Yay! It's Friday and I have six new dolls to show you. I was inspired to make the fox and deer masks from the cat/bird masks (predator and prey theme) I worked on last time along with having watched Prince of the Alps on PBS a few weeks ago. I'm quite happy with how these turned out! I also switched to a new matte varnish and I like the look and feel and it's much easier to photograph.
I have several more I'm working on (young girls, more portraits, mermaids and a new style of doll that I'm creating and love). I'll be posting those here as well in the next two weeks. Forgive me for not posting much ~ I'm working away on dolls when I'm not busy with the family. Plus I'm trying to work out some trips we're taking soon.
And in case you didn't know, I'm having another Doll Giveaway! One person will get the doll of their choice (perhaps one of these new dolls) or a gift certificate from Du Buh Du Designs. You don't need a blog and it's open to anyone including those overseas! Just go to my previous post here and leave a comment or doll name suggestion. I will hold the drawing a few days before the next update which has yet to be decided on:) Thanks to all of those who have passed along some great name suggestions ~ these six dolls have been given names suggested by you! Have a wonderful weekend :)
p.s. Dont forget to check out LoraJean's blog. She's celebrating her 15oth post with a giveaway as well:)
1. Whenever I take out a cup or glass to use I have to smell the inside first. I'm very sensitive to drinking or eating anything that has the slightest taste of Cascade or Dawn Soap ~ I've thrown out many a beverage due to this problem. 2. When I was a kid and played on my tricycle I use to pretend I was driving up and down streets and I always used my turn signals by clicking my tongue to imitate the sound. While I don't do that as a adult I do get a little crazy when people don't use their signals. My husband put a bumper sticker on my car that says "Turn Signals: not just for smart people anymore". Now when I drive, I'm paranoid about using my turn signals and that people think I'm a bit snarky. 3. The sound of liquid being poured on a T.V. show or movie drives me nuts in the same way the sound of fingernails down a chalkboard does for others. You know what I'm talking about..those 1970's shows where someone's pouring scotch and it's deafening.. and the sound of computer keyboards clicking away is a close second among annoying sounds to me. 4. Growing up we often had cereals like Raisin Bran for breakfast. I use to pick out the raisins and then put them back in the box for the next person. I don't care for leathery raisins in my cereal and if I had to eat that cereal again I'd do the same, except maybe I'd just toss the raisins..maybe. :)
Picture I drew of Pokey a few years back
5. We use to own an Iguana named Pokey. She was the best pet ever and we never kept her caged. Well,one time we snuck her into the MGM in Vegas where we let her swim in the hot tub in our room. Unfortunately we left the hot water running and nearly boiled her. It was very upsetting but she made full recovery and lived for many years after :) Oh and she use to sleep on our bed at night like a cat or dog. 6. I'm not a fan of Bob Ross's paintings but there is something about his voice that is hypnotic and soothing. The way he says "these trees need a friend", "it's your world, you can paint what you want" or "let's beat the devil out of it" and the sound of a paintbrush on canvas just leaves me in a drooling stupor. Shh..don't tell anyone!! Now that I've embarrassed myself, how about leaving a quirk or two about you! I'll be back later this week with a few dolls I've finished (with their masks below).
I joined Etsy last fall hoping that I would sell a few dolls and I am so happy to have just sold my 100th doll recently! I owe big thanks to all of you for "adopting" them and giving me support with your encouraging words:) Instead of waiting for my 100th post to do another giveaway (which is way down the road) I've decided to have one now.
I know, I know you must think that I'm giving the store away being that I just had one for the mermaid.I assure you that's not the case. I've had the idea to do this for some time now, plus it'll be awhile before I do another doll giveaway (probably Winter). This is just my way of saying "Thank you!" and giving those who are interested a chance at having one of my dolls. This is open to all :)
So from now until two days before my next update,(not sure when that be but I'll announce the date a week in advance as usual), you can leave a comment, doll name suggestions (I could use some!), a word or phrase in a foreign language that I can teach my little one, etc. I will randomly pick a winner and I'll announce their name at that time .
That person can pick one of two options:
A. They can choose one of the dolls in upcoming shop update before they go on sale (yes, you get first dibs)
B. A gift Certificate for $85 to use in my Etsy shop at anytime they choose (doesn't include shipping costs)
I'm a little behind, being that I'm still feeling under the weather, but I hope to be back next week with some shots of a few dolls I've finished. I will be showing more dolls as I get closer to the update sometime in early-mid June. It's a long weekend ahead..enjoy!
A favorite quote to send you off with~
All men dream but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes to make it possible.
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