I would like to thank you all for your kind encouragements about the DALICIOUS Photo Contest. I hesitated for a long time but once I read your comments, I realized participating in this competition would be a great opportunity to learn :) I bought a new DAL doll just in time to send in my application to Dolly Market. I named her *** SCOUT *** !
I have quite a history with DAL Tweety. I bought a DAL Tweety a few years ago. She was my second DAL after DOTORI (I could no enter Dotori in the contest because her arm is broken :/). Her whimsical outfit and amazing face-up were too cute to resist. And she has orange hair!!! But then I sold her off during a time period in which I resolved to only collect 1:12 scale figures and miniatures and forget about 1:6 scale. My resolve crumbled quickly and I had lost a few dolls in the meantime. I was very sad to had let DAL Tweety go and often regretted this decision. I kept wanting to buy another DAL Tweety after that but her price was always very high so I gave up.
I only have a cheap camera and I my photography skills are terrible but I figured that I never play with my dolls as much as I would like to so this is the perfect opportunity to explore my hobby. I have tons of clothes, furniture, houses and accessories for my dolls but I never really set them up in any interesting diorama. I have always been an admirer of people's photos but not really a doer (if you know what I mean). So this is my chance to have fun too and learn about dolly photography.
I don't know how I'll be able to keep up with the challenge schedule but I hope it will be feasible. I usually have to wait until the kids are asleep to set up any kind of photoshoot. And then I have to take it apart before my baby rips through everything when she wakes up.
I gave my DAL Tweety a name that I love. Scout is inspired by the little girl in To Kill a Mockingbird. She is brave, has a quick temper but has a golden heart beneath that rough exterior. DAL Tweety gave me that fearless vibe about her so it was a matter of seconds to choose a name. Scout is also the name my husband wanted to give our daughter but I rejected that option because it was too tomboyish. I was thinking about how strange it would be if she was named Scout but would become very feminine and into ballet and dolls. Funny enough, she turned out to be a super tomboy (I should have known... with seven boy cousins, it was hard to avoid).
I hope Scout will inspire me to come up with interesting ideas for the Photo contest!
Thank you again for your help! Wish me luck :)