Thinking ahead to the meet-up I decided to repaint Pirouette Zinna now rather than later. That green and yellow eye makeup had to go. Unfortunately, so did the rest of it. I know from experience that it's impossible for me to remove only part of a face-up. I end up with a telltale line where the repair begins and ends. So it all came off. I'm pleased with the result, which is softer and younger looking than the original. Seeing as I want Raissa (Pirouette) to be Oksana's younger sister, this was essential. My photo doesn't show the violet and silver color scheme to advantage. The violet is there, but understated.
|Pirouette Zinna -- before|
|Pirouette Zinna -- after|
While I was at it, I decided Moosehilda's (Doll Chateau Ada) antlers could use a new look. Originally I colored them yellow shading to brown nearest the head. A few months ago I added small sakura blossoms front and back. It was a good idea that suffered from poor execution. She kept looking at me as if to say, "You're sending me out into the world looking like this?" So I changed my color scheme to blue with a bit of violet and green swirled into the color, plus white dots with a couple of gemstones added for fun. "Yes!" said Moosehilda. "Now some new clothes, please."
|Moosehilda with sakura blossoms|
|Moosehilda with blue antlers (before gemstones)|
It took me a while to design a panty that would cover her cute little butt while accommodating four legs. After a few false starts I decided to fit the panty to her butt and two rear legs only. Her top/dress covers the front. I added leg warmers to all four legs, not that she needs the warmth this time of year. Her antlers are so showy that she really doesn't need a wig. And done! I think this is the cutest she has looked since I got her. Best of all, she thinks so, too. (And yes, the uneven placement of the gemstones was intentional.)
|Moosehilda -- all done|
|Moosehilda -- back view|
I expect to post again this week so I can introduce Maxima Suntan Zinna (Black). I still can't believe she's almost here. It seems like only yesterday I ordered her. Watch this space!
Edited on Monday, August 3rd to add that Maxima Suntan Zinna is out for delivery. Yay!