And here's part two of my #probjdartistsday post. Here's a few special moments these dolls have given me. It was so hard picking just nine!
First is the very first time I saw a BJD in person, when Haru arrived. This is still one of my favorite photos to this day. I'd been so nervous, so scared I'd made a mistake, but the moment I opened her carrying bag and saw that, I was in love. She's been very dear to me ever since.
The first Christmas photo with Teiwa and Haru, who was called Rain at the time. Look how bad I was at... Everything, haha. Still my girls made me very happy.
The first time I took a doll along with me on a trip. I took so many photos of Tei in São Paulo!
Saga's arrival. This girl was the first doll I'd wanted upon deciding I was going to join the hobby officially but missed out on her sales period, and then when she was re-released I had to go through so much trouble to get her here (there's a reason why her name is Saga), but she's very special.
Pinguinho! This little drop of cuteness never fails to cheer me up. Like Saga, I missed out on his sales period (by a day!), but the artist allowed me to join anyway and I'm so grateful.
Pinguinho's adventure with me in the US. This trip was very important to me, it was my first trip 100% on my own and I stayed at a friend's place for nearly a month. We had so much fun together and I'm so happy I was able to take Pinguinho along and do a little travel log with him.
Loki right after I finished his wig. He's my first (human) boy and that was my very first attempt at making a doll wig ever. I learned a lot from it and look forward to my future tries! Loki is also my most customized doll so I have a lot of people to thank for him.
Last but not least, my very first time attempting the triathlon for DoA's anniversary event. It was a lot of hard work but so worth it. I didn't come anywhere near winning, but the process was still so much fun and now Tei has that gorgeous dress and staff to show for it.
There are so many more moments that are special in my heart that have only been possible because of these dolls and the artists, but I had to pick 9. So thank you artists for all the moments you've given me!