It’s been asked to me a few times so I think that a public answer is probably needed about this very subject.
Some collectors of mine, wondered if I ever could take bad for them to sell a doll of mine in a few years.
Already in this sentence there’s something totally wrong : this is not a doll of mine. It is THEIR dolls. I am only the sculptor of it,
not the owner and once the doll leaves my place, I have no right on her. She belongs to the collector, not to me at all. Also, I must say that, even it can seem strange, I don’t feel like I OWN my dolls. Dolls are for me a thought, a feeling, a sensation turned into a character which is supposed, as far as I succeed sculpting her, to represent that thought, feeling, sensation etc… I don’t OWN thoughts. I SHARE them. That makes a world of difference.
I think we all evolve. Or at least should evolve. Till our last day on that earth, we all should keep on evolving. I don’t see any other valid purpose to Life than this one for becoming a better person.
I consider my dolls as a thought I share with you all, and at a very moment, this very thought of mine turned into a doll may match with what or how you feel. This is the magical moment when me, dollmaker and you, collector are gathering and sharing something extremely precious in my opinion.
This doll is meant to express your personality through my hands, your state of mind, your uniqueness also as when you adopt her, you make her totally yours and I can say that no Aleah once in their loving homes, looks like another one. Because you feed that doll with your sensitivity. I am always extremely proud and so blissful when for this very reason, one of you decides to adopt one of my girls.
BUT, I don’t expect you to remain always the very same person. To be stuck in inertia is the worst thing I could wish for you to be. Therefore, I expect you to evolve, to change, to move forward and that may mean that your collection which is the reflect of your personality will change too. That is no problem to me. And if it will happen for some of you to keep the doll I sculpted forever because it is connected to something very profound in your personality and life; I know it will happen that some of you will not keep one. And it doesn’t matter because between I and every of my collectors, it is just like a love story. In a love story, what really matters is that “IT HAS BEEN.” It is like the first kiss : it will not last forever and what really counts is that this kiss occurred because it is one of the sweetest memories that makes us happier. Always smiling when thinking about it.
If a loving moment ends, it is not a drama and it doesn’t mean that we will not have other loving moments with other dolls I will sculpt. That simple.
I must say that I live something not so usual because almost all of my collectors, and you are more than a hundred, became a friend to me. I share with everyone of you a real bond and enjoy every moment talking with you. That has been demonstrated 3 days ago for my birthday when I received so many adorable and caring wishes from all of you and even some gifts by mail! Thank you so very much for all these loving words and attentions, it truly made my YEAR!
So, having a bond with everyone of you is peculiar, but I think that friendship is when love allows differences of point of view without damaging that love. Therefore, if you evolve in a way which leads you to resell one of my dolls, it won’t change a thing between us and that loving memory shared and related to that doll will remain whilst she will fly away to complement someone else’s personality. And as I, myself, will not sculpt the same doll forever, we will have other opportunities to gather again ^^
Talking about change, I changed something in my work very recently. Thank to all of you I could afford a dream : an airbrush. I was craving for one since a very long time, about a year and a half but never dared to spend so much money in something which is “only for me ” and not to be used by all my family.
It’s been a bliss. Even before I got it, because I had the Extreme Luck to meet someone with an incredible competence on the subject, someone who answered all of my questions with a pure benevolence and who has probably the biggest online Models Store of France. If he introduced me to airbrushing, I introduced him to art dolls and I am very glad and honoured to call him my friend today. So, to all my European, and even all around the world as they ship worldwide, fellows who are looking for something of that kind, I advise you to get in touch with Romain from Oupsmodel Shop because he and his shop are just the best!
Working with an airbrush is just the funniest and greatest thing I ever done so far! Therefore, to answer to another question I received, if I am now working with Heliantas proposing her face ups for my dolls, I will also propose some myself, no worries! You will still have the choice to have one by me ^^
The path is still a long before I totally master that new tool, but it’s absolutely fantastic to use!
I am also very pleased to announce tonight that Page has been shipped to me to get her face up as she will be sold through Jpopdolls with a face up by me!
I should receive Humpty Dumpty resin samples in about 10 days… I will of course publish photos as soon as I get them! I think the preorder will close pretty soon as she truly has been very well welcomed by you ^^ Therefore not many seats are now available, so hurry up if you want one ^^