Hey guys, I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and that 2017 is treating you well. I’ve got some new and exciting things to share with you so lets get to it!
Firstly I thought I’d update you guys on my doll plan for 2017. I’ve got a lot of current projects as well as some future projects I hope to tackle this year. I recently sold my LUTS Kid Delf Cherry and my LUTS Unicorn Bory head. Selling Cherry was a really hard decision for me but I knew I wanted Ofelia’s character to be a complete fairy. I was limited to my story with her because the sculpt I had shelled her in and I was torn because she was my first doll and she’s been through so many different transformations in order to bond with her and I finally found a character that stuck and meant something and in the end I still wound up selling her. My decision was based on Luts’ Elf Cherry sculpt and my need for a more mature body. I decided that I’d reshell Ofelia with the Elf Cherry head on the Romantic body so that she’d be better suited next to Kieran her fairy lover. So hopefully I’ll be able to order her this year as well as finally get her outfit commissioned.
Which brings me to my next dolly plan. I really liked the romantic half eyed Bory head for Kieran and when I saw the unicorn Bory head I knew that that was the head I really wanted. I made a post a while back about how I found someone selling the head in light tan skin on DOA and I did a box opening for his arrival. My problem came when I was trying to find a body for him. I couldn’t seem to find anyone selling a light tan body from LUTS from around 2014. I was worried buying a body new since there was a possibility the resin batches wouldn’t match or he had yellowed at some point. I also felt the light tan skin was just a bit too dark for what I had in mind. That’s when LUTS’ winter event came around and they released a new Dark Warriors Bory sculpt whose Romantic Elf head looks exactly the same as the Unicorn Bory minus the horn. So I opened a split for his full set since I was only interested in the doll and I ordered him in brown skin. I’m really excited for him to come home because not only is her the first Full Set doll I’ve ordered, he’s also my first boy doll. I’ve also never ordered during an event before so I’ll be getting the event head (although I’ve already made plans to sell him orz). So my plans for Kieran are to commission his outfit and possibly a set of wings.
I also have some minor dolly updates. Elodie, my Fairyland 2010 Juri is finally getting her antlers. I commissioned Sparrow’s Shop on etsy for them and I’m so so so excited to receive them. I will definitely do a box opening when they come in. I’m also hoping to commissioner her in the future for Kumiko’s ears and tail. I’m hoping I can talk to her about doing a Ninetails set for her so we’ll see.
I would also really like to shell my witch character at some point this year. Her name is Celeste Blackwood and she’s a pastel goth witch with a knack for gardening. I want a Tan skin minifee Celine for her and I haven’t decided what body I want her on. I like the cuteness of the moe body but I love the intuitiveness of the fairyline body, plus it’d be fun to have interchangeable parts if the need ever arose but maybe I’ll save that for another doll. This is the first time I’ve had a character before I bought the doll so I keep seeing things for her and getting attached to her character so I’m hoping to have her apart of my collection at some point.
Aside from doll plans and projects I really want to find more ways to immerse myself in this hobby. I’ve felt very disconnected from the cosplay community for a long time and I don’t find as much joy and creativity in it as I do bjds. Along with really getting serious about faceups, I REALLY want to start up a youtube channel. I would have done this a while ago but I don’t have a quality camera for videos. I’m hoping to sell my current DSLR and update it with one that has video functionality so that I can use it to record as well as doll photography. I really find the bjd community on youtube is genuine and there are so many inspiring people on there that I’d love to connect with and I want to share more of my doll life with people in general so I felt that joining youtube was a really good way to do that.
2017 is hopefully going to be a productive year not just within the bjd community but in my regular life as well since this is my graduating year and I’ll be pursuing my career and moving forward in my adult life. I hope that everyone has lots of plans for their 2017 too and that this year is full of exciting and memorable moments!