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Journal Entry: Thu Mar 13, 2014, 4:08 PM
Wheeeew, alright! Time for another journal! (has it really been around Christmas when I wrote the last one? :O_o: )

Soooo much stuff has been going on and still I can hardly find the time to respond to all your kind messages :( I really feel terrible about that!

It's so amazing to have this support and I'm still so thankful for it! :aww:

So, what's been going on for the past few months;

* We've started renovating our apartment;
Hmm yep, this was really, I mean REALLY about time!
My husband lives in this apartment for about 10 years, I do for 6 years and it was suppose to be a "we'll stay here for a year or so and then move to something bigger, so we're not going to spend that much on decorating it" but here we are, still in a house that has not been properly decorated to our taste and needs.

We've decided to stay in this apartment, because why move to something bigger when you don't need more space than you have now? And we actually feel safe and sound here too :) So after refurbishing and repainting big parts of our apartment, we're getting there. Still a lot of work to do, but it already feels much more a home than it used to!

The plan is also to create a new work desk for me to sculpt, I was hoarding so much sculpting stuff, fabrics and such for the past two years that we have a serious space issue now, LOL! And when I have more room, I will eventually try to give workshops in the future. We'll see how that goes :)

* Sculpting sculpting sculpting I am a dummy! 
I have been very busy with a lot of projects and commissions, so I really wish there were more hours in a day! 
I'm afraid commissions have been delayed for about two weeks and I'm already stressing out over a fair I will attend in August, LOL! I need to create a lot of extra dolls to fill up my booth, I hope I will make it in time! Sweating a little... 

* Website, Etsy store and an awesome drawing! 
My website has been updated, there is a news-page added now :) I think it's more neat and clear this way. 
Website Shirleys-Studio

My Etsy store is being filled with new dolls every now and then, and I update on my Facebook page when a new doll will be available ^_^

And last but not least, a awesome drawing :iconcreepynurse: made of Rupert! 

I'm so happy with it, it turned out great! :clap:

Rupert by Creepynurse by ShirleysStudio Rupert outside by ShirleysStudio

So that's all the updates I have for now, I hope soon everything will slow down a bit so I have more time to respond to all your sweet messages you left for me! :aww: Even though I do not always respond, I do read every single message and I really appreciate that you take time to leave a comment on my dolls! :hug: 

Have a wonderful spring, me and the trolls sure enjoy the sunny weather and spring flowers! :D
 Avalon II by ShirleysStudio

  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: OMNIA - Gröne Lunden
  • Drinking: Apple Juice


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Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
Commissionsclosed by ShirleysStudio
Commissions are CLOSED, may open again in August 2014 :)

My name is Shirley, I’m a self-taught sculptor. I create fantasy art dolls, mostly Trolls, Fairies and other fantasy creatures from polymer clay.

After drawing and painting for a big part of my life, somewhere around 2011 I felt like I needed another challenge. After browsing around on the internet a little bit, I discovered the (huuuge!) world of Art Dolls.
Overly excited, I ordered my first package of clay. Oh teh possibilities of being able to create a character in 3d! Woo!

It took a while for me to find the right brand of clay, eventually I stumbled upon polymer clay.

Once I started working with polymer, I was amazed by the possibilities of this medium and here we are.
Lots and lots of Trolls and other creatures joined the fantasy family, which is still growing bigger and bigger every year! :)

Feel free to take a look at my Website, the Etsy store or my Facebook page :aww:

If you happen to have any questions about the Trolls, the creation of them or adopting them, you can find more info at the FAQ page
Also, feel free to contact me anytime via Deviant notes ;)

Kind regards!

~ Shirley

Websites (clickable);
Shirley's Studio


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brandojones Apr 11, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for watching me! =D And very neat sculptures. Nice work =)
OOrenji Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ShirleysStudio Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! That's very kind of you! :)
OOrenji Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem : >
PuppitProductions Feb 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the watch! Your creatures are lovely :)
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