1. It's been forever since I did a Sunday photo shoot, and almost as long since I featured a paper doll! This one solves both problems by showing off my latest creation, Cerise Wolf.
I took these photos when on vacation with my family. We went camping, and the woods seemed the perfect place to showcase Cerise's wolf side.
As you can probably tell, these photos weren't actually taken in the woods - I love photographing my dolls, but not enough to get poison ivy and spider bites. So I compromised by posing her on a wooden ledge. Her cape, when folded out, functioned so well as a stand that she barely needed tape to keep her posed.
I'm really pleased with how she came out - to me she's more beautiful than the actual Cerise Wolf - but I'm also thrilled with how the pictures turned out too. These were all taken with a cell phone camera, and yet I managed to get a nice blurry woods background without the use of fancy lenses and settings. (I say this not to boast but to encourage you - Paper Doll World is all about achieving the results you want on a budget, and if I can do it, of course you can.)
2. I hate to be self-promotional, but I really need your help in the Doll Wardrobe photo contest. My entry is #3, and if you would just take a few seconds to vote for me I'd be extremely grateful. Since I don't like doing these sort of vote pleas (that's why I'm never going to run for government office, haha) I'm making a deal - if I win, I'll set up a giveaway here as a thank you for your help. Everyone benefits! Just click the photo below:
3. All right, this is the part of the miscellanea that's sad for me to type. Like I said earlier, I'm moving in less than a week to university, and as you can imagine I'll have much less time for dolls and blogging once the school year starts again. (I'm also not keen on bringing my entire doll collection, limited as it is, and freaking my roommate out.) After a long talk with my dad, I decided that the best thing to do is to put Paper Doll World on hold. I don't want to give up on blogging altogether, and I do want to get the store fully running, but for this next semester at least blogging will have to take a backseat. I've been a fairly sporadic blogger this past semester, so while I would love to say that this has just been a rough patch and to expect more posts, that isn't true. I'll pop in from time to time, but (and I truly am sorry about this) don't expect regular posting. I will try to schedule as much as I can in the limited time I have, so we'll see about maintaining some level of blogging normalcy.
That's all for today, so thanks for reading, and I'll see you in a few days!