art-iculated asked: aha my last name is Lui! I've never met anyone else with that name, who spells it like that (people always want to correct it to Liu, for some reason.)




Same here! I always get that at cafes even if I spell it out loud haha. Nice meeting you! :3

And I’m a sculptor too! What a coincidence. 

Kindred spirits~ :D
Checking your website. Oh my god your stuff are amazing!

I just found your proto-BJD head sculpt :D I really hope we get to see a full doll from you one day! You have a beautiful aesthetic and great technique. 

art-iculated asked: aha my last name is Lui! I've never met anyone else with that name, who spells it like that (people always want to correct it to Liu, for some reason.)


Same here! I always get that at cafes even if I spell it out loud haha. Nice meeting you! :3

And I’m a sculptor too! What a coincidence. 

Weiju update: On the left is the picture Ivy sent me of the two resin samples, and on the right is the prototype. It’s hard to make out details, and I won’t be 100% sure of the colors until they get here, but it is oh so lovely to see these ladies in one piece. She has come a long way— remember this?

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I have just started reading the Aubrey-Maturin books, and they are made of addictive. I grew up in one of the Merchant Navy’s big recruiting grounds (Everyone either became MN, REME or a shipbuilder), and used to love watching the Tall Ships race as a bairn, so nautical stuff has always been a big draw for me :D

You are so lucky to have actually got to board the Surprise! I visited the replica of the Endeavour when she was in Whitby, and that was amazing enough.

Yes! They’re so funny and yet so heartbreaking at the same time. I’m long overdue for a reread. Which one are you on?

I was incredibly lucky! Now that I’ve done some traveling in the States I’ve been able to visit other tall ships as well, like the USS Constitution and the USS Constellation but they’re not quite the same, the Surprise will always have a certain magic for me. When I visited England I got to view the HMS Victory from afar (it was, alas, closed for renovations) and that was something else, too. Are you far from Portsmouth?

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12:01 AM in Ferguson. Curfew broken.


Art-Iculated and Silk/FreakStyle -


Proving that “Being an awesome artist” and “Being a massive sweetheart” don’t need to be mutually exclusive.

Having got a tonne of personal/sculpting support from one of them, and a literal pile of doll stuff from the other, I am basically bathing in warm fuzzies at the moment.

If you have any money at all you should go and buy their stuff, because it is gorgeous and is also made by people who probably run a sanctuary for abandoned unicorns.

aw babe! you’ve always been so kind to me. happy to help my fellow sculptors!  

  posted 2 weeks agovia 11 notes
sunvapor asked: What the fucks happening in Ferguson?



Alright, i’m gonna sit down and basically explain the situation in this ask so everyone of my followers knows why i’m so pissed.

Michael Brown, a 17 - 18 year old african american boy was unlawfully shot (8-10 times supposedly) by police in St Louis, Missouri on saturday, august 9th, 2014. He was unarmed, and had done nothing to attract suspicion other than the fact that he was black. His body was left in the street for 4 hours. (beware: somewhat graphic image linked)

There are several claims from witnesses (see: Dorian Johnson’s account and video [HIGHLY RECOMMEND READING UP ON HIS ACCOUNT, ITS VERY SPECIFIC] — Brown’s friend who experienced the situation first hand, La’Toya Cash and Phillip Walker— Ferguson residents nearby the incident),  that fall together in generally close claims. However, the only one who’s claim seems out of place is the police officer’s who shot Brown. Who, by the way, is put off on paid administrative leave AND who’s name remained under anonymity for his safety (However, attorney Benjamin Crump is looking for a way to force release his name). He claims that Brown began to wrestle the officer for his gun and tried attacking him after he told Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson (22) to “get the f*ck on the sidewalk”.

According to Johnson, after a minor confrontation on the officer’s part where he grabbed Brown by the neck and then by the shirt, the officer pulled his gun on Brown and shot him at point blank range on the right side of his body. Brown and Johnson were able to get away briefly and started running. However, Brown was shot in the back, supposedly disabling him from getting very far. He turned around with his arms in the air and said “I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!” By this point, Brown and the officer were face to face as the cop shot him several times in the face and chest until he was finally dead. Johnson ran to his apartment and by the sound of his account, seemingly had some sort of panic attack. Later he emerged from his home to see Brown still laying in the streets. People were gathered with their cellphones, screaming at the police.

According to msnbc, the police refuse to interview Johnson at all, despite his amazing courage to come forward. They didn’t wanna hear it. They only listened to the cop’s account of it all and were vague with the media on what they thought happened. They’ve also refused to commit to a timeline in releasing autopsy results and other investigation information.

Numerous rumors are sweeping around such as Brown stealing candy from a QuickTrip, the store he emerged from calling the cops on him, Brown reaching for a gun, Brown attacking the cop first, ect. But these have all been debunked. (I know a lot of these have been debunked, but im having a hard time finding sources. if anyone could help out and link some legit ones id be SO grateful)

The event in and of itself was terrible, but now it has escalated beyond belief. Around 100 or more people, mostly black, went to the police station to protest peacefully. Things quickly turned bad as martial law got involved and authorities were bringing in K9s, tanks, heavy artillery, ect. The heavy police presence only made things worse as riots began to break out and looting and vandalism started. [ x ] [ x ] [ x ]

Now, as of very recently, the media has been banned from Ferguson. There is also a No-Fly zone above Ferguson for the reason of “ TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES ” as said on the Federal Aviation Commission’s website. Cop cars are lined up on the borders to prevent people from entering/leaving. Media outlets are being threatened with arrest. It completely violates our amendments and everything.

