Looking back on 2016
|Still my first and most precious: Hippu|
Since I really don't have the energy to make a mosaic of my current dolls, I just picked one full photo of each. I actually have taken a photo of each of my dolls last year, yey! Scattered in between the photos are the usual change-of-the-year rambles.
|Nuu, my little darling ^-^|
This is what I planned for this year in the post of 2015:
Most of all, to blog a lot more! I don't want to have any excuses of not having more photos to share. The indoor lights are first on my list and since my Photoshop accessibility has improved, I shouldn't have any obstacles on posting more frequently.
I hope I'll be spending more time with my bigger dolls next year, especially if I do get RD. I need to get them off their self a lot more often and maybe just even change their clothes every once in a while or give them a pat on the head.
On crafting I really want to make more alpaca wigs. I also got some fun ideas with fimo that I want to excecute. Both of these are things that I can do in the evening once Loki is already sleeping, so it shouldn't be a problem if I just get around to it. As for face-up commissions, I hope to keep on improving and I hope I'll get as interesting and challenging commissions to do as in 2015.
XD ... I wasn't that successful. I think I made even less blog posts this year than in 2015. And I especially didn't much blog about my SDs. More than once I had to dust those fur heads off, since they looked like they were having serious dandruff issues >_<
Also I did zero crafting. Although yes, I would have had time once Loki went to sleep, I was usually too exhausted to do anything but go to sleep myself, or I had homework to do.
|I was happy I took Lumina out for this photoshoot with Deary|
In the first half of the year I managed to do some photoshoots I'm very proud of. Whenever we go on some trips again next year (like the summer cottage), I'll be sure to take some dolls with me. And once spring is here, I want to do more outdoors shoots in general. ... Maybe even another snowy photoshoot.
The latter half of the year was a bit of a downhill though. I try to do better next year. I ordered myself a circle flash, hoping that equipment might solve all my problems XD I should instead just concentrate on taking more pictures, since I'm just lacking recent practice, especially using my new camera.
A goal for 2017 is to do at least one spectacular photoshoot per month. And to make sure I take photos of each of my dolls. I should also update my doll profiles in my blog...
|Milki was a sweetheart in this photoshoot in my hat :D|
|Rigel rocks in Halloween parties|
For year 2017, meetup-wise:
I just hope to organise one big meetup :D Let's keep the bar low... Maybe Valentine's Day this year, since it is my favourite day :3
I also wish to go to at least two meetups in other cities! I want to meet new people and dolls ^-^ Sadly I don't think I'll be able to go to any conventions next year either, so I'll settle for smaller events.
|Cottoncandy rock anything, and she'd be excellent in a bittersweet Valentine XD|
|Meringue became my go-to doll for especially lit photoshoots|
|Random was my new doll for year 2016|
My dolly plans for 2016 were:
- Rainbow Dash! I finally want to complete this plan, as it has been in the making for so long. I need a Roselyn head from LM, eyes from Mako and the outfit.
- Tan Teenie! I'll just keep putting this on my list for as long as it takes for Soom to release one I love (comoon R.Beyla and Hati! Or Rru)
I'll also hold a spot for a tan Wolf, as discussed in a past post I made.
I got a tan Teenie! A tan R.Bygg! Although she won't be here until next spring. Rainbow Dash got postponed until further notice though. I started to waver on my decision on making RD out of Roselyn. I realised that something like Volks Charlotte would be better suited for the doll, but I'm not ready to spend that much money on this particular doll ;_;
To celebrate getting into school, I got myself a suprise doll though. I have been admiring Dollfie Dreams for a while, but I didn't really want to get a big anime doll. Then I saw these SQLabs chibi dolls in my Insta feed and realised I could get one to fill that anime need :3 Random is in desperate need for proper clothes though, let that be a resolution for next year!
|Although Fondant's making way for another doll, she's still in my possession, so hence the photo|
|Eiko got a bunch of new clothes, but very few pictures of her were taken =_=|
At least I might get a new Little Monica doll to face-up if nothing else :D I do want some LM dolls myself too, but it might be unrealistic to get any next year. However these are my dream dolls from LM:
- tan Sophia to be my new Alistair (it's a girl doll, with a boy name)
- NS Dyuke to be Mycroft
- Monica head (the special gift head) to be my new Audrye
And my other wishlist:
- tan Hati
Wow that was short! :D
|Yuffie got more camera time|
The Teenies will forever need more things, like shoes. I already mentioned getting more clothes for Random, but the other small dolls need a fuller wardrobe as well.
|Fyrd seemes content with whatever I do|
|Nigel definitely needs more photoshoots!|
I'm continuing with school and I want to keep my perfect record so that's a goal if anything. I also want to code my very first program, and I actually have something planned for this already, stemming from an actual need for an RPG campaign. I just hope I have the skills to execute it!
I also have a bunch of movies lined up that I want to go see in the theatres this upcoming year. Since free nights are a luxury now, it really needs to be goal to go see all of them :D At least every new Marvel movie + Beauty and the Beast.
And in games, I want to finish FFXV 100% and then find time to play FFVII Remake (possible FFXII Remake as well), Persona 5, and Crash Bandicoot remake if it comes out 2017.
|Alex is so very handsome *_*|
I plan to make at least one new aquintance next year ^-^
With this, Happy New Year 2017!!