At work I have been taking a training class for supervisors/managers. I am neither. This is the second time they have offered it and it was offered to anyone who wanted to take it. Anyway, today was our last class. (every Tues 1-5 for 8 weeks) Today we were to demonstate something. I had talked a little with the instructor last week and told her that I wanted to demonstrate painting mottling on a kit. Of course I had to explain it all to her. She was excited and suggested I create a powerpoint. She also thought I should bring in a bunch of dolls. At 5 pounds a piece, I didn’t want to bring too many. So, I created a basic powerpoint. I decided I would demonstrate how to do the mottling. Just as I was getting started, there stood the General Manager, Frank. He actually pulled up a chair and sat in. I went through my PP and explained the process. I always start with the fact that this craft is an art, not just a way for crazy people to collect babies. I mentioned how media presents reborns. When I finished the pp, I passed around three babies. Only one person would not hold one. Even the guys in the group were checking them out. It was fun to see reactions. Then I passed around Meg’s limbs so they could see the limbs close up. Then I invited them to my table where I demonstrated how to root hair and showed how to do a mottle layer.
It was alot of fun and nice to see people genuinly interested. One person is interested in a look-a-like baby. I think I was sucessful with presenting reborning as a true form of art. I think I did us proud, ladies.