Thursday, April 10, 2014

Happy Dancing with a Little Gothic Girl and her Dolly!


I always thoroughly enjoy the Vampire's Day Soiree, hosted by Holly's Horrorland, but this year I was also lucky enough to win an absolutely vamptastic giveaway over on the Sunshineshelle blog. Spooktacularly talented artist, Shelle, was generous enough to let me choose a painting from amongst her 29 Faces Challenge works.

Initially, I made a beeline for one of the vampire paintings Shelle did for the Soiree called, My mother made me a ... doll., which is pictured left, BUT, as I was scrolling through the other 28 Faces, my eyes fell upon Gothic Girl and her Dolly (above) and suddenly things got a whole lot more difficult. I sat the two paintings next to each other on my computer screen...  then agonized!

Eventually, I settled upon Gothic Girl and her Dolly! Not only is Gothic Girl just my cup of (charmingly macabre) tea, but she also looks like she could be an extended member of the Addams clan. I was so excited when the postman delivered her to my door and she is currently sitting on my work table, awaiting the acquisition of just the perfect frame.

Thank you so much for my lovely painting, Shelle! I am completely besotted with Gothic Girl and her Dolly!

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35 comments:

  1. I can appreciate the decision you made...both are perfect in their own. individual way but you were right in finally choosing Gothic girl and her dolly she's adorable and her dolly deliciously boney.
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    blessings

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    1. Yes, I loved the little vampire girl from the moment I set eyes upon her, Sacred Keep, but there was something about Gothic Girl that just captured my heart. I can't believe how lucky I was to get her! :)

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  2. Hm...I have to admit, that I prefer the color scheme of the pther painting and apparently, Gothic Girl reminds me of Sally of The Nightmare Before Christmas rather, than a member of the Addams faily, but it's a great piece of art nontheless; those eyes are so expressive! Shelle is very talented, i've just checked out her other works. :)

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    1. I'd normally go for a more monotone colour palette too, Lynoire, but those expressive eyes told me that Gothic Girl and I were meant to be together. ;D

      Yes, Shelle is super talented!

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  3. Difficult choice, Little Gothic Horrors! I like the crackling burgundy damask wallpaper behind Gothic Girl ... it really makes her blue face POP! Bwahahaha.

    How's the house hunting going over there? :)

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    1. Ha! Yes, there's nothing quite like burgundy damask to bring out the flattering, corpse-like tones in a girl's complexion, Insomniac's Attic! ;D

      No luck yet with the house hunting. All the places that have come up for rent in the area we're targeting are (so far) over-priced and horrible. Ironically, some great places have come up in an area I'd much rather live, but is impractical for getting James to school. Sod's Law! In the meantime, I've been doing some serious culling of possessions and begun some initial packing. :)

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    2. Overpriced and horrible, eh ... sounds just like the renting situation over here. I'll keep my fingers crossed that something perfect shows up for you soon! :)

      We'll be moving into a hotel ourselves in a couple of weeks. I just can't bear the thought of that portapotty when we're in the middle of another snowstorm at the moment. :P

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  4. Hey and first of all, congrats on winning :D And omg both of them are amazing! Hmmmm i can definitely understand why it took you a while to choose!! Very unique paintings and those eyes, can creep anyone! Perfect!!!

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    1. Thank you, Magda! Yes, those eyes follow me around the room now! ;D

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  5. Oooooo, creepy! Congrats on some awesome art! :) Thanks for introducing it to me -- there just might be a space on my way for something like that.

    Hey, are you guys hosting May Monster Madness this year? I have a pretty big deadline -- just a finished dissertation (ugh) -- but I started to think about posts and then realizes that it hasn't been mentioned yet.

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    1. Thank you, Professor! :)

      Annie's the head honcho for May Monster Madness so I just contacted her. MMM for 2014 will be Friday, May 30. Annie, Ked and I decided that we'd just make it one day (drifting into the weekend) this year, so that it wasn't too much of a burden for everyone. I'll start promoting as soon as I get more details from Annie. :)

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  6. I feel your decision making pain, who could ever choose among Shelle's lovely creations?

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    1. It was a hard decision, Ms Misantropia! In the end, I just couldn't resist Gothic Girl and her grinning skully! :)

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  7. Both are good pieces of art, but if given the choice between the two, I would have gone with Gothic Girl and Dolly as well. Congrats on winning it!

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    1. Thank you, Nightwind! The fact that she was named "Gothic Girl" definitely tipped the scales in her favour too! ;)

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  8. What a gorgeous painting from a talented lady!

    Congratulations on your win Emma :)

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    1. Thank you, Yvonne! :) Yes, she's a very talented lady indeed!

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  9. I'm never lucky enough to win anything! (Maybe because I hardly ever take part? Quite possibly ;)). The gothic girl looks absolutely beautiful (Sort of. ;))
    Stop showing us pretty things! I fell in love with the vampire girl and can't get her out of my head now :) Congrats!

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    1. You've gotta be in it, to win it, Persephone! ;D I'm sure you'll win a giveaway sometime!

      Yes, Gothic Girl has her own awesomely creepy beauty! And Vampire Girl is still available to buy in Shelle's Etsy shop. :)

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  10. She's just gorgeous, Shelle is so talented! Can't wait to see her framed :)

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    1. I'll definitely post more pics of her once she's framed, Bec! :) In the meantime, the hunt is on to find the frame that I'm imagining in my mind! ;)

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  11. I'm convinced anything you touch/want/win inspires my Muse. The moment I saw this cute girl and her dolly, I emailed Shelle to say that I outlined a story about them. Something about the look in the girls eyes (and the green on her dolly's skully face) made me wonder what was going on in their minds... what was their lives like. So, of course, I shall write it... in May.

    Congratulations! Shelle's work brings a delicious kind of energy to the home. ♥

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    1. That is such a lovely thing to say, Magaly! ❤ I know what you mean about Shelle's work having an energy. Whenever I'm in the same room as Gothic Girl, I find myself constantly glancing at her and contemplating her backstory, hence I'm super excited at the prospect of reading your tale!

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  12. Emma!!!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!! I am so thrilled to come back to land of the blogs and find this post starring my gothic babes :) you are kind, way kind to have plastered them here on your latest post, and also to introduce them (and me) to your followers :) I must admit, not many would want to share their wall space with these gruesome twosomes but in your case it's like they have received the royal treatment, and it is much appreciated from the heart by yours truly :)
    Can't wait to see what Ms Wicked and her muse were inspired to create, all Magalys stories are worth waiting for, so thrilled my wee gothic girls and their dolls are having a life outside of just the paper I put them on, both here on your post and in an upcoming tale... Chuffed times 2 :)

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    1. My utter pleasure, Shelle! ❤ I love your gothic babes to bits and I'm really excited to read Magaly's story about Gothic Girl!

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  13. She could easily be taken for an Addam's cousin, couldn't she. Its the eyes I think.

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    1. Yes, the Addamses had lots of odd relatives. I remember the name Cousin Melancholia from the TV series. I think the name Melancholia would suit Gothic Girl with her big, forlorn eyes. :)

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  14. Shelle is SO talented! I love the big eyes and the way she even details the wallpaper background. Cool - and congrats!! :)

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    1. Yes, I love those big, melancholy eyes too, Lexa, and I can never resist a bit of damask wallpaper! ;)

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  15. So lucky!! I love Shelle's art! She is so talented and she is such a sweet heart! Big Hugs ;o)

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    1. Yes, I'm very lucky, Magic Love Crow! Shelle is absolutely a sweetheart and a very talented artist. As are you, I might add! ;D

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