Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to everyone. The old year ended for me with a lot of extra-curricular work putting the Cult of Doll Mini Almanac together. Go take a peak here :o) Hope you enjoy it.


Saturday, December 27, 2014

Snow lay all around... deep and crisp and... flipping slippery

Drove over to my Mum's for Boxing Day lunch and was supposed to stay there until late evening as other visitors were coming too. We all go there... then after and hour or so we all had to leave as in the meantime it began to snow heavily... REALLY heavily. It had been on the weather forecast but as Christmas day had been mild enough for T-Shirts... well, we took it all with a pinch of salt...

Sadly, the county Council had done no such thing and hadn't bothered to grit the roads (hhhmmm, this is North Wales after all, it's not like we have any steep narrow bendy roads with stone walls either side is it?) so after about 20 minutes of my tiny, light Ka sliding all over the roads and going backward when it tried to go up the steep hill, I turned round and went back to my Mum's Non-central heated house planning to sleep on the sofa. :o(

Eventually my Brother appeared with his trusty Volkswagen and took me back to Caerwys up in the hills, we had a few slidey moments and passed quite a few abandoned cars, but at least I did get to sleep in my warm own bed. I also got to see my little 2 and a half year old cat, George, overcome his terror of snow. As we used to live by the coast in Rhuddlan he'd never seen it before to be fair and now his very first experience of snow was at several inches deep and still coming down strong. Every time I'd open the front or back door for him to venture out he would back up and look at me as if to say "What the hell did you do to my world?" It took several false starts but eventually a big round furry belly full of Turkey got him to venture out into the whiteness. Bless.

Needless to say, despite snowing all night, it's since rained and now all we have to show for it is slush everywhere!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Closed for the holidays

My etsy shop is now closed for the holidays... and I decided... New Year, New Shop. I have decided to give Folksy a try out. I had a "freaky Little Things" shop on there many years ago but no one in the UK listed dolls back then and I never got any custom. Their doll listings are still few and far between but maybe this will be a better fit for UK sales anyway... You never know, so see you there as well come January 12th 2015 :o)

Merry Xmas!

https://folksy.com/shops/nightshadedolls

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Poster to share

Here is a smaller version of the poster for you to share on your blogs, Facebook... any place you think people have an interest in Art Dolls and story telling :o) Hugs from me! x


Friday, December 12, 2014

Cult of Doll is a pretty unique collaborative project that I dreamed up a few years back and roped poor Grace Garton of Little Black Crow Studios into helping me with. I can barely believe that all of that work will finally lead to our very first Almanac, to be published in Autumn of next year. It's also quite hard to believe (but absolutely TRUE) that on January the 1st we will be publishing a Teaser version of the main project. The mini Almanac will give everyone a taste of what to expect from all of the talented collaborators who have not only all committed to creating a unique Art Doll each, but have also written original stories to go with them!

I almost forgot, you can also get a sneak peak at a comic book serialisation that I have written and drawn about the main character of the project, Miss Araminta. So if any of that piques your interest, check the Cult of Doll blog on New Years Day for a link to the publication. PS: Feel free to share this poster for the project with all your blog readers, share it on Facebook, Twitter, etc... please help us get the message out there. Merry Christmas everyone! :o)