Wednesday, December 18, 2013
This has been a very challenging year for me and for my family, as it has been for many I am sure.
One of the challenges I am facing right now is Meniere's disease. I have terrible vertigo and am spending my days trying to accomplish things all while being dizzy and nauseous. It is not easy.
Currently I am in the process of re-vamping my etsy shop. I am painting new back drops, painting furniture and making props. It should return by Jan. 1st 2014.
Recently I have had several people contact me through my etsy shop.
Unless it is a short but sweet question or involves business on etsy, I would prefer you did not do this.
I love it when you use the Comment section here- there is some really good stuff in the Comments on several of the Monster High custom tutorial pages where you can learn more about doll customization. When you comment, and I publish it, it reaches a larger audience.
Also, unless I have used a technique myself, and can document it here in writing and with photos, I will not be posting what it is that you do yourself for your own customs. I have my own sense of integrity about things of this nature and will not advise anyone to do anything I have not also done. One should know what the results will be with certainty before telling you to try it.
Over the last 2 years I have put in a lot of time and energy to make this blog helpful. My posts have slowed down recently as I have faced the challenges of just finding the time to do the things I need to do, let alone the things I like to do.
Lastly, to those of you who have said Thank You, who have told me they have gone on to do their own custom dolls - you have made me feel warm and fuzzy inside. I am grateful.
If you have photos of your doll customs you want to share, send them here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheers, PB Ray
Yes, I know, not Monster High :)~ But these are some of my other girls ready for Christmas.