Hi and thank you for allowing me to share my reborn world with you all.
I am Wendy from northeast PA and have been bringing these lifelike babies in the world for almost four years now. I find it to be a never ending learning process and love the challenge. I'm sure I'll learn more as I'm here. I however; had a minor setback when Tropical storm Lee wiped me out. I came back and didn't give up :)
My first kit was Nicole from Secrist and my most recent was Cindy Musgrove's Libby -- a custom.
I found a love for lifelike babies while searching on ebay and became totally absorbed into the art :) I'm always improving and finding new ways to apply the paint, whether it be in painting, rooting or just doing my best to present a new "baby" in a different way. I like to keep it feeling like it's all new to me :) I am so excited to see so many reborns come to life as the same kit is never painted the same.
My grandmother had dolls all over her house and I loved them so much -- although I was never allowed to touch. I used to dream of holding one :) She most likely gave me the love for dolls. Today I encourage my granddaughter to touch, hug, hold and gently play with my "babies". She also requested a few "customs" of her liking. She loves being their little mommy. She loves them and is also learning to be a doll artist at age six.
I also collect antique dolls. Some have said that I love my dolls as much as I do my family *lol -- probably true :)
I am age 57 and married to John for 32 years. I have six children, all grown with one still home -- thinking he'll never leave :) I also have seven grandkiddies. I'm looking forward to fun, adventure and just having a little more support as we all seek and share new, fun ways to learn this wonderful, rewarding art.