I sold my second doll of my career yesterday. When I created my sixth doll, Cass, I knew he was the best one I’d ever created. He was on the Bountiful Baby Realborn Blake Awake mold and I painted him with powders and air dry paints. I used everything Aurora (my mentor) has taught me and combined it with things I’ve picked up from Sue-Ellen Taormina (her Patreon is SO worth the $10 a month) and the few things I’d found that worked for me and when he was finished, I was thrilled. I listed him on Facebook, Etsy and Ebay and sat back to wait. He was “born” September 9th an he sold Tuesday, September 14. He is, as I write this, on his way to his new mama via the USPS Priority Mail system and I a SO nervous…what if she doesn’t like him? What if she thinks my work sucks??? I now, I need to NOT think like that…I did the same thing when I sold Quinn and I was on edge until I got the email that Quinn’s mama LOVED her.
Cass’ mommy LOVES HIM. See his page for copies of the feedback she left on my ebay page, but she absolutely adores him and thinks he is the most perfect baby anywhere… My heart might actually BURST!
So…I AM an artist. An artist who is paid for her work. I am excited, proud, worried: I think I’ve got this….now if I can get the other two done soon and sell them…. Always working on the next one.