April by Ping Lau is the recipient of the May 2011 Online Doll Show (ODS) Collectors' Choice Award
Best In Show. (Photograph courtesy of Ping Lau)
After a recent visit to Ping Lau's website, I beamed with joy after discovering April and was very proud of Ping for the ODS award April won.
The curious collector in me wanted to know more about this award and more about this doll that made my heart skip a beat or two. So I sent Ping the following email:
Hi PingPing replied:
I visited your website yesterday to see if you were offering anything new. I saw April... she is beautiful! I'd like to share information about April on my blog along with pictures. Can you tell me more about her other than she is made of resin (I guess), is 32 inches, and a one of a kind. Was she created specifically to enter the Online Doll Show Award [contest]?
I visited the ODS website to see what other dolls April competed against, but there weren't any images available. Do you know how many other dolls were in the competition?
In my lifetime,
Hi Debbie,How are you? I believe there were 7 dolls in the competition. Please share pictures of April on your blog – let me know if you want more photos. She is one-of-a-kind sculpted in Premo. I made her for my centrepiece in the Black Memorabilia, Art and Doll show here in Gaithersburg in early April.Thanks!Ping
If I had the room, I'd adopt April in a heartbeat. If you have the room and the $1,250 adoption fee + shipping, or if you want to know more about the ODS Collectors' Choice Award, the website links for Ping Lau and ODS are below.
Ping Lau's Website
Online Doll Show
PS - Check out Ping's portrait dolls. By far, she is one of the best portrait doll artists I know!