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Lindsey aka "Leilia"
Artist | Hobbyist | Artisan Crafts
United States
Hello! My name is Lindsey, but I am often known by Leilia as well. ;) I live in Central Florida, and work part time as a veterinary technician. The rest of my time is spent as a sculptor. I love spaniels, video games, sci fi tv shows and other generally nerdy things.

I have always had a passion for art, but in November of 2010 I discovered my love for working with polymer clay. I first began experimenting with creating simple charms and figurine, but since then I have pushed myself to try many new and more intricate sculptures. I am constantly learning new techniques and trying to improve my work.

Commission Info: fav.me/d3n177o


Don't Thank Me for the Llama by DirtyZephyrAssassin
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Happy(Late) New Year-Many Updates

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 8, 2015, 11:58 AM


Hello all!

I sincerely apologize for my inactivity here. I have been having a really hard time uploading finished pieces, I guess I just started to lose motivation to photograph, edit and go through all the work of posting to my gallery sites. I have finally prepared a few pieces from the past several months that are ready to be uploaded, so I'll try to have those up soon.

Lets talk some about last year. I feel like it was kind of a rough year for me art-wise. I've felt very unfocused and not really sure what direction I wanted to take with my sculpting. Though I created some really cool pieces, and was definitely working on things a throughout the year, I felt less productive last year than any of my other years since I started sculpting. Sales-wise, I have definitely not done well, my Etsy shop had it's worst year probably since I opened it, and commissions were slower as well. I know some of this has to do with my decision to stop taking fan art commissions part way through the year, but I was surprised at how much of a hit that was. I also explored some ideas of my own, which have not been particularly successful. Which leads me to my next topic.

The Pupples. I had big plans for these guys, and I really was quite excited to share and create them. Unfortunately, the project has been a major flop, with very little interest. It is a bit heart wrenching to put your heart and soul into a project that no one else really wants, but it was a good learning experience at least. I did learn a lot about molding and casting, and I don't regret the choices I made. However, the current Pupple bases are going to be discontinued. I still have two unpainted bases that can be custom ordered in my shop(a lab and a corgi) as well as a few pre-painted Pupples. But after those are gone I will no longer be making any more from those molds. Am I abandoning the Pupple project completely? At this point I am not sure. But if I do revisit them, they will be quite a bit different. For now the project is on hold until further notice.

Now, that being said-I do want to continue to pursue some of my own ideas this year. Hopefully ones that will have more success than the Pupples. ;) I want to create some more unique resin casts, as well as some more OOAK sculptures like the Buttergi. I have been picking up a few extra hours at work, which I'm hoping will put less stress on trying to make money off my art, so I can focus on improving and trying new ideas. I also have several personal pieces I want to create, which I just haven't had time to do. I will be taking some more commissions in the future, but right now I really don't know when I will be able to open. I currently have a couple trades I need to finish, as well as a piece for a family member, and then I want to take some time work on some of my own ideas for a little bit. It probably won't be until February-March before I open for commissions again.

One more thing-I've started using the new mobile app for dA. I actually kind of like it, particularly since I mostly use my iphone and ipad as my computer is ancient and falling apart. Anyways, I have been thinking about uploading work-in-progress photos and random doodles via the status updates, much like I do on Tumblr and Instagram. That way followers on dA can keep up with things that I am working on as well! Do you guys like that idea?

Thanks to everyone who has stuck with me through all my ups and downs! I hope to have some new and exciting things in store for everyone this year!

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  • Mood: Optimism
  • Watching: Dragon Ball
  • Playing: Pokemon Omega Ruby
  • Eating: Pork Chops

If I made more "adoptable character sculptures" (similar to the Buttergi), would there be any interest? 

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6 deviants said Yes, I would be interested! (comment with design ideas you would like to see)
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6 deviants said No, that's not really my thing.

Stamp Collection

Super Sculpey Stamp by Kezzi-Rose

Dogs
STAMP: Dog Lover by zungzwang Stamp - Proud Owner of Healthy Purebred by sassawj Stamp - Clicker Training by MauserGirl
I love Welsh Springer Spaniels by WishmasterAlchemist I love Mixed-breed Dogs by WishmasterAlchemist I love English Springer Spaniels by WishmasterAlchemist
I love Cavaliers by WishmasterAlchemist I love Cocker Spaniels by WishmasterAlchemist I love Brittanys by WishmasterAlchemist
I love Boykin Spaniels by WishmasterAlchemist I love Shetland Sheepdogs by WishmasterAlchemist I love Basset Hounds by WishmasterAlchemist
I love English Setters by WishmasterAlchemist I love Chow Chows by WishmasterAlchemist I love Shar Pei by WishmasterAlchemist I love Dobermans by WishmasterAlchemist I love Swedish Vallhunds by WishmasterAlchemist I love Pembroke Welsh Corgis by WishmasterAlchemist


