I started this with the intention of taking progress pics, but I had to keep stopping and starting over several days so I ended up forgetting to set up the camera! Sadly you get only one WIP and then BOOM, done lol. But then again it's probably a blessing in disguise as I had forgotten to set my white balance so he's a funky colour in that WIP shot.

Anyway, nothing very exciting for his faceup, just a regular natural look. I ended up liking the grey mohawk on him so much that I matched his faceup to it. I'm still not sure if he'll keep the mohawk but I've definitely settled on the grey, salt n pepper colouring. Also I still have some of that hair left and might be able to make another wig.

*Doll nudity Warning*

My 5th Motif Venitu arrived yesterday and I have to say that, despite all my concerns that he might be too big and cumbersome, I absolutely love him! He is an amazing doll, the sculpting is gorgeous, and he even came pre-sueded! I'm so impressed!

I haven't had a lot of experience with larger dolls, and definitely not at this size - he stands around 70cm tall - so I was really concerned that I might end up hating him straight out of the box like the Feeple65 Lora that I ordered a few years ago. She lasted all of 24 hours in my house. She was just too big and difficult to move around. It's funny because the F65 ladies are smaller than the Venitu.

He's a great poser, he moves smoothly and has a good sturdiness about him. He holds his positions very well but the best thing is that he's easy to position, I don't feel I'm having to fight to get him to do a thing. He poses better than my 50cm Souldoll Vito and is easier to maneuver despite being a fair chunk bigger. Of course he's still a heavy bugger and won't ever match the ease of a light little minifee.

I was so surprised that he came sueded, I wasn't expecting that, no doubt that's a big reason why he poses so nicely. The sueding in his shoulders and thigh sockets is different, he has these little grooves that have pieces of silicone placed in them. It works well but I'm afraid of losing them as I've had one pop out already.

He came with his gesture hands, as well as the paddle hands for changing clothes. The hands are so beautiful, I'm really looking forward to painting them.

Now I just have to get a face and wig done - he's borrowing my Asa's mohawk wig at the moment as it's the only thing I can get on him. Though I've got to say, the longer he wears it the more it grows on me.

Opening for new commissions 

Saturday 27th June

9.00am GMT -5 (USA Central Time)

There will be 6 Custom faceups and 5 Carte Blanche Faceups available.

You can now add your eyelash upgrade to the cart. Next month I hope to provide faceup protectors but I am still waiting on their arrival.

There are no more deposits, all faceups are now paid in full up front. Any extra services such as sanding, tattoos, etc will be added on with the return shipping fee once the commission is finished.

Prices have increased a little, you can find the new price list {HERE}

Now blushing hands and feet! Travel {HERE} for more info. 

You can now click "Commission Shop" to find my Big Cartel shop.

For information regarding Carte Blanche Faceups go {HERE}


Confirming Your Slot
I'm going to email everyone to confirm their commission and give out my shipping address. I'll be using the email you list on the commission form so be sure to fill that out after purchasing a slot. There will be a link to the form in the Big Cartel confirmation email you receive once you've purchased your slot/s.

♥ Please be sure to have your heads on hand and ready to ship. You can find the price list {HERE} and the FAQ{HERE}.

♥ Please note I currently only take commissions for resin dolls, I'm not currently accepting work on Azone/DD/Monster High/Blythe/Barbie/Pullip etc

Important info regarding international packages: 
I'll now be shipping all the international stuff at one time, once a month. If you're overseas and you'd like me to work on your doll please be willing to wait to have your doll shipped back to you. Your patience with this would be really helpful. *USA commissions won't be affected as the domestic mail is collected by USPS so it'll be business as usual, heads shipped as they're completed for USA shipping.

Working Out the Time
Please use this clock to see my current local time in Louisiana. Hopefully this will help you figure out the time difference. You are looking at the first clock on the page. The one labelled GMT -5. If you are in the USA this is USA Central time. And here is a hand-dandy Time Zone Calculator where you can punch in my time and convert it into your time.

If you've been following my Instagram you'll know that I've spent the last week wandering around Yellowstone National Park. It was an amazing trip and I'd love to go back again. Maybe in winter, it must be stunning covered in snow and I'd love the snowy photo opportunities.

We also went to Grand Teton and did some rafting which was fun, such amazing views!

Here's are some of my photos. If you haven't been I'd highly recommend visiting if you ever get the chance, especially Grand Teton as those glaciers have a lot less snow/ice on them these days due to climate change.

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