My name is Dessa Rae Greenwood. I am 70 years old and I have been making dolls since 1978, and I have been sculpting since 1990. I have been creating Reborns since 2003.
I am a self taught artist, learning by trial and error. I have received two Dolls Magazine Awards of Excellence nominations, once in 1995 and again in 1997.
I have received the Froud Artist of the Month award for May 2007. My dolls have had the honor of being featured in many doll publications over the years.
When I am not making dolls I am busy with my wonderful husband of 49 years, my beautiful children (all grown), and my 11 precious grandchildren.
I love to make jewelry and I love to belly dance. I can get lost in the antique shops, and I love to participate in the local doll shows in my state. I participated in the New York Toy Fair for two years and I also participated in the Doll and Teddy Bear Expo in Washington D.C. for two years.
I love the feeling I get when I hold my creations in my hands and know that they started out as a thought and finished as a Beautiful Work of Art.
It makes me happy to sell my creations, and to know that my art is going to a good home.
I tell everyone I know that you are never too old to play with dolls.