Some people have a passion for collecting Barbies. I, on the other hand, have a passion for collecting Barbie body parts. I know that some find my interest in body parts to be quite disturbing. Surprisingly, there are many others who share my enthusiasm for this strange fascination. Just check out the "What to do with Barbies" board on Pinterest!
I was fortunate to be in San Francisco a few years ago where I attended an Altered Barbie exhibit. I must have spent three hours studying all of the amazing pieces of art that cleverly incorporated Barbie parts into the works. My head was reeling with ideas of what to do with a Barbie doll (parts)! I couldn't resist purchasing this set of Barbie earrings--one side is made from an arm and the other side is made with a leg. Aren't these just fabulous?
You can imagine my delight when I first met a friend of a friend this summer who used to work for Mattel. (Barbies are manufactured by Mattel!) This past week, she gifted me with a collection of Barbie bodies and (detached) heads! Now I will be on the lookout for the next "Altered Barbie" class. It's BYOB--Bring Your Own Barbie!