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Richmond artist creates Frowny Face Dolls to help process sad emotions

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Posted at 2:14 PM, May 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-05 16:24:00-04

RICHMOND, Va. - As many of us have recently experienced, life isn’t always “all smiles.” One local business owner took that idea and created a tool for teaching that lesson to her child. The unique idea caught on, and now she sells the dolls to the masses.

Richmond-based artist Rebecca Floyd created the Frowny Face Dolls to show it’s okay to feel sad at times. There are three types of dolls available — classic, custom and celebrity.

She’s used the coronavirus pandemic to inspire some of her latest dolls, including one wearing a face mask, one holding a sign that says ‘I stay home’ and lookalikes of Dr. Deborah Birx and Dr. Anthony Fauci.

On her website, Rebecca says she hopes the dolls bring people joy, or at the very least a little bit of empathy, because life isn’t always easy, and Frowny Faces knows that.

To learn more or to order your own Frowny Face Doll, visit their website visit their website. You can also purchase a gift card so a loved one can design their own custom doll. And be sure to follow @frownyfacedolls on Instagram to see Rebecca’s latest work.