i got my email from ebsq today welcoming me to ebsq+! unfortunately i didn't list any new originals today on eBay, so i can't use the new keyword tag yet.
i did list a set of all 5 "Thoughtful Fairy" prints up on eBay, along with one of my "Mix & Match" print auctions (where i have tons of available prints up for a set price of $8 each) which features some of my latest prints. i'm going to try and update www.strangeling.com tonight too - at least i want to add some new links.
i'm planning on doing some "Alice in Wonderland" art soon - i've got the complete works of Lewis Carroll with me, and i find it inspiring.
i joined a mailing list for japanese "elegant gothic lolita" fashion (gorgeous clothing - nothing to do with the Nabokov book). they informed me about japanese "shopping services" where, for a small fee, a bilingual company located in japan will act as a liason for US buyers for japanese goods. i've spent over a year now trying to figure out how i can buy clothing from my favourite japanese designers since NONE of them ship to the US (let alone have english websites). how cool! i'm going to look into that. i am trying to streamline my wardrobe, an i need more upscale (ie less raggedy) clothing, particularly summer clothes (ie for me to wear in florida). i can navigate most of the japanese websites using a babelfish translator from altavista, but the information is garbled beyond comprehension due to the differences between japanese and english syntax. most of the dresses cost between 9,900 - 35,000 Yen. the japanese yen is worth approximately a penny USD, so that's around $100 - $350 a piece. then add crazy overseas shipping and 25% for a shopping service = a big chunk of change. certainly a lot more than i would normally consider spending on clothing. but from what i've heard, the caliber and sturdiness of the clothes is quite remarkable. perhaps we'll see...
in the meantime, here are some of the clothes i'm drooling over:
you can see more of these clothes at these very confusing websites: