Saturday, March 22, 2008

Fantasy Goggles

I finished up making the masquerade-ish goggles that I've had in mind for a while. They're more appropriately titled "Fantasy Goggles". There were supposed to be 3 originally, but I ran out of ribbon on my 2nd goggle so it's only a 2 pair collection: the Phoenix and the Unicorn.

They're both pretty elaborate. I feel like this goggle collection is more art than functionality. I fussed quite a while before I got them the way I liked on my model. I modeled them on my feminine Kamen, and he looks so gorgeous.

I need to get more product pictures, but just my luck my camera's battery ran out. It's charging right now... I figure I'll just display them here for now and post them on DoA in the middle of the week sometime.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Saying, "Good-bye."

I've been forced into a corner. I'm leaving BJDs, at least until I am more financially stable and able to handle the monetary pressures of this hobby.

It's pretty heartbreaking, but I'm a realist. I am in need of a new car and as I am not made of money, I'm currently in the process of liquidating a lot of my valuable goods, and that includes my dolls and doll things.

I know I had planned on selling my Achernar a while now, but knowing that SungWoon, the character, won't be coming home for a long time makes me sad. His SD body is for sale and it won't be replaced with an MSD until who-knows-when.

I plan on selling wigs and eyes and clothes and other BJD related stuff too.

I'm really thinking about keeping Kamen. I don't even know how much Kamen will sell for seeing how modded he is now. Maybe I can still make SD stuff even without a whole doll. I'll have to think more on it.

In any case, it's time to say, "good-bye" to a lot of my things, and realize that they are just "things" for now.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Kamen the More Modded, among other things.

I just can't keep my hands off of Kamen!

He's been modded more and now he looks really feminine. Although, I attribute a lot of that to the current faceup.

I did some major work on him. I sanded his nose more and thinned the bridge plenty. I also reshaped the mouth and gave him teeth. Oh, how those teeth kill me. Gosh they're so cute! I think I love him more and more... even though he's just a floating head. That may even be his charm. I love that he can look however he wants and I don't feel guilty about it. Not like fixed characters where when something is off it's just not good enough.

He's wearing the long black wig now and sitting on my desk on his Batchix bust. He looks absolutely gorgeous. Very lovely. I might hold onto him a bit longer although I could use the cash in reshelling SungWoon and bringing home Wooju. How I'd love that.

I feel that my heart has left my DIM Achernar. It now resides with the two Dollmore kids, Pado & Cecile. Oh how I wish for them to be with me now. My mother, who insists on calling my Achernar my "boyfriend" says she feels sad to have to see him go. She asks me why I have to "break up" with him -_-;;; I guess some relationships aren't forever. My father tells me I should buy a dog if I want to go waste my money -_-;;;; Although I'd love a dog I don't have enough time to be taking care of another LIVING thing. I just told him that dogs poop too much, which is also true - compared to dolls, that is^^

In other news, my Bobobie Erin, Lola has finally found a new home. I'm sure she'll love it as she will be a first doll. First dolls get a lot of attention... at least at the beginning ^^;;; *thinks of Achernar.

In any case, I'm ready for some change in my BJD hobby-oriented lifestyle!