Hi folks.

It seems I have a dilemma. A while back I ordered a kit that I fell in love with. Once I got the kit in I was suprised at how large it was. I mean, its a baby size, but larger than I thought it was going to be. Knowing how my poor shoulder doesn't handle rooting well anymore and the fact that this baby has a big head, I decided it was in my best interest to sell the kit to another artist that could take the job on. Unfortunately, I have been unable to sell the kit. I refuse to sell it for less than I paid, so it looks like it is mine. I reluctantly started painting it. Everything is going very well. However, in the back of my mind I keep telling myself this baby is not going to look good with painted hair. UGH! What to do! Folks that know me, know that I dont send my babies out to other rooters to root. I have no issue with those that do. Just for me, if I am going to sell a doll as my work, I want the WHOLE process of creating the baby to be MY work. Just me. Once again, I dont think there is anything wrong with those that choose to use another rooter. It just isnt for me. So, as I am painting I keep asking myself what the heck am I going to do??? Well, I really feel I have no choice but to root it. What that means is, I will probably have to root it in segments and with a lot of ibuprophen in my system. I think I will try and root a little, then as soon as I feel discomfort, I will stop. I will move on to painting something else and then come back to it when I feel I can handle it. The sculpt I am speaking of is, Olga Auer's Maylin. It is a darling sculpt, but oh man, she has a big ole head! LOL! My shoulder hurts just looking at it!

My second dilemma with this sculpt is whether or not I will list her for sale on my site or I will put her away for June for the International Doll and Teddy Bear Show in Orlando. I do not know at this point what I will do. Right now, I am leaning towards keeping her for the show. We will see. At this point, I am just hoping I can handle it. What can I say, NEVER say NEVER! And...I am a glutton for punishment!!!

Wish me luck!

Deborah