Hello Collective Consciousness
Today I am asking you all a big question.
Can I do both?
When I first started making dolls I made the Bees Knees Art Dolls range, these where all the same body size, with button joints and cotton canvas heads and bodies. They had and still do have hand drawn and painted faces and usually curly wool hair. Some people considered these adorable and some people considered them a little creepy, but I hadn’t intentionally made them that way. But as more people pointed out that my style was a little Burtonesque (yes that is actually a thing now, and rightly so I say) I did start to flow with it.
Now I find myself with two loves;
So, what about my branding and name? Honey Pot Dolls
Can it encapsulate both? Is it to sugary sweet for my macabre side? Should I stick to just one way? If I feel the need to make both do I need to have two brands? Two websites, two Instagram, two Facebook pages, 2 Etsy shops? arrrr I can’t hardly cope with the social media for just one brand.
So when I started this blog post with my request to ask you one big question, you can see that in truth that question can be broken down into many little questions which have been running around in my mind for quite a while .
I would love to hear what you have to say, please do be honest with me.
If you like cute, does the macabre really put you off and stop you following me?
And equally, if you like creepy, do you get fed up with cute pictures of sweet little dolls you would not want anywhere in your home?
Or is there anyone out there like me who actually likes both and wouldn’t even mind a bit of Blythe thrown in just cause they can be adorable to??
Obviously as Halloween draws closer I can get away with posting more photos of that ilk than normal, but I really want to find a way to have both running in harmony, help.
I also want to say a really big thank you to all of you who have and continue to support me through my doll making journey.