I am a reborn collector-turned-artist. A doll collector my whole life, I discovered reborn dolls six years ago and I was hooked! Four years ago, I was looking for some alternative dolls and couldn't find exactly what I was looking for, so I started making my own. I asked an artist that I had purchased from in the past to be my mentor. She helped me when I was stuck and encouraged me along the way. I started with air dry paints and just this past year decided to make the switch to Genesis paints.
I love reborn dolls because we can do more with them than just having them sit on a shelf. I create both traditional ("near") and alternative ("far") dolls. I love each type for different reasons. 2018 was my first year attending the ROSE Show, where I took a hair painting class and enjoyed the show as a collector. I'm excited to be a part of the ROSE Show in 2019 as a vendor.