CATHY BRADY ARTIST Realistic Baby Dolls
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Goodbye dear one



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Christmas & burnout


Hi fellow Artists
Now the countdown to Christmas 
Is on its time to bring up the issue if ‘burning out’
All my life I have worked long and diligently to get my work out there galleries, various websites, shows, fairs you name it. All hoping one day my orders would pick up, if sell more and so on
I am sure many would be in complete agreeance & know exactly what I am talking about? 
Well that was the first part of my art career where I cried buckets of tears telling myself to never give up, but I have a strong will I just kept pushing my boundaries, learning what I can to improve what ever as long as I was motivated and improving to the best of my personal abilities then what seems like all of a sudden... that wanting for change came and went in a blink. About 15 years ago or more? my art did a complete flip and I have been insanely busy ever since. Great you would say? Well yes it certainly is I finally can say I get regular full time work & that I don’t need to go out and find, i meet interesting people and I’m offered exciting opportunities and so much more.
But the problem is... I am getting older and my heart is incredibly willing but my gosh darn body isn’t Playing the game!
Finally gotten to where I want to be and I am feeling the tickle of burnout more and more often
Trying to keep up with the monster created.
My Christmas orders are always quite full on, deadlines tight, all the while.. Trying to avoid hearing my body calling out my name, my worn out shoulder on my painting arm, carpel  tunnel arthritic hands and fingers with alternating blisters and callouses all from the brush. Over the years the bone in my finger seems to have made way for the resting spot if my brush. 
So anyhow.. all this rambling how to avoid burnout? And still get the orders done?
My trick is to just do it! Keep doing my full days of painting setting daily goals, not finishing my days work until the goals are met. I know what I’m capable of I’ve certainly done it all before. But I am human good days and bad days sigh 
My husband says ... “rest up” 
However the work sits waiting calling out..
Deadlines looming closer and closer
Eat well, sleep, know when to have a break, 
Drink plenty of water 
And No distractions.
My orders will go out this year as they have every year before, like Dory, just keep painting and maybe next year I can implement changes for a more balanced life?
Wait and see shall we?
Don’t burn out my artist friends, never give up on your dreams just pace yourselves and remember you are now reaping all you have sewn from the past hard afforts!
Merry Christmas- Artist Cathy Brady Australia 


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New Babies created for Aussie TV series Doctor Doctor



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SUNRISE aired today 21/1/2018


Weekend Sunrise 
Segment aired today 21/1/2018
Baby Doll Maker

In case you missed seeing it Live, you can also catch it on Sunrise Facebook page or on Sunrise 7plus catch up 
This coming week.

I would like to thank the crew from Sunrise for the opportunity and also to the guys who came out to do the filming & interview. 
I would also like to thank my friend Janet who madly helped me put my home back together for filming! As we had begun moving out the Nursery in preparation for building work scheduled this week. Thanks friend ��


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Short segment for Weekend Sunrise


Hi Folks, over the years my art has taken my on quite a journey, started out as a painter chasing work as an artist where I could get it. Including exhibitions, galleries and the normal avenues. My passion for horses led me to re-sculpting  and painting realistic models which was popular and forfilling. Unfortunately the chemicals and sprays began to affect my general health and well being, in spite of masking and or ventilation. So I was looking for my next thing when it found me completely by accident. My love of portraiture always excited and interested me as we are so fundamentally different from one another with this love Of painting portraits behind me I was inspired to bring this techinique of painting realism to the art of painting Reborn Baby dolls this has became my all consuming passion And Everything with this has caught me off guard before I knew it my work was in high demand, I opened a shop, I was approached by tv shows and film companies and busy all year round and now I have the chance once again to briefly share my story where I will be on Australian tv show Weekend Sunrise. Filming starts Friday. Look forward to meeting the crew and seeing the final production scheduled to be shown Following Sunday morning EDLST Australia. Thanks for reading keep chasing your dreams my Artisan Friends Cathy Brady AU  
Thanks Weekend Sunrise 7 Network


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Today Sunday January 7th 2018. I had a visit from a lovely couple Steve & Eileen Doyle who donated a beloved family heirloom with an intriguing story to my Reborn Nursery and collection of vintage baby memorabilia. Steve originally contacted me back in 2017 after reading a article published about my Reborn Doll making & studio tour in the Australian magazine HUNTER & COASTAL LIFESTYLE magazine spring issue. He expressed interest in donating their families beloved cradle to my Nursery & wanted to bring his lovely wife for a visit to see the babies Nursery and Studio. I agreed and looked forward to their visit. When they arrived to my door bright eyed and joyful to pass on their gift I was touched by their love, family values and most of all entrusting me to their treasure that has housed so many of their precious newborn baby memories. 
The Doyle families cradle had a tale to tell of its own. Originally the family discovered the cradle at a Convent (Australia NSW) many MANY years prior the story goes like this... the Nuns had the bassinette in there possession to bed the abandoned babies found on their doorstep.  It was not an uncommon thing for babies to be abandoned by unwed mothers in early to mid part of the 1900’s  and this cradle provided the first refuge of comfort and care during these desperate times of abandonment for these little ones. When the Doyle family took possession of the cradle after it was being moved on by the Nuns at the convent it was then used by the Doyle family for generations to cradle their own little ones, born in love which was quite a transition from the cradles first Intended use. In latter years the Doyle family documented the babies names and dates on the underside of the cradle starting with their first born son and so on. The cradle is brittle, tired and aged after its 100years and many layers of paint, colours that reflected the times or gender of all the little ones, it has nestled so many newborns innocent boys and girls how many for sure we will never know but now it’s days of cradling babies has come to a close It will now spend it’s final years being used for display Cradling my personal collection of Reborn Baby Dolls who hold many stories of their own. Thank you for your gift that has now become my Nursery treasure God Bless xox

Stay tuned for future photos and blog updates with babies in the Cradle  ~ Cathy 

Steve and Eileen writing the last entry
Donated to Cathy’s Reborn Nursery 7/1/2018
Steve and Eileen Doyle

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Creator of Reborns ~ Featured artist HUNTER LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE



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Virtual Nursery



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With thanks and gratitude to Jennifer from Sydney's 2SER radio.For inviting me on their morning show for live interview about Reborn Dolls. Here is the link to the podcast; feel free to share it:
Reborn Baby Dolls - 2SER - Real Radio 107.3 FM
Across Sydney, people are paying thousands of dollars for exceptionally realistic reborn baby dolls. Cathy Brady, Reborn Baby Doll Artist...


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