As everyone knows, the bodies on these early dolls deteriorate and become brittle. After her neck broke and I removed the knob from inside her head, I carefully wrapped her head for safe keeping and put her away.
Last summer I sent three dolls to Veronica Hage for enhancement. (All three are among my favorites in my collection now.) Veronica was my table host at the only convention I ever attended and has become a friend. I love her work. I've never been a collector who chases after One of a Kind (OOAK) dolls. I like my dolls to retain a certain resemblance to their original production releases. Veronica is great at enhancing a doll without losing its original personality during the transition. That's a difficult feat and one I appreciate and admire.
I had been corresponding with Veronica over the winter and spring, so when her schedule opened a little, I jumped in! Shock Bon Bon was one of the dolls I sent her. She has now become Shea.
Few people in the collecting community actually "get me" when it comes to my taste in dolls. Veronica is one of those people. She was so excited to attempt a doll with Heterochromia Iridis (Irises with different colors).
I put Shea on a FR2 body. It just seemed the right thing for her. Unfortunately, there still aren't a lot of clothing options for these dolls. She wants to go shopping for some more clothing!
I am so happy to have this doll in my collection. I think Shea is going to be around for a very long time!