Sometimes I feel like posting but then realize that I don't have an idea in my head! Bad news for someone whose living is dependent upon ideas, but I'm sure something will come to me soon enough. So forgive me if this post is a bit rambly and unfocused - it will be just be one of those "what I'm up to" posts, which I guess is what this blog is all about really.
I have several new dollies on the go, in various states of completion and undress. Some have legs but no clothes, some of dresses but no arms; all are feeling the chill of baldness.
Those with dresses are being quite cruel to the ones still nude; they've taken to sitting on their very own shelf, sneering and making all manner of insensitive remarks about how even old burlap bags would be easier on the eyes than the sight of those naked, knobbly knees. Girls can be so horrible.
But then of course, the problem with hierarchies is no matter who you mistreat to get a leg up, there's always someone else's boot heel above you. My china dolls, all decked out in their finery and full heads of hair think these little bald upstarts are no better than they should be.
They sit on the shelves above and scoff, "We could step on you and make another just like you". I plead for peace but it's every doll for herself. I've caught them kicking one another in ankles, but least I don't have to worry about too much hair-pulling.
Whew - so much drama. Before I break up any more squabbles, I'd like to give a shout out to my friend Kiki, who has just opened her very own Etsy shop. Kiki gives new life to old things by repainting, decorating and personalizing them. Behold this lovely little cabinet - doesn't it look like the perfect place to lock up a bunch of brawling dollies?
Lastly, on a sad note, I'm praying for all the people of Haiti; Montreal has the largest Haitian population outside Haiti, so I'm also thinking of all those here who are grieving. If there are any Canadians reading, here is a web page outlining the government's pledge to match all donations made by Canadians to registered humanitarian charities; this way, in donating whatever amount you can, it's really as if you're giving double the amount. I'm planning to dedicate the proceeds of a sale from my next update to Doctors Without Borders, and I'll be sure to announce which doll it will be ahead of time.