Curious Gothic Strange Art Dolls Creatures & Paintings

Mendocino, California · 1327 Sales


Curious Gothic Strange Art Dolls Creatures & Paintings

Mendocino, California 1327 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars

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Last updated on Jun 26, 2017

6/26~Hi There ツ
I send out a newsletter when I have several Art Doll Available at the same time. The Newsletter announces the date and time of New releases. **Sign Up here for My Newsletter **
See pics of what I am up to on my Instagram @lulusapple and my Facebook page


©2007- 2017 LuLu Lancaster all rights reserved international and domestic


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Deathbeautyheart Dolls

Deathbeautyheart Dolls on Jun 7, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you dear! All of my dolls have arrived to their new home safe! They are beautiful as always and amazing!! Thank you for the stickers also as I love when I get them!!! I love collecting them too!!! You are the BEST! Hugs xoxo!!

happy scrapper

happy scrapper on May 31, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful tutorial! You kept my interest as I read along . I feel i may have a shot at making a doll like this. I love your painting and costuming tips. I am so pleased with this. Lots of great pictures and fine detail. I truly can't say enough. I loved this!. I am inspired!

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LuLu Lancaster

I am an Art Doll Artist and Painter. I create Dolls And Paintings that are a bit Creepy, Sad, Goth and Emotional Wrecks that tell a little story. You will find a Shabby style that includes Vampires, Steampunk, Corpses, Victorian Memento Mori, Rockabilly and some ツ
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I have been painting all my life. It wasn't until a trip to SFMOMA many years ago that I began to create my own art dolls. An exhibition of Picasso and his sculptures that served as his models for several paintings spurred an idea to create dolls and use them as my model for paintings. Once finished with the painting I found myself with several Dolls. Soon the Dolls overtook the paintings and I found myself wanting to create the dolls sans the paintings. I still Paint quite often and find great joy in both Art forms ;)
Since that start into Art Dolls I have created many Dolls with their own stories to tell. I find the process fascinating, I liken it to painting. It starts with a canvas of a body created from Polymer clay and wire. The emotion and mood are found through the paint and pastels applied to the skin. The life is breathed into them when the fabrics are chosen and their stories unfold.
The details are the highlights for me small objects threads and tattered clothing seal the Art Doll into a lasting message from my hands and heart.

I create art that is drawn on both history, my own and others and unfulfilled dreams. The irony of the choices we make along the way and the result of those choices that lead us into situations we find ourselves in as adults. Sometimes not pretty and sometimes a little cheesy but I hope that you can see a snippet of life in the art dolls I create.

Can Anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes; work never begun.
~Christina Rossetti

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    I am an Artist living in rural Northern California. I use smilies more than I should ;)

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Last updated on February 11, 2017
❥❥Hello ;)
Here is how you can purchase my Art Dolls :)
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~New Art Dolls are available when I have a Shop Update and the date and time is announced in my Newsletter, here in my Etsy Shop under announcements and on my FB page ;)

~Occasionally I will list an Art Doll without sending out a newsletter. I generally will post this in the announcements under my shop banner or on my Facebook page.
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I frequently post Pics of Works in Progress and love to chat on Facebook :D Come like my page and look around :D

I use smilies entirely too often ;)

My wish is that you are thrilled with your purchase. I have taken great amounts of time and love in creating the art I offer. I do not recreate exact copies of my work. If I make additional works in a series or offer variations; they are exactly that, variations. My work is all hand created by me, no patterns, molds or preforms have been used.

Everything created in a smokefree petfree studio.

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❥Payments accepted through PayPal and Etsy Direct Checkout.

All invoices are sent through PayPal
Layaway Policy
How to use Layaway
~ Please make your purchase with the "other" option. A 50% non refundable deposit payment is required at the time of checkout, and must be paid on that day.

~Please do not make this purchase unless you are ready to pay the deposit. I will invoice you at the time of purchase for the deposit.

~The Terms are for 45 days
50% non refundable deposit due on day of purchase.
1st payment due at 24 days
Final payment due at 45 days +shipping.
**Nonpayment of deposit and payments will cancel the Layaway and the Art Doll will be re-listed.

~Please be sure to make note of the day you made your purchase, if your layaway is up and you have not paid the balance I will need to cancel your order.
Your due date will be posted on your invoices.

Remember deposits are not refundable.

~Please be sure to include your PayPal email address if your email on file with Etsy is not your PayPal email.

**Layaways can not be traded for another doll nor can deposits be transferred to another doll.

~Art Dolls Ship within 1-2 days of payment received Monday thru Thursday. Friday through Sunday orders will be shipped out Monday, excluding major Holidays.

~Most Domestic Orders are shipped via USPS Priority with tracking.

~Important.. International orders are shipped via USPS First Class with Insurance. If expedited Delivery is needed I can invoice you for a shipping upgrade. Please convo me for details before your item is shipped out. Once shipped changes to shipping cannot be accommodated.

****Please note International Delivery times can vary greatly, several weeks is not unusual. Your country may impose VAT, customs, taxes and or other fees that are the responsibility of the purchaser, I do not calculate these fees nor do I know what will be assessed for fees.

****LuLusApple aka LuLu Lancaster is not responsible for these fees.****

All Orders are Insured either through USPS or a shipping insurance provider.
~Items are shipped to your address on file with Etsy at time of purchase. If you have a change of shipping address you must notify me prior to shipping.

Orders over $250 usd may be shipped with signature confirmation US only.
Refunds and Exchanges
~Important Please note if you decide to Reserve Art or Layaway art you are in essence taking it off the market and I am unable to sell it. Be sure this is what you want before proceeding. Your Reserve/layaway is a commitment to buy, there are no Refunds or cancellations on Deposits. Unfortunatley I cannot make trades for another item if you change your mind once you have requested Reserve/Layaway and made deposit/payment on Art. Art that is paid over time is not returnable unless damaged in shipment.

~Items damaged in shipping. Much care is taken in packing your Art Doll for a safe trip. All orders are insured through USPS for domestic orders or an individual insurance provider for international orders.
If an item is damaged in shipment please contact me asap, we can work out an alternative either by replacement/repair or refund.

~**Regular (non layaway or Custom work) Returns
I will accept returns within 3 days of delivery. Convo or email me as soon as possible with your request.
All items must be returned in original condition. Pack all items carefully. Return shipping, tracking and insurance is the buyers responsibility and is recommended as damaged in shipping items cannot be refunded without insurance.
Custom Work is not returnable
Upon return of all items in original condition item purchase price will be refunded via paypal, there are no refunds on original shipping or return shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom Art Dolls are available on a limited basis. Please send me a convo to inquire.

❥Please Note: I am sorry But I do not Make Trades.
****I reserve the right to cancel sales and refuse service. Sales would be cancelled and money refunded immediately should an unforeseen circumstance unfold.

Thank You ツ