Mariko Wakatsukimay be Japanese, but her work is quite similar to that of Western artists. She opened her studio, Atelier La Lune, in Japan in 1989 and has produced lines of porcelain fairy dolls in large editions. She also exhibits one-of-a-kind or small-edition porcelain dolls at solo exhibitions. Before studying dollmaking at Ecole de Simon, Mariko did not have any experience with dolls. She was inspired by Pre-Raphaelite and Symbolism paintings, and she decided she would create works in three dimensions, rather than two. She believed dolls to be somehow similar to paintings because they express the world through imagination. Mariko is a bibliophile, and books are the root of her creations, so she seeks literary essence in her dolls. She is especially fond of Danish author Hans Christian Andersen and Japanese author Ogawa Mimei. Through their tales, she learned about good will and the meaning of happiness. Through her dolls, Mariko hopes to deliver love, dreams and hope to all who enjoy them.
We all have doll-fever tonight. I’ve spent the last week photoshopping the set we all really want to see made by Disney - the Leading Ladies!
Alice, Wendy, Anita and Perdita, Maid Marian, Eilonwy, Jessica Rabbit, Esmeralda, Megara, Jane, Kida, Mrs. Incredible, and Sgt. Calhoun.
Alice, Anita, Maid Marian and Jessica were photoshopped by me. Wendy is by vintagedollmx , and Eilonwy is by Kitten_Blue_777. The rest of the dolls at the bottom were all really out at one time or another for sale. Sgt. Calhoun was 17".
Share this and show your support for the Disney Leading Ladies in hopes that one day these, and other characters, will finally get a chance at a Disney Classic 12 Inch Doll. What other characters would you like to see made ?