I've been lurking for a while, and doing a little exploring, but I thought I should introduce myself.
I'm Alison in sunny southern California, and I'm the editor of the Fashion Doll Review. I collect BJDs--Peak's Woods are my obsessions--Tonner, fashion resin (I adore JAMIEshow), Steffie faced Barbies, and vintage Barbie.
The past year has been a busy one--our youngest (of four kids) has started school, and I've taken it to publish some books, including Ball-Jointed Dolls for Beginners, which was finished in the summer of last year.
This summer, I also finished two additional photo-heavy books, one a reference book on Steffie, called Steffie: Out of the Box, and another more artsy book, called Alice: Out of the Box. I've currently got two more in progress, and I try to write a little each day.
I've been working on my photography skills and stumbled across George Gonzales' photo tips. My worst problem is spending time on set up--it never fails that I'll get a bunch of photos, and my model's hair will be out of place. Or, the photo bomb. Like this one, in which my helpers crash the photo:
Isn't that hilarious?
Anyway, I love what I've seen of this group so far, and I can't wait to see more!