Meet vendor: Hola Gominola
Shop name: Hola Gominola
Please introduce yourself and your work:
Hello, my name is Sara and I’m from Córdoba. I studied Fine Arts in Seville and moved to Madrid, where I’ve been working as an illustrator, designer and art teacher.
When and How you started in the Blythe Hobby / Community?
I discovered Blythe in Gina Garan’s pictures for Sony Minidisc ads. I was fascinated but never thought I could buy one of those amazing dolls for myself. It was some years later, in 2009, that I started my research again and found some online shops, forums and tutorials about customization. I joined the Flickr doll community back then.
Why did you start creating your own blythe Stuff / making your own customs?
When my first Blythe arrived and I saw her in person I was amazed in every way. But something was missing, she needed a soul. I had seen that some cosmetic surgery was ok, there were awesome customs out there. So I grabbed some tools I had around and joined the club!
Where do you get your inspiration?
From my illustrations, pictures of children, books, movies… For the last 4 years my niece Emma has been my top reference for volumes and expressions.
Which kind of stuff will you offer at your stand?
Neo and Petite Blythe customs, ilustrations and little surprises.