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Doll Gallery- Live on Website

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 Hi hi! Well, at long last I have managed to publish the doll gallery on my website!  At first I didn't bother with it, as I had only made a few dolls and they were FAR in between, so I did not know if this was just one of my phases or what.  Then, after deciding that I love it and will be repainting more dolls, they deserved their own spot on the website.  But I only had a few!  Not worth posting just a few, I thought, so I saved them up and then I had a fair amount...and a fair amount of other website work that I had also been neglecting. Of course.  So, it took a little longer than it should have, but to view the zombietoes.com doll gallery, please click HERE !  (I was too lazy to make a banner, lol) More dolls will be added over time, of course. Also, to celebrate the Doll Gallery "Opening", I have listed a little Jester Doll on eBay- she is a custom Shopkins Shoppie doll, mostly cute with a dash of creepy... Click HERE to see the eBay listing for "Juniper"

Work In Progress- MH Repaint Lagoona to Lalaloopsy

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 Dolls! Yeee!  An update on my latest doll repaint, with lots of work in progress photos.   I recently acquired a Lalaloopsy Furry Grrs-Alot Girl doll (the more "teenage" version of the line) after falling in love with her character many years ago.  I also have a mini version of her "kid" doll.  The doll shown below is mine, yes, she is unboxed, missing a belt and some accessories, and I don't care, I love her to pieces...  (furry grrs alot) Because I love her style so very much, I wanted to do a recreation/homage to her with a Monster High repaint.  So, I dug through my art doll box and decided on a Lagoona Blue doll for a base. Her sculpt has a nice, round face, pouty lips, and generous eyes. Given how little detail Lalaloopsy dolls have in their faces, I have a lot of decisions to make about how I want her new face to look.  So while that brainstorming is happening, I start working on her outfit first. (Lagoona pre face wipe) Some thin

November Featured Art, project sneak peek, and a ramble

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 Hi! Well, I realize now I lost track of my posting days, and only managed ONE blog post last month.  This is unacceptable to me. A long, long time ago, I posted a blog nearly every day.  But I am older and slower now (neither of which is a bad thing) and I have taken to working on only one or two projects at a time, instead of 3-5. So, there is a lot more downtime in between completed arts. Thus, less stuff for me to post about. I guess it also comes down to the amount of attention I have been giving to home projects over the "pandemic months".  Sewed some cat beds, winter curtains, and a bunch of masks.  I have been doing some laundry by hand, as I have limited quarters to use in the laundry room. So all small items get washed in the sink, and air dried in the kitchen.  Lots of baking now that the weather has turned cold. Winterizing windows with plastic and then big, thick curtains that I sewed from fleece blankets.  And of course the dishes and cleaning (the more time I s

Billie the Love Goat- Monster High Doll Repaint

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 I finished her! :D This is Billie- the Love Goat.   There is a full write up HERE on my website, with a little background story, her birthday, all the things she is made from, and a bunch of pictures.   She did not come out exactly as I had envisioned her- which was a very long time before I began working on her...For instance, the original coloring for her was gong to be red hair, and her legs would fade from lavender to red to black on the hooves.  She was kind of designed in a "dark valentine nymph" theme.  Her outfit was going to be sheer black, similar to what she has on now, but with a really big collar (I don't know what they are called, but think Evil Queen).  She was going to have spikey parks on her arms and ankles. But that was back in February of 2018. Then she sat, deconstructed, in a box next to my desk for the better part of 2018, after which I pulled her out of the pile and began sculpting her tail, horns, and ears. I had left her original red hair roote

Coffee Genie- Fantasy Art Nouveau

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 Hi! New art! New art! Yay!  I feel like it has been awhile since I have listed anything on eBay...but I have a few things to show off currently. First, a piece I started back in February, riiight before the shit hit the fan.  I know this because I found her shoved between the back pages of one of my sketchbooks a week or so ago, and realized that I had totally forgotten about her!  Buuut, bonus, she was already sketched out, so I got to start inking right away.  I love it when the idea is already plotted out, and I can just zone out with my pens while I listen to bizarre documentaries in the background. Anyhoo, introducing "Coffee Genie"- she is an original 7" x 10.25" fantasy illustration- mixed media: acrylic paint, archival inks on bristol.  Currently up for grabs on eBay HERE ! I really love coffee, and genies, and art nouveau, and I am trying to learn to love the color pink, but I do love painting, and I love smoke, and oh did I say that I LOVE COFFEE? A few n

New Fantasy ACEOs

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Forgive the lame title of this post, my brain just does not want to cooperate for more than 5 minutes at a time these days. Found myself staring at the blank title bar for too long, just wanted to start typing. So, here we are, and as mentioned, a new (small) batch of fantasy ACEO illustrations: They are all currently up for sale on eBay HERE - feel free to use the Best Offer option, it is not insulting to me, I wouldn't put it up if I didn't want you all to use it! I know they are not the most detailed ACEOs ever, but I am still in the process of getting this doll put together (very close to finished now) and I do not have a lot of desk space at the moment. BUT, I did bust out my fancy Stuart Semple watercolors to use on these, so they are SATURATED with color.  I am generally not too fond of watercolor, but I do really love this set I have. There are also a few more new items in the Zazzle Shop - some stone coasters!  There are three new fairy coasters and three n

Website Gallery + Zazzle Shop Update

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 Hi Hi! I have a brand new gallery on my website!  :) :) Of course, there are currently only 6 images there, but I am working on it!  Still sorting through the archive galleries, still sorting through my web store as well.  My eyeballs are fried, and my heart wants to work on my new doll so badly...but I HAVE to get all this internet art clutter under control. So, slow and steady. So, the new (tiny) gallery can be viewed HERE .  If you hover over the thumbnails, it will tell you the title of the artwork.  If you click on it, it will A) bring you to a page in my Zazzle shop to see a bigger version, and give you purchase options if you are interested in that sort of thing...or B) it will do nothing and take you nowhere, as I do not have any merch or prints available for those particular works. But still, I want to show them off. About my Zazzle shop - I actually have 2 of them, but we are talking about the zombietoes shop- it is now being maintained weekly by myself, and inspiration from