Archive for June, 2010

Akihiro

Akihiro, almost complete. He needs new eyes and a last name (this is always the hardest part for me and usually will take a month or so for me to decide). He’s a WS School A and just so lovely. He was my little weekend project. If I say that Daniel Falls was incredibly thoughtful in making sure I had this boy in time to prepare for Dolpa, it would be an understatement. I honestly can not thank him enough. I’m very excited to be taking him with me next weekend.

He was a bit intimidating at first. Like the Schulze, all the things I had set aside for him didn’t work… mainly for the fact that the rest of my boys have smaller sd sized heads and wear smaller eyes. All of my wigs are sized for Tak and Hito who both wear 8-9. Luckily, I had this lovely 4D fur wig that I completely forgot about that was just too big for everyone else but was prefect for him (the bonus is that it’s short and black… which is exactly what I wanted for him<3). I was also worried about the pale pale skin tone. My face ups are very light. Hito’s face up is as dramatic as I’ll go. I was afraid that Aki would be too washed out. But after both the face up and the body blushing I’m quite happy with the way he turned out. I’ve also discovered that he is much more suited to wear warm tones, maybe (I’m still thinking about this one). I had made a sweater in the slate color mohair for but I’m afraid it may make him too washed out. This older chocolate number I had on hand works beautifully with his resin<3 I still have a bit to do this week before Dolpa. Pants to make, a hat to finish and a few commissions to round up. I also need to make a final list of places to go and eat (I really want to find a good ramen restaurant while we’re there). But on the top of the list is to make sure I get plenty of rest. I really don’t want to be a stumbling fool while I’m in New York. So on that note I’m going to bed;3


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What a month. Either work is just insane or everything else around it is just in a state of chaos.

It seems that in my complete forgetfulness I did not register anyone to sit at my table with me at the Otakon artist alley before the deadline (May 19th). When checking out the forums, the person in charge of the alley has pretty much said “tough”. Oh well. I blame no one but myself for this. This is going to be a fun year indeed.

Things to look up about:

-I got my hair cut today. It was sorely needed. I was at the point where I could tuck my bangs behind my ears. It was really getting me down. It’s may sound strange or even vain but it’s one of the few “beauty” things I really splurge on and is like my instant Prozac (besides the boy in the image above). Hopefully the haircut will sink in again and let me forget the whole “Otakon disaster”.

-Dolpa is a few weeks away. I get to leave this city for a short while and go into a bigger one with better transportation and cooler shops. I’ll also be getting to see some very cool people that I don’t normally get to spend time with. I’ll also, surprisingly, have a few new guys to take with me to the event. One of them thanks to an incredibly thoughtful collector which I will get into later. Not like it was terribly important, it was something that I did not plan for, but happened. I still plan on taking Hito for non-Volk’s events. I can’t leave him at home:3

-Tomorrow and the rest of next week, besides knitting like a fiend, I’m devoting all of my time to just “play” with the new boys and with my dolls in general. Again, I’m falling into the same trap of enjoying other people’s dolls and not my own. I really need to cut out my internet time… which as of late is the only thing I’ve had time and energy for.

Well, I have a Japanese class this afternoon. I need to prepare before Yoko arrives. I think we had homework last class… Japanese verbs will be my downfall, I tell ya!