Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I'm Back..Again!

Victoria Vampire, My doll for the Japan show!

Well, this must be my year as caretaker, as thats all I seem to be doing since the beginning of this year! It leaves me precious little time to do anything else, and I've sorely neglected my poor little blog. Between careing for my 84 year young mother who had a stroke after christmas to my husband who recently had a new bionic knee replacement. I'm a bit burnt out!! Plus trying to finish some dolls that were promised last year..(thank you to those who patiently waited in the wings while I dealt with life)! And..trying to get my doll for the Japan show finished and mailed so it would arrive in time.!
Yeah..I am happy to say it did arrive safely and all is well..for this moment! LOl!

Here is a link to the show in Japan. There are some wonderful artists included and I am honored to be among them.

Her name is Victoria Vampire,:

"Little Victoria wanders alone at night looking for someone tasty to bite"!
She measures 12" tall and wears antique fabrics and carries her little ghost dolly along on her outings. If you might be interested in having her come to haunt your house, email me at faeries16@hotmailcom and I can give you the contact info.
In the meantime Ms "P" has been very makes me really nervous, especially when the lights flicker and I hear crackling lightening like noises and hidious laughter coming from the back room!!!!
I am lighting my religious candles covering myself with protective oils, and calling in all protective saints and any one else that can bring protective energies to prepare me for what MS "P" might be boiling up in her little dark corner of the room....BE AFRAID...BE VERY AFRAID!!!
This is what happens when she does not get the attention she requires..does anyone have a spare suit of armour????
Happy Hauntings, Gail


Sue said...

Gail, it is great to 'see' you posting here again. I was wondering how you were doing with the caretaking of your mom - and I can only imagine how it has been by throwing your hubby into the mix. (Is there anything worse than a recuperating and/or sick man?)

Little Victoria is a charmer and I know she will be a huge hit in Japan. Thanks for the link of the show, such extremely talented artists!

Daydreamer :) said...

WB, Gail. Love her!
H :)

Joanna Thomas said...

Welcome back Gail~ Sorry your having so much to deal with lately. When things like that come up in my life I always say to myself..'embrace these times as they are but few'... It helps to put things in perspective.
Your new doll is precious! And congratulations on the Japan show!

Stepping off the edge said...

Welcome back Gail! She is lovely! She's really going to knock them dead! Wishing you the best on the show and with all of your life "interuptions"! Stay stong! and as for Miss P- next time you see her napping, just put a ring of salt around her! lol- that will keep her in line! and you safe :0) that and some peanut butter: hee hee! :o)

Daydreamer :) said...

Rofl... you crack me up Tracey :D
H :)

Pattee said...

Hi Gail... you must be burned out....
And Ms. P is probably in a tisy state... for lack of attention.

I'm sorry that you've had so much to deal with...
I just talked to a friend that got a round trip ticket from Seattle to Boise for $117! Now if I could get that price I'd come visit you!!!

Odddollz by Jacqui said...

You ARE the master of the dark adorable dollies Gail!!
Victoria is amazing and I am sure she will love all the attention she is going to get in Japan!! The red you used on her looks
If you folks want to see another of Gails Little darlings please visit my blog. My little aggie is equally adorable:)

julie campbell said...

She is wickedly wonderful Gail ,a real treat to see your latest doll and the japanese show looks amazing.
Hope life settles down for you soon, I've been in a similar situation for the last three years and its not easy but you settle into it and I found making my dolls the perfect release when things got tough !
julie xx

dollproject said...

Oh, I love her. And that little doll is adorable!


wow..what a lovely doll :-)

moti said...

Hi, I lover her!!!!! amazing and great job!!!!!!


Lorell said...

She's gorgeous Gail....there's just something about red isn't there?! Thinking of you and hope things settle down soon. :)

Tina von Wiesen said...

Victoria Vampire is precious, love her outfit, and her little doll is so cute. Congratulations on the show in japan! :)

essie said...

She's very precious Gail.
Please take good care of yourself also!


Yve said...

Lovely to have you back, worried about you for a while. It can't be easy dealing with everything life has thrown at you and your family of late, but glad to see your coping well.
As for Miss P, put a ring of salt around her to contain her for a while... obviously put some good magazines and a pile of chocolate INSIDE the ring with her :o)

Debie Lyons said...

Gail its wonderful to see another wonderful creation of yours. I am sure she will be a huge hit in Japan to.
Debie x

Sonia ;) said...


HUGS to you for all your strength. Maybe P is just catching up on your work for you? Ha Ha....Im glad all is well....Missed you...

Sonia ;)

Once Upon A Blue Crow said...

Ahhhh, you are amazing!

Robin's Egg Bleu said...

I have to say, you are a saint. I know the realities of caregiving to infirm and elderly, and it's so very, very taxing. Nice to see you are keeping a sense of humor about it, don't ever lose that.

Your doll is so wonderful, I just love her costuming!

But she's so sad. Tell her it'll be okay.

idrawpix said...

Gail, it is so wonderful to see another of your delightful dolls. You, Miss P. and your dolls have been missed, but family matters must be attended to - no one can care for loved ones better.
Thanks for taking time to show us Victoria. She is going to be a big hit at the show!


3rdEyeMuse said...

sending you much love & peace in your current caretaking roll ... I, for one, will always be back for a visit when you are ...

Victoria is a treasure and her wee ghostie has me quivering!!

kabobbledog said...

Oh my goodness! Victoria is beautiful~and I adore Aggie. What's a girl got to do to get her hands on one of your ghosties? Clean your house? Free nursing advice? Voodoo? Just let me know!

niknik said...

I have been followed by your creativity, and very happy that now I can watch the process of building from the inside!

HElen said...


Rosanna Pereyra said...

Congratulations on accomplishing so much during a chaotic time. I wish you and your family the best and I'm so glad you are back! Your doll is wonderful and the colors are perfect. They are going to love her at the Japan show!


alimaky_woodedwoods said...

Gail she is adorable and creepy ! I love that red dress
Hope you are doing well, good luck with the Japan show it looks like you are in good company -- its hard to keep my mouth closed when I look over that artist like
Take Care!!

horriblesweet said...

Great to see a new Ghostie. She is delightful!
Great show!!!!! I see a lot of my fellow Dutch doll artists participated to.

I hope you can take some time for yourself now to take some well deserved rest!

Greetz Lydia

Mealy Monster Land said...

wow, she is incredible, as always your dolls rock!

Skellyton Art said...

The show in Japan has many wonderful dolls. Ah, but Victoria stands out amoung them all! None can match her soul!
I hope your family feels better soon and you can return to your creations and the anxious Miss P!

Shirley Kelly

Gail Lackey said...

Thanks so much for all your kind thoughts and caring, I am really touched. It's nice to know one has the kind thoughts of friends even if your faces are invisible...ahh the wonders of the internet, to be able to have a kinship with such wonderful friends all over the world! Thank you so much to all of you for writing and sharing with me!
Hugs, and kisses to all of you!!..oh and from Miss "P" too!

Kelly Lish said...

I just love her darling face...