Sunday, June 9, 2019

Meet Charlotte!  Just in time for summer!
Charlotte began as a  1980's Sasha baby.  She has been remade into a new baby with strawberry blonde hair and blue eyes!  she comes dressed in summer overalls (that need their straps shortened just a little).  She has a two toned synthetic wig, similar in style and color to those used on studio dolls.  Charlotte would make a cute addition to a Sasha doll family! 
She comes with her little cocker spaniel puppy also!
She is $185 with shipping at a 1-2 pound rate.  I may be contacted here

Friday, June 7, 2019

(SOLD) Meet Mei Leng!  In 2017, I began a new job teaching students in China on line.  I have now taught over 3000 classes with VIPKID, a company that brings together North American teachers and kids in China! I have taught children as young as 3, and as old as 15.  I now teach about 50 classes per week!  I  have to say, it has been life changing for me.  These kids are so amazing, happy and bright!  As I have come to know my students, I have been fascinated to learn about their lives and their culture.  I have gotten to know their families as well, which is super special too!  Aside from raising my own kids, this is the most amazing job I've ever had!

I began thinking about Sasha Morgenthaler's original dolls.  Sasha  traveled extensively, observing the world's children.  She captured their essence in hundreds of studio dolls.  She often made children of specific nationalities and cultures in traditional clothing.  Sasha also made modern dolls.

Modern day China is quite a bit different than the China that Sasha portrayed in her doll art.   Technology has brought a western culture influence, and yet China still beautifully holds onto age old traditions of family and culture.  I wanted to sort of "re-imagine" Sasha's Asian children dolls by creating a modern Chinese child as one of my custom dolls.

Meet Mei Leng.  Mei Leng began as a Gregor in need of a makeover.  She now represents a modern, urban Chinese girl.  She wears a soft, straight wig that has been cut specifically for her.  She has a simple dress and handmade sandals on her feet.  Her blue floral shirt can be worn over her dress.  Mei Leng comes with her accessories that reflect the lifestyle of a modern Chinese student!  She has a backpack, laptop and carries her lunch with her.  I am amazed to find out that some Chinese students take English classes online during their lunch hour at school!   Almost all of my Chinese students are involved in extra activities such as dance, piano or sports.  Mei Leng carries with her a gym bag with her dance leotard, skirt and toe shoes in it for her after school activity.

Mei Leng comes in the outfit shown, with the accessories shown including her extra ballet outfit, gym bag, school bag and all accessories.

Mei Ling is a one of a kind that can never be exactly duplicated.  I have sought to stay true to Sasha's style, while also imagining how Sasha Morgenthaler would have portrayed the modern children in Asia's culture today.

Mei Leng is $325 and I may be contacted here. 

If you're interested in teaching with VIPKID (you do not need to know Chinese, you just need a bachelor's degree and experience teaching kids) my referral link is here!