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Journal Entry: Mon May 18, 2015, 9:29 AM
 Hello friends!
  When I started selling my jewelry on Etsy 6 ½ years ago, I made a lot of sales. I’ve made almost 4000 sales, to be exact. This extra money helped my family and I through hard times, and I was grateful for the work. But it began to feel like a job. I create because it makes me happy, and churning out the same necklace over and over wasn’t making me happy.
    After that, because I was financially secure again, I could afford to go in a new direction and create different things. My art has turned back into a hobby for me again, which is what I want. But even though creating art in itself is my passion and makes me happy, I don‘t want those pieces that I spent so many hours on to just gather dust in my curio cabinet. I want to share them with others so that they can get joy out of them as well.
    I realize that not everyone has hundreds of dollars of disposable income to spend on art. And that makes me sad because I don’t want a lack of money to hinder anyone’s enjoyment of art. That is why I have decided to offer my art with no price attached. If you love my art, and owning some will make your life more enjoyable, then pay me what it is worth to you. Pay me what you can afford. Money that I receive will be donated to an environmental charity, so that my art can do even more good. Any money left over will be used to supply me with more art materials so I can keep doing what I’m doing. :aww:
    Alternately, if you would like to do an art trade with me instead, please send me a note. (I particularly like art dolls and sculpture, landscape paintings, and fine jewelry.)
    You can visit my Etsy shop to see what I have available right now: www.outpost8.etsy.com
    If you would like to commission me to make something special for you, send me an email (or a note) with what you would like, and pay me what you feel it’s worth: aliaghoul@gmail.com


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Artist | Hobbyist | Artisan Crafts
United States






AliatheGhoul


Alia
Artist | Hobbyist | Dolls and Sculpture
United States

My name is Alia, and I am an artist.

I grew up in the middle of the Idaho desert, and spent my hour long bus
rides to school reading books on ufos and the paranormal. As I got older
and developed a passion for art and writing, I never shook that
love of the fantastic and unknown and it tends to show in my art.

Besides keeping busy with my art and my Etsy shop, I am master storyteller
and invisible monster slayer to my 7 year old son, and the wife of a man
who keeps a Final Fantasy Blue Mage costume in his closet.

We living in a tiny town in the Nevada desert, famous for its salt flat races
and the hanger of the Enola Gay.

I make quirky and fantastical sculpture from polymer clay, as well as
poseable plush art dolls made from faux fur or reclaimed rabbit fur.
















I'm bringing bottle necklaces back to my Etsy store! Each one will contain a tiny, adorable animal. 

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cogwurx Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you for the :+fav:!
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AliatheGhoul Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome!
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parallel-pam Featured By Owner May 30, 2015   Photographer
thanks for the :+fav: :-)
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AliatheGhoul Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome!
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thank you for the favorite :hug:
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AliatheGhoul Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome!
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tuningmyheart Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the fave! :)
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AliatheGhoul Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome!
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Moon-Crafter Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work....just amazing
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AliatheGhoul Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much! I love your dragon cross-stitch!
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