Norwegian-Sámi band KEiiNO represented Norway in Eurovision 2019 with Spirit in the sky, and won the viewers vote. KEiiNO News Net provides you with news, translated articles, and much more, to reach international fans.
I have been a dollmaker for many years, more than half my life to be exact. I sculpt in polymer clay, but I also paint on vinyl and silicone. Mostly I paint on vinyl. Making portrait dolls is only a tiny corner of my production, usually requested by parents or grandparents.
A couple of months back, I found a head matching what I imagined Tom PERHAPS might have looked like as a child. With help from Tom’s mum, I managed to find the closest match to hair and eyes, and after around 150 hours of work and a lot of late nights/early mornings, I can now present to you, Tiny Tom, for which I have both been called “sick” and “dangerous” for making… don’t really know what that’s all about but hey, artists often have to be called a lot of bad things from envious people!
For me, personally, making these dolls is the creative outlet next to my day job, and it has taken years of trials and errors to achieve the quality I bring out today. People underestimate the value of art and the years of practice and the costs of trial and error and time put into it. Creating KEiiNO as dolls has been fun, a real challenge, and I hope to be able to create Alexandra too.
I mostly sell dolls, but a few stay in my own collection as models for the baby- and toddler clothes designs I create. In the meantime, they sit on shelves for decoration.