About Be A Doll        

Cyndi Safstrom                              
Iron Mountain, MI         
http://www.be-a-doll.com      
beadoll55@aol.com

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Press Release

Chicago, IL. Artist Cyndi Safstrom creates look alike dolls of everyday people from her studio in Vernon Hills, IL.  She sculpts faces for her clients from photos, then integrates the custom head into an 11" vinyl body. Dressed in the clothing of their choice, clients will receive a "mini me" of themselves or a loved one.

 

When Ms. Safstrom created an action figure of a fellow You Tuber for his birthday in 2007, she didn't expect it to turn into a new career. "I had lost my corporate job earlier in the year. Zipster08 put up a You Tube video showing off his doll, and the orders started coming in."

 

For the first year, You Tubers kept Cyndi busy making action figures. Surprisingly, most of her business came from men wanting figures of themselves. In early 2008 she created a website and opened her talents to the rest of the world.

 

Be A Doll has now shipped personal dolls/action figures all over the world, mainly as gifts for wives, husbands, parents, siblings, and friends. "I love doing something creative for a living and helping people express their love for each other."

 

Be A Doll mentions on the web:

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/16/your-very-own-action-figure/
http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/12/view/3394/you-but-smaller.html

http://www.nbcchicago.com/around-town/shopping/All-Dolled-Up-56356122.html
http://www.darkroastedblend.com/
http://www.thrillist.com/links/85587
http://www.buzzfeed.com/lesinski/make-an-action-figure-of-yourself-jdh
http://www.comedycentral.com/tosh.0/2009/09/02/get-an-action-figure-of-yourself-or-not/
http://www.agcwebpages.com//WSOTD/2009/SEPTEMBER/2009.html
http://www.fazed.net/
http://iamhilarious.com/page/2/
http://g4tv.com/attackoftheshow/attackthis/68806/The-Most-Unbelievable-Gadgets.html
http://www.justaguything.com/be-a-doll-you-only-smaller/
http://rufingserious.com/2009/05/24/clone-yourself-into-an-action-figure/
http://www.blisstree.com/articles/polymer-clay-artist-cyndi-safstrom/

http://www.blameitonthevoices.com/2008/07/be-doll.html

http://www.jimmeruk.com/Internet-Roundup/number-fifteen-three-in-a-row.html
http://presurfer.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-09-03T07%3A48%3A00%2B02%3A00&max-results=20
http://www.lostateminor.com/2009/09/16/create-a-life-like-doll-of-yourself/
http://www.urlesque.com/2009/09/23/doll-like-yall/
http://lifelounge.com/Be-your-own-action-figure.aspx
http://withlovetheblog.blogspot.com/2009/09/kind-of-creepiestcoolest-gift-evera.html
http://glamour.posterous.com/be-a-doll-you-only-smaller
http://dumptrumpet.com/?v=5055
http://desktopdiva.i.ph/blogs/desktopdiva/2009/11/24/5-cool-creative-ways-to-say-thank-you/
http://forgetmemight.blogspot.com/2009/12/voodoo-lady-you-drive-me-crazy.html

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