Saturday, July 14, 2012
Love them or hate them, you've gotta admit that Barbies are everywhere. And recently I've become sort of infatuated with them-- there are Twilight Barbies (rather frightful, if you ask me), Dancing with the Stars Barbies (cool, if only because my family is addictted to the show), and these really cool Barbies inspired by the artwork of Da Vinci, Van Gogh and Klimt.
I've also been interested to see how certain artists repaint and reroot the hair (are those the right terms?) of Barbies, in order to fix a terrible garage sale find or just make a doll that is very unique. I really like the dolls of artist Loanne Hizo Ostlie, who has some really neat dolls that she's redone as specific nationalities.
I think they're pretty nifty.