Marianez – a La Dee Da ooak Repaint

One of the last repaints in the pipeline was this little lady. This is a La Dee Da doll by Canadian company, Spinmaster Toys. I love their oversized heads and giant eyes, offset by a teeny tiny mouth.

Anyway I think they’re adorable! With such big eyes, there is a lot of space to work with as a repainter. So I couldn’t resist repainting one.

I’ve just listed her on etsy, and please go and have a look, but here are some before, during and after photos…

Here she is before I began…

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I removed all of her paint and roughed in her basic eyes…..

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Then some shaping and the beginnings of the colours I want to play with ….

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Then lots more paint sessions, and viola! Here she is….

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I know, its a big jump, but I didn’t shoot much through the middle of this paint 🙁

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Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day!

Marianez in my Etsy shop!

~awsumgal

 

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A Bit of a Change is Needed …

Another day, another deeply underwhelming response to my recent offerings.

(You can overwhelm and underwhelm, but can you just whelm? What would that look like?  Lol. I digress)

Sadly, a high water mark of apathy. I’m not even confident that anyone will read this post! I guess I’m just writing this for me. In light of this, I need to take some time to rethink how I spend my days.

We all, as artists, face challenges when we create and work diligently to overcome them. I am no different, but the challenges are out weighing the rewards in this particular arena. Challenges that are beyond my control – Our dollar is in still in the toilet, I am geographically challenged from a supplies standpoint, postal rates have just about priced me out of the market and there’s always the dreaded possible strike by the very same overpriced post office looming over all Canadian online sellers.

I need a break and I shall be taking some time to consider my next focus. Don’t be surprised to see me trying some different things going forward while I try to find the right niche for doing what I love. Creating things 🙂

See you in the funny papers!

~awsumgal

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Bella – HTT Topper Dawn ooak Repaint up on Etsy!

Bella is a vintage Topper Head to Toe doll that has been repainted. She has new lashes but retains her amazing bubblecut hair.

Her custom gown is hand dyed blue silk that matches her eyes 🙂 The waistline of the gown and the matching silk wrap both have hand beaded details.

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Here’s the Esty link. 🙂

~Bella!~ on Etsy

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

~awsumgal

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Melody – Vintage Topper Dawn repaint and redress :)

A new (vintage) doll is up on Etsy!

Melody on Etsy

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Melody is a bit of a hippie and loves browsing in used book stores!

Click the link above the pic to see the listing 🙂

~awsumgal

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~Hannah!~ Topper Jessica Dawn Pal ooak repaint

 

She’s a vintage, six inch Topper Jessica doll, friend to Dawn and Pippa. She retains her original hair and lashes but sports new paint, and a whole new outfit.

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She comes with her cotton mini, hand and machine stitched real leather purse and hand stitched leather slip on shoes. Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!

I’ve tweaked this lady and she’s now up on Etsy

Hannah on Etsy

~awsumgal

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