It’s becoming increasingly scary and difficult to find out whats going on over there. I’m afraid this is all the information I have, though. If anybody else knows anything about the situation, please feel free to add on or correct any mistakes i’ve made as i’m no expert on writing these things.

And as a personal favor, i’d really appreciate anyone to give this a reblog in order to spread the word. I think it’s a shame that this is going on in our own country yet so few people know about it. Help me make this topic huge and get this as much attention as possible.

Some other things worth looking at too: Al Jazeera reporters being teargassed, video of crowd control (skip to 6 mins in), state senator was also gassed during peaceful protest. Also here are some reporters who are currently in Ferguson for anyone who wants to keep updated: [1][2][3][4][5][6] some of whom were arrested and released, and Antonio French who is currently in jail.

easilyannoyedcamwhore replied to your post: easilyannoyedcamwhore replied to your …

You’re only 24! I suddenly feel weird that senpai is younger than me. Can’t wait to see the completed Iphigenias :D I’m still too scared to start drilling my garage-kit one’s stringing channels.

You know (and this goes for everyone who bought an Iph kit) I have a bunch of extra mismatched or super damaged parts that I couldn’t match up to any kits, but they might be useful to practise drilling or sanding on, since it is an intimidating thing. If you like I can send a bunch to you (like literally a handful, which is a lot of parts for this doll) just for the cost of shipping. I wish I had thought of it earlier, would have saved everybody on shipping…

clockways replied to your post: it has been such a rough 2 weeks

Happy Birthday and I’m sorry for your problems. She deserves to come out right- she’s an amazing little thing.

Thank you! I deserve all the misery. My own fault. I only wish I could learn these things without, you know, the pain and the gross sobbing and being so sad that my chest hurts. (anyone else get that from being sad? It is weird.)

easilyannoyedcamwhore replied to your post: it has been such a rough 2 weeks

Happy birthday, even if it’s a rough one :) Husband sounds adorable. And yeah, that’s a little nerve-wracking from Weiju - Just have to trust them, they’ve always done such good work in the past. Good luck! Are they casting Iphigenia for you?

My hubs is SO adorable and silly and just the greatest. Agreed about Weiju! All logic says they are a solid, reliable company and I will try not to be paranoid. It is Iphigenia, yes.

robotsandfrippary replied to your post: it has been such a rough 2 weeks

that’s weird, they’re usually really good about showing the masters. If you do need something changed, however, they’ll change it and remold it. I’ve made changes after receiving my samples before.

Good to know. The only change I asked them to make was to the head, I wanted to see how they went about that before casting but it is good to know that if there are any problems they will fix it.

dotworkdoll replied to your post: it has been such a rough 2 weeks

happy birthday!

Thank you! I am 24. Time marches on. 

switchum replied to your post: it has been such a rough 2 weeks

I am tired. Fasting is getting to me today. Sorry to hear all the stuff going wrong. I wish there is something I could do for you. Hey happy birthday. Don’t forget to thank your mother.

Sadly, being an idiot of the highest order of morons living in Stupidville, I brought this upon myself. Now I suffer the consequences. (I learn through pain.) Thanks for that. I think birthdays should be all about moms, honestly. I’ll give her a call. Good luck on your fast, you are… crazy. Crazy awesome.

it has been such a rough 2 weeks

…that today doesn’t feel like a birthday should. But, deep breaths. Everything will be ok. I have to remember, I’m lucky. My husband is amazing and is doing this crazy present-a-day thing to cheer me up and is in all honestly the light of my life. I have my health, my family, and it will get better. 

anyway, onto doll news: Weiju has been a bit shaky on communications, honestly. First they said they would send me pictures of the grey master they made, and now they can’t because they are using it to make molds for the resin samples. Also, I picked the colors for the samples long ago, using Pantone colors as they requested, but they emailed me asking to pick again from resin color samples they had? So things are moving forward, but not exactly as I thought they would. I am sure it will be ok in the end (the resin color samples they provided were similar to the ones I wanted anyway) but I thought it was a little strange that they didn’t show me the grey master for my approval before going ahead with the silicone molding and sample casting.

That is it for now… hope everyone’s doing ok!


Teaser pic of the Starling/Moonling samples. I’m trying to decide which colors I’ll actually order, or if I’ll just basically say I’ll place an order for any color if I can get enough orders to break even.

The green one is mine. :D

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I think Salomé is a wonderfully sculpted doll, don’t get me wrong, but I don’t understand the hype… “She’s a fat doll omg! real women curves!” but… she still has very protruding collarbones, normal doll/thin thighs, a very wide thigh gap and the same perfectly round perky breasts. I guess I was just expecting a bit more to her, you know? I’m not asking for cellulite and stretch marks but more than a chubby tummy would have been cool.


Well, on behalf of the dollie thigh gap, I recently tried drafting a doll with no thigh gap, but then there’s not really any way to have two legs that do normal things, but yeah I feel ya anon.

Yeah, thigh gap is there for mobility. Basically the more mass you add to any one part the more difficult it is to get the ball joints to do their thing. It’s also why you see guy dolls with tiny penises. Penises just get in the way. (harhar)


Art bjd by Helga Reinhard

Ancient tales BJD, Puppet Show doll collection


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I just finished my Iphi customisation !

Drilled, sanded, painted, clothed, haired (ok, kind of…) I like how she turned out !

Now I can go back to an almost normal life. Like, you know, thinking about a quick, easy to make but still efficient design to enter the Brian Froud/Dark crystal contest. Which end in a month. Yeehaa.

Holy hot damn. You put so much detail into everything she looks like a full size doll! This is nuts. You are so talented. Jeez, look at that pretty dress and that tiny faceup… eeeee