September 21, 2014
anole, my twinn
My little friend was back on the window screen over the computer table today. The other day he caught and carried a bug from the bushes up onto the screen, but then he let the bug drop–maybe it didn’t taste good. No bugs today though.
Since I retired this summer I’ve been clearing out closets and cabinets and decreasing my collection of dolls and associated items. The process is slowly moving along. Today I was working on photographing some kittens from the My Twinn company. These kittens have armatures like the My Twinn 23 inch dolls, making it easy to pose them in different positions, and I wanted to show some of the positions they could hold. This is the large calico kitten, about a foot long from nose to tail tip. First, lying down.
And kitten playing with a ball.
September 6, 2014
anole, dolls, my twinn
Rain poured down all morning, and finally cleared up in the afternoon. While it rained this morning I was photographing some of my My Twinn dolls indoors. This is one of the 23 inch dolls–she has a cloth body with an armature, and vinyl head, lower arms and lower legs. Her face mold is called Allison and she has a mischievous, impish expression. She has long brown hair, bright green eyes, and freckles.
These dolls stand easily by themselves–the armature in their bodies makes them easy to pose.
Here’s another My Twinn girl, one of the newer 18 inch size dolls. These smaller dolls don’t have an armature–the vinyl head, arms and legs are jointed onto a cloth body. This girl’s face mold is Denika and she has dark brown textured hair, green/brown eyes, and brown skin. She’s a sweet little girl.
I noticed a pair of anoles on the pool steps this afternoon when the sun came out. I took the camera out and saw that the anoles were mating. I took a few photos before they separated and ran off.
Another anole, a female, hiding down in a bougainvillea plant.
August 30, 2014
dolls, my twinn
A busy day today and I didn’t get a chance to pick up the camera until this evening, so this is one of my newer dolls. She is one of the new 18 inch dolls from My Twinn. The older My Twinn dolls are larger, 23 inches tall, and have an armature that allows them to pose in many positions. This smaller doll has a cloth body and full vinyl arms and legs like American Girl dolls, with no armature. There are many different faces to choose from and many skin, eye, and hair colors. This little girl has the Berkeley face mold with fair skin, green/brown eyes, and long ash blonde hair. She is different from the bigger dolls but very sweet in her own way.
August 11, 2014
birds, dolls, mockingbird, my twinn
It rained most of the day today and I didn’t go out in the yard for photos. I’m continuing to feel somewhat better than I did over the weekend, but still not great, so it was just as well that I stayed inside. From the front window I saw this wet mockingbird sitting on a wire.
I haven’t had any doll photos in awhile. Here is my newest boy, an 18 inch My Twinn doll. My Twinn made larger 23 inch dolls for years, and I have many of them in my collection. Recently they started producing a smaller doll using scaled-down versions of many of their face molds for the big dolls. I wasn’t sure I liked the idea of a smaller doll, especially since it didn’t have an armature that allowed the doll to pose in many positions like the 23 inch dolls. But during a sale on 18 inch dolls last month this red-headed little boy caught my eye and I bought him. He turned out to be much nicer than I expected and I really do like him very much. He has a smaller version of the Catherine face mold with red hair and brown eyes, and I added some freckles. I liked him so much that I got a couple more of these 18 inch dolls during another sale this month. They should be arriving on Wednesday and I hope I like them as much as I like this boy! In this photo the lighting makes his hair color look like a brighter, more carrot-red shade than it actually is–it’s really a more subdued medium red.
April 12, 2014
dolls, my twinn
One of my My Twinn boys is featured today. This boy has the discontinued Whitney face mold. He is an all-Denver doll, made when My Twinn was located in Denver and producing some of their best quality dolls. He came to me as a girl but I felt this face mold looked more like a boy, so I painted freckles and gave him this light red wig. He has very fair 01 skin color and nice Denver blue eyes. I think his glasses suit him.
February 11, 2014
dolls, my twinn
A long, chilly, damp day today, and just one indoor photo with no flash and custom white balance. Here’s another My Twinn doll with yet another Asian face mold–My Twinn has had seven different Asian faces if I’m remembering correctly. This little girl has the Tamsen face, and she was one of my first few Twinn dolls and my first Asian Twinn. I happened to spot her in an upload of assorted dolls on the My Twinn website, and I ordered quickly enough to get her. She’s an all-Denver girl with fair skin, dark brown hair, and dark brown eyes.
February 5, 2014
dolls, my twinn
Another long day at work so just one indoor photo tonight. I’ve posted a few of my Asian My Twinn dolls recently, and here’s another one. This boy has the Pearl face mold, with tan skin, dark brown hair, and dark brown eyes. He is one of my few Twinns with head and body both made in the Virginia era of the My Twinn company. I prefer the quality of the older Denver era dolls, but this boy’s vinyl is very nice. I removed the eyes he came with and gave him some better quality eyes that are comparable to Denver eyes, and I also replaced his wig. I was surprised at how well he turned out! I used a custom white balance and no flash for the photo.