Thursday, October 27, 2011

Holey doll, Batman!

Ok, so do you guys remember me making a silly little post about how I have issues with things that shouldn’t go into other things, like embroidered bread?  Yeah?  Good.  Now remember my quick mention about how I don’t like food with holes that shouldn’t be in it, at least in my mind? Yeah, I’m quickly learning that those feelings go for dolls too.  But because these dolls are super awesome, I’m prepared to forgive them for being so holey and embrace them for the awesomeness that they are.


I’m about to have an emo moment in 3…2…1…


Why can’t I be that cool and artistic?!?!?  Like seriously.  I love to create, yet I don’t feel any of my stuff is work crap sometimes.  Sometimes I look at something I spent hours on and snub my nose at it.  Why?  And why can’t I have the ability to say “I will create that,” then create something so awesome like those dolls.  Ok, I know technically I can and no one is holding me back from doing it but me, but it seems almost impossible when I’m still learning many things and she’s creating masterpieces.  Jelly much?  Oh totes.  And for those who didn’t get that, I’m TOTALLY JEALOUS!!!  Wahhhhhhhh!!!  Ok, ok, emo moment has passed and is now over.  I now return you to the doll blogger who most of the time can keep her composure.

But seriously, seeing this woman’s work just makes me feel more upset at myself for not trying harder with my “craft”.  There is so much I can do and want to do but I am holding myself back. I keep having reasons come up for why I can’t do it.  It’s not that I don’t want to, I think about it everyday all day, I think it’s just that I feel I put so much work into something and it turns out like crap.  I worry no one will “get” my vision and I either won’t get acknowledgement of my work or won’t sell anything in my still yet to be opened shop.  I have so many plans in my head.  I literally think about them all the time, but I also have so much more going on IRL that just keeps me from it.  And I still have the stomach breathing issue that makes it hard to do to much sometimes.  Unless I starve for most of the day or eat bland stuff I can’t function because of the discomfort.  Right now I am having the issue because of soy sauce I had a while ago.  But some things have happened today and seeing this person’s work it just all has empowered me to just try and get an A for effort.  So I am getting all my duckies in a row and will be officially starting on November 1st.  What I will actually be doing I won’t say just yet, but I will post it on November 1st for sure so you can follow right along with me on my journey.  Now back to these awesome dolls.


Such beautiful dolls.  These dolls are handmade, handcrafted, and hand painted porcelain ball joint dolls created by artist Marmite Sue.  She’s worked in many different medias; such as fashion, wearable art, and paintings, before finding her way to her true passion, handcrafting her own dolls.  Her dolls are all works of delicate art and I can’t imagine how much time and energy she puts into sculpting and creating each one.  I would love to create my own doll one day.  If I did I would want them to stay around 1/6th because I’m a 1/6th lover at heart.  I’d want them to be close to Barbie measurements in the body so they could use some of her clothing while fitting Liv wigs.  I kind of like Bobobie and ResinSoul dolls for proportion.  I’m not a fan of the huge feet on their 1/6th dolls, but I know they are actually more correct in their measurements than Barbie is, so I would want to try to work with that, but I’d also love to make it where you could easily find shoes for my dolls that were commercial.  But if that affects the look of the doll then I guess I’d have to go against that.

I have been thinking about going back to school for English/Literature, and taking a sculpting class or two while there.  But I keep thinking that is not safe.  In this recession I should be thinking wiser.  I should go to school for dental hygienist and get a secure job with hopefully health and dental insurance plans instead of taking a risk on writing and forming a doll company, which has really always been my dream.  I’ve had the dolls planned out for years, I’ve had their names picked out, I have the brand name picked out, I just need to get the ball rolling.  But with recent events I’m seeing what a risk that is, but should I forgo my dream and take the “safe” route and just tolerate life or should I take the path less followed and take a risk and see where I end up?  What do I want to do?  Take that path less followed.  See where I end up.  If I’m careful I can afford a good insurance and not have to settle for a job because of wanting insurance.  Yes I would just do dental hygienist for the insurance prospect.  I don’t have a passion to become a dentist or anything, it’s just something that interests me and I think I could do.  But it isn’t my passion and lately I had been thinking about my doll company and starting it off small and building.  But I just feel it’s so risky.  I wouldn’t know where to turn to get started, but I know there are tons of wonderful people in the doll community who would be willing to help and share.  I seriously have a ton of ideas that I am just dying to make come true.  But am I risking a lot doing them?  Perhaps not.  I just have a lot to do in order to make these things happen and I am looking at the big picture and getting overwhelmed.  I guess if I choose the path less travelled I will have to get organized and just take things one step at a time.  I have so much more to say on this topic but this post has gotten ridiculously long.  I honestly just wanted to show you Marmite Sue and her lovely dolls.  Since I have done so I think it’s time to close this post.

So I have several more posts to post before I am caught up and then I will probably take one more break in still trying to catch up on things behind the scenes and then I will be back full force.  So I’ll talk to you soon ladies and gents.  Be good until then.  Bye for now.  Smile

Loves ya Red heart,

1 comment:

  1. Seriously,don't take the safe route,do what you love.I studied business (love it,by the way,plus strangely enough, it brought out my artistic nature) and everything I learned and see at work indicates that the only way anyone,no matter what they study,will make a decent living is by working from dawn til dusk-so you'd better love what you do or you'll burn out.
    Take some business classes as well as art and literature so you can save on the fees you'd pay someone else to take care of simple day to day business stuff like book-keeping ,but, follow your dreams.
    Besides not to be crass but human nature being what it is,if money becomes as tight as it is predicted to be you are,oddly enough, more likely to see people sacrificing to buy dolls,cards and cute luxury items that make them feel better and skipping visits to the dentist to do it.When people can't do both they pick immediate gratification every time.
    Take care,Maricha.


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