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Incredibly Realistic Dolls by Laurence RuetPosted by Inspir3d on September 4, 2012
It is hard to believe that these little girls are not real. French artist Laurence Ruet creates incredibly lifelike dolls using polymer clay. Details on the face and the limbs are painted with acrylic afterwards. There is no mold, which makes each creation unique and original.
Price range from 450 euros to 480 euros for a little 7,87 inches baby, 800 to 900 euros for a 13,77 inches piece, and 1250 to 1350 euros for a 20 inches tall girl. More details can be found here.
Reborn dolls: When a hobby becomes an obsession
Posted on September 4, 2012 By Amanda Edwards
A rising number of women around the world are succumbing to the strange addiction of collecting and caring for dolls that look eerily like newborn babies. The reborn dolls are made to feel just like a tiny baby in a person’s arms and women of upper and lower classes are falling victim to their desire to nurture these “babies” sometimes to the detriment of their family dynamic. Why is this happening? When does a hobby become an obsession?
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Dolls and bears delightCraig Cobbin | 3rd September 2012
ENTHUSIASTS came from as far as Adelaide to take part in the popular annual Bundaberg Doll and Bear Fair to appreciate the detail and craftsmanship of the lifelike creatures.
Now in its 23rd year, the event is organised by the Bundaberg Doll Crafters and Collectors and attracted more than 200 people to the Civic Centre over the weekend.
One of the organisers, Barbara Taylor, said she was thrilled with how well the fair had gone this year.
"We had lots of people say they enjoyed themselves and said they would be back next year," Mrs Taylor said.
"I've been doing it for 15 years."
Bundaberg councillor Judy Peters, who looks after the community services portfolio, said she had been a regular attendee at the event over the years and always marvelled at how incredible the workmanship was on the many dolls and bears on show.
"There were dolls in prams that you would think are real babies," she said.
"You would think, 'why is no body attending this baby?' That's how lifelike they are.
"The fine detail was amazing. There were lots of grandmothers with grandchildren at the event, which was lovely to see too.
"We had an array of magic woven into dreams to be loved and cherished."
The event attracted 170 entries from all over Australia, including Cairns, Toowoomba, NSW and South Australia.
The grand champion doll of the show was won by Wendy Schmerl, from Adelaide.
The proceeds from the day will go to the Bundaberg branch of BUSHkids, a community group that offers free health services to children living in rural Queensland.