Well, I thought I’d share with all of you the new line I am starting to collect.
Umm, yeah, I’m totally kidding. This one actually gave me chills, and not in a good way. I saw women carrying these realistic babies around too, cuddling them, burping them, strapped into carriers on their chests, etc. I was really looking forward to seeing this phenomenon ever since I heard about it last year. Well, now I’ve seen it and I cannot un-burn the images from my brain. You know I don’t like to really talk negatively about other people’s collecting choices because I believe “to each, his own”, but this has been a little creepy for me today.
The above doll in particular really creeped me out because I felt it was the most realistic. The shading on the skin, the tiny fingernails, the veins beneath the skin were all too real for my taste. On a movie set is the only place I feel they belong, not in the arms of women pretending that they are real. Maybe I just don’t get it? The realism is appreciated – that is pure artistic detail in my eyes, so I guess I’ll just leave it at that.
Okay, I will be uploading Integrity pics from my cellphone to Flickr tomorrow afternoon and then the “real” camera pics can’t be uploaded until later in the evening because I couldn’t connect to a wireless network at the event (believe me, I tried!), but at least you’ll have some closeup of the IT dolls on display early enough. I also have 2 workshops tomorrow too, so I’ll post when I get a chance. The link to my flickr is just above on the right column.