I'm Donna, the reborn artist behind Little Punkins. I started reborning in 2008 and love it! I began collecting dolls many years ago with my childhood Barbies. There is not a room in my home that doesn't have a doll of some sort in it. I suppose the love of dolls and painting came from my mother as she also collected her beloved dolls and was an accomplished, award winning artist. I was amazed when I stumbled across 'reborn babies'. Wow!
A dream come true, I was instantly in love and intrigued! An art form that combines my love of dolls and painting. I feel blessed to have the talent and ability to create these wonderful Little Punkins. And I thank the Lord for each day He gives me and the joy I receive from reborning!
Reborn art is an ongoing learning experience with the hopes and goals each baby reborned is better than the last. Every project is a learning experience. I am always trying something new and different. Each baby is unique and different from any other, no two can ever be exactly the same. With art doll friends from around the world, new techniques are always being tried and improvements made. I love attending workshops with well known talented ladies, sharing our love and knowledge of this art form. This art full fills my love of painting and dolls and I strive for improvement with each new creation!
Unbelievably fast and furious year! Attended two major international doll shows. Won awards at both shows... majorly excited! Exhibited at a couple of local doll and arts and craft shows. Vacationed at Disney World with our children and our six grandchildren! A VERY exciting and exhausting week of dreams come true! Enduring and praying daily over family members health issues... Just finished celebrating Christmas and giving thanks for all our blessings....
~ 2015 ~
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Wow.... another year has gone and we are starting 2015.... Little Punkins will be working on several projects this year. Completing custom babies, both silicone and vinyl. Looking forward to seeing new sculpt work from talented artist. There seems to be a never ending supply of awesome new kits! And never enough time to do what I want to do!
I hope everyone enjoys a prosperous and healthy new year! Please try to attend this years doll shows. We meet so many wonderful customers and collectors. It is amazing to see all the talented artist creations! Dream babies..... you just might find yours!
IDS International Doll Show Crowne Plaza Resort - Asheville NC June 5-7
Little Punkins was excited to attend the first IDS doll show in June 2014. The show was awesome. Congratulations to everyone involved in the production of this show! Stacy Haskins, Lisa Lovern, and Georgie Brown of International Doll Show LLC did an outstanding job! Thank you ladies! This years show is sure to be just as exciting and I am hoping to attend again! Scheduling is not quite worked out but if at all possible, I'll see you there! Mark your calendars.... Industry's Choice Diamond Awards will be presented at Saturday nights banquet! For more information visit internationaldollshow.com
R.O.S.E. International Doll Show Denver International Airport Convention Center July 14-18, 2015
Little Punkins exhibited at the third Down East Doll Show at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center in Durham, NC. in 2014 DEDS was taken over by R.O.S.E. International Doll Show and the show will be in Denver Colorado this year! I plan to attend and hope to see lots of doll lovers there! Look for Little Punkins at tables 20 & 21 on Frosty Street... For more information visit roseinternationaldollshow.com
Plan to attend these or other doll shows across the country and international if you can. You won't regret it... the talent and volume of dolls under one roof is jaw dropping amazing!
I meet so many doll lovers and have a great time. The compliments on my work and my booth mean the world to me! Thank you very much and I look forward to seeing you again next year.
Another exciting event coming in 2015... DAOTY World wide artist contest! WOW... you know there will be dream babies galore! Can't wait to see the contestant entries!!! For more information visit daoty.org
If you would like more information or have any questions regarding Little Punkins, please contact me.