Oh. Oh. It's just so hard to know where to start. As an elementary school English teacher employed by a dispatch company in Japan, March always involves a dip in work and pay for me. This year has been a whole 'nother experience. My contract year and the days I had to show up to … Continue reading Sally and the bumpy ride.
I wasn't a pony girl. My childhood room was not edged with realistic horse replicas nor did My Little Pony (the first 80's round which was square aimed at girls my age) ping my interest. Nor did the new wave of My Little Pony Friendship is Magic capture my attention. I've seen an episode, while … Continue reading Bi-Little Pony, for Caty.
Today is one of those days where I realize how much I haven't posted. I sat down to type up a post about a finished project I named Bi-Little Pony. The project involves a person serving as an inspiration who I have Dolled before so I went back to find those posts and found...only one … Continue reading Caty is a doll.
I've written before about how handy-work can be quite an effective form of meditation for those of us with minds that sometimes fight meditation. The repetition of movement, the precision needed, and the concentration used helps clear my head. It’s not that I don’t think while doing this, I do, but it’s a quieter thinking. … Continue reading Acrylic Yarn: Squeeky self-care.
My friend Ebony rocks. She really does. You should go check out the looks she serves up on Instagram. I'll wait. I can't even tell you how essential she is to my life here. Not since art school have I had someone in my neck of the woods who was not only an amazing friend … Continue reading The dress with EVERYTHING.
“Is it weird that I feel kind of sad for the characters that the dolls originally started out as?” This question was asked by my friend Doug when I posted a picture of a Kaoru in progress. First, you get to feel what you feel. We all go through enough stress that we don’t need … Continue reading Feeling sad for my dolls?
A common reaction to my arts and crafts is: "I wouldn't have the patience" I don't. I am not a patient person. I am a scattered mind with so many ideas and thoughts that teaching myself organizational skills has been essential to get anything done. When I am not hyper-focused I am easily distracted and … Continue reading Hair Meditation.
It's New Years Eve. My 破魔矢 "Hamaya"/ Demon Breaking Arrow from this year is ready to be burned in a bonfire tonight. My bedroom and kitchen are clean enough for guests. I'm spending my third New Years Eve in a row with Jamie. I've known her since we were both wee cosplay dorks at cons in … Continue reading New Years Eve
Meet Princess Melody, the daughter of Ariel and Erik. That there is all I know about Melody. Gina's daughter knows more. She loves Melody. This is how I pay for the 15 dolls Gina sent me. Melody gets made. From Gina, re: which doll gets Melodied and is she planning to wig or reroot: I … Continue reading Starting Melody
I visited America for two weeks this summer, hitting Maryland/Virginia/Pennsylvania for the first time in 18+ years. I don’t have a car in Japan. I don’t need or want one here. I only drive in America. Usually I visit my hometown, where I can borrow a car. I’ve also visited cities with good enough transportation … Continue reading I Slump in Sadness