May 29th, 2015 by _d2_

i’ve now managed to create a mailing list, which a subscribe link on the bottom of cirque de fantomes site

i’m hoping to use this list to let people know when there are new sculpts available (either for preorder or through the cirque de fantomes etsy shop – i know, it looks bare now but i’m getting ready to add a couple of things there! ).

it will also be used to announce new classes being offered and any conventions, conferences, or shows i might be going to.

and this is all great – because i’m in the process of making the molds for xiang! i hope to do a small run of this little pachyderm and i’ll announce details through the mailing list first and then here on my website and maybe on facebook too… not sure… i’m really weird/bad at facebook ^^;;;;;

been AWOL for awhile, i know…

May 9th, 2015 by _d2_

i was working and getting an unexpected doll done super fast (as in she came almost completely together in just over 2 weeks) and then i got sick. like really really really sick… and i’ve spent the last week slowly recovering, only to find that i have lost all drive/interest in finishing said doll (or any art project) right now…

this is why i hate getting sick in the middle of a project – it ruins the creative flow. at first it’s like “must get better ASAP so i can get back to work!” then by the time you’re all healed, it’s like “ugh… not interested anymore…”

of course i did string her together and try to get things finished and tested her standing and what not… but now when i look at her, i want to change up her face, her arms, her elbows, her knees, and her hips… so i’ve got a few more weeks of work on her because i don’t like how she looks. it could be because she did come together so fast that i didn’t have the long time to see her evolve and make sure she was coming together right or whatnot. either way, she probably won’t get done until after spectrum at the end of this month.

so i’m a little sad on that – but hey, getting a doll done in just over a month is STILL good time, right? and who knows, maybe i can shake the fatigue/disinterest quicker than expected and still get her sculpting (if not painting) done in time…

though in the meantime i’m kept myself still artistically busy by slowly plugging away at two drawings (since i can do these while laying on the couch trying hard not to throw up), but as stated before – now that i’m feeling almost 100% back i’ve lost the drive. i feel like i get more tired a few days AFTER a bad illness than while i’m sick – anyone else have this?


i've been drawing for as long as i could hold a pencil and art became my first language. though i've only been sculpting since 2007, i fell in love with the idea of being able to bring my drawings to life. i am heavily inspired by medieval macabre artwork, japanese yokai, and oddly enough, sherlock holmes. currently i'm living just south of beautiful portland oregon ^^