On Our Own 03: Fern’s Story

***** Fern is now my official representative in the 1/4 scale dolls. I love Willow's quiet grace, but I am neither quiet or graceful. I love Olive's take charge spirit, but that's not me either. Fern, little as she is, is someone I completely understand. Which is why I knew, when she was sad and... Continue Reading →

Suggesting Motion with Still Life: Photographing Dolls

One of the hardest parts of creating an action adventure with dolls is that they're, by nature, immobile. And, often, somewhat difficult to pose. So, how do you get them to look like they're moving? I mostly start with seeing if I can just get them to stand in an action-like pose, which works better... Continue Reading →

Playing with dolls, again

It's seems an odd reminder to someone whose hobby is photographing and creating stories around dolls, but I seem to have forgotten all about playing with the little things. I got so caught up in the posing and the photographing and the photoshopping and the layout that I'd entirely forgotten the magic at the center... Continue Reading →

In the Pictures 03: The Chase

***** This episode marks the first time I can recall when I completely ran out of inspiration. The girls sat for weeks on my desk, with no clarity at all on what they were going to do. It was the delivery of a little felted cat that broke the dam - the episode just fell... Continue Reading →

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