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MonsterHigh Doll Custom Mod. Spider Web Guy by sankyaku MonsterHigh Doll Custom Mod. Spider Web Guy :iconsankyaku:sankyaku 31 5 DIY-Rat WIP by LimitlessEndeavours DIY-Rat WIP :iconlimitlessendeavours:LimitlessEndeavours 62 37 Inari Foxes: Oncilla by Santani Inari Foxes: Oncilla :iconsantani:Santani 9,305 1,521 BJD Troy - WIP: ears. by FreakStyleBJD BJD Troy - WIP: ears. :iconfreakstylebjd:FreakStyleBJD 11 18 Dany, the dog. by alexzappa Dany, the dog. :iconalexzappa:alexzappa 1,258 20 Meet Stinky. He is Trashed. by tonypapesh Meet Stinky. He is Trashed. :icontonypapesh:tonypapesh 1,103 83 DIY Sabertooth Guardian Sneak Peek by LimitlessEndeavours DIY Sabertooth Guardian Sneak Peek :iconlimitlessendeavours:LimitlessEndeavours 114 51 BJD Troy - WIP by FreakStyleBJD BJD Troy - WIP :iconfreakstylebjd:FreakStyleBJD 5 2 Space Cadet by hiddenmoves Space Cadet :iconhiddenmoves:hiddenmoves 3,174 91 little red yin by Apofiss little red yin :iconapofiss:Apofiss 14,180 660 Skeleton Portrait by nrobinson00 Skeleton Portrait :iconnrobinson00:nrobinson00 339 37 Sunset by Lucky978 Sunset :iconlucky978:Lucky978 2,910 150 Rainbow Bat by Lucky978 Rainbow Bat :iconlucky978:Lucky978 841 39 African Wild Dog by Lucky978 African Wild Dog :iconlucky978:Lucky978 1,202 50 make up by thuyngan make up :iconthuyngan:thuyngan 3,410 258 Skull make up by lawlietsasuke Skull make up :iconlawlietsasuke:lawlietsasuke 445 53

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The more observant among you will notice that I haven't been around much lately. Apologies to those who waited patiently for replies to notes and thanks also for your kind words.

About three months ago my father-in-law got sick, very sick. He couldn't hold down a meal and he got sicker and sicker. The doctor diagnosed severe vertigo and said it would pass. Week after painstaking week my mother-in-law tried desperately to feed him different things in the hopes that something would stay down but it didn't. The doctor just kept saying to wait. It got so bad that he ended up in hospital and the doctors there had no idea what it was but they knew it wasn't vertigo. They did, however manage to stabilize his stomach and he began to eat again. Just before Christmas they did a scan and found an "anomaly" at the base of his skull but said it was probably nothing as it wasn't very big. So they let him him go home for Christmas and asked for him to come back as an outpatient in the New Year to get this "anomaly" looked at.

Sadly over the coming weeks he got sick again and he was rushed back into hospital. A further scan confirmed that he had a brain tumor which had grown substantially since the previous scan. The placement and the rapid growth meant that it was inoperable. He was told that he had two months to get his affairs in order. He barely lasted one month. He passed away peacefully with his family by his bedside in a hospice.

Needless to say my husband has found the last few weeks very difficult to deal with. Coming up to Valentine's Day I didn't have a clue what to get him. My mother-in-law took it upon herself to start clearing out her house and she gave me a load of her art books. Most of which were about collages. It gave me the idea to make a scrap book for my husband, something with a different picture on each page. I wanted him to cheer up again and I thought if he could see all of his favourite things he might smile.

There were 41 pages in the book I bought and I knew I wouldn't fill them all before Friday but I managed to do 26! One page had screen shots from his favourite PS3 game, Blur. One had a collage of screen shots from "Black Hawk Down" - his favourite movie, other pages had pictures of Autumn leaves, his own photography of nature, animals that he loves, cinema seats and tickets (he loves the cinema), various movies - Terminator, Alien, Matrix etc. He almost cried when he looked through it. He realised that I had been thinking of him, even though he hadn't been home much because he's been helping his mother. He had no idea that I knew him so well and that I had paid so much attention to his favourite things.

What started out as a simple present has ended up as a new appreciation for our relationship.

Out of something awful some good has come. I just hope that you all have had a lovely Valentine's Day.
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MathurineDeValois
Mathurine DeValois
United Kingdom
Well, what don't I do? I have a huge interest in resin BJD's and I have a few ABS plastic ones as well. I've done all the face ups on every doll I own and you can see them all in my gallery. I started out as a pencil sketcher back when I was a teen and I swore I couldn't use paints. Until I discovered acrylics. I now paint mostly A2 sized canvasses when I can find the canvas, which seems to be becoming increasingly difficult. I also like photography, sadly my camera doesn't agree with me. Years ago I bought a Kodak Z612 which is an awesome outdoors camera but sadly lacking in the indoor and close up arenas of life. I'm hoping to save up for something new soon. I often sew outfits and wigs for my dolls but I can't honestly say that my needlework isn't that great. It holds up well just don't inspect the neatness of the stitching. My sewing machine hates me so I do most things by hand. I am about to venture into making "De-Part-Ted Bears" which are... Well, dead teddy bears. Thanks to an inspiration from Dreggs88 here on Deviantart. Check my favourites to find his skeleton baby bear and you'll see what I'm about to make for myself. Sadly he's not around to contact at the moment otherwise I'd tell him how truly awesome his work is and how much I'm looking forward to making my own skull bear, based on his design.
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FreakStyleBJD Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav!
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FreakStyleBJD Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013   Traditional Artist
And again :).
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Sla-r Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Thanks for the fave!
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MathurineDeValois Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
You're more than welcome, he's stunning.
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FreakStyleBJD Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks for watching! :)
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jp1020 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
u buy or u make your bjd?they're so awesome!
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MathurineDeValois Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
For the most part I buy them but I do have some that I bought which I altered, either by removing some resin to reshape the face or added resin to make new facial features. Thanks so much for your comment!
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child-of-aros Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ooooh hey there
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MathurineDeValois Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Oh hai! ^_^ ~waves~
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cactusmumkate Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconfeaturesplz: Your work has been featured in the Prickly Pleasures Group weekly Journal!! ::iconnobuchoirlaplz:--> Link :D
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