I think too much sometimes - it can be hard to switch the brain off - it wakes me in the early hours of the morning and all the various things that worry/bother me come into full swing.
I think dolls can become a serious addiction problem - especially when you are part of various groups and people are showing off (in a nice way) their new purchases etc... or you spot another doll you didn't know about, or hanker after. Before you know it your resolutions and convictions have come crashing to the ground and you have added more dolls to your collection!
This certainly happens to me.
Does it happen to you?
Am I the only one who finds it difficult to resist? Especially in times of 'hurts, need, stress or worry'. (I also wonder if it can be a form of depression that causes this. Not full blown depression where you lose interest in everything, but the more insidious slightly below the surface form...that makes you search for something, but not sure what.) This of course then goes on to form a vicious circle and if you are like me, you then worry about the fact you have spent money that could be better spent else where, or worse still, spent money that you don't really have to spend!
What happened to my 'no buying dolls in 2016, unless:
1. on my wish list and
2. have the funds to do so?!
I failed pretty much immediately!
In the course of 24 days I careered completely out of control and EIGHT dolls have arrived! Not counting my little AI doll who was ordered at the very end of last year.
This really is quite ridiculous!
How does one break this cycle I wonder?
Quit all doll groups in order to resist the temptation?
No good saying I am strong enough to resist - it is quite obvious I am not!
But clearly something needs to be done!
Anyway, trying to force my focus elsewhere in the form of photography and dolls, I am going to do a serious of photographs 'Lost, Forgotten & Abandoned'
This was my first. This one I took in colour and then changed in the photo editor.
This photo I shot in black and white.
This was the second I took a few days later, again using the black and white setting on my camera - interesting to note that unconsciously I placed both dolls down in pretty much a similar position - I hadn't intended on doing so, but only noticed just now as I was posting the photos.
I might try a less fragile doll next so that I can literally 'drop' the doll into position.
Next something I have been wanting to do for a long time but never 'got round to it'
A box brownie camera, my eldest son's very first violin, my husband's well loved teddy bear. a couple of antique/vintage grodnertal dolls and my grandmother's teddy.