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Tree Change Dolls

A viral video on Facebook brought to my attention this cool woman, Sonia Singh.  She picks up dollies at thrift shops; dolls that look like glamour stars, sometimes even with glitter makeup. Her goal is to humanize these play things and give them a new lease on life. Sonia is an artist, illustrator and scientist and science communicator based in Hobart, Tasmania.

http://treechangedolls.tumblr.com/shop

I just happened upon a dolly at my local St. Vincent de Paul store this week.

My first, and only, attempt at a Tree Change Doll. It was REALLY hard to paint the new face!

Tree Change

Image 3Here is the doll after I removed the manufacturer’s painted face.

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Her mother knits little outfits for them.

Another example from her website:603718_898461186883542_6572446298575669115_n