Last year Sunday, November 16th was the first ever "I support BJD Artist" day and this event is hold this year too, today on November 22nd!! The idea is to take a picture of your doll with a little message of support to show appreciation for the original BJD artists! You could post this photo anywhere on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, DeviantArt, Flickr) with the tag #proBjdArtists :) I took a picture for last year's event too, my blog post about it can be found here !
I thought for a while which doll I'd take the picture of and the decision was quite easy in the end - I chose my dream girl Gwynithia, Soom Cuprit in bronze skin, who I managed to get thanks to Soom releasing her in this beautiful skin color ♥ Getting her had been my dream for quite a while and I was absolutely thrilled when Soom responded to the demands and made her~ The idea of just buying a recast never even crossed my mind, I would never be able to enjoy my doll, if it was a recast >.< It wouldn't be the doll that I dreamed of. Even if Soom had never made her in tan skin, I would've rather been without the doll than bought it as a recast. No matter how much a person wants to own something, it doesn't justify turning to illegal copies as a solution. There are only excuses to buy recasts, not any good reasons.
With Sarg's permission, I'm also sharing the picture that she took. The doll in the photo is her grey Soom Hyperon, named Diaval, who is a similar doll to Sarg as Gwyn is to me - a holy grail doll ♥
Me and Sarg have often send thank you messages to the companies with photos of the dolls that we got from them. We always feel so grateful to them, since without their hard work none of these beautiful sculpts would exist. This recently got us wondering - what about recast owners? Would they have the heart to send a photo of their recast to the original sculptor and tell them why they felt like they have the right to buy an illegal recast and be happy about something that has been stolen? o_o
More photos submitted to this project can be found from ProBJDArtists Tumblr and of course under the #proBjdArtist tag on different websites and social media~