Thursday, April 24, 2008

FEATURED ARTIST RONALYN HURLEY

IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE SHE ISN'T REAL!!

Read below to hear what Ronalyn has to say about her exquisite work!


I have been reborning for several years and it still excites me each time I transform a doll into a Reborn. To see the doll come to "life" never ceases to amaze me, even after all this time.
Reborning is the art of transforming a plain vinyl doll into a doll that looks like a real baby. These dolls are no longer toys; they become cherished collectibles.

Chloe is all dressed up in her adorable crocheted dress and tights, for a trip to Grandma's. Bathed, fed, and very sleepy, she just couldn't stay awake any longer. Baby Chloe was reborn from a plain, vinyl doll. Her realistic complexion and blushing were accomplished with non-toxic, Genesis Heat-Set paints, applied in several layers and baked after each layer. You don't have to worry about fading or rubbing off. Her hair is a high quality mohair wig, cut in a cute style to complement her features. Her hand-applied eyelashes add to the realism.

What led you to start creating your art?

I saw a Reborn doll on eBay several years ago, loved it and wanted to learn how to make one for myself. I went online to find instructions and joined a couple of Reborn Doll Yahoo groups. The instructions were pretty basic but I learned a lot from the groups. After finishing my first one I was hooked. I became better and better at it and eventually started selling them on eBay and to acquaintances and co-workers.

What aspect of creating your art do you find the most enjoyable?

I love seeing the dolls "come alive" as I work on them. I accomplish that with several layers of Genesis heat-set oil paints.

I am working on a line of child-safe Reborns that children can play with.


THANKS, RONALYN for sharing your adorable babies with us! If you'd like to see more of Ronalyn's work be sure to visit her sites below. Ronalyn's ETSY MINI is below. Click on any photo to go directly to that item in her Etsy shop.

RONALYN'S BLOG
AWORLDOFCREATIVITY
BEAUTIFULMEMORIES (Etsy Shop)
MYDESIGNCOLLECTIBLES (Etsy Shop)

4 comments:

Ronalyn said...

Thank you, Donna for the wonderful feature!
Ronalyn

DZFANTASY said...

RONALYN,

You are so welcome!! Love your babies!

DZ

woolies said...

my friend has a reborn, she carries it around with her and everyone thinks it is a real baby. wild!

DZFANTASY said...

They do looks so real...it is amazing!!