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“Between the worlds of men and make believe I can be found.”
~Dan Fogelberg

Welcome. I am Marsha J. West, creator of Enchanticals.

I created the word Enchanticals. Enchanticals describes my creations and the imaginary place which I also created, where my creations first reside before being listed at my Etsy shop, aptly named Enchanticals.

At Enchanticals you will find… all kinds of enchanted handmade one-of-a kind creations such as altered miniature dollhouse scale (1:12th scale) wizard/spooky and haunted/witch/faerie furniture; elementals’ and other magical bottles; enchanted wands; rare and powerful orbs wands and crystal balls, both in 1:12th scale; magic wands, potion bottles, miniature dollhouse scale miniature dioramas and vanities; dollhouse accessories; and much…

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  • Female
  • Born on February 28
  • Joined March 19, 2008

Favorite materials

found objects, twigs and other gifts from nature, bottles, feathers, silver, glass, miniatures, dolls, keys, beads, skeletons, watch parts, paper

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About

“Between the worlds of men and make believe I can be found.”
~Dan Fogelberg

Welcome. I am Marsha J. West, creator of Enchanticals.

I created the word Enchanticals. Enchanticals describes my creations and the imaginary place which I also created, where my creations first reside before being listed at my Etsy shop, aptly named Enchanticals.

At Enchanticals you will find… all kinds of enchanted handmade one-of-a kind creations such as altered miniature dollhouse scale (1:12th scale) wizard/spooky and haunted/witch/faerie furniture; elementals’ and other magical bottles; enchanted wands; rare and powerful orbs wands and crystal balls, both in 1:12th scale; magic wands, potion bottles, miniature dollhouse scale miniature dioramas and vanities; dollhouse accessories; and much more…

Enchanticals is where enchantment resides…along with fantasy, imagination, whimsy, creativity, magic, mystery, and lore. Enchantment is always afoot at Enchanticals because enchantment cannot be harnessed, has no rules, and is everywhere.

I am a miniaturist, artist, writer, and poet. My poetry includes haikus. I am completing a series of children’s books.

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Published and Featured:

Enchanticals has been featured and continues to be featured in many place online, in magazines, blogs, Etsy team blogs and Treasuries, as well as many other miniature and artistic spots. I have listed just these…

*Featured Artist in March 2010 of Alice Magazine:
http://kathleenandthedreadedopium.com/alicemagazine/2010/02/etsy-seller-of-the-month-enchanticals/

* The Italian Department of Tourism chose and is using one of my Flickr photographs in their tourist brochures and pamphlets.

* Invited by Monmouth Museum to exhibit my work.

* Featured Miniaturist on December 16, 2009 in the popular Advent Calendar of PBworks/minitreasures. Here is the URL:
www.minitreasures.pbworks.com/ac091216

(Note: My PBworks/minitreasures page is under construction, but my work is featured throughout MiniTreasures:
minitreasures.pbworks.com: http://minitreasures.pbworks.com/Enchanticals)

*My Small Obessions.com: http://www.mysmallobsession.com/unusualoriginalminis.html

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Other Places to Find Enchanticals Online…

Enchanticals is in so many places online. So, rather than list them all, I am listing the ones usually provided:

BLOG: http://www.enchanticals.blogspot.com/

FaceBook: http://www.facebook.com/photos.php?id=246003211187#!/marshaEnchanticals

Enchanticals FAN page at FaceBook:
http://www.facebook.com/marshaEnchanticals#!/pages/Enchanticals/246003211187

Flickr Photostream: http://www.flickr.com/photos/enchanticals/

Artisans in Miniature (AIM) Magazine- I am a member:
http://www.artisansinminiature.com/Enchanticals.html

Pagan-Playground.com: http://www.pagan-playground.com/Enchanticals (under construction)

Collectors Quest: http://www.collectorsquest.com/collector/enchanticals (under construction)

Many other places Enchanticals can be found are currently under construction.

