You know how I promised March would be better for A Doll A Day? Yeah, turns out I lied and it was much like February. Lots and lots of real life, but I managed to catch up yesterday before the month was over.
March consisted mainly of camera-related frolics, finishing up the custom work on Astrid, getting bogged down in data analysis for the first study of my PhD (good progress being made, or so I’m told) and lots of birthday type fun. Oh, and snow…
… lots and lots of snow. Blah. Hopefully we won’t see any more of the white cold stuff for a while, but it’s currently -1°C out and doesn’t look to be warming up any time soon. I can’t remember ever wanting it to be warm and sunny as much as I do now. Thankfully I’m going to Barcelona in just over two weeks, hopefully I’ll get to warm up in lovely Spain.
Meet Astrid, my newest custom Blythe doll. She’s a factory Blythe doll from Taobao, and you can see what she used to look like at her arrival post. Inspired by her deep blue hair and rich eye chip colours (thanks to her B2 Holic eye mechanism!), I went with a vaguely peacock-ish theme for this girl. Lots of purple and gold tones, and fancy eyeshadow, set off with natural, full lips.
I have carved her lips, philtrum and nostrils. Her faceup was done with a mixture of artists chalk pastels and water colour pencils, and is sealed with Mister Super Clear flat sealant. Her lips have been glossed lightly.
I’m really happy with how her lips have turned out. Her carving is more extreme than Lux’s, but still not so over the top that she doesn’t look like a Blythe anymore.
I struggled for a while looking for pull rings for this girl, and eventually landed on the gold glitter Twiggy Twiggy set. They’re so perfect against her hair…
I’m so pleased to have finished this girl… I feel like she’s got a soul now, you know? If you’re a Blythe person, you’ll understand. ;) Next up is Penn, her factory Blythe sister with lighter blue hair.
Mid twenties. Officially. Bit weird. Am I a proper grown up? This time last year I had a proper grown up job but now I’m a student again… except for when I’m teaching, because that feels really grown up, you know? Anyway, this is getting a bit deep – I’d much rather tell you about all the fun birthday stuff. It’s a bit long, so hit the jump if you’re interested…