Rhonda Ingram-Calhoun, creator and owner of CreamSoda BJD
Well over the past 30 years or so I have probably touched on every craft known to man. Not a bad thing unless you live with me and can’t get used to the fact that I usually start by taking up one room….then 2….3 until I pretty much can call the whole house my craft room 🙂
About 9 years ago I began sculpting static sculpts in polymer clay. I loved being able to bring something to life out of a simple lump of clay and it had me addicted even if only I could tell what the end product was.
A few of my early OOAK sculpts (All with private collectors now)
It wasn’t long before I stumbled across the world of ball jointed dolls (bjd’s). These amazing dolls could pose, show attitude and yes I think a little soul too!
Hooked I was and began CreamSoda Fashions, one of a kind designs and outfits for my new found dollies. I quickly evolved into doing faceups on my own dolls and then for customers.
My work found new homes all over the world and I’ve met wonderful doll collectors in places I never even heard of ….who knew 🙂
Well what’s the next stage in this story of evolution? You may wonder…..
The next logical step….hmmm logical isn’t a word I usually use and not one I’ve ever heard anyone use to describe me.
My own BJD sculpts YAY!
I began about 3 years ago with a few really bad attempts at it. I taught myself along the way and put everything to use I had learned in the past with the long road of arts and crafts plus a ton more.
My work having expanded from bjd clothing into sculpting and making custom resin eyes found the need for a name change… and so CreamSoda BJD came into existance
After 2 years of sculpting on and off with breaks for sanity ….and life, my first doll “Cassie” came to life.
Now my second girl “Lily” Here’s a glimpse of her on her way to being finished, still in paperclay:
The completed Lily, finally born in resin:
The path has been a long one but the journey simply amazing and I can’t imagine doing anything else now.
I thank my lucky stars everyday for all the wonderful collectors who have brought one of my dolls HOME!
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Photo and Art Credits:
Most images created by Christopher Calhoun or Rhonda Ingram-Calhoun and are copyright, use by permission only. We block hotlinks in efforts to keep site scrapers from stealing our bandwidth and resources. Rhonda’s work produces additional income for our family which we rely upon for paying the mortgage and keeping everyone fed. Please do not STEAL our designs, photos, articles, or make unauthorized re-casts of our dolls.
Some art elements taken from DryIcons or DeviantArt and used by permission and licensed as per original creator. Lacey measurements background includes art licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0, based on Hex-Grid-Wallpaper-01 – no mask by Adoomer. Fonts, icons, and other content used in fan art (featured images, free surprise giftcards, etc.) come from a variety of public sources and are licensed for personal use. We do not commercially sell our artwork or images however would like to link to and give credit to the following: TattooWoo/Jonathan Harris, DaFont