Hello! I am Lovely Strife, a random person who loves to read, write, and watch Doctor Who! I one day hope to become a mad scientist, but for now I am happy being a mother, wife, and student. This blog will mainly be dedicated to my long-term art project titled Barbie Who?, an adventure in turning regular Barbie dolls into characters from the Whoniverse. Even so, I may occasionally cross into other realms – you have been warned. I hope you enjoy my crazed ramblings as this project progresses.
Barbie Who? is a project I started just after my daughter was born, and this blog followed soon after. I remember that I didn’t like boring old ‘regular’ Barbie growing up. I wanted to play with more interesting dolls, but there weren’t many other 1:6 doll options in the 80’s and 90’s for me to play with. I don’t want my daughter to fall into the same problem. I want her to have dolls that are fun and have a real personality. I want her to have role models that are flawed and vibrant. I also want her to be a little bit geeky, just like mom. With all of that in mind, I decided to create dolls themed after characters on the cult classic TV show Doctor Who. Right now, I am focusing on clothing and accessories to match various characters, companions, and Doctors from the beloved BBC series. Eventually, I do hope to cross over into repainting their faces and doing other customization to bring the dolls to the next level. It will be quite the adventure!
Do you want to join me? Want to do more than just like the blog? There are so many other ways to stay in touch!