Friday, May 30, 2008

Nice Work If You Can Get It

The man who only live for making money
Lives a life that isn't necessarily sunny;
Likewise the man who works for fame --
There's no guarantee that time won't erase his name

The fact is, the only work that really brings enjoyment
Is the kind that is for girl and boy meant.
Fall in love -- you won't regret it.
That's the best work of all -- if you can get it.
Holding hands at midnight
'Neath a starry sky...

Oh that is nice work if you can get it.
And you can get it -- if you try.
Strolling with the one girl
Sighing sigh after sigh...
Oh nice work if you can get it.
And you can get it -- if you try.
Just imagine someone
Waiting at the cottage door.
Where two hearts become one...
Who could ask for anything more?
Loving one who loves you,
And then taking that vow...
Nice work if you can get it,
And if you get it --

Won't you tell me how?

Song by George and Ira Gerswhin


Long Time No See: Hana Soah

The other day I took my very first BJD Hana Soah (Elfdoll Soah) out for a photoshoot at Washington Park in Denver. Looking at this girl through my camera lens reminded me of how much I love her eyes, her shape, her resin, her face... So, even though she is not photographed nearly as much as my newer kids, she is not loved any less than the others.

I remember when I first saw her-- she was photographed in her prototype form which was this simple damp-looking gray clay. I fell so madly in love with that sculpt and I knew that she was going to be my very first BJD.

I've had a lot of ups and downs with this doll, but in the end I can never even think of parting with her. As imperfect as she may be, she remains a much beloved member of my BJD family.