Other Animals
I Love Rats Stamp by NickiStock I love Dumbo Rats by WishmasterAlchemist I love Fancy Mice by WishmasterAlchemist
I love Guinea Pigs by WishmasterAlchemist I love Sphynx by WishmasterAlchemist I love Tapirs by WishmasterAlchemist
I love Orcas by WishmasterAlchemist I love Horseshoe Crabs by WishmasterAlchemist I love Fire Belly Newts by WishmasterAlchemist

Pokemon
growlithe stamp by PFV0-Stamp #058 Growlithe by xXEclipseTheCatXx #052 Meowth by xXEclipseTheCatXx
Poochyena Stamp by Kibichu Pokemon: Herdier by SD-DreamCrystal 676 - Furfrou by Marlenesstamps
#001 Bulbasaur by xXEclipseTheCatXx Mudkip Love Stamp by SquirtleStamps 492 - Shaymin by PokeStampsDex

Games
Okami-Stamp by Dinoclaws Pikmin Stamp by MandiR Stamp Professor Layton by iAkumu
:thumb262640147: Godot Stamp by RenLeonheart-RenRen Speak into my console here by i-stamp

Movies and TV
Disney Lady And The Tramp - Lady Stamp by WildSpiritWolf Disney Puppy Lady Stamp by TwilightProwler Disney Sleepy Lady + Tramp Stamp by TwilightProwler
Disney Lion King Stamp by TwilightProwler Disney Puppy Copper Stamp by TwilightProwler Anastasia - Pooka the Puppy Stamp by WildSpiritWolf
Princess Mononoke Stamp by TwilightProwler Nausicaa Stamp by TwilightProwler Porco Rosso Stamp by TwilightProwler
Star Trek by TrekkyStamps Star Trek TNG Stamp by KaizokuShojo "Bones" McCoy -stamp by Clopina
TARDIS Stamp by Kezzi-Rose X-Files Stamp by Naaya-Neko The Twilight Zone by phantom
Batman Animated Series stamp by Bourbons3 Justice league Stamp by DaRk-Stamps Animaniacs by phantom

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Etsy:Leilia's Clay Creations
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Twitter:LeiliaK
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WolfMemories210 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer
To tag a quality deviant: And you’re it! Quality doesn’t mean that you have a lot of followers, or a lot of messages. It means that you’re nice to other people, and you deserve to be happy. If you get this message, someone is telling you that they love you as you are, and they don’t care how many followers you have. Send this to 10 deviants who deserve it. If you break the chain, nothing will happen. But it’s just good to let someone know that you love them!

I didn't get a chance to post on your page when I followed you (: Just wanted to let you know I LOVE your work SO much! The sculptures, all of them.. are just breathtaking! PLEASE keep up the amazing work ;.;
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LeiliaK Featured By Owner 21 hours ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for the kind words! I really appreciate it. :D
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xhierophantx Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
Hi Leilia, I enjoyed looking at your sculptures. They are really nice. I have a newbie question here: what kind of acrylic paint do you use and what material did you use to create matte/satin finish? Thank you~ =D
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LeiliaK Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hello! I am glad you like my sculptures! :)  For the paint, I just use acrylic craft paint, my preferred brand is Ceramcoat. For a completely matte finish, I use Testor's Dullcote. It works great, but comes in very small cans that can be a bit pricey. For a more satin/semi-gloss finish, I use Krylon Low Odor Clear Finish-the matte variety.

Hope that helps!
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xhierophantx Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
Wow, thanks a lot! I now have something to try out, haha. Merry Christmas! =D
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LeiliaK Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're very welcome! A very merry Christmas to you as well. :D
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wolfgirl501 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the Llama!:D (Big Grin)

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Erudi Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I would love to have a bottle cap commission, but I'm afraid I don't have the $30 to spend! :c  Is there any way I could "purchase" one with my art?  For example, I'd do five to ten pieces of art like this for a bottle cap commission.
What do you think?
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LeiliaK Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm so glad you like my bottle cap sculptures! :) Your art is super cute! Unfortunately, I am not open for art trades, I hope you understand!
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Erudi Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Okay, that's understandable!  Thanks anyway. :)
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