My name is Heidi Corley Barto (HCB) and I live with my husband, two daughters, our rescue pup Dallas, and guinea pig Beaver in upstate NY. I have a BFA from The School of Visual Arts in NYC. My free time has always been spent teaching myself and learning new art forms/skills . In the fall of 2013 I had been looking for something creative to do and I stumbled on some Monster High Doll repaints. It was while searching for Monster High photos that I saw my first custom Blythe doll on Flickr. I was intrigued.
I needed to get my hands on one! I customized a few Icy dolls and then finally got my first Blythe, Ricky, on Christmas of 2013. I worked up the nerve to customize her in February of 2014. She came out great and I was hooked. Since then I've worked on many different types of dolls. I love to challenge myself, but I can't keep them all. Offering them for sale enables me to keep creating. That's the part I love.
If one of my girls ends up in your home, I hope you love her just as much as I loved bringing her to life. XoXo