Monday, June 8, 2009
Crazy about "Reborning"
As you can probably tell I am crazy about all kinds of dolls.
Along with sculpting, I also love to "Reborn".
I have been Reborning for about 7 years.
I mainly sell the dolls at local doll shows, and local shops.
There is just something about these kits that are so endearing when they are Reborned.
I started out when you would take a play doll, like a Berenguer and take it all apart. That was a lot of work. Now the kit comes all ready to paint. It is so much easier. I have a hard time deciding which dolls I am going to work on next, there just aren't enough hours in the day.
It is really strange, I have searched and searched the internet for Reborn artists who blog, and I have only found a handful of them.
I thought there would be hundreds.
I guess the last type of doll I have to blog about is the cloth dolls that I design,
but that will be in another post.
The doll that is pictured has gone to live with her new mommy. Her name is Hayley, and I created her in 2008. She is 19" long and 6 pounds. Genesis Paint was used in her painting. Since then I have switched to air dry paints. I came down with chemical Pneumonia from the solvents and acetone I was using. I also use clear cap wigs or paint their hair because I have carpel tunnel so bad. So there you have it...
Now on to more doll making...