It’s the last day of the year so I thought I would finish it up with a list of goals I want to accomplish this new year.
I’m also happy to say that I finally received a shipping notice for my Lady Alice today so I think it’s the perfect way to end this year. I can’t keep thinking that she was one of the last dolls to be sent this year, which is amazing in my opinion.
My goals for 2015 are pretty simple, since I prefer to be realistic and set goals that are challenging enough, but that I can actually do. So here they are:
1. Upload more photos of my dolls: which means to actually take more photos that I like. It came to my attention that even though I took a lot more photos of my dolls this year, I only liked 3 or 4 enough to upload them to galleries, which is a very sad number considering that Musume, Fyrd, Sherimi and many others are able to put gorgeous collages with many pictures from this year. So as I was challenged by Sherimi, my goal for this year is to take at least one photo that I really like each month.
2. Get the story of my dolls straight: I keep changing things to justify new dolls and sculpts I don’t need but I want. This is because a huge part of my story is very changeable at the moment, so I think it would be nice if I can finally stick to one version of it. The main part of it is the romance between Lucas, a mere human with a creature of the forest. At the beginning Lucas was going to be a girl and the forest creature male, and then I decided that Lucas would be a man no matter what and the romance would go with a male creature. Since I decided to purchase Onyx in the end, she was going to be Lucas’ love interest. But we all now that Onyx is hopefully going to a new house at some point so I can either go back to a male forest creature or keep it female and choose a new sculpt. After I decide this, I need to polish everything else so I can start posting character profiles.
3. Think really hard before purchasing any more dolls: Ideally, I would like to keep this year simple. I haven’t posted this here before, and it may come as a surprise, but I sold my DollShe Saint a few days ago. The decision was hard to make but I was feeling nothing from it and though I love Faolan as a character, the doll wasn’t right for him. If I can manage to sell my Onyx as well I will start looking for new sculpts. This year I only want to get a partner for Lucas, I’ve been thinking that Supia Hael could be nice or a SOOM Heliot dream ripper (which is appropiate I think, since his face is kinda femenine and this version of the sculpt has better lips than the original in my opinion) or a SOOM Chrom (but I’m not sure about this, since originally Chrom was going to be Faolan, instead of a Saint). I’ll keep the cream white jointed hands I bought from SOOM in case I can find a male sculpt that I like from SOOM. Other than that I will focus on the dolls I really want, like a grey skin Beyla/Bygg and skip dolls that might end up in the marketplace. Hopefully I will have learn what works and what doesn’t for me after this year experiences.
4. Learn to sew: I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to make clothes for my dolls, but I’d love to try at least for basic stuff like leggings or simple tops. If this end up being too much for me I’ll be content with doing equally useful things for my dolls like props or accessories.
And I think that’s the core of it for the most part! I’d love to keep practicing face ups and getting better at anything related to this hobby, so we will see how it goes.