What will happen in 2013?

The For The Love of Blythe book project definitely brightened my 2012 year, with the unfailing help and indestructible friendship from my co-authors and dear friends, Cindy Sowers and Jean Yates, and the beautiful work done by all the participants.

We are nearly at the end of the collaborative “doll project” part, which started one year ago in January 2012 and will be completed in the next few weeks with the group shots done by Princess Di-O-Rama in Hawaii. All dolls, except one, who is in her last stages, are now with their photographer. Each team worked with joy and incredible talent, and the dolls are all very different and absolutely stunning!

This month, Cindy Sowers, Jean Yates and I will be starting the collaborative “book project” part with all the pictures and we couldn’t be happier!

The next and last steps will then be the release of the book, the exhibition of the dolls and the big raffle at Blythecon 2013 in NYC in October. The charity part of this project – what becomes of the dolls in the end and who benefits – the giving back part is something very important to Cindy, Jean and me. We are very thankful and appreciative to the Blythe community for its artistry, enthusiasm and general good will. Being involved in Blythe is fun for us and we would like everyone within the Blythe community to have a chance to own one of these magnificent dolls. So let’s stay tuned for new details coming soon…

Cindy, Jean and I wish everyone a wonderful and colorful 2013 with big and small happiness along the way!

Fanny Zara