My name is Kristina Reid and while originally from Finland, I now live in the Kawarthas in Ontario, Canada. I am a former long time Pug breeder/exhibitor and my initial artistic endeavours involved Pugs. I have been drawing and painting them since the 1970s and started selling my work in the early 1980s. In 1983 I expanded to all breeds and ran a booth in dog shows for several years selling all manner of items with various breeds of dogs on them, most of them handpainted by me. When I quit the dog show vendor business, I went back to Pugs only and sold my stuff at Pug specialties. I still sell Pug items, but now primarily on the Web, where I have been running a store since 1996. In case you are interested in seeing that side of me, here's a link to my Pug Stuff.
Several years ago I accidentally stumbled upon reborn dolls while looking for a playdoll for a friend's little girl. I was fascinated by them, but at that time did nothing more than marvel. Then a few years later I revisited them and decided to try making some myself. Little did I know then how addictive a hobby dolls would turn out to be. Since that time I have finished many reborn dolls - too many to count and I still make them occasionally. I sell my dolls usually on eBay, but also directly as well as in a couple of doll shows I may attend during the year. As of 2014 I no longer make new reborn dolls.
In the early days of 2008 I decided to try sculpting and to my everlasting surprise I discovered I wasn't too bad at it. Since those early days I have improved a hundred fold and sculpting is now my favoured activity. I have sculpted newborn and preemie sized baby dolls as well as mini babies. Lately, I have discovered character dolls with old folks with their weathered faces and gnarled hands being my favourite.
My newest venture is silicone dolls, which I started making in the late 2013. I do the whole process myself - sculpt, making the mold and pouring the doll parts in platinum cure silicone.
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