I don’t feel like going into WHAT is Blythe right now so I’ll start with what my fascination with “her” is.
I remember a website I used to go to back in 1997 and the girl was talking about this “cool, weird” doll she got on ebay for $15. It was a Blythe. Looking back, I kick myself for not cashing in on this deal back then.
When the book “This is Blythe” came out, my roommate at the time bought it. I bought my own copy because I got more and more enamored with Blythe’s weird little face. I decided to splurge on my own original Blythe from ebay. I got one for $100. And like a dummy, I then sold it on ebay a couple years later for $500.
I bought a few of the Takara Blythes in 2002 and 2003 and then sold those, too. Looking back, I’m not really that sad I did. I needed the money and I had no good way to display them. I also realized that the stock Blythes were sort of boring to me. I was (and still am) more interested in the customized Blythe dolls.
Since I can’t afford to buy the really awesome ones from professional doll artists, I want to make my own.
And since I can’t afford to buy the Takara Blythes, I was thrilled to stumble upon the new fake Blythes being sold on ebay. They’re nearly the same and way, way cheaper.
So, this Tumblr is devoted to the upcoming custom works I will be doing. I’m super excited.