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decision about commissions

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 26, 2014, 9:47 AM
i've decided for now i am not going to work on a doll unless money has put down for it first, half of what the doll will cost in fact. that may be unfair to a lot of people, but i want to make sure a person is really committed to getting the doll  they commissioned. it is very disheartening having to put a lot of my time and money into making whatever it is a person wanted only to have wait forever for it to be paid for or just get nothing at all for it and be left with another unwanted doll.
with half the money paid first, the costs of clay and materials going to make the doll taken care of. i will waste art supplies on someone's word anymore. something always comes up or they disappear all off the face of the earth.
i am not going to express endless reasons why i can't afford to do so.
also i can not be expected to do a decent job if it has to done quickly, you can't rush art. bad results happen when you do.
were all mostly artist's here. it costs to make something by hand.let's not forget too YOUR TIME AND HARD WORK IS WORTH SOMETHING TOO!
i am mostly to have less people asking for handmade dolls now, but i would rather deal with someone who wants something enough to pay what it's.
yes i am still an amauture dollmaker, but i have made great improvements since i first started making dolls.
if your wanting have ball joint dolls i'll be willing to make one.. if you can afford to do so though.
prices on most ball joint dolls go beyond way more than just a hundred dollars.
take the time to actionally look around and see what most ball joint dolls cost, not cheap and those that are mostly too good to be true.
i'm not charging too much really for what i make, other doll makers ask for more and their dolls are worth it.
there's a lot of talented people out there who are really good at they do and are not appreciated for it enough!
for those who want try to make your own doll, here's a link…
that just shows only some of the work going into the making of a doll. 
i hope some folks can learn that art does not come fast, cheap and easily. it don't work that way. 


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Dolly Smith
United States
i'm not ashamed of what i do

Current Residence: on the edge of the dark woods
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Personal Quote: a demeted mind is a terrible thing to waste, especially around here....

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Cherille Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Thankies so much for all the favz! :tighthug:
Dollysmith Featured By Owner 1 hour ago
Grimjest Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, so glad you like Sally.  Such a nice way to end today. :)
Dollysmith Featured By Owner 1 hour ago
your very much welcome grimjest
TheyCanSeeIntheDark Featured By Owner 5 days ago
thx for the favs!
Dollysmith Featured By Owner 1 hour ago
your welcome :D
Grimjest Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you again.  Another lovely way to say goodnight. :)
Dollysmith Featured By Owner 6 days ago
your welcome Grimjest
Grimjest Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Grimjest Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you as always, and as always you have made the day brighter. :)
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