LotusAsylum

OOAK Art Dolls Polymer Clay Gothic Creepy Cute Handmade

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LotusAsylum

OOAK Art Dolls Polymer Clay Gothic Creepy Cute Handmade

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Announcement    Wander the dark halls of the Lotus Asylum. You may see glimpses of creepy faces, troubled spirits, the sad, and the lonely. These patients long to escape their mental prison.

Every item purchased comes in a hand stitched, muslin, Lotus Asylum-stamped drawstring bag.

If you visit my Facebook fan page, you can see works in progress and updates: facebook.com/lotusasylum

Announcement

Wander the dark halls of the Lotus Asylum. You may see glimpses of creepy faces, troubled spirits, the sad, and the lonely. These patients long to escape their mental prison.

Every item purchased comes in a hand stitched, muslin, Lotus Asylum-stamped drawstring bag.

If you visit my Facebook fan page, you can see works in progress and updates: facebook.com/lotusasylum

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    • Roseanna L on Apr 26, 2014

      5 out of 5 stars

      OMG!!! SHE'S SO AWESOME ,MISS L. RECEIVED HER PERFECT CONDITION. CAN'T WAIT FOR NEXT ONE AND A NEW COLLECTION AND BUSINESS FRIENDSHIP. YOU'VE GOT SUCH GREAT INSIGHT, IMAGINATION TO DETAILS, AND ARTISTIC ABILITY. VERY PLEASED. THANKS, ROSEANNA :)

    • Reviewed by Inactive on Jan 4, 2014

      5 out of 5 stars

      Memory is not as straightforward as one may have been lead to believe. What may pose as memory may be a wishful book of pictures one invests in for ones survival. Why is it that Sunday ( a day reserved for remembering how we are loved) tended to be the loneliest day of the week? Oh, the folly of oversimplifying the mysteries of life.
      Sunday is a lovely doll that conjured all that and more from me.

    • Reviewed by Inactive on Jan 4, 2014

      5 out of 5 stars

      Tiqua is really very beautiful. This did not come across so well in the photos of her...some of us are not so photogenic. The deep deep blue of her hair is magnificent as is her sophisticated outfit. The male who noticed Tiqua must be very special...she brings an affirmation of natural goodness to female sexuality...which has the power to help delete programing that is anything less than true. Isn't it amazing what one can have from a doll and their little story?

    • Reviewed by Inactive on Jan 4, 2014

      5 out of 5 stars

      Temperance is not easy to look at for long. This is precisely what makes this waif of a doll so compelling. There is much that could be said here but honestly I would not know where to start. Extremely stimulating.

    • Reviewed by Inactive on Jan 4, 2014

      5 out of 5 stars

      Little Haiku is one of the best of best. Amazing to feel warmth toward this intense little face...but somehow I do. The whole doll is made so well with so many details. Great sensitivity and love.

    • Reviewed by Inactive on Dec 28, 2013

      5 out of 5 stars

      I have compassion for dear Alana. First of all she may never have had the experience to be regarded dearly. Then, missing ones certainty can lead to disastrous imaginings which take their toll. Currently she is sat in a rocking chair which seems to be restoring her faith in her own memories.
      This doll is tricky. She looks very sweet and innocent in her dress yet her face seems to reveal that she is long past the time of actual innocence. Not to worry, it happens to the best of us sometimes.

    • Reviewed by Inactive on Dec 28, 2013

      5 out of 5 stars

      This doll is fascinating. Beneath what I can tell you is pure, unrelenting, anguish is real beauty. It is there in the way Lotus painted her eyes. I see it, and I am sure I am not the only one who can. I wonder how it will affect Peyton to see that I see her beauty as well as her anguish. Maybe, relax?
      It is not superficial that her outfit is impeccable.

    • Reviewed by Inactive on Dec 28, 2013

      5 out of 5 stars

      How true it is! This clever and subtle observation is given expression with dear Judy...poor thing stranded within a need and desire that had it's beginnings in a lake of futility which could not be seen for all the mist and mire. Driven to continue despite the writing on the wall. Judy can not rightfully be bamed for her blindspot. With so much at stake....Such a common experience and yet so uncommon for it to be expressed so well. I love this doll. And, it must be mentioned that she is made beautifully, clothes....the way she was painted...excellent. Thank you Lotus for more of that keen courage! I admire Judy's insistant and doubtful expression for the real needs that moved her.

