The first thing he will probably get as a gift is a pocket watch.
Every time we say, "He is done! Let's cast his head!" We find a little more to do. We have been playing the 'a little to the left, a little to the right' game. However, in the long run, the small delays 'now' will be worth it. 'Close' is only good in horseshoes and I have been told: hand grenades; we are not playing horseshoes. Had grenades could perhaps be one of his weapons. We are very serious about the 'face' of that which is Divine.
This entry is for everyone who has asked, "So where is He? We are waiting to 'see'!" Hold on to your horses; we are trying for 'Easter'. