Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Melacacia's 100th Custom doll!

My current WIP:

I am currently working on my 100th custom doll creation!

I plan to have her finished by this weekend (December 4th, 2011)!

More updates coming soon ^__^

Thursday, November 17, 2011


I will be on vacation until the 27th of November. My dolls will travel with me so I will be sure to get some photos of them while I am away :)

Wishing you all a wonderful week and a happy Thanksgiving! I am tremendously grateful for all of you ♥

au revoir!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Meet Ingrid ^__^


This sweetheart is my newest addition, Ingrid. I made her out of a bunch of random doll parts that I pieced together. Two different SBL plates (both slightly damaged, poor baby), an EBL eye mech (also a little bit damaged), a PN body, and a beautiful two toned alpaca scalp.

Ingrid is named after the incredible singer/songwriter, Ingrid Michaelson, because she was inspired by her song "Be OK" with all of her "broken parts" ;)

I did the following work on her:

Fully sanded
Carved mouth and nose
All new makeup applied in natural tones and sealed with MSC
4 new sets of my Melacacia hand painted eye chips
Alpaca rerooted scalp that I commissioned Piparrot to do for me (Thanks, Pip!)
I painted her eye lids to say "BE OK" to represent the song ;)

Here is the song:

Ingrid is happy to "be OK" now ^__^ and happy to meet you all!






Thanks for looking ^__^

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Artist Statement... It's been a couple of years and this needed updating :)

Melanie “Melacacia” Matteoli
Artist, Doll Customizer and Photographer

My goal in my work is to bring these dolls to life. I am inspired by emotion and try to give each girl her own unique personality to match the emotion I would like to convey.

I graduated from HSU in 2003 with a degree in Studio Art and I feel so lucky to be able to use that experience for something I truly enjoy doing and am successful in. I am able to combine my skills in painting, sculpting, photography, graphic design, sewing, and communication to get to the end result. I love creating things and this niche is the perfect way for me to express my creativity and share it with people worldwide.

My dolls are recognized in the Blythe Doll community as true works of art and I have sold my work all over the world. My dolls have been purchased in places like Japan, Australia, South Africa, Russia, Sweden, France, Italy, Brazil, Canada, and here in the United States. I have met so many wonderful people and have been fortunate enough to acquire a very loyal following. I have created 99 custom dolls thus far.

For more information and photos of my work please visit the following sites:

Facebook Artist Page

Flickr Photostream

My Etsy Shop

Thank you!
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