    • Reviewed by Inactive on Dec 15, 2013

      5 out of 5 stars

      First it must be said that Lotus must love Poppy a lot....I can just tell from the overall harmony of the colors and fabric and expression. Poppy is awesome. Lotus has captured an expression and demeanor that is subtle and complex. This doll is so evocative and can move all kinds of ways which bring out more feelings. I love the dress you made her. I love how much you love all the dolls. Poppy is an amazing doll.

    • Reviewed by Inactive on Dec 15, 2013

      5 out of 5 stars

      I adore Ramona. I am not sure why...she has her problems but it is clear as day she is thoroughly lovable. Her outfit is so touching...I am so happy she is dressed as beautifully as she is. I feel so lucky to have her.

    About LotusAsylum

    Sales 134
    On Etsy since 2011

    I've always been intrigued by handmade dolls. . .

    Years ago, when my oldest was just born, I wanted to find pictures of dolls that were handmade, gothic and filled with emotions. I would even have purchased one, should I find just the right one. But, I didn't know what to call a handmade doll and even typing in handmade never occurred to me. I didn't know how to find what I was looking for. I did find some lovely gothic dolls, but nothing captured the idea I had in my mind. I found a doll forum with gothic cosplay and who knows what else. I was intrigued. There were some very beautiful creations out there. I get very specific ideas in my head sometimes, and wonder if I can find them, but they're so specific, that of course I can't. You know what it's like when you have a dream with an outfit you're wearing, and you wake up and want to buy some fabric just like your dream, so you can make it, but you can't find anything like it? That has been my lot in life. Full of dreams that no one has ever realized.

    I decided I would have to make one some day. Years later, I remembered that dream of making a doll, and thought there was no better way to go about it than to just do it. I did a lot of research on methods and just how it works, and practiced using some homemade air dry clays. I learned a lot by doing, and when I finally went out and bought some polymer clay, I started sculpting, and loved what I made.

    I thought I could learn more by taking a figure sculpting class, but I found that since I'm not sculpting real people, it messed up my process a bit. So, I relaxed, entered my previous state of mind, creatively, and kept going.

    I think I still have a long way to go as far as skill and talent, but I do like what I make. One day I actually achieved my goal of making that doll that I dreamed of, and she is still for sale. Her name is Efthemia: https://www.etsy.com/listing/159573006/black-goth-art-doll-efthemia?ref=shop_home_feat
    There are other dolls that I have been quite proud of: https://www.etsy.com/listing/126707584/polymer-clay-art-doll-ooak-with-orange?ref=shop_home_feat

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/157056312/ooak-steampunk-sad-art-doll-delaini?ref=listing-shop-header-1

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/160896193/ghost-doll-halloween-white-wedding-ooak?ref=shop_home_active

    I hope you understand the look and feel that I love most.

    Thank you,
    Lotus

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    • Lotus

      Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

      My name is Lotus. I am 30 years old and a mother of two small children: a boy and a girl. I have been making and selling my art dolls since around July of 2011. My schooling includes painting, sculpting, drawing, and pottery.

    Shop policies

    Last updated on May 30, 2015
    These are only the policies I've written as of now. When new issues arise, I'm sure I may add more. If you have a question which is not included here, please feel free to send me a conversation and ask.

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    Returns and exchanges
    If you receive items which are damaged, let me know. I will do what I can to make it right. Limbs can easily be replaced. I will replace your item if the package is lost or stolen. See below for replacement options.

    If a package is lost in the mail, I will do what I can to replace it. However, as so many packages do arrive after enough time is allowed, I do request that you wait at least 30 days before I will actually replace an item. As none of my items can be duplicated, another item of equal or lesser value will be used. If this does happen, and you don't see anything you like, you are welcome to wait until you do. So far, I have never had a package lost in the mail, or go undelivered.
    Payment
    I accept payment through Paypal and direct checkout. Once I receive your payment, I will ship your doll out within the next business day. I do not ship anything before receiving payment.
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    International Shipping
    As a buyer, you are responsible for all duties, taxes, levies or fees. I ship worldwide via USPS.

    US Shipping
    I ship USPS First class with delivery confirmation if the package is light enough. Otherwise I ship in the timeliest manner, usually priority.
    Additional policies and FAQs
    If you should receive a doll with any parts broken, I'll gladly repair the dolls, and reimburse you for the shipping, for free. Just send it back, and I'll return it in working order. There are some damages which cannot be repaired, in which case I'll happily replace your doll in exchange for the damaged one. So far this has not happened.