I don't have any new work to show since the last post yet as I haven't had the chance yet to go to my alternative face up location. We've had a blizzard, I worked on Saturday, been scrambling to get health insurance squared away for next year, and all around it's been very busy here!
Either way, I wanted to do a little personal post about my collection. I've been in the hobby since May 2011. Overall I've owned 26 dolls, but currently I own 15, and I have one on layaway.
Here's a collage of every doll I've ever owned, not counting event dolls I had no intention of ever keeping. I'm also only going by heads here as some dolls upgraded to different bodies. Greyscale means they've moved on, color means they are still in my collection.
Sculpts are as follows:
I'm very happy with my current collection, though my Angell-Studio Dina is going through a design overhaul (slowly). I already got her a new wig and different eyes, I just need to repaint her now without all those scars. I'm still deciding what to make her look like now. It's difficult as she doesn't have a set character.
And then here we have the breakdown of my collection by year. Man... my first year I sure was doll crazy! This year I was surprisingly restrained compared to the other 4 years.
I think it's because in part I became less impulsive and I made a conscious decision to manage my money better. I also switched jobs. I work two part time jobs now that I enjoy rather than one full time one that I despise. It's helped my mental state a lot.
The first doll I got this year was actually just a new FP that I swapped onto an existing doll's body, and the other was partially a gift from my SO. I only kept 1 doll from 2012, mainly because she was a birthday gift from my SO, but I've been debating getting her a new body.
That's all from me for now! Sorry, that was rather long winded.
Since I have no new work to show this week I decided to post my own collection, though 7 in the set up belong to my SO.
And here's everyone! Not the greatest of pictures, but it'll do. This is the set up they are always in, even with my two cats prowling about. My SO is expecting another SD boy and an SD body for a floating head.
Mystic Kids Miri, Resinsoul Ai/DF-A/Soom Beryl hybrid, Soom FC Chrom, DragonDoll Cheng, Dollzone Chen, Dollzone Stramonium, Dollzone April.
Soom MD Rico, Limhwa Lily, Dollzone Miss Kitty/DC K-01/ Soom Cheshire hybrid, Angell-Studio Dina, Fairyland MNF Ryeon, Dollzone Shoyo, Soom MD Shale/DC K-02 hybrid, Soom SO Shale/Luts Pegasus Jamong hybrid, Eve Studios Pet Oriental cat.
Fairyland LTF Chiwoo Elf Girl, Fairyland LTF DES, Soom FC Beyla/ FL LTF/Daisy Dayes hybrid, Soom MD Winnie Dee Ai, Fairyland LTF DES, Dollzone Chinese Dragon Girl/DZ Miss Kitty hybrid.
Dollzone Sheep/Daisy Dayes hybrid, Dollzone Dale human.
All the italicized dolls belong to my SO, the rest are mine. Just about all of them have been painted by me, except for the DZ April (though I did add freckles to her default face up) and the Eve Studios Pet cat. Everyone else has been customized by me in either face up or body blush.
I just received yesterday the head from the winner of my Tumblr raffle, it is an Impldoll Aldrich just like I used to own. He's a dragon (unlike mine) so he's going to be a lot of fun to work on. I'll get to use my shimmer powders on him.
I was also contacted by a friend to work on one of her dolls. She'll drop him off with me on the weekend. Finally I'm starting to get commissions again, which is wonderful because I've been going through doll painting withdrawal. I did repaint my partner's Soom MD Shale again, but I haven't documented it yet.
My partner also got her centaur's new body, so I had to shift the doll set up again. Sticking 8 MSDs into one row was a task and a half.
See what I mean? The dresser is definitely getting too small at this point. We have another YoSD coming, but I know how to fit her into the set up. Also there's an SD floating head that needs a body, but I think I know how to get him in there too.
Only 2 dolls (MSD) are in a doll stand, everyone else is just standing on their own. Though the SDs are leaning against the wall for support.
It is official, I'm going on my first vacation today in almost 2 years to see my family in Vienna, Austria. I'm taking my fiancee with me, and she's never flown international or really left the country before. So she's excited as am I.
I have a couple of things I need to work on, but they are on hold until I return on August 2nd. I extra bought a new camera for this (just a small Nikon CoolPix point and shoot) so we can take lots of pictures. I may or may not post them to Flickr, and perhaps the best here.
One last picture of all of our dolls as we bid them farewell for two weeks. Two dolls aren't in the picture because they are floating heads. One has a body on order and the other does not.
Our two kitties are really confused as to why we've both got suitcases. We have some friends taking care of them in our absence.
Since I have no new work to show, I wanted to show you my current doll family that I also share space with my fiancee's dolls.
As you can see the dolls have switched out and multiplied a lot since I last posted a family picture. Most of the dolls in this picture are mine, except for 5 which belong to my fiancee.
Pretty much all of them feature my handiwork, except for the Dollzone April who all I did with was add freckles to her default face up.
I have one doll on the way who I'm paying off in about two months, and my fiancee has a floating head in need of a body.
This is the compilation of their sculpts, at least for my collection. I have a lot of dolls. Good thing I love them all!
Iza's Face Ups
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