Sunday, March 23, 2014

Bloogle, a new monster design!

I have been so excited to share my newest monster with you guys.
He's a totally new design, and I adore him!
(Seriously...I didn't even want to list him for adoption, but apparently he wants to see more than just my art room. Oh well.)

This is Bloogle.

Bloogle is a laid back fellow.
He prefers to sit back, relax, and enjoy the pretty sunshine.

He is 8 inches tall and has long, floppy arms.

I adore his long arms! They make him so expressive!

If you need a pal like Bloogle to "chill out" with around the house, he's up for adoption here!

I haven't decided what is next on my to do list.
I have fabrics picked out for at least two more monsters like Bloogle.
I'd also like to make another mini Secret Keeper...and I need to restock on the regular sized Pocket Fluffs! Those guys just don't stick around for long, it seems!

What do you think of the new monster design?

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Patience, the mini Secret Keeper and a note about custom orders

If you follow me on Facebook, you might have noticed that things have been a bit quieter than normal over the last few weeks. I'm so sorry about that!

This little one had to be named Patience after she had to put up with how slow I was working on her. ;)

Patience is a mini Secret Keeper!

 I adore this size.
She's only 6 inches tall! (Or 3.5 inches sitting, which is how she prefers to be.)
The regular Secret Keepers are 12 inches tall (6 inches sitting), so she's so tiny compared to them!

Patience is patiently waiting in the shop for her new home!

Now, for a little confession.
The past few weeks I was busy working on a commission that I'm sad to say did not have a positive ending.
I've enjoyed working with several people on custom works, but this was the first one that went badly.
It crushed me.
For a little bit there, it sucked my entire creative drive out of me.
Artistic ability and creativity are funny things, and the smallest things can send them into hiding.
I'm still a bit sad about it and the rejected plush is serving as an unfortunate reminder.
I'm taking this as a learning experience, though.

I am changing my policies on custom orders.
From now on, I will only be taking semi-custom orders.
What's the difference, you ask?

A semi-custom is a variation of something I already create.
If you want a Secret Keeper with pink hair and blue eyes, that's great!
If you want a yellow Pocket Fluff with a purple face, I'll be thrilled to help you!
But if you want a plush based off a specific drawing, I'm terribly sorry, but I'll have to pass. It kills me to tell anyone "no" because I love working with and helping people, but I simply can not take the risk of losing both time and money again.

On a positive note, Patience helped me get my creative drive back again, and I already have plans for a new style of monster. I can't wait to get started on him!