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I am a member of these Etsy Teams:

ArT, Business Topics, Etsy Success, Etsy Talent Hunt, Fantasy, Fairytale & Folklore, Indie Designers, MINIATURE ART, shops, The Etsy Revolution, Etsians of FaceBook, Etsy Promotion Society, Fae, Flickr, Miniatures in Dollhouse Scales (MIDS), Promote Your Shop, Etsy Bugs, Etsy IDEAS, Artist's Freedom Team, Promotion Locomotion, Holiday Addicts, Christmas Gift Promotion Team, and Witches and Wizards and Muggles Oh My!

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My other shop on Etsy:

~LunasLoot~ for Vintage Delights (such as toys, doll, books, collectibles, and etc.) and Supplies Galore...
www.LunasLoot.etsy.com

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Please join and follow my blog, Enchanticals. Here is the magical link for my blog:
www.Enchanticals.blogspot.com

I invite you to visit them.

Be Enchanted Always, Marsha


BIO

I am a miniaturist, artist, writer, and poet. My poetry includes haikus. I am completing a series of children’s books.

In addition, I am/was gifted with both a sense of wonder and curiosity, as well as a rich imagination that knows no bounds. My late parents encouraged and instilled in my sister and me a desire to learn all that we could from all sources available….the written, visual, spoke; to seek; to question; to think broadly and out of the box; to learn other cultures, customs, and make friends of every culture and creed; to create; be ourselves; think for ourselves, and, most of all, to imagine. For from imagination with action added to it for fuel, one can create boundlessly.

My personality is a bit like yin and yang. I love nature, sunlight, sunny days, animals, flowers, meadows, butterflies (my Sacred Power Animal), and colors. But, my yin, so to speak, side, loves the night, the moon, grey overcast skies, rain, barren trees, melancholy, cold winds blowing, emptiness, fog, and myste. This yin yang personality of mine enhances what I create. When I am in a Yang mode, I create fairy, elemental, and the like creations and when Yin, I love to make spooky, dark, vampires, and the like.

As an artist, I create in various mediums. However, my preference and specialty are predominantly in 1:12th or miniature dollhouse scale…miniature items, but especially furniture, altered and/or made by me. I furnish them completely with one-of-a-kind, handmade, detailed, and realistic looking items made from nature and found objects.
Each creation is based upon a central theme, idea, or character and each altered found object created for that piece supports the main theme.

My themes and characters for my creations run the gamut…from enchanted to fantasy to whimsy to fairytale to wizard to horror/spooky to realism. These themes do not have a season or Holiday associated with them; I create them year round. For example, Halloween and spooky, with its ghoulies, vampires, and ghosts, is not just one day of the year, but all year. That’s because, ghosts, ghoulies, spooks, vampires, and the living dead cruise the deep hours of the night, every night of the year, not just one. So, they exist in Enchanticals’ enchanted world the entire year.

Speaking of “spooky”…my spooky creations are scary, sometimes a bit ghoulish, and may give you a bit of a chill. But, they are always infused with a dab and a dash of whimsy. My spooky is devoid of evil, harm, cruelty, and hate to and for others. Spooky is, to me, is fun fantasy.

I make my creations one at a time… from start to finish. There is no assembly line in my workshop. No elves either. For this reason, each piece is truly one-of a-kind. I keep no written “recipes” for the colors I use nor written instructions for the any of items which I create. Each piece is from or includes nature or is created out of found objects I have available at the time. Thus, none of my finished pieces can be duplicated.

For each individual creation, I specifically write an original story entitled, “A Little Tale”. My little tales are fables, some with a moral, which either recounts the personal life history of the previous “owner” of the piece of furniture or the origin, history or mystery surrounding the miniature item I created. My little tales are a way for me to bring my creations to life for the audience and also to draw them into and become part of, not only the items created, but also my enchanted little world.

My goal with each of my creations are to make them enjoyable useable works of art; to enchant, surprise, and delight the audience; to challenge the audience to use their imagination to discover the unique and creative pieces made from found objects; and to feel amazement and wonder at how the original purpose of each found object has changed and become something else entirely.

My creations, stories or “A Little Tale”, ideas, and work are my original creations and my personal creative property and may not be copied, reproduced, republished, edited, downloaded, displayed, modified, transmitted, licensed, transferred, sold, stolen, plagiarized, reprinted, resold or used in any manner or medium, distributed or uploaded in any way without my prior written permission. My work does not belong to the public domain.

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