A little addendum to yesterday’s “Stairway Swank” post…
I received my Monogram dolls yesterday afternoon, and I thought you might like to see how another doll looks with this new set.
Sold out! – Thank you!
Enjoy your dolls!
Well, not that it COULDN’T happen given my track record with collecting, but I am once again, totally enamored with a line of dolls! Integrity Toys unveiled their 2010 line on Saturday night to WClub members. This was an online event which proved to be quite enjoyable. Everything was beautiful to say the least. But, I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – none of the other dolls captivated me like the Monograms! The few that I do own, were scarce and hard to obtain. And, now, having an entire line of Monograms to choose from, well, it’s just fantastic – almost overwhelming! A friend of mine who shares in this enthusiasm, describes the need to have Monograms like being addicted to crack cocaine! LOL! – Oh, btw folks, she’s a grown adult too!
If you are not familiar with the Monogram Line, here are a few photos, courtesy of Integrity Toys.
Aren’t they fantastic?! They have attitude, couture clothing, and that “je ne sais quoi” !
Of special note- that white paneled backdrop that you see these gorgeous gals photographed against? – I did that ! Yes, I occassionally do some commission work for Intgerity which delights me to no end, as you can imagine! You may have seen my previous work displayed with the Poppy Parker Line or Nu Face dolls. Ah, there’s nothing like a 3 dimensional room that makes a doll come to life!
So, after viewing the Monograms,reading about my pure delight in them, and how I go on and on about their perfect modeling ability, if you decide that’s a route you’d like to take in your doll collecting, don’t blame me! I’m a grown woman – You’d think I’d know better !
The arrival of two new Monograms ( I know, you’re thinking TWO MORE?) brought the opportunity for a photo session. Usually I pull out all the stops by setting up a new room, or debuting new furniture designs.
While scouting around my work room for a background I came across an illustration I did a few years ago in my “Tressy period”. Many of you may not know that I have illustration talents, so here you have it. Yup, add that to the list of hats I wear. I thought it would be fun to photograph these new gals with an illustration rather than 3D objects.
And Brilliance, with her “hair” down, wearing another tailor-made Hilda fashion. Who knew purple could look so good?
What’s nice about a room setting back drop, is the fact that you don’t have to have other props to get some really good snaps. OR, you could add just a piece or two for a more dimensional look. Maybe a chair, or a table with a lamp. I think illustrated back drops add a little mystery to the composition. It might raise awareness when you look at the photo, as in – What’s going on in the background? Or – What else might there be to the place where she lives?
Colorful and fun, illustrated backdrops do more than fill space. They put your dolls in a world of their own. They make your displays come to life !
Where does YOUR doll Live?
Bellissima*Couture clothing: www.bellissima-couture.com
You know how ripples in a pond work, or how fast news can spread by- “word of mouth”, or how easily one thing can be connected to another( kinda like the Kevin Bacon game)? Well, I just received a news bulletin from a terrific source for glorious fabrics called The Silk Baron. In the bulletin, among the sales and new items available, was none other than one of MY PHOTOS! It shows how I use the fabrics I purchase from them. This news bulletin goes out to all of their customers, which I think is pretty neat! Here’s the photo:
The Silk Baron offers oodles of delicious fabrics in an assortment of colors and textures. For those looking for quality and uniqueness you can visit The Silk Baron at: www.silkbaron.com
Thought you might enjoy knowing that “Welcome Home” is seen and appreciated just as much in the mainstream as well as the dollworld. This makes me very happy, indeed!