I have been a HUGE fan of Marina Bychkova’s work for years. I think I discovered her work just about the time she quit taking custom doll orders. Stupidly, at the time, I missed out on seeing her work in a show quite near me in Canada, thinking she would be doing shows in that area on a regular basis. Now most of her shows are in far-flung locations that I’ll not make it to. Anyhow, while I am on her waitlist for a resin doll (a wait list that I’m sure is huge and possibly unattainable, but wait I will) I still follow her site to look at her amazing creations. Each year, she sells a single doll on Ebay. Last year’s doll went for $17,000.

So this year, a few days ago, I started to think about bidding. I would have had to use credit, I don’t have $20,000 lying around. I figured it would go for at least that. I figured it was still a good investment, because I could always recoup if I needed to say, continue to eat, or continue to pay for college for the kids. And I was sooo tempted. I was going to talk about it with Elliott again, because I am absolutely insane about her dolls. Imagine my relief when two days into the auction, the bidding is already at $40,000. Now that moves it purely out of the reach of reason for me, thus my relief. I don’t know what it is about these dolls, seriously. You have to go look at her work on her website, it’s beyond. That link is to the doll in question, but browse through her galleries so you can be obsessed too. I’m not even a doll person, zero interest in any other dolls. Hers are just – well, enchanted, just as she calls them.

Dodged a bullet. Elliott would have wanted to kill me if I put a $20,000 on a credit card. :)

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