Filed under: Musings
I do not often take dolls out for photos in public. This is a rare event for me. I’ll do it at Blythe meets (safety in numbers with other dolly enthusiasts!) or if I’m in a secluded enough area where there aren’t people around (e.g. when I’m out for a hike with my sister and we’re the only ones on the trail). I don’t like drawing attention to myself and genuinely avoid taking a doll out in public where people might see because I don’t like it when people are looking at me. But I went out yesterday (with my sister) to a tulip festival and I brought along a Blythe…. And I actually took her out for photos despite there being people around (other attendees, the workers).
And yes, some people stared at me (and Prim). There were some children who made comments (one little girl got very upset and told her mom “She got to bring her dolly!” while pointing directly at me). No teenagers or adults made any comments, at least not directly to me, beyond an older woman who commented on how ‘darling’ the dress was that Prim was wearing. It might seem a little thing to anyone who’s been in the hobby for a while and routinely pulls their doll out for photos wherever they go, but this a big step for me – and I’ve been in the hobby since 2009 so it’s been a long time coming!
Primrose’s wearing: dress/Endangered Sissy.