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About Artisan Crafts / Professional Maddy Norval25/Female/United Kingdom Group :iconposableartdolls: PosableArtDolls
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Crystal Kittens Group Pic by Magweno
Crystal Kittens Group Pic
These are all the finished Crystal Kittens made for the backers of the Crystal Kitten Kickstarter I ran back in July! There are 56 in total here, and took me about 11 weeks to make. :)

You can find out more on my website, or or tumblr
Muckle Ruda Abdab by Magweno
Muckle Ruda Abdab
Rúda/ 'roo-deh' Noun: (Scottish gaelic) Ram, tup

Rudas roam the open, boggy moors of the Scottish highlands that sometimes seem to go on for eternity. They represent the lost souls of the people brutally cleared from the land by greedy landowners to make way for sheep grazing. Rudas feast on sadness and bring a sort of misty damp feeling to any room they are in. They aren't seen as often as the other abdab species due to the inhospitable places they live in - not many people venture far enough into the wilderness to see them.

You can order a Ruda from my Etsy shop,
HUGE BEES by Magweno
I've been making giant bees! They're nearly ready for sale OMG! :D These guys are the size of a CAT
Crystal Kitty WIP by Magweno
Crystal Kitty WIP
Crystal kitties will be a limited edition release possibly available through a kickstarter. I'll need to finish this prototype and do some maths to work out a price first. There has been a bit of interest but let me know if you would be interested in buying one or supporting a kickstarter for one! 

I'm planning to do a birthstone series, maybe chakra crystals and limited edition colour releases in naturals and so on. They will be highly collectible and will have backstories, fancy packaging and information zines etc! Each would come with a little individual collar with it's number X)
Orange and White Alligatoroid Ophae by Magweno
Orange and White Alligatoroid Ophae
I made this guy back in August during the last ophae batch release!

Ophies look great but they are SUCH  fiddle to make and cutting all the feathers makes the biggest mess in the world, I also don't make a lot of profit on them so I don't make them very often. BUT! I get asked when I'll make more at least twice a week! They're so popular! SO I've released a batch of 10 custom ophies in my Etsy shop. You can choose from six different heads and any colour you like. It'll take a couple of weeks to make then will be sent out post-haste! Five slots have already been taken and two are in the process of being reserved so quick, better get yours now: Who knows when I'll release another batch... Not me, but it's been seven months since the last time I did. ;)

They have little wire armatures in them so they can be wrapped around fingers, staffs or wrists. They make fantastic con companions!
I'm just so excited, I'm like a little girl haha.

Yesterday we had a very expensive satellite internet set-up installed that runs off our battery. It means I don't have to bum wifi off neighbours or spend hours in cafes anymore, and it means I can start spending time on DA again!

I had a poke around some of my favourite artists pages and wow, there is some astounding work out there. I've found it really difficult juggling life, a croft, bills and my work. There has been some seriously heartbreaking and stressful times for me and my family in the past nine months, but hopefully this will bring about an hugely positive change.

What's excited me most since I came back online is that Spoonflower now do custom printed minky. I swear my jaw nearly fell off when I heard that! It's really going to revolutionise how I produce work, I can't wait to get my sketchbook out and start working on some ideas. I'll definitely be starting with some mofs.

I've been  progressing on speeding up processes through batch processing and have made some headway with casting clear silicones and resins, also with ball and socket joints for moving jaws and wrists (wrists always catch me out). Wings have had some more attention but not as much as I would have liked.

Big commissions are still closed but I am taking on one or two as and when I can. There are dodos and custom fox dragons available in my shop at the moment!

And finally the best place to get a quick response from me is email!


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Maddy Norval
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
United Kingdom
When I'm not mucking around with dangerous chemicals and daydreaming about little ugly goblins I'll be over-excitedly experimenting with some other material and making a huge mess.

I graduated from Illustration in 2011 and am now registered as a small business making art dolls on commission. Art dolls are an old craft with a long tradition that has burst onto the DA scene with hundreds of deviants now making monsters, creatures and critters of any shape or form imaginable. Why not unleash your imagination and send me a message to chat about creating a one of a kind monster just for you? You can contact me either here or at hello [at]

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stephanie1600 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015  Professional General Artist
Hi Magweno, I'm just messaging to let yo know that I am selling My 'Elemis' doll I purchased from you a couple of years ago. Times are hard -_- If you would like me to add any more information in the details please let me know x
LadySerpent Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely awesome work -- glad I stopped by!
CatDoesWoof101 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry by asking.... can u ship them to Argentina?
StarryWarriors Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey there! big fan of your art. Do you do commsions? and if so, what is your cheapest price? 
wvclaylady Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi there!  I'm just loving your work!  I love your sense of humor and whimsy in your pieces! Have a great day!
Magweno Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much & thank you for the comments on my pieces :)
nEVEr-mor Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright, here are these polish frizzle examples! (they are just from a google search):………
RKoemi Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
Happy lated birthday 0.0

Your dolls are realistic.
MSCajax Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Happy birthed day.
Stygma Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Birthday Sweets by KmyGraphic
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