Portrait dolls are the most difficult to create. Capturing the heart and soul of your baby from pictures takes and enormous amount of time and skill. In the beginning, I began by painting portraits of people in my hometown. This was a valuable learning experience. With this experience, I began doing Police sketches based on a description by victims or witnesses while they were under hypnosis. At times, these sketches were heart wrenching to do, but it taught me a lot and sharpened my skills. Because portrait dolls are extremely time consuming and difficult to create, I will only do one or two portrait dolls a year. Parents have the option to purchase doll number #1…so doll number #1 may not always be available as the last doll to be sold in the limited edition.
About 5 years ago, I created a portrait doll of Denise and Nevin Pratt's daughter. As owners of Bountiful Baby, they created vinyl doll kits to be "reborned" by very talented artists.
(actual baby shown in the photo collages, below at 6 weeks old)
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