So, I’ll be doing another big interview soon for another daily newspaper. But this time, I’ll need your help and stories.
Since I’m the only one in Croatia and my region doing reborns, the media attention is great, and I try really hard to present reborning as a positive and fun hobby. There are, of course, those who think dolls are creepy and from horror movies. I’m here to prove them wrong! Since there were already two great articles, the people’s opinions started to change, but there are still those who don’t have the faintest idea of what reborns are.
The journalist asked me some great questions, and I’ve gave my honest opinions on them. Said that painting dolls is my hobby, that they have various uses from film to toys, that there are people who find comfort in having a memorial baby and that there’s nothing wrong with having a hiperrealistic doll. Also, I’ve said that having a reborn doll is like having a 3D portrait, only it’s not hanged on the wall, but more interactive. Also, that I don’t look at them like real babies, but nice looking things that can have serious artistic value.
But, I’ve stuck on one particular question.
WHY DO PEOPLE COLLECT REBORN DOLLS?
I’m not a collector. I enjoy the whole process, I love bringing a doll to life, but I don’t give them names (unless for auctions), I don’t take them to walks, or drive them in the back seat of my car. I don’t have a “nursery” with little beds or closets full of clothes for babies. I usually don’t call them “babies” but “dolls”. I don’t rock them, or talk to them, or hug them when I’m sad. I don’t even have
them displayed in my house, and I show them out only if there’s a creative fair somewhere.
So, I need your input on this. What has drawn you to reborning? Why do you collect dolls, and if you do, what do you see in them? Do they remind you of someone, or you like them because they are pretty? If you do take them out with you, why do you do it? To show them off, just for fun, or some other reason?
I’ll appreciate all your opinions, regardless if you’re a collector, a reborner or both.
Thanks for looking,