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Monday, December 19, 2005

Custom Christmas Angel Barbie Conversion

Well... I FINALLY got around to taking pictures... Just as soon as I get done posting this I have to get her wrapped and ready for shipping. Which I positively HAVE to get out to do tomorrow, I'm already cutting it damned close... The Doll... The base was a typical blonde barbie (the one with the extra long hair). The only repaint was her lip color, I didn't think that pinky pink would have worked too well with the color scheme I was going for. I curled her hair, and did the updoo... her dress will never ever come off, it's sewn in place. I'm not much of a seamstress, and design my dolls as more like figures to be 'as is' and not dolls to play with. (ie. changing their clothes) I even repainted her shoes to match. Her necklace and earrings are made from the extra beads left over from her waist thingy (the extra beads were also used in hand stitched beading around the neckline) and finally, I made her beautiful white wings... enjoy the pix...











Wednesday, December 07, 2005

'Carnivore'



Watercolor & Gouache on R114 Crescent Watercolor Board.

Facial Detail can be viewed [ here ]

This piece is more of a visual play on an old addage 'never bite the hand that feeds you'... Subconsciously, I think it has more to do with me. The bulk of my artwork sales are (or used to be) the Faery Fans.... I don't classify myself as a Faery Artist because, I have darker thoughts, and tend to let myself be lured into the darker recesses of my imagination... as in Sairina, Neglijare or even Angel, it's subtle, not directly in your face, kind of darkness. I may loose some fans or lookers because of what kind of art I really like to do. THIS kind of art is where my heart truely lies. Which is why I need to do more of this darker stuff...

Monday, December 05, 2005

Ending Dec 9th...

Just in time for the Holidays.

"Kandi"

9x12 Original Mixed Media Painting (Watercolor, Gouache, Gold Metalic Watercolor & Ink)
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Each original painting is sealed with a clear non yellowing sealant and is enclosed in a 9x12 UV protective clear sealing sleeve (adhesive on back and not the flap) with an sturdy acid free mat board for backing. Includes an Artist's Certificate.
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Starting Price: $35.00 USD.

Shipping to US: 4.75 (includes tracking & insurance)
Other than US: 9.00 (includes insurance)

Listing: http://www.artbyus.com/auctions.php?a=2&b=41246

Thank you for looking. =)

Friday, December 02, 2005

No More Ebay... I refuse.

After a week of e-mailling ebay to try and get a negative feed back resolved. Basically the customer had no grounds to leave me a negative; Ebay calls this 'Retaliatitory Feedback'. She gave me the run around for 3 weeks promising to pay. She didn't read my terms, she was argumentive over paying with paypal (which she refused to do). She was slow to respond to any messages. I gave her a specific date to have the payment in to me, if I hadn't received it by that date, the item would be relisted, and sold. I also said, if her payment should come in I will refuse it, since it's been relisted. I gave her every opportunity, I was very courteous, and polite in every communication. She claimes I hounded her... I looked back at my messages she only received 6 messages from me in 3.5 weeks. I don't consider that hounding especially since I didn't e-mail her till 5 days after the auction closed and she was obviously the winner.

Anyway... I realize that Ebay cannot censor another users comments, but I have a problem with this; How can one leave true and accurate feedback for a buyer that has gone out of their way to screw up a transaction that would have other wise went smoothly if they would have only followed the rules. Where's the inncentive to leave accurate feed back when you have to worry about retaliatitory feedback, not only that but in the responses they start putting in are untrue statements making it seem like they're the victim. This compromises the integrity of the feedback forum for everyone.
Basically eBay wants nothing to do with regulating feedback or the integrity of the comments left. Is that a place you really want to sell your artwork at? Is that a place you want to run your business?

I've been finding that most people are rude, and want something for nothing. They have no idea what the real worth of art is. Most people think it should be given away or sold for far less. I have to tell you, I spend far too long on paintings to won't go for anymore than 50.00 on ebay. They don't just magically appear.

With that... I refuse to sell on ebay. (but... I will be doing some wearable art that will be sold directly thru: Psychodollie's Toy Box.)

Here are links where you may find my artwork: Gothic Auctions, Hometown Gallery, Art By Us.com, and ofcourse... directly from my website.