I’ve neglected my beloved blog once again. But really, October was hell. Earlier in the month I gave up on going to Tokyo for Doll Show 26 because of bad finances, then all of a sudden I could afford it, but had about 10 days left to prepare. Add to that having to make rent, a million bills to pay, studying japanese, and you can imagine my state. But anyhow, I did survive and it was well worth it, as it always is. I’m still in Tokyo now, having a wonderful time.
The Doll show was this past Sunday and it was perhaps the nicest of the three I’ve been in so far. My booth was put together quickly and it was quite simple. I sold three outfits, and they went very well!
I have uploaded lots of pictures on my flickr, so I’ll only post a few selections here.
Two of the offered outfits.
Poupee mecanique Misaki & Amelie with Dylan’s beautiful artwork
Life-size ad! They asked me to sign it. ^_^
And Azone’s display of my girls!
Amazing Korisu factory works
Satomi’s (aka Kitten) lovely booth.
Drawn thread dress, I wish I could have bought it – it sold out immediately of course.
I’m looking forward to Momolita’s new doll, Nano Mau, she’s adorable.
Japanese doll artists are always pushing the standards forward and I must say that I was mostly impressed with the Momoko works I saw. Two of my favourites:
Four leaf clover
As you can probably tell I really need a new camera. This poor Olympus I use is one of the first 4mp cameras that came out, so you can imagine just how old it is. I’m surprised it still works, I have to keep a tripod attachement permanently screwed on to hold the busted battery door closed – poor thing! I have decided not to buy the Olympus EP-1 I was raving about in my last post as it is rumoured that the EP-2 will be out before the end of the year and it will have a viewfinder! So once again, I shall have to put off the much needed upgrade. But hopefully not for too long.
It’s very late here now and I need to go to bed, must take a trip to the post office in the morning and then head to Nakano broadway to meet the lovely Yu-san, of Yu’s cutie dolls. That website is an institution among vintage japanese doll fans, hehe. So more updates tomorrow…