Moving!

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Sorry I haven’t been around to post! I’ve been packing up my stuff in boxes and preparing to move! It will be a two day drive… at the speed of snails, it seems.  I’ll see you all soon!

The Gatekeeper – Back at it.

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I do my best writing in the fall and winter, when my seasonal depression kicks in and fuels my darker (and more angsty) stories. I’ve been writing a trilogy for… I don’t know, the past… eleven years or so. You know that phrase, “If you don’t write it, it won’t get published?”. Blargh. I keep rewriting. Regardless, I had an artist that was doing the image plates for me. Cover, and chapter by chapter. But that was years ago, and though I paid her we’ve lost contact. I’m seeking out artists to do this for me. Please shoot me a message (just reply) and we’ll get into contact. I don’t think that I intend to ever publish this book on paper, but I do intend to finish it up and make it into an e-book that can be downloaded and read via the internet, Kindle, Nook, etc. The reason I don’t intend to publish it is over controversial material inside it’s pages. It didn’t start that way, but the story will tell itself the way it wants. I will be opening a small page shortly that will allow excerpts to be read, art to be viewed, and so on. I have a collection of art that I’ve done over the years, as well as that of other artists, for my book, specifically. I also have a handful of art that I’ve collected across the internet that’s relative to my work.

Toy Fair 2013

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I would like to announce that I went myself! But alas, I did not. However, thanks to the internet, I got a sneak peek just like you can. Follow the link below! There are updates about new Monster High dolls, My Little Pony, Transformers and more, not limited to Square Enix and Assassin’s Creed figures and accessories to be released this year. There’s also headlines about the new Skylanders game coming out this fall, ‘Swap Force’, where one can change the pieces of their figure and alter the avatar in game.

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I’m not really one for dolls that build off another empire. These have been recently released, and when I did find them in the store my immediate reaction was, ew, Monster High ripoff. But… I want a viking doll for my collection! Siiiiiiigh.

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Check out the new hairdoos for this coming year. Looks like there will be lots of curls and fluff!

http://www.insidethemagic.net/2013/02/best-of-toy-fair-2013-flying-fairies-swapping-skylanders-tubular-turtles-and-plenty-of-ponies-among-our-favorites/

 

Skelita Calaveras

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My newest addition to the ever-expanding crew! I was so excited to find her, she’s one of my favorite Monster High dolls because of her details and her beauty. Her entire body is indeed formed and shaped just like a skeleton, right down to her spine. She’s on my list to customize, though I’m not going to alter her face. I intend to add more color to her arms and legs, perhaps her rib-cage, and add a bit of shading and highlights. I didn’t take the picture above, even though I tend to photograph my toys. Her face is just stunning.

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Finished Project! Custom Skylander, Gill Grunt

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I’m on a roll! Well, not really. Gill Grunt has been finished for several months now. I just hadn’t taken his picture or featured him just yet. But today I took the plunge and placed him for sale on e-bay. Regardless of how much he sells for, it will be the first custom figure I’ve ever sold to a stranger! I’m very proud today. The listing is here, for those interested: http://www.ebay.com/itm/170998459670?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Happy bidding!

 

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Completed Project! OOAK Bloom Doll

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Woo! She looks great, the photos don’t do her any justice. I worked for quite awhile to get her just right. Her costume is sewn by hand and from scratch, from a pattern of my own design. I used Swarovski Elements and crystals to accent her costume, including the large crystal heart at her breast. Her face and makeup are custom-finished, and all of her accessories have been painted to match. Even her shoes! Her wings were originally going to be of my own design, but I popped the Speedix pack on her to see how she looked, and I loved it just like that. She has a stand, though it isn’t made for her. It just happened to be the only stand I had on hand at the time. I’m considering selling her… But I’m so attached!

Good Weekend!

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Limited edition Bloom dolls were released to specific Wal-mart stores on the 24th. They come in flats of about twelve or so, and have their own shelving unit for display. If you’re seeking them out, you won’t find her with the other Winx dolls, but on their own cardboard shelving either in the middle isle or in the back. I picked up two, even though they run $29.99 at retail. One is to stay in her box, and the other… Well, I might sell her. I haven’t reached that bridge yet.

Full_Alice_in_LalaloopsylandI also found Alice, who I was very excited about. I’ve placed her on e-bay, but if she doesn’t sell I might just keep her and shave off the money I spent on her from next week’s toy budget. I love Alice in Wonderland, after all!

Current Project: Red

Scarlet-Riding-Hood-e1347042453162I’ve been looking for Scarlet Riding Hood everywhere, but I didn’t want to pay so much for her on e-bay. I finally found her tucked way back on a bottom shelf at K-mart, and I snatched her up–even though they charge more than anyone else. I’ve begun work on her shoes so far, and I will be painting them to resemble red converse, perhaps with glitter on the toes. I’m also going to alter her dress, and make her a proper cape.

53872_b_new900The stitches will be the toughest part, I think.

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I’d like to do the cape something like this. Her head is pretty big, so we’ll see how it goes. For the dress, I think I’m just going to add a few layers of lace and tulle, and perhaps some ribbon.