Saturday, January 16, 2010

It's a new year, and a new moon

so I'm just checking in.
I've been working on some jewelry, which will appear on The Creative Block, ; collecting and sorting dolls and doll clothes (mailed the kid clothes before Xmas) for when we finally actually see the grands of doll-playing age (though our youngest daughter, about to be 26, did run off with one doll and some clothes)and also crocheting a few hats, sweaters, scarves, etc. for these dolls; gearing myself up to make some clothes and jewelry for my newest dolls, which are ball-jointed with something like 13 or 14 points of articulation--meaning that girl dolls are finally jointed in as many places as action figures, and much more fun to mess with!; cooking delicious but sometimes odd meals to help Seth get his appetite back so he can finish recovering from pneumonia; and trying to figure out what I'm going to do for 2 January swaps--one is the Queen of Hearts--thought I had it covered, but the pieces refused to work together, so it's back to the drawing board on that--and the other is anything Alice in Wonderland in paperdoll form, so I'm thinking a flamingo--I've always liked them, and a jabberwock seems a little to major to finish in a few weeks. What I wonder, and have for awhile, is why, with all the creativity in my doll groups, do all of them seem to come up with the same themes, or variations on them? I can manage these 2 swaps, but that's it for Lewis Carroll! Last month everyone was on about momijis, & of course Halloween before that, and stars & icicles (I did the peace doll, which was the only alternative) in between.
It's like the Firda thing--you'd think there'd never been another female artist!
But maybe that's dying down a bit now.
Anyway, I'm off to photograph some stuff for my stores and then have another run at these dolls. I hope everyone's year has started out well and will improve as it goes on.

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