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Last year I came across a site that sells cute little big eyed dolls. I found this site while researching Japanese ball joint dolls, after someone had told me that the girls in my paintings reminded them of these dolls. I do not believe that this site sell ball joint dolls, but they sell cute big eyed dolls.
The site is called ‘The Valley of the Dolls’ and they sell many different kinds of dolls including Blythe Dolls, fashion dolls, and a new line of Vampire dolls.
I love dolls. When I was a little girl, I collected porcelain dolls. I always dreamed of being a doll designer with my own doll line. I still have my childhood dolls tucked away at my parents house until I have the room to display them. When this time comes, I plan on collecting a few of these 'big eye' and ball joint dolls.
Now back to the ball joint dolls for those of you who do not know what they are. These dolls have jointed legs and arms that move. They have their hair done, are in fashionable outfits, and have large eyes as well.
So many sites that sell these dolls online. To view them, just search 'ball jointed dolls' and many will come up.
This weekend was really a good one, that I didn't want it to end.
Happy Birthday to Me!
Saturday was my Birthday and my husband took me on a picnic in the park for breakfast. It was such a beautiful day outside, 75 and sunny, that it made the picnic perfect. For dinner we went to Uno which is always very yummy and after we watched 'Sex and the City' the movie.
Sunday was also a very beautiful day. The weather has been cooperating with no rain. My husband ran a marathon in the morning for his job with a BBQ afterwards. It was a 5K run so it wasn't to far for him and all the money earned went to a special charity.
At night we went out to dinner and sat outside enjoying the sun. We always try to enjoy the weather when we can because they are now calling for rain tomorrow and Wednesday.
Well, thank you to everyone who wished me a happy birthday on facebook and elsewhere. Hope everyone enjoyed the weekend as much as I did =)
I made some handmade buttons the other day of images of my whimsical art. I got a button making kit with button maker for Christmas, but just haven't had the chance to actually make any buttons until the other day. Making the buttons were very easy, as long as I had the directions in front of me =) and it was fun.
Sorry that the image is kind of dark and blurry. My apartment had very bad lighting because outside was raining and gloomy.
I am planning on making more of these whimsical art buttons for the upcoming summer craft fairs I plan on doing. They are so cute and would make a great accessory for a tote or bag.
I started selling on Ebay a little while ago and am constantly learning new ways to make my listings look more presentable.
I use HTML coding to make my ebay posting templates and I use photobucket to add as many photo's as I think is needed. I also created a 'Me' page so that my customers can learn and view more about me with links to my blog.
I like looking at the different ideas that other artists use to list their art. One idea that I see often is the simulated 'scaled' room with art hanging on the wall. It is a way to give customers an idea of how the art will look on a wall with different furniture.
I decided to give it a try and found this site called art showroom here. It allows the artist to upload their art into a simulated room. You can add different furniture, change the wall and floor colors, and add accessories such as plants and lamps.
I hope that every mother out there had a wonderful Mother's Day. I unfortunately could not be with my Mother this year Because we are not in the same city =( but I called her a few times to wish her a Happy Mother's Day and to see what she was doing.
I wanted to give her something special, so I painted her a fairy candle holder figurine. I painted the fairy in a pale blue dress with a white flower candle holder. The figurine came out really cute and my mom really liked it so I actually am planning on painting a whole bunch for my next art festival.
I didn't use it for my mom's fairy, but I want to get glitter paint to add to the figurines. I think the glitter will give the fairies a little something extra.
These past couple of months I have been obsessed with the whole vampire craze. I blame it on the CW television series 'The Vampire Diaries.' I am hooked on that show and the two lead vampire brothers are not that bad to look at =)
Any ways, along with watching the vampire diaries, I read the entire 'Twilight Series' and just started the Ann Rice novel 'Interview with a Vampire.' There has been much criticism with the Twilight Series because it moves away from the tradition vampire folklore, but I thought the books where very good. And of course Ann Rice is a very powerful writer.
I was going to start 'The Vampire Diaries' book series, but I enjoy the show to much for it to be spoiled for me. I do plan on reading the book series, but only after I watch the episodes.
So, if you are interested in these type of books, I would recommend any of the above mentioned.
This weekend is Mother's day and to celebrate it, the Buffalo Indie Market will be having it's arts and craft show on Saturday, May 8, 2010. It will be held at the Buffalo Botanical Gardens and is free to the public along with access to the gardens.
Unfortunately, I will not have a vending table at this indie market but I am planning on being at the summer markets. If you are in the Buffalo NY area for Mother's Day, go check out and shop the local handmade artists for that special mom in your family.