Thank you Oleg, Irina, and friends!
My many, many thanks to Oleg and Irina of Anatomical Doll, and to the various un-named people of Our Doll Community for the beautiful gift of Feodora, the Face 3 Body 3 Anatomical Doll. She was presented to me at the Fin Fur and Feather doll meet in Haneyville, Pennslyvania.
Special thanks to Mahtek for allowing me to ride with him to the meet and back. Special thanks to Euchre who did all of my heavy lifting.
I was asked to read a scroll at the meeting on Friday, November 5, 2010. The scroll contained these words:
Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
Let it be known to all in attendance of this annual meeting of doll folk, friends, and interested parties, That a special gift has been granted from the wonderful persons of Oleg and Irina from Anatomical Doll and various other Un-named parties at Our Doll Community.
Feodora is a Russian name meaning "Empress" or "Gift of God" depending on the translation. Only the most beautiful and worthy women bear this name.
On this day, one who has proven his devotion to the hobby and community over the years, shall be rewarded.
Now you can stop reading this, turn around, and say hello to your new doll, Feodora! :)
signed by Da Mayor
At first I did not unerstand what it all meant, and I said that there was no name. KA (also known as ourdoll1) said, "You are the one reading the scroll!" I said, "You have got to be kidding me!"
Incred used his power screwdriver to remove the wood screws from the cover panel of the doll crate. Once the cover panel was removed I could see the very beautiful Feodora through the plastic inner cover. I mentioned that she had a Teddy Bear, and everyone laughed. Snuggles had snuck in and was putting the moves on Feodora!
Camp brought over the doll stand that Incred and he and made. He told me that they were also giving me the stand!
We removed the plastic cover. Incred, KA and Camp helped me get Feodora out of her case and unto her doll stand. It was not until that moment that the truth of it all really struck home, and I gave Feodora a big bear hug. Everyone applauded and took pictures.
Everyone had a chance to look her over. We had never seen an Anatomical Doll in person, and all were amazed at the detail of Oleg's sculpting and and Irina's makeup. We took her out by the Black Bear where Incred and Camp put her to work modeling for us. We specifically wanted pictures by the Black Bear for Oleg (blackbear). Incred took some pictures for the CoverDoll magazine. He showed me some of his techniques for his outstanding photos.
Again I would like to thank Oleg and Irina for this beautiful doll. I also thank those who contributed toward her purchase, and Incred and Camp for picking her up and delivering her to the Fin Fur and Feather Bed & Breakfast. Extra thanks to Incred and Camp for the gift of the doll stand. Without the help of my friends, I most likely would never have been able to get to the meet, or ever own such a beautiful doll. Special thanks to KA and Mrs C. You are wonderful beyond all for all that you have done.
We tend to do some fantasizing in the chat rooms. Among the things that frequently come up is "If you could have any doll you wanted, what would you get?" Sometimes the chatters will ask about dolls from a particular company. I had already picked out a few dolls and their specifications, including the dolls' names. I chose the name "Verochka" for an Anatomical Doll, but when they got around to the ordering, they forgot this detail. I have always been fond of Russian composers Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Dmitri Shostakovich. I combined these names to form "Feodora Verchka Tychovich".
Feodora with the Black Bear
Feodora with the scroll
The only met a few moments ago, and now they are planning a shopping trip together!
Gifts from jackieandjohn
Oh, well! There goes next month's income!
Feodora's other photo shoots can be accessed from this index.
Feodora Verochka Tychovich is a life-sized platinum-cured silicone rubber doll. She was produced by Oleg Bratkov (a gifted sculptor) and his beautiful wife Irina (excellent makeup artist), at Anatomical Doll in Vladivostok, Russia. Feodora has Face 3 and Body 3 of their product line. She has a fully articulated skeleton and can pose in most natural ways that a human can pose. There are 'stops' on the skeleton that prevent her from posing in unnatural ways. This also helps to prevent damage to the silicone.
Her wig is from Forever Young. She is wearing the White Button-Down Top, the Comfort Waist White Pant, and the Heart of the Crusade Pin, all from Avon. Her reading glasses and White Stag ballet flats are from Wal Mart. Her wig, necklace and earrings were given to her by Irina at Anatomical Doll.
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