Going to be moving over the next few weeks, so I won't be posting much. It's going to be a very slow move because we have to get the house livable first. So lots of painting & remodeling. But on the positive note I will have a much bigger studio! About twice the size of what I have now, which is awesome because the Happy Dragons have out grown my space & are taking over the house. With this new studio too I'll be able to get back into making art dolls & other art because I can get to everything. Right now all my art doll stuff is packed away to make room for Happy Dragons So anyone want to help me pack? ^_^
I think we are going to be in the same spot as the one in October, so should be at table #218
Know of any shows we should do in the TX area? Let me know & I'll look into them. I try to do shows that are no more than 5 hours away because of well, everything (cost, the animals, etc.) Running a non-profit bird rescue makes travel really hard, which is why I don't do any out of state or fare away shows right now. If there is anything in Shreveport, LA I would do shows there, even tho it's out of state it only 2 hours away. So again if anyone knows of any please send me a message ^_^
The pre-order dates of 4 to 6 weeks are just an estimate, but I'm working to get all the Kickstarter ones shipped first, so any new orders will be shipped after that. If you have any questions about pre-orders feel free to contact me. If you want to be added to the waiting list for other dragons the best thing to do is sign up for the mailing list here~happy-dragons.comAnd you'll be the first to know when dragons go on sell. Or follow on FaceBook~www.facebook.com/happydragonsp…
Because I keep getting asked I thought I would post it again. I no longer make plush or any kind (this includes most soft sculptures) or do any needle felting. My hands can not take the repetitive motion. I do still make art dolls but it's some what limited.
So NO I will not make you a commission plush, soft sculpture, or needle felted animal or creature. Sorry Please don't contact me on DA, then again on FaceBook thinking I will give a different answer, it will still be no.
I will not make any copyrighted characters. Sorry but unless it's your original character or mine I will not make it. That means creatures and characters from movies, video games, TV, etc. I know I've done them in the past (and I currently have one I'm working on) but in the future I will not be doing them. While you might see some "fan art" from me randomly I will not be doing anymore as commissions. There is a fine line between what is legal in "fan art" and what is not. For example if you want a sculpture of your original character from a game like WoW or GW2, one you created & "designed" (i.e. You picked the look, details, armor, etc.) that is something I can do, even tho it's still the video game's art it's your character that you put together. But it has to be a "one off" meaning an original sculpture or painting with no prints or castings made. And with that said it's something that I still will only do on a case by case basis.
Things I will make:
Happy Dragons! Lots & lots of Happy Dragons & Birthstone Dragons. There will be 12 Happy Dragons & 12 Birthstone Dragons plus 2 "deluxe" dragons in the line so 26 different dragons total!! With a plan to expand the line in the future!
As you've probably guest this is the direction I'm going. This collectable line is quickly becoming a full time thing & I hope it keeps going that way!
Once the dust dies down on the Happy Dragons (if it does) I will do commissions in the future. Small sculptures, paintings or custom goblins but we'll have to see what the future holds.
Until then commissions are closed for the unforeseeable future ^_^
So over the years I've gathered a massive amount of art supplies, more than I will ever be able to use. I've put together a few grab bags on my Etsy store but I really need the space & soon. So I thought why not trade supplies for art & hand-made stuff. The finished items would take up less room & with the holidays coming up I thought it would be a good way for people to get supplies & a way for me to get some cool gifts!
I have things for doll making, teddy bear making, quilting, costume making, feathers, faux fur, crystals & stones, clay, beads, jewelry making , and so much more. I have tons of fabrics, paints, art pencils, paper, & more!
This will be done in grab bags so you can say I want stuff for making Art Dolls but please don't ask me to take pictures or list everything, because I have way too much stuff ^_^ Don't worry I'll make sure you get more than what you trade for. Like say you want to trade a $10 print, cool I'll send you a box with $20 worth of goodies. Why? Because I have too much stuff!! I don't need the money but he space & yes I've spent tons of money on this stuff so my loss is your gain. Just send me a message if you have something you would like to trade
I've had a few people ask what is Kickstarter or why use it? Well basically it's like a pre-order. By pre-ordering you're helping the artist (me in this case ^_^) get the funds needed to launch a new product. Plus you get other incentives like Free shipping inside the US, pre-order discounts, and other free goodies. Oh & there are Kickstarter exclusive things too!
But don't worry if you missed out on the Kickstarter or just wanted to wait to see the finished dragons, they will be available soon. happy-dragons.com And I'll be sure to update once the Happy Dragons store goes "live"
Help me create a full line of cute collectable dragon figurines.
I love sculpting & I have always wanted to start my very own line of collectable dragons. As a fellow dragon collector I love the idea of small affordable sculptures. So my goal is to get the equipment & materials needed to do resin castings in larger amount. If I order in large quantities I save money & then that saves can be past on to the customer!
I hope to produce a full line of cute "Happy Dragons"
To find out more & how you can order your very own Happy Dragon CLICK HERE
This is the work in progress of the 1st Happy Dragon
Come join us at the 4th Annual Gladewater's Main St. Art Stroll, Saturday, August 9, Noon to 5 p.m.! Some of East Texas leading artists, antiques, the Los Piños Ranch Winery and live entertainment, including a concert by Cowboy Roy and Jody Syring, "the singing vet." Gladewater's Main Street "tram" will be in service for tours and quick access to all parts of town. The Gladewater Museum will be serving hot dogs, cookies and cold drinks for only $1 per meal.