First post of the year!! Though I’m writing this on December 31st hahaha, but I’m sure by now most of my friends are in 2017 already.
Hope you had an amazing celebration and started the year with the right foot. And even if you didn’t, I’m sure this year will bring amazing things!!! Just because something didn’t start as planned, it doesn’t mean it won’t be amazing in the end.
As always I wanted to do a bit of a ramble about my plans for 2017. But first I would like to talk about a bit of the past year.
2016 was a very nice year for me in the hobby and also the most rewarding. I changed a lot in my collection, selling off 1/3 dolls, bringing new sizes (MSD and smaller than 1/6). I took photos every month, though some months were harder than others. This year I’ve been the bravest in the hobby, brought a new type of doll to my collection (momokodoll) and I gave crafting a try too.
It’s also the first year that coming winter I didn’t feel like maybe I should quit the hobby. I’m sure I’ve talked about this more than once, but I really lose all my motivation in winter and end up doing nothing, which ends up with me thinking I should just sell everything because it feels like such a waste of money. I still felt less energized during the cold months, that’s just how I work, but I still took photos (sometimes a bit forced but still) and I was inspired and making plans all year round.
At this point today I love the hobby, but I don’t feel like I should be buying many dolls now, I have many already! 2016 was definitely a year of arrivals, and I’m very happy with each one of them. I know I will want a few dolls in the future, but I don’t feel like spending that much now, just enough to accomplish some goals. I won’t be greedy this year and I thought of very realistic goals, hoping I will succeed just like I did in the year that just passed. So here they are, in no particular order:
- Keep posting photos often: I will keep the one photo a month challenge, but I’m hoping to take more photos than I did in 2016. Two photos each month would be ideal.
- Practice face ups: face ups are tiring and stressful for me, I just don’t enjoy them as much as I thought I would. It doesn’t help that the practice head I have is a sculpt I don’t like (and 1/3 scale on top of that). I hope I can find a cute yoSD head for practice. Pretty enough to want to paint it over and over again until I get better (and maybe get a body for it when I feel confident enough, who knows!).
- Get a diorama for my momoko doll: I hope to get more momokos because it would be more fun, but for now all I want is to being able to do a diorama for nice photos. I found scrapbook supplies stores in Chile, but they all have the same paper designs, and most of them weren’t suitable for my needs (designs were just too big), so I might go looking for fabric or other things. Haven’t found any cool stores that ship to Chile, but buying paper online could be an option depending on shipping prices.
- Send more packages to friends in the hobby: this past year I started sending a few packages to friends and it has been so much fun. There were some people I wanted to send things but couldn’t in the end. I hope I can send at least one package for each person in my
And that’s pretty much it!! I don’t have any grand plans this year nor any sculpts in mind for buying. Hope I can get a head to paint at least and re paint May as well, I still have to find where to buy the airbrush cleaner!
I wish you the best for 2017, hope it’s an amazing year for you and your loved ones!
Thank you for taking some of your time into reading me or sharing stuff with me, it has been a pleasure getting to know you all more~!