I have elected to terminate my website. You may visit me on Facebook under the name:
Maria's Babies So Real or Maria Da Costa.
My reborning will continue of course. I have found that the website has not been effective for me.
Thank you for visiting me here and for the many emails I have received through the years. Click on my baby's picture below to take you to my FB page. In the future you may write to me at email@example.com.
This baby has been adopted.
SUZANNE NOW KAYLEE. PROTOTYPE 2 SCULPT BY ADRIE STOETE
My name is Maria. I am married and have two kids, not kids anymore!!!
I have several hobbies. I love to paint using oils, watercolor and acrylics. I love gardening, photography and the art of newborning also known as reborning.
**Please click on one of my pages listed on the left to see more of my work***
Above is one of my paintings in oil.
Below is a 'baby so real'! She is a painted baby doll, but looks so real!
I have been painting for about 18 years now. I love to paint objects that are beautiful. Like birds, flowers, children, etc. I pay careful attention to details. Even my watercolor paintings are detailed. All the art that hangs on my walls, I have painted myself.
I use this love in working on my latest passion which is the Art of Newborning, many times referred to as Reborning. I paint dolls that have been sculpted by well known artists such as Eva Wakolbinger, Adrie Stoete, Wendy Dickison, Dawn Donofrio, Laura Tuzio Ross, Reva Schick, Tamie Yarie, and Villanova just to name a few. These sculpts are made into vinyl kits.
I use special paints that were manufactured for painting vinyl. The exact temperature and timing in the oven is essential.
After I am completely satisifed with the 'skin' tones and effects, I root the hair and eyelashes to match. This is done with a fine needle. Mohair is used in this process.
The body is then filled with the finest glass beads for weight and poly-fill for softness, then the body is assembled. Slowly these dolls are transformed into one-of-a-kind, lifelike baby. That's why I call them Babies So Real!
SEE MY GALLERY FOR MY LIFELIKE CREATIONS