I have changed my instagram and twitter screen name to lm_meo
There are a few other websites I have accounts on that I've also changed to the same name but these are the most notable ones.
Why? For consistency.
Early on my preferred online name was meow or ladymeow, after I got my website meowness was also a preferred name, but these names are often being used by other people. I would often be slow to get an account on a new website and by the time I did my preferred names were all used up and I have to find a way to vary it somehow. This made it so all my screen names were different. Annoying! lm_meo is a little less likely to be used by someone else, it's fairly short and easy to spell, and it includes LM. LM is my initials for both my real name, LadyMeow, and my doll lines Little Minion and Leka by Meow.
So now I'm lm_meo.
Hello everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful 2016 and if not then here’s hoping 2017 is better for you.
It seems that for me 2016 was focused on porcelain dolls. More specifically I spent time developing new work and skills and trying to finish up old projects.
A big chunk of my time this past year went into learning how to make 3D models in Blender and how to prepare those models for 3D printing. Using blender to sculpt digitally has a steeper learning curve than sculpting by hand with actual clay but after enough time to get used to it I think I like it quite a bit. I have a new doll in the works that will be made with 3D printing and plan to write more about that in the coming year.
In between learning to use Blender I was working on a new simple tiny doll, named Leka, to replace the Meka dolls after their limited edition run is finished. It’s almost hard to believe that I only have 14 of the 50 Meka dolls left to finish.
I also finally released my 6” tall dolls, Little Minion Doll BII, for custom order. This little doll has just as much detail and the same number of joints as my bigger doll but is smaller.
Looking forward to the new year I plan to release new porcelain dolls and by the end of 2017 I plan to discontinue the old ones. And I would like to spend some more time working with polymer clay again, since my fairy creatures have sort of taken a backseat to the dolls lately, and also draw more. I actually do still draw every week but it’s mostly just silly doodles. Maybe I can share some of those doodles here too!
Thank you to everyone that’s shown me support and thanks for reading.
Here’s to a creative new year!
See you in 2017!
So it's been a really long time since I last updated anything on this website, may 16th of last year was my last blog post, but I've still be very busy making little creations.
First off, a little bit about dolls.
I have a few little dolls in my etsy shop right now and a few more that will be added soon. Most of these are simple 4" tall dolls named Meka and I just realized I've neglected to post anything about them here. So I've updated the doll gallery to include information and pictures for the Meka doll series.
I'm also working on finishing up some 6" tall little minion dolls, shown in the picture to the left, and hope to finally start taking custom orders for these dolls soon.
And now a bit about website updates.
Since 2012 I've been using wordpress for the blog portion of this website. Wordpress is a really handy piece of software but more and more I've just found it to be too excessive for what I need. Trying to have comments enabled ended up being a pain because having to sort through spam and monitor things was just another chore I didn't need. Especially when it's so much easier to talk to people on email or social media! It's also annoyingly common for robots to try and break into the admin account and although it's never been a serious problem it's still something I'd rather do without.
So after a lot of thought I've decided to ditch wordpress and just use a more basic alternative for the blog portion of this website. So if you follow my RSS feed please update your link.
The new feed is at meowness.net/feed/
Otherwise for those of you that are just passing by or like to check in at your leisure nothing much is different.
I'm going to try to be more diligent about reposting any news onto facebook and tumblr from now on and just posting more in general.
As a final note I also have some little polymer clay creatures in the works so I will be posting more about those later.
Looking forward to writing a lot more in the future!