Monday, March 21, 2011

Announcement: Uncanny Dream - Articulated Fantasy 2011, Ball-Jointed Doll Expo in downtown Seattle, WA

Uncanny Dream - Seattle Doll Expo 2011
(Artwork by Candygears)

I'm excited to announce Uncanny Dream - Articulated Fantasy 2011, a brand new Ball-Jointed Doll Expo in downtown Seattle, WA. This one-day event will feature diorama displays by 7 of the Pacific Northwest's top BJD Customizers. The Expo will also include several Vendors, space for visitors to set up their wares to trade or sell in a trunkshow, and public meetup and photography space.

Admission is Free!

Uncanny Dream will be held Sunday May 29th, 2011 in a large art studio/gallery space in Pioneer Square, right on the Seattle Waterfront. Artists were invited to create fantasy worlds for their dolls to inhabit, ranging from traditional fantasy to steampunk and cyber. We have put together an exciting list of talented BJD customizers from Seattle and the NW region to build these diorama displays, including:
Christy (Captured in Thought)
Fenris (resin+)
KireiX and Keekster (BJD Cast)
KasaMadhuri777 (Alraune Atelier)

A huge variety of customized dolls will be present, including Soom, Dollstown, Fairyland, Dollshe, Dollzone, and many many more.

We have also lined up exciting vendors to sell clothes, wigs, accessories and dolls, including Jpopdolls and Other vendors and special activities will be announced as we draw closer to the event.

The main Gallery space will feature the artists' BJD dioramas for you to enjoy and photograph. The large Hallway Gallery will feature the vendors, and have some space for visitors to set up their own wares in a trunkshow format. The large Photography Studio next to the main gallery will be a public meetup area, and has lots of space to setup and photograph any dolls you're bringing with you.

Uncanny Dream is taking place in the 619 Western Artist Building in downtown Seattle, in the X17 Gallery space. There is ample parking underneath the Alaskan Way Viaduct right behind the building (free on Sundays) and a pay-lot adjoining the building. It is also in easy walking distance to Uwajimaya Asian Market & Bookstore, International Model Toys, Pike's Place Market, and the Seattle Downtown Shopping core so visitors driving to Seattle for the event have convenient access to all Downtown has to offer.

Location Info for Uncanny Dream 2011:

619 Western Ave (4th Floor South)
Seattle WA, 98104
12-6PM Sunday May 29th, 2011

More details to come as the event approaches. Any vendors interested in joining the event can message Candygears on DoA or email her at Artist Diorama submissions for this event are closed, but everyone is encouraged and invited to bring their dolls, and use the public meetup space and photography space.


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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

We both lost something we loved

We both lost something we "loved".

It's sad that yours was a painting, and mine a person.
All that hard work for not...

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Friday, March 11, 2011

The Art of My Heart

The Art of my Heart

It was obvious in my work first, that only I cared.
It was one-sided and I couldn't see it.

Till the devastating end.

I was a pawn on your game, whether you realized it or not.

I had finally let myself trust my heart and what I felt.
You made me believe that you felt the same, or at least that you even gave the slightest shit.
I had finally let myself dream.
I dreamed of our future, even though it was uncertain.
I didn't dream of my success, your success, our house, our money, or any of those material things.
I dreamed of being by your side.
I wanted our forever.

I'm left with this...
cavity in me....
ALL that is ME. 

My life, My heart, My hopes
My dreams, My happiness, My sanity
My everything 


A friend told me this song in its entirety reminded him of me. It's beautiful 
- Thank you -

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Today is the birth day of my misery

How can I wish him happy birthday, when all he's brought me is misery. 
The worst pain and heartache of my life.

Ashley-BJD-Photostory-2011-02-09-Leeloo-Valentines Nightmare - 14

I can't even reach the safety of my own apartment each day before the tears overwhelm my strength. Every day I close my front door and crumple to the floor crying. Un-ending. It's all I can do to keep afloat and tie this mask on day after day.

To pretend to be OK.

To pretend that I don't need him

To pretend that I'm getting better

To pretend that I'm starting to hate him

Wishing I could hate him

Wishing I could forget him

"What good is a love... that no one shares
And if my life... is like the dust that hides the glow of a rose
then what good am I"

Can't this be like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind?

I want it erased.

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Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Hard Part

The thing that makes it so hard is not because I love you.

Its not because you were taken away, as most tragic love stories are written.

It's because you walked away.

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Friday, March 4, 2011


(Almost made it)

This, the only evidence left of my heart.
Only Evidence of my heart

Gone - Never to feel again - pain or love.
Never to feel again

 There's nothing I can do



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