I am not commenting on any one person or any one baby but is it just me when I say that once a baby leaves my studio it may turn into a very different baby?
Once in a while someone buys a baby and resells it. I get it, it’s just the way this hobby works. I don’t care if they sell it for more or less, keep it for one day or 5 years. Once it leaves here it belongs to them to do what they want, my hope is they will love it but I have to remember at the end of the day it is a doll.
People buy and trade.
People collect, thin, and buy more.
Some people just want the reborn experience then resell to recoup once the high wears off.
There are newbies who will invest in another artists work so they can get ideas.
All kinds of reasons, all fine by me.
The thing that gives me itchy bumps is when someone sells a baby I made and the baby in the photos is not a baby I recognize. It is shiny, nail tips are gone, hair is tortured… the lighting is usually not terrific so it looks kinda discolored. I want to rescue it. I want to say “hey that isn’t the baby I sent you”
I understand when it’s been many years and the baby has been well loved but Holy Moly. I don’t want people to think that is a representation of my work.
I sold a baby not that long ago, the woman had to resell it because she ran into a financial situation. She very respectfully emailed me that she had to resell and was sad about it and wondered if she could use my photos because she wasn’t going to be able to do the baby justice with her phone.
I was cool with it, very cool.