Sunday, July 26, 2015

Meet the Doll Creator: Mandy Murdica of Chiara Venice Art Dolls

I have always had a vivid imagination and believed in fairy tales,
mythical creatures, aliens and outer space...
As a little girl I always believed that my dolls were alive…
and yes that they spoke to me...
Now my childhood dreams have become a reality
and my dolls really do speak to me in so many ways!!!

I am a self taught doll artist and come from Sydney, Australia.
Chiara Venice Art Dolls officially began late 2013.
My medium of choice is cloth,
but I am venturing into a combination of clay and cloth also.
I love the process of transforming an idea into a pattern/a sculpt,
then into a doll, then to add all the elements needed to bring it to life
and give it it's very own soul, it always strikes me as mystical!

My art dolls do not conform to one particular genre or style.
The one thing that I do maintain and love to create are big alluring eyes
that are in a way, unnerving at times.
I feel this is what holds the spirit of my dolls soul
and if their eyes are following you I have indeed succeeded!

"Art Dolls are the key to my unconscious mind,
my way down the rabbit hole,
my looking glass into the world around me and beyond."

Tarrant The Mad Hatter Hightopp,
Our Alice
and the Grinning Cheshire Cat -
Curious Collection

Kara Zor-El - Supergirl
(Designed in a pop art style) 

Queen of Hearts -
Curious Collection

The Joker - Heath Ledger Tribute

Luna Lovegood
(Harry Potter themed
custom art doll)

Mandisa Nabelung -
Sweet Beautiful One,
African Princess

Catalina Arãna, Isidora Fiorella and Lolita Mariposa -
Sweet Skulls Collection 

Pearlia Diamanté -
Tattistic Collection, 
Dream it...Live it...Ink it! 

Invidia Bonetique - Gothic Lolita

Rabberta White -
Curious Collection
(Twist on the White Rabbit)

Visit her FB page here and her Etsy shop here for more.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015


As I mentioned in my previous post here,
Harley Quinn regains her independence in this short film.
And how sweet it is to see her,
perfectly portrayed by Madeleine Wade,
finally calling the shots!

Micah Fitzgerald is also excellent as The Joker.
Who has been stripped of his make-up,
to not only expose the twisted man behind the clown,
but also to keep the focus on Harley.

Harley and The Joker have a complicated history together,
to say the least.
This film explores that relationship, but being a short film,
doesn't take time explaining their background.
If you're unfamiliar with it, this will fill you in:

I don't want to give too much away,
so I'll just say Peter Dukes doesn't disappoint!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Harley Quinn regains her independence in...


By setting a deadly game in motion,
the consequences of which she alone is prepared for.

SWEET MADNESS is a short fan based, quirky, dark, humorous film
about the madwoman Harley Quinn's descent
(or ascent, if you ask her) into pure madness.
Made out of love for a fabulously complex and entertaining character,
who has yet to see the light of day in the live action Batman canon.

It stars Madeleine Wade as Harley
and Micah Fitzgerald as The Joker.

And will be the 16th film Peter Dukes has written, directed
and produced for his company, Dream Seekers Productions.

I can't wait to watch and review it when it's released mid July.