1000 dolls!!! at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham UK

We spent last weekend in our loved annual D&D event at The Rep in Birmingham.

I asked people to help me to put dreams and hearts into 38 dolls and we would reach 1000 together.

Monica, Heather, Ridley, Elinor, Sofia, Miriam, Emma, Hugh, Sally, Rachel, Nick, Amy, Hannah, Vivian, Ben, Janice, Jess, Tabitha, Len, Lisa, Steven, Kath, Ali, Sunny, Claire, JP, David, Aimee, Frances, Lu, Vivian and some more people that I forgot the names, came to the session.

I can’t even believe, we made it!

1000 dolls!!!!!

Actually we made 1001 so we have already started the next thousand!

I run out of fabric. On Saturday I asked everybody to bring any fabric that they could have at home, not thick fabric, from white to medium cream. On Sunday I received very nice pieces of fabric and we are now ready to sew the next community.

We had inspiring conversation and shared beautiful intimate moments while we were adding the dreams and hearts into the dolls, and also after meditating.

Some comments:

This is a brilliant session. Great to sit down and making + chatting + contributing to this project. Beautifully led! So glad I came!

Relaxed + enjoyable experience.

I totally loved this. Small meditative beautiful!

I loved making my little person. Beautiful idea and a really relaxing, creative experience. Thank you!

Good to finally do a doll, have started on other D&D, at last I finished one, thank you Regina, hugs.

What a beautiful idea and a calming ‘other’ experience. Regina is a skillful dreamer and this passion project is a beautiful shaft of light in a complex world. 7 billion will be.

Thank you for creating a space for craft and meditation, may the hearts of the dolls spread love across the universe!

Very calming! Look forward to seeing more of this project. The doll I stuffed had a red mark which appeared where its appendix would be – funny because I’ve just had mine taken out.

1000! Thank you, a wonderful moment of calm for body and brain – lovely!

I had a lovely time making my doll today. Thank you!

A tender holding both of me by her and by me to the doll. May life reign beautifully!

A brilliant moment of calm and peace in the middle of creative chaos.

At first I asked Regina what this session was about and she said let’s do it and you will see. Really touchy, connecting and so important. Just let it be. Really enjoyed and thank you for the meditation and for inviting me to make a doll.

This has been absolutely lovely, so calm! Thank you for teaching me.

This was a really therapeutic exercise. I had a lot of great conversations with great people whilst making my doll and after meditating I felt very connect and a lot of love for my little creation. I hope he has a good journey! Thanks Regina.

Really enjoyed this – found it so relaxing, I even learnt how to sew – so new excuses for me regarding missing buttons! Wonderful project.

Calming, ‘different’, very ambitious, don’t doubt it will happen, thanks.

This session was beautiful! It helped to center my mind, it centered my dreams and suddenly made me realise I must pursue the reoccurring persistent dream I’ve been having.

I can’t wait to meet everyone again to continue making the next communities of dolls.

Thank you so much for your generosity and support

and a thousand thank you to Improbable who once more organised an amazing event – Sarah, Susie, Rachel, Lucy, Nick, Phelim and Lee

I love you guys!

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