Hello everybody! It’s been a long while and I have some much to tell that I’m sure I’ll forget some things.
So I took a break from dolls. Some people sent me messages asking if I was quitting the hobby and I’m very grateful to have met people here that worry about me (and my dolls). It’s not like I forced myself to go on a break, it just happened.
I don’t know about you, but I get easily overwhelmed, and the hobby was just doing that to me. So many doll releases, cute shoes, clothes, diorama things, and I already had spent a lot of money on dolls and clothes that I didn’t feel like photographing anymore. Do you have this realization that sometimes, when you have a goal in mind, you start buying things related to that goal to feel accomplished, but end up taking no action at all? Like people who want to get fit and go get a gym membership and buy workout clothes, but they never end up going to the gym or for a run. It was like that for me. I bought a Pure Neemo, a Ruruko, many Momoko clothes, but everything was just sitting there.
So I started to sell things. I sold Serafina first, my SOOM Tona, and then Frida, my Souldoll Junia. I also have Faolan (Peak’s Woods Leo) and Violeta (Peak’s Woods Sassy Rossy) for sale in my local BJD group, though I don’t mind if they don’t sell. From the beginning I knew I would keep all Momokos and my 2 Pure Neemos, but I needed to reduce my BJD collection and just keep everything at a 1/6 scale or less.
After a while I realized that, since I wasn’t gonna keep that many BJDs anyways, and I barely use my airbrush, I should let that go too, so I sold it. I always found face ups stressful anyways. I feel very accomplished with many of the face ups I did with it, but it was just too expensive of a tool to be kept in the closet almost never being used. If I ever want to start painting dolls again, I kept all the other materials, so I can either buy a cheaper airbrush, or a can or Mr. Super Clear (or whatever similar varnish that I can get here).
I used some of the money I got from the airbrush to commission a face up for my Blue fairy girl, since I never liked the one I did on her. I still haven’t got any updates on my girl, but the artist already got the head. If that doesn’t work, I’ll just sell the doll as well.
I also decided that I already have plenty of stuff to work with so I don’t plan on buying any dolls or any doll related things for now, while I make use of everything I have. Only thing I would like to get is a kitchen in 1/6 scale so I can use all the Re-Ments I have (if I can’t find a kitchen I might just sell the Re-Ments too). Since the arrival of my Ruruko May last year I haven’t bought anything, and I’d like to keep this going as long as possible.
Is there some things I want? sure, I’d love to get more Pure Neemos and PN clothes, specially cute and casual (since I already have enough of pretty lolita style ones thanks to my dear friend Alasse), but that can wait. I feel Pure Neemos are the best posers among 1/6 dolls and remind me a lot of Dollfie Dreams, which I always wanted (and without all the disadvantages like staining, price and big size). I’m in no hurry, with time I’ll get everything I want.
I already started to take photos, mostly outside (venturing myself out in the wild!), but I should have a bigger office space at home soon, where it will be easier to set a diorama up. After all, I already have plenty of things to make a few nice dioramas, I think.
If you want, go follow me on Instagram, I’ll be posting all the new photos there (though I probably will end up making posts about them in my blog as well). I also post Insta stories about my dolls, WIP and other things.
And if you see I start following you, but you thought I already followed you, please don’t be offended. I deleted most doll accounts from Instagram while I was on my break.
Oh and I’ve made some improvements to the blog!! Most are just fixes to categories and such, since BJDs are no longer the main focus, but I also was able to make the blog available in spanish!!! I’ve translated the most important entries for now (mostly reviews and tutorials). but I’ll try to keep translating old content. From now on, every new entry in the blog will be available both in english and spanish. I wish I learned how to do that sooner!
If there’s any topic you want me to write about (or go into further details about anything), let me know! For now I’m thinking how I’m going to keep things going, without being too overwhelmed.
I wish you all the best for this week, and thanks for reading!