Thursday, March 26, 2015

How to Wire Wrap a Doll

An instructional video on how to do this!

And why would you want to do such a thing? Watch the video to find out. ^_^

3/27/15 Edited to add:
I was in a rush when I posted this, but I should have said that Dollar Tree wire is not treated, meaning, it is not tarnish resistant, thus it only costing a buck. If you are concerned about your doll's body, then do not leave the wire on it for long periods of time because it MAY stain it and the same goes for clothing. My Monster High body has been Dollar Tree wired for 7 months now and it hasn't stained at all but that doesn't mean it wont. Better safe than sorry.
If you want to leave the body permanently wired then I would get treated wire that will cost you about $5 or $6. You can order Darice Craft Wire, 20 gauge 15 yards, from Amazon or pick it up at Michaels or Joanns.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Outdoor Adventures: Time Lapse & A Doll Shoot

I love photos of dolls being outdoors because the images just look so refreshing to me. I hate being outside so I never attempted it myself. Now though, since my phone can do time lapse, I've been going outdoors to catch cloud formations. Last weekend I combined the two and had my first outdoor doll shoot. It didn't go that well for a variety of reasons but at least I tried.

I think it's been well established that I am not a people person. I gave myself a pep talk before I tried this and told myself, "People are going to talk to you and they are going to be inquisitive. Keep calm, don't be a cow about it, just accept it and eventually they'll go away." I was outside for 4 hours and in the beginning I was cool and collected. By that 4th hour I was a raging a-hole.

Various comments throughout the day:

  • "Oh, are you taking video?"
  • "Are you doing that for Youtube?"
  • "What are you doing?"
  • "What does the doll do?"
  • What's that silver thing?"
  • "Can I see what you took?"
  • "Are you taking a picture of the sky?! Why? What's up there?"
  • "Is that a camera?"
  • "So you do this for a hobby, like for fun?"
  • "Ay, ay girl! What's up girl? Whatchu doing with all that? You need some help? Want me to hold that for you?"

One lady walked over during this setup, squatted down behind the doll with her freakin' crotch right in front of the camera(!), and said, "Hey, what's all this then?" Then she reached for the doll like she was going to pick it up!

After a day full of this I went from pleasantly, but grudgingly answering people's questions to basically responding with, "Are you a cop? No? Then don't be asking me questions!" or "What I'm doing is minding my own business. You should try it sometime!"

I swear, sometimes I am just not fit for human consumption. At least my dolls don't annoy me because they are awesome.