Once upon a time I had a resin Asian ball jointed doll family. Girls, boys, in different sizes and from various doll companies. My doll collection is always changing, growing and shrinking, and during the years one by one my BJDs "moved out", until finally only one head was left: Mody.
This head is an original design that is made by Modoll, who sells via Natrume on Etsy.
Modoll makes truly amazing lifelike heads of celebrities, such as Benedict Cumberbatch, Angelina Jolie, Tom Hiddleston, ... . Her own designs are beautiful as well, and so are the face-ups she does. I bought Mody unpainted and gave her a face-up myself, and I liked the result. She has freckles, which I love on doll faces, but it's difficult to see in the pictures. In real life they are more visible.
Now I sold her to a new owner, who hopefully will enjoy her as much as I have!
With the disappearance of this last resin head yet another new chapter in my collection begins. I'm currently selling other dolls as well, and want to go in a different direction. My goal, apart from publishing the doll story about my play scale dolls, is to thin my collection out to the point where I only will have tall fashion dolls left to sew, knit and crochet for (Tonner and CED dolls only).
I truly admire and enjoy seeing other doll enthusiasts' large and varied collections. I love all kinds of dolls: vintage, antique and modern dolls in every thinkable size, material and of any age. Doll history fascinates me. But I discovered long ago that collecting only is not what gives me the most pleasure. I need to "do" something with my dolls in order to be able to enjoy them fully. "Do" something means creating things for them and photographing them.
And that's what I hope to achieve! However, fellow doll collectors will know what I mean when I say that behind every corner a doll could be calling out, like a siren, to take her home, so this is a goal, but if I will succeed is something only the future will tell ;-D. My doll budget is practically non-existing for a while due to other costs, so that will help to avoid buying expensive dolls, but then there are flea markets and thrift stores that will be tempting... We will see!
And that's it for today :-)