Photos first published in CoverDoll 12 December 2014
The publishing of this series mixes up my timeline for the Narratives. But this is somewhat inevitable. As you may have noticed, yesterday have I
published the Christmas series of last year (2013) , which indicates that I am a year behind in publishing. Having a monthly blog for Stellai on CoverDoll and a
quite active Facebook life for her as well, there is a lot of stories and photos to be uploaded here. But that takes more time that I now can spare. And
the new Christmas (2014) series are such that I really need to give priority to that. The series has become
so much extensive (67 photos) that I have decided to cut the publishing in two.
Other than you might expect I start with the second part of the series. This because it includes our Christmas card of this year.
New is the use of GIF animations. This means that the photos that you see are in fact slideshows. The interval is set on 2 seconds and in the left corner you
can see the progress of the slideshow. Below each slideshow I have added the links to the photos in jpg, because the quality of GIF animation really is
The text is a copy of Stellai's blog in CoverDoll of this month (December 2014).
The images below are animations, so please wait until they cycle through the scene.
As mentioned in my previous report( in CoverDolls edition of November, later to be published here),
I has spend the last few weeks working to realize a more cheerful blog that the gloomy report I had to offer last time. I am most happy to report that I
almost fully succeeded, except of a few minor set-backs. But that was pretty much to be foreseen. Working with Koen always comes with set-backs. He will
never cease to amaze me about the amount of uproar he can make over futilities Usually caused by his own doing ( or the lack of it! ). Also at some point
he always wants me to terminate my project. But for that kind of occasion I have a special container with lubricant to create some tears in my eyes.
Learned that trick from his daughters
Being an excellent photographer myself , I thought it to be a great idea to treat you with a personally made Christmas card photo.
Now, obviously I had no intention to trick you with the kind of simple Christmas card photos that Koen made of me during the last few years. Though
I must admit that his scenery of last years Christmas photo shoot ( Strawberry, Stellai?) was somewhat impressive. Though
the pieces of fruit for that had been donated, of course! The thought of spending money himself...the horror! He did however make an effort to create a
special Christmas dress. I was not my kind of dress, but...
Anyway, I wanted to keep it simple this month. As we all know that beauty is in simplicity. So the basic idea was to present to you this month one
photo. One plain, simple, but beautiful Christmas card photo. Specially made for you by me. But alas! A few amongst us thrive on making life complex
Koen had decided to make photos of the whole process of me and Rosaleintje preparing and making the Christmas card photo and he has talked with my boss
behind my back to get them published here (in CoverDoll) I know this because yesterday my boss told me that Koens photo series became better and better due to some
liquid he referred to a ‘special blended malt whiskey’. Now this must really be some kind of magical computer screen cleaning fluid if it can make Koens
snapshots look like quality pictures So, unless you want to wrestle yourself through a shit load of crappy snapshots in this article, I suggest you now
first clean your computer screen with some of that special blended malt whiskey liquid before you start watching the photos If you do not have that some
of that ‘special blended malt whiskey liquid’, but only normal computer cleaning fluid, then please accept my apologies for the photos. The only comfort
I can offer that there is fortunately one properly made photo And before you start to point to the photo above, let me assure you, that is not the one
That is in fact the most disastrous snapshot ever made by Koen. One he NEVER should have made!
The images below are gif animations. I have plead for you to Koen to speed them up, but he would not have it.
He mumbled something about giving you time to study them. As if anybody would ever even consider doing that!
For the few amongst you that tend to agree that these pics are worth of studying, you can click on the numbers below the slideshows.
There you can see them in much better quality. And please do take a look there. I have a made a bet with Koen that my report alone will generate more hits
than all hits to all of his snapshots together. This may seem an awkward call to you, but I am trying to make it a little less obvious
winning for me. LOL
The benefits of a workshop like we have, is that it is loaded with stuff . You name it, we have it! Of course it is a bit of a pity that most of
the stuff is giant size, but otherwise it is doll heaven for handy dolls like me. So when Koen finally was satisfied in fulfilling his cleaning urge,
I instantly moved on to the next part of my plan. This included the use of the old world map in Koens office. As I expected Koen instantly started to
protest. But once I had explained my plan, he gave in, even before I had reached for my containers with lubricant tears. I am still not sure whether
is was to avoid damage to his precious map or if he actually liked my plan, but fact is that the making of the scenery was done in a blink of an eye
The weak spot in my plan – there always is a weak spot in a plan – was Rosaleintje. She is a gorgeous looking ScoonimDoll, state of the art, fully
equiped and sexy looking especially in that Christmas babe outfit that I personally had made for her. And without a doubt she is the most fearless
ScoonimDoll I ever have trained . She has a lot of nerves. A bit too much if you ask me. Up to being completely reckless . So, perfect for the little
job I had in mind for her. But fact is that she is still a trainee, new and very much inexperienced . Even though I had made sure to have the biggest
and softest giants pillow of our house for her to land on I had to keep in mind that she would not go for a second round if anything should fail. You
cannot see it on photo, but I have spend a huge amount of time instructing her for the jump with the scooter.
Now please read again the last line of my introduction of this article. And then watch the series below. I hope you then understand why the photo
on top never should have been made . If Koen would not have interfered, yelling to Rosaleintje to look and wave to him too, this never would have
happened. I know that Koen and I share the same brain. But clearly I got the more sensible half!
To make this photo nr 3 (e017) even more awkward Koen has added strings to it . As if Rosaleintje would in fact be just a puppet, hanging in the air
when he made the photo. You know I love the guy, but sometimes Koens sense of humour is totally inappropriate
How it is possible I still do not understand, but Rosaleintje survived her fall without even a single scratch . As if she had been carefully planted
in that bucket. Ridiculous of course, because the images speak for themselves .
Well, that all for now folks. I have go, because there is some giant gnat with a beard and spectacles buzzing around my head , complaining over a
mess in a workshop. It seems I have to do some cleaning up
I wish you all very pleasant celebrations and I hope you will all watch over one another. Especially watch over the MBs because they tend to get
emotional during this period of the year and tend to fill themselves up with more food stuff and liquids than they can contain .