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Excellent book with great resources
on January 8, 2011
The author of this book, Carmen Barros, moved into my neighborhood, so I've had the privilege of seeing her nesting dolls up close and personal. She's won awards and I can see why - her work is exquisite. I didn't even know you could paint your own dolls, much less turn them into such works of art.
Carmen showed me some tricks, like it's important to get blanks that are well-made. Otherwise the dolls can easily fall apart if picked up by the head and you risk damage. She made sure a good resource for well-made blanks is in the book.
My best-friend from high school collects these dolls, so I bought the book for her for Christmas. Since she knows so much more about the subject than I do, I waited for her response before posting this. She told me she loves the book. Says she can't wait to get started painting. That's good enough for me.