Hi you guys.
Tell me: How did you get into doll life? Leave a comment or blog about it.
For me it was Indian Barbie. This was about 14 years ago:
Being at the time obsessed with India and having never grown up with a Barbie that wasn't either black or blonde, I was amazed by her. I was just walking through Target minding my own business and there she was. I thought she was gorgeous.
I named her Pria. I took a few pictures of her but without proper furniture it looked silly. And without fellow dolls, she was a useless knick knack.
For the next several years, I would buy lots of dolls and furniture, then get sick of it and give them all away to my niece. I did this 2-3 times. Finally my niece grew up, packed it all up and gave it back to me.
I did a couple of silly photostories, but mostly just posed them and didn't name anyone. I moved to NY and started doing a couple of silly photostories and making oh just the saddest looking sets ever:
Then I found Fashion Royalty. I was suddenly inspired to do all sorts of photostories. They were so articulated, I didn't know what to do with myself. Okay so the sets were still pretty sad. It would still be many years before I found the doll community.
Anyway, if I could have any job in the world, I would design store windows (with the mannequins and all). I have always thought of the doll world as an extension of that desire.
So now that I realize will likely not have time to do a full photostory for many years (because of the small children and all), I'm going to change things up a bit.
My dolls will always have a life and I will always pose them each day/week to reflect that, but the photos I put out there are going to be like store windows. Just one to five shots that tell a story without words. The lives of these dolls progress and I just don't have time to show you each and every thing that happens.
So until I do, that's what ya'll are getting.
And maybe I'll do sort of a character intro. I do still have an obscene desire to introduce you to all my plastic friends.
Ah, now I can spend time learning to sew doll stuff and learning more diorama stuff from you guys!