Friday, June 22, 2012

My First Repaint

    Chemical odors give me headaches and make my skin crawl.  When I took Graphic Design, I enjoyed the class but hated entering the building where all the Fine Arts classes were taught because the smell of paints and solvents was always so strong.   Thus it was only when I realized that acrylic paints are odorless that I was willing to try repainting dolls.

    Meet Nick Kringle:  

Nick started out as a mechanical Santa that I bought in an after Christmas sale about five years ago.  


Even though the Walgreens where I bought him is in a predominantly black section of Decatur, there were no African American Santas available so Nick languished in storage until last month when a very special lady arrived.  The competition for her attention has been keen, but Nick is determined to win her so he badgered me to make him presentable.  He is hoping that his smooth dance moves and mellow tones on the saxophone will melt the lady’s heart.  

À Bientôt


  1. Awesome repaint! Limbe You are so talented!

  2. Great job Limbe Dolls! I can't wait to see who his lovely lady is.

  3. He looks great!

    I have a large collection of AA Santas. I had some similar to yours that were AA, but I sold them on eBay last year.


  4. Congrats on your first one! I have a couple AA Santas sitting right near me. The AA Santas go very quickly in the stores. When I worked at Hobby Lobby right after starting my porcelain doll business, we would get quite a few AA Santas and within days they were all gone.

  5. Hi all,

    Thanks for the encouraging comments. I am inspired to try re-painting other figures. I just finished a Saint Regis lace bra for the lady Nick is interested in so maybe she will be ready to appear this week.

  6. Hello from Spain: congratulations on this gorgeous work. The doll is now wonderful. Keep in touch

  7. Amazing repaint!! Well done ;)