Hi, it’s been a while since I’ve taken photos of my dolls. Or really done much with them. The end of the year was slow time for me regards to the hobby. I didn’t even get to make use of the holidays sales most companies had, because the company I wanted a doll from did release what I wanted, but refused to add another colour option, so I didn’t get my Cin. I’ve been waiting for a re-release of that doll for 3 years, and nope. Probably have to wait 3 more. Sucks, because the gender balance of my collection is really off right now, and I’d need more guys. Nox needs a body, but so do some of my girls (mosly Ye Rin, but I haven’t done research for her yet). I’d also love to re-shell Lilya (again) because Souldoll released a face that’s quite perfect for her and the head is probably, maybe, smaller than her current head. Which would save my ass. Unfortunately they won’t sell the head separately, but they do sell the body (Vito), so splitting it is probably useless. Sigh. Vito is waaay too tall for her and completely the wrong shape. Her current body is already too tall (46-47cm), so 50cm? No!
My only doll related activity as of late is re-painting Yami. I was never happy with her face up because I just originally painted her as quickly as possible in order to have her all together. Then, I was too lazy to fix her. I’m still not happy with the face because I ended up rushing it, but I do think it’s better than before. Character wise.
Since she has a new face, I took some photos of her. The lighting is bad, with stupid shadows on her face, but at least she works artificial lights decently. Most of my dolls don’t.
Miy is turning 11 next month. She’s been sitting in the same clothes in the same pose on my shelf for years, but a few months ago I took her out and made her new pants, yay. \o/ I love her despite never playing with her. She’s the oldest doll I have left (and my second doll ever). And I think she’d need a new fresh face up but with my track record, that will probably take a few years.
Okay, so so so sorry these are horrid flash photos. I had no other choice and then I had to quit before I was even done because my flash ran out of batteries. And though I used every battery I could get my hands on, I wasn’t able to get more than a few extra shots. But I got most of what I wanted covered, so I guess it’s okay. Still sorry about the horrid quality. I wasn’t able to give Yami the expressions she needed because there were no proper shadows to play with. Stupid weather. I shot this a few weeks ago but didn’t really have the energy to write it up before now.
The Spider’s Lair was surprisingly cozy and glamorous. It even smelled nice and flowery.
Somnion had been expecting something dark and dank.
Some Lin photos from my birthday. Spent most of the day lugging him along while we looked for photography spots in infernal heat. x_x Can’t say I’m super happy with any of the photos, but at least I got exercise for once?
It’s Lin’s blog debut, apparently. I haven’t had him at home for probably over a year now since he’s been staying with Mizya. Thus the lack of photos.
Ugh, I’ve been sick for the past few days.. managed to get a cold because I didn’t put enough clothes on when I took a small bike trip. x_x I’ve been feeling pretty lethargic but finally found the energy to take Yami to my favourite spring spot. I guess it’s become a bit of a ritual of mine to go to this place with a new doll. In 2012 it was Prisca, last year it was Sigrun, and now it’s Yami. Always a new doll I’ve received the previous December/January. I didn’t notice it until now, though. The previous years I had to wait until May, but this year we had an almost snow-free winter so it was possible to go there this early. It was a bit muddy, though.
Anyway, my Jorougumo. xD Yami has lived in Japan for a long, long time and some of those legends originate from her. She likes to be talked about and feared. Also she is a Nephila Clavata species herself, so…
And MORE Yami. I took some Kilbas photos outside a few days ago but I’m not happy with them, so I never re-sized them. I’ll re-shoot him once I fix his outfit up. He got a new face up too, so he’ll look even better next time. Cx
But for now more similar Yami photos. I need to sew for her too, but before I need to make two coats and some more pieces to Kilbas’ outfit.
More Marama/Yami… I’m still trying to decide which name to use for her officially. Not that it matters what I call her but it can be confusing if I just call her whatever I feel like at the moment. ^^;
My lovely (okay, not so much) new demon lady… mistress… female something has arrived. On New Year’s Eve actually. She’s a spider, a huge one at that (like Seere is a giant scorpion) and goes by many, many names, some of the most common being Marama, Mara, Yami, Maramayami and Jorogumo in Japan, Anansi in Africa. She’s been around, but has preferred to stay in Asia most of her life, unlike Seere who’s travelled all over the globe. Mara loves being worshipped and feared and enjoys herself anywhere where superstitions are still strong in people’s minds.