Sunday, March 22, 2009



Kokeshi dolls; wooden shapes and acrylic paint. Someday i would like to move onto oil paints but i don't have the time or money at the moment. Surprisingly the wooden shapes aren't all that cheap; the egg-shape piece of wood is about three dollars and the head a little over a dollar. Well, when you're a broke artist (or just broke, most the time, like me) it adds up. i'll have to look into buying a group of them.

5 comments:

Michelle said...

Oooh, I totally remember The Maxx! Looking at it now, I've got a much better appreciation for its style than I did way back when. Cool find!

Can you find kokeshi dolls in stores? What kind of stores would I look in?

Devicat said...

hmmmm, you might be able to find them in an asian store that imports them. otherwise i think you can only get them if you go to Northern Japan. the ones i've collected are ones i've found in thrift stores (i imagine someone went to japan, bought them, brought them home and said, 'why the hell did i buy this thing?' and chucked it to a thrift store). er, the ones i have photographed here aren't actually real Kokeshi, only my interpretation of them.

Devicat said...

duh! what am i saying! use the power of the internet; there are a lot of ONLINE stores that carry Kokeshi dolls.

Michelle said...

Haha, I should have thought of that! But I was wondering if you could find them in real (physical) stores, or if thrift stores were your best bet. But I'll check online, too. Thanks!

Michelle said...

PS: Your wooden interpretations are super cute! Maybe you could start selling them online even! ~_^