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Hi there! Thanks for visiting my shop.

I am a self-taught artist living in lovely Northern California. I have lived in the States for over 20 years (in 3 different states) but I was born in Belgium and grew up in Spain. My many travels have afforded me the luxury of learning about and being shaped by different cultures as well as speaking several languages. My art is inevitably influenced by my experiences in all these places.

People often ask me why my dolls look so sad. Although I am not a sad person in general, I have been known to give in to melancholy from time to time. It's just part of my personality. That's the place my little doll friends come from sometimes. While, in some ways, my dolls are the expression of that melancholy, they're also quite the opposite. This is because my little worry doll friends are made…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 22
  • Joined January 20, 2008

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About

Hi there! Thanks for visiting my shop.

I am a self-taught artist living in lovely Northern California. I have lived in the States for over 20 years (in 3 different states) but I was born in Belgium and grew up in Spain. My many travels have afforded me the luxury of learning about and being shaped by different cultures as well as speaking several languages. My art is inevitably influenced by my experiences in all these places.

People often ask me why my dolls look so sad. Although I am not a sad person in general, I have been known to give in to melancholy from time to time. It's just part of my personality. That's the place my little doll friends come from sometimes. While, in some ways, my dolls are the expression of that melancholy, they're also quite the opposite. This is because my little worry doll friends are made for the express purpose of chasing the blues away. They all have a very important job to do that takes a lot of their concentration, but don't let their worried looks fool you. They're all very good at their jobs of helping you through it when you're a little sad, worried or scared. They'll be there to support you until the rain clouds pass. I hope you'll find one that'll speak to you and the fears you may be battling. Let one become your hero.

I currently have two other active shops on etsy. Feel free to check them out for more and different types of art:

http://twoangelsinparis.etsy.com
http://natuure.etsy.com

Or my blog at

http://coffeemonkeymusings.blogspot.com

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