of a thick linen. It will take ages I´m afraid)

Can you guess what are they about to become this time? They are going to be a very diferent species.

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Warm winter

Finally I am able to tell you all the trips that The Ladies are about to make this coming months!
I`m so happy to anounce that we have a two week exhibition in Bilbao, at Bilbaoarte. There they will be wondering about balance, and its importance in the path of life.
Another group of Ladies will move to Prague to attend to Doll Prague V. International Exhibition. Amadea is going back, this year well guarded by Frija and Inanna; they will be accompanied by another ten Ladies: mermaids, extrange creatures and a magician.
(Oh, and in a special carriage a Queen will travel with us, ssshhh don`t tell anyone…)
In mid december we will fly to Russia, a big jump, but I know for certain that at least two of the Ladies visiting Moscow will feel like home. At Art of Doll Beruta will become a storyteller with a Winter Tale, what a better place to do it than a cold cold city.

No need to say, that we are so exited, happy, hopeful, thankful, exhausted, nervous and many other things altogether!

I will be revealing which Lady has a ticket to go where. If not here, they will be appearing one by one at their instagram account beruta.ladies. So, if you want to know which Lady is in town, just check it there ;)

Woopee! On the move!

Amadea “The Third”

“My Praguers understand me.”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

This is a quote that has survived about the feelings of Mozart for Prague. And it has been the theme of the contest of III Doll Prague Exhibition. Now I can say that I am agree with him, I make his words mine…

AMADEA GOT THE THIRD PLACE!!!

I am super happy! We are super happy!
It has been a splash of hope, I was really needing it…
Lots of diferent lights appeared in the horizon of Praha.

At Doll Prague I found many diferent ways of understanding the art-doll concept. Very interesting points of view, lots of techniques and materials, sizes… I have the feeling that it is an “open minded” world, more than I thought. And I believe that there can be a place for The Ladies. And for me. Next year we will go as exhibitors, no doubt about it ;)

I saw many beautiful pieces there… all of them with loads of hours behind, loads of care, full of comitment and love. Here is a small sample of the exquisite creatures I met at the exhibition:

A sister of this violin player won the first place of the contest. Inga Ivashchenko mixes porcelain and fabric, very finely, I love her folds and the volume she gives to the fabric.

Olga Sukach was the guest artist and there was an exhibition of her work; art dolls & photography. I find the lady above with a very strong and defined character, I love her face, the more you stare at her, the more you get into her soul. It`s like she`s got a lot to say, silent keeping all the thoughts for her.

I have to apologise the following artists because I can`t credit them properly, I`m so sorry. I started the tour taking pictures of the names to remember, but it happens that I didn`t make it.
This said, let`s go to see the fair…
Seguir leyendo “Amadea “The Third””

Shop refresh

I am rethinking a lot of things lately, well, I won`t lie to you, I rethink everything constantly. It`s not a bad habit for life, but when you are making your own path it`s a must. Mainly if things are not working the way they should.
I am going to change a bit the website and I want to refresh it. First step: change the ladies. They have had enough time there, they need to find a new home or definitely stay with me.

So… these eight ladies will be available only until August 31st!

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Me dispongo a hacer una serie de cambios en la web. Curso nuevo, aires nuevos.
Algunos cambios van a requerir tiempo y muchos no van a depender sólo de mí, así que estoy refrescando cositas poco a poco.

 

Una de ellas: cambio de ladies. Estas ocho criaturitas estarán en la tienda hasta el 31 de Agosto. Ojalá encuentren casa nueva, creo que están aburridísimas de mí…
Si os apetece hacerle una visita a alguna, están todas aquí:

 

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Five Godai

The five elements philosophy in Japanese Buddhism, godai (五大, lit. “five great”), is derived from Buddhist beliefs. It is perhaps best known in the Western world for its use in Miyamoto Musashi’s famous text Gorin-no-sho (The Book of Five Rings), in which he explains different aspects of swordsmanship by assigning each aspect to an element.

The five elements are, in ascending order of power, Earth, Water, Fire, Wind, and Void.

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Chi (sometimes ji) or tsuchi, meaning “Earth“, represents the hard, solid objects of the earth. The most basic example of chi is in a stone. Stones are highly resistant to movement or change, as is anything heavily influenced by chi.
In people, the bones, muscles and tissues are represented by chi. Emotionally, chi is predominantly associated with stubbornness, collectiveness, stability, physicality, and gravity. It is a desire to have things remain as they are; a resistance to change.
In the mind, it is confidence. When under the influence of this chi mode or “mood”, we are aware of our own physicality and sureness of action.

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Sui or mizu, meaning “Water“, represents the fluid, flowing, formless things in the world. Outside of the obvious example of rivers and the lake, plants are also categorized under sui, as they adapt to their environment, growing and changing according to the direction of the sun and the changing seasons.
Blood and other bodily fluids are represented by sui, as are mental or emotional tendencies towards adaptation and change. Sui can be associated with emotion, defensiveness, adaptability, flexibility, suppleness, and magnetism

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Ka or hi, “Fire“, represents the energetic, forceful, moving things in the world. Animals, capable of movement and full of forceful energy, are primary examples of ka objects.
Bodily, ka represents our metabolism and body heat, and in the mental and emotional realms, it represents drive and passion. ka can be associated with security, motivation, desire, intention, and an outgoing spirit.

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or kaze, meaning “Wind“, represents things that grow, expand, and enjoy freedom of movement. Aside from air, smoke, and the like, can in some ways be best represented by the human mind. As we grow physically, we learn and expand mentally as well, in terms of our knowledge, our experiences, and our personalities.
represents breathing, and the internal processes associated with respiration. Mentally and emotionally, it represents an “open-minded” attitude and carefree feeling. It can be associated with will, elusiveness, evasiveness, benevolence, compassion, and wisdom.

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or sora, most often translated as “Void“, but also meaning “sky” or “Heaven”, represents those things beyond our everyday experience, particularly those things composed of pure energy. Bodily, represents spirit, thought, and creative energy. It represents our ability to think and to communicate, as well as our creativity. It can also be associated with power, creativity, spontaneity, and inventiveness.

is of particular importance as the highest of the elements. In martial arts, particularly in fictional tales where the fighting discipline is blended with magic or the occult, one often invokes the power of the Void to connect to the quintessential creative energy of the world. A warrior properly attuned to the Void can sense their surroundings and act without thinking, and without using their “physical senses”.

 

*Text: wikipedia, en español aquí.

 

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Working on a commisioned work: five japanese ladies.
After thinking a while about the "thread" between them, I decided to make a representation of the five elements Godai. In the japanese philosophy the elements are Earth (Chi), Water (Sui), Fire (Ka), Wind (Fu) and Void (Ku). They still need a lot of work, but they are appearing...

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