Audrey continues to enchant me. She sits by my laptop and plays away the time. Gets into everything she can.
So this morning, I decided to pick up another doll….any doll, just because I was feeling neglectful with my Audrey mania. It was still dark in our room early this morning, so I sat for a few minutes, in the dark, staring at the sofa and suddenly just reached out for Sophie (aka Allina).
I went into the front room and tried to get her to stand. It was not working. I had noticed this before, before we packed and moved. Was it her stringing that had loosened? Did she need sueding in the joints? I tried to figure out what was causing this flop over when standing and figured it must be her heavy hair. I went back and got Evie and Jollyann and played wig swap. Husband winced as I peeled wigs off, but someone has to do it.
The dark wig was on Sophie (right), the blonde wig was on Evie (middle)and so I swapped them and found that the blonde was thinner and more light weight and better suited to Sophie. The black hair was dense and heavy and more suited to Jollyann’s big head. So Evie played for awhile with a few wigs in the bag (I have so few now) but with her waif like looks the wild red hair does seem to suit her best. They are not glued down yet, I am going to get a feel for it throughout the day, so they are sitting and being observed. I wonder if dolls get creeped out when we just stare at them? lol.
These three girls could not be more different from each other. I am enjoying that for a change. The differences, in their skin, hair, eyes, size and build. As I look at the wigs, I see how the differences in being delicate or fine textured and being more hardy and bulky can be reflected in the overall look. The black wig is human hair and is the most luxurious and shiny, thick and bouncy wig that I have. It was too overwhelming for Sophie, who seems to be graced by blonde hair (she originally had a flax wig in soft blonde, which I still have). So now she looks like Allina again. I smiled, because that name Sophie seems to go with the wig and I would not be surprised if I start calling Jollyann, Sophie. lol.
I have noticed that I feel like I am becoming more aware of each of the doll’s individual presence. Instead of the way it use to be; making do with wigs, eyes and clothes before we get back on the truck, I now like to watch and see what seems to fall into a rightful place. I have the time to do it now. I am practicing mindfulness in other area’s in my life and so it seems appropriate to let it continue on in the dolly realm. There is no hurry for anything, I don’t know why it feels like I must make decisions about them all the time.
I guess I still have this urgent sense of impending travel constantly nagging me. Husband has this next week off from work and wants to go see Glasgow and I cringe at the thought. I love to explore, but not now, I am so sick of traveling!