In the reborn world, I finally got "Bridgette" (Amy kit by Sandy Faber) back, LOLROTF she went to New York twice in one week. The photographer and I were both sweating bullets! Shissh, what a nightmare! Don't ask...like I said a lot was going on, some good some not so good! She did an AWESOME portrait of her, so it will go with her when she's adopted! I can't wait to see her and all of the beautiful "Amy's" in the professional photographer Jamie Diamond's "Amy Reborn Project"!
No, this is my photography work...you saw it before! LOL isn't she just adorable in her little nautical outfit!
Back in February, to cheer myself up, I purchased (for my personal collection) and to use as a photo prop, a mommy doll to hold some of my reborns, while Bridgette was having fun running back and forth to New York. She's "Kathryn" by sculptor Monika Peter-Leicht 46" tall (almost as tall as me, almost!) and her first bride doll (beautiful gown, flowers, shoes and veil that I put away). I didn't think that she would look nice holding a baby while in a bridal gown, now would she! Kathy is initially a Ltd. Ed. sculpted for Masterpiece Dolls 2011. I love her mature looking face! Kathy's wonderful to pose with her 11 ball joints, has a stand if needed and I mean heavy. I swapped out her original wig, just didn't grab me, found her some adult looking clothing and here she is holding little Bridgette!
Original wig was cute, just looked dull and...wiggie foofoo? in real life LMBO
Her she is with Bridgette, new hair Light Brown with Ginger highlights and glasses! She can even wear pigtails if I want
Next, I have decided to start using my air-dry permanent paints again for 2014! I just love the fact that I won't have to do all of that "baby baking". LOL I will be applying a Genesis matte sealer as my final touch so that I can do the textured skin technique! I don't think that it will work with the air dry paints at all. I just love the colorings that I can achieve, especially for my darker skin tones much better, than with Genesis and I don't want to forget how to use them. The technique is quite different. No! I will not stop using GHSP, but I will be more flexible with my painting once again!
Last and most important, I finished my "Memory Baby"of "Leah Marie" and I needed to have permission to show her off. Her mom was thrilled non-the-less and gave me permission! So here she is:
I drafted a post back in February but never posted it oooops:
I think that this one speaks for itself
she has a "heart" birthmark on her tummy, so if through time, the red heart eventually comes off one way or another...
I personalized her baby blankie with an teddy bear angel motif :o)
Just so adorable
Beautiful Baby "Leah Marie" and her likeness...which ironically looks a lot like the baby photo of Leah's mom. WOW!
This was her mommy's initial message that I am sharing via many email correspondences. Over the past few months, we have developed a compassionate understanding of one another’s loss...
She wrote a very touching one just for my website!
I am just thrilled that this "baby" which can never replace her Leah Marie, gives her comfort, even if it's just a little...
From my heart to yours... Hugs, Judie www.loveisforevernursery.com