|What Do You Think of Reborning?|
|Written by Heidi Heideman|
Reactions to these dolls range across a full spectrum; some see them as comforting, while others seeing them as creepy. As with many debates, I seem to find myself somewhere in the middle. While I couldnâ€™t see myself walking around with a vinyl baby in tow, (Iâ€™d rather carry around Madeline Elaine, my living, breathing 3-month-old niece), I do appreciate these dolls as an art form. Even though I only live a few miles from little Maddie, Iâ€™m always so surprised how much she grows and changes in the week or so between my visits. So I can see why some enjoy capturing those precious few months of a childâ€™s life through their doll art.
It reminds me of an article I read a couple years ago in the rural lifestyle magazine, Country Woman, about a grandmother who created a porcelain doll to resemble each one of her grandchildren when they were children. She meticulously matched the wigs she found to each childâ€™s exact hair color and dressed them in clothes similar to the ones each grandchild would have worn when they were young.
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