Hi, my name is Maddie, and I am the artist here at Reborn Reflections. I am 14 years old, and have a passion for this unusual but totally fulfilling art form. I discovered reborn dolls one night while looking for present ideas to add to my Christmas list. That year, I asked for and got my first doll, created by Ashton-Drake; I loved her! After that, I decided to look into getting the supplies needed to paint and assemble my own precious newborn.
In 2014, I painted my first doll, Rion. Unfortunately, my paint job was so basic that I'm too embarrassed to put her picture on my site. But, after that experience, I was hooked. With the guidance and support of my mom, I put together a business plan, brought on board my first investor - my grandmother, and started my own business selling hand-painted reborn dolls on eBay.
As much as I love being able to express myself through the painting of reborn dolls, I love having the opportunity to make someone happy even more.
I am continuing with my commitment to service by donating 20% of my dolls or their proceeds to those in need! So far I have donated a doll to an ALS patient, a doll to an young woman with Autism, some of the proceeds from the sale of Kara to victims of Hurricane Irma and now I am creating a collection of dolls, including 2 cuddle babies to take with me to our local children's hospitals so that they can play with my personal collection while they are getting treatment.
If you know someone who you think might like one of my dolls; a patient in the hospital or a nursing home, a child or adult with physical or mental challenges or even someone struggling through trauma, I would love to help them to feel better. Please contact me at email@example.com and tell me their story.
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