Can the world buy such a jewel?

Yea, and a case to put it into.

~ Shakespeare - Much Ado About Nothing.

Yeah yeah I know my Shakespeare geek is showing but at least I didn't go all "parting is such sweet sorrow" on everyone. *shudders*

...getting to the point......

Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer Munny Dolls are now for sale.

They weren't before.

They are now.

Mostly because, well frankly I need a new computer. And partly because I'm moving on to new completely original Munny designs and I'd like to find these two a good home before I do that.

Buy em together - buy em separate - that's up to you. Personally I think they are better as a set.

They come in their original Munny boxes and shipping is on me.

If you are interested send me an email with your offer. Serious offers only please.

If you have no idea what a serious offer is - that's understandable - drop me a line anyway.  I won't be miffed atchya - promise.

Just don't be like the dude that emailed me and was all "I so totally love Amanda I just gotta have this and I'm really poor right now and could you just send it to me and I'll pay you some when I can because like I totally have to have it." Because while such a plea will succeed in impressing upon me the sheer magnitude of your obsession devotion - it will not in fact succeed in procuring these fine sculptures for you. Alas I cannot buy a new computer on the credit of devotion. I tried - and was harshly rebuffed by a squad of stringy knights berobed in blue in yellow.


Right.......Great stocking Stuffers!!!


P.S. A portion of the proceeds of the sale of these two will be donated to The American Heart Association. We did this with the I <3 Steampunks shirts and it was awesome. So your purchase will not only result in you getting a cool custom toy - but it will also help fight Heart Disease. Bonus!




Amanda Palmer Munny

I could start this post with some adorable Omnipotent-Beingish reference to:

"Snapping off a bit of Neil Gaiman Munny's plastic rib to create the Avante-Garde-Punk-Cabaret-Musical-Eve to his Epic-Writer Comic-SuperNerd-Adam".

But I won't. Seriously that would be lame. So if you need some obvious payoff along those lines just whip it up privately in your head, make it witty and whisper it back to yourself quietly. Now giggle a little. Okay all done? Can we move on?

Thank you.

So you all knew this was coming right? I mean you could feel it I 'spect? Yeah I thought so. (I hate being predictable)

When NG and AFP announced their couple status (were you shocked? no? me neither. ) anyone I knew that knew about Neil Gaiman Munny immediately began bugging to make AFP Munny.

And I'd swear even little NG Munny himself looked up at me imploringly as well; pining tinyly with a little British accent.

So I took a short detour from my current Work In Progress (Dr. Jekyll Mr. Hyde epic steampunk black and white diptych) to wax poetic in technicolor creating Ms. Palmer.

She was so FUN to create. (I love it when art is FUN!) The eyes were my favorite bit of course. (oooooo the colors ;P)

Here are some more pictures CLICK


Anticipating the Week End.

Tomorrow I go to the airport and pick up my dear friend Jane Starr Weils from the airport. She is staying with us for the next several days and together we are attending the Spoutwood Farm Fairy Festival! It'll be a grand old time - a lot of fun and a great opportunity to see some wonderful friends. We'll both be selling our wares in the Faery Magazine booth so come and see us! I'll be bringing some special prints, handmade necklaces, perfume lockets, coffee mugs, original art and more. Can't wait to see you all there (and yes I'm bringing Neil Gaiman Munny - but you'll have to find me and ask nicely if you want to see him.)

Neil Gaiman Munny - or what I did on my spring break

"Whatchya been up to lately?" a friend of mine asked me. We hadn't talked in weeks. Not since before my husband went in for his shoulder surgery (and subsequent heart attack from complications and two weeks in hospital and yeah when he does stuff he goes BIG - he's all better now).

"What new art do you have?" Ehhhhh....silence from my end.

Gosh - I had nothing new. My Muse, I realized - had been hiding in the closet. I 'spect she was afraid to trouble me with her demands whilst I was in the aftermath of tidying up our lives post "unexpected hospital stay". But things are relatively back to normal now. I've been spring cleaning and getting ready for Spoutwood Fairie Festival (Shameless Plug - May 1-3 in PA - Charles Vess, Linda Ravenscroft, Holly Black, Jessica Galbreth, Myself and Jane Starr Weils will be in the Faery Magazine booth).

But no new art.

So I tried to start some new things. They were going well and will be lovely when finished but my heart just wasn't in it. My muse was on vacation, she wasn't accepting my calls, and apparently doesn't Twitter. So I decided I needed to do something purely fun. Just for the joy of it. No expectations - no rules - no demands. Something to recharge my creative battery.

Aha! I had just the thing.

I've been wanting to do a series of custom Munny's for a while now. A collection of inspiring action figure heroes and heroines of literature. I could just see them with their adorable oversized heads and pensive gazes.

But who to do first? Of course the classics are always a good bet - Poe, Jane Austen, George Sand, Oscar Wilde, Hemingway, etc. etc.  Or a Science Fiction and fantasy icon like Heinlein or Asimov.

Hmmm decision decisions. I'd just about decided to start with Wilde when I remembered that one of my favorite authors of all time had Twittered most adorably about his winning of the Newbery. I realized I'd been discriminating against writers still living. How unfair! And so it was decided. My first literary icon Munny would be Neil Gaiman.

And just as reading his books has always moved, inspired, and delighted me - so too sculpting his likeness in chubby, childish Munny form has completely recharged my batteries. I just love it when art is FUN.