Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Du Buh Du Art Dolls

I am fascinated and intrigued by art dolls in just about any form so it was no surprise for me to go all a twitter after finding Christine Alvarado of Du Buh Du Designs. What captivates me the most about Christine's gorgeous art dolls is her ability to connect with us on an emotional level.

Through her photographs we can almost feel the wind on our faces or hear the sounds of a rustling paper dress.

The cheers of a roaring circus crowd begin to tickle our ears as acrobats twirl from dizzying heights defying gravity just for the thrill of it. The movement of a juggler's mid air dance almost completes itself enticing our imaginations to continue the story.

Who hasn't thought of taking a ride on a flying carpet? I only ever imagined that it would be a happy occasion filled with magic and heavenly delight but what it is that makes this girl seem so sad? Is she running away or moving forward? She can be whatever I imagine her to be.


Christine captures mood so well not just with the expressions in the faces of her dolls but in the well thought out placement of her scenes which serves to greatly enhance those feelings of somberness or quiet contemplation. We can't help but wonder how the story ends or even how it began.

Christine's art dolls dare us to dream, to let our minds soar and connect with those soft parts of ourselves that leave us deliciously vulnerable to all of life's pleasures and pain.

All images associated with this post remain the intellectual, copyrighted property of Christine Alvarado and Du Buh Du Designs.


  1. What gorgeous dolls! Love their expressions and their structure is impeccable!
    Thanks for sharing her work

  2. Thank you SueAnn. They are truly magnificent.


  3. Thank you SueAnn and Kell!!
    It's so nice to meet you and I am flattered that you took the time to share my work, Kell:) I also like the fact that you connect with my my dolls and the stories and emotions they tell and evoke. I try to my best to give them life~
    Warmest Regards,

  4. Hi Kellie, I have seen Christines work and she is amazing. Gorgeous doll and such a talented artist.
    Thanks for stopping by and visiting me. I appreciate your well wishes. I am on the mend and have big plans for a great future. (())
    Happy Creating, Gail

  5. HELLO THERE DEAR ONE! OH IT IS SO GOOD TO SEE YOU AGAIN!!!! This is amazing work done by Christine, and you still have the same wondrous eye for beauty! Thank you for coming by today and yes, WE NEED TO ALWAYS ask what is around every corner...and then GO FOR IT! I hope you are well...your blog is beautiful! Many hugs and cheers for your beautiful vision!!! Anita

  6. Thank you so much for the comments ladies, I'll be stopping by to see you more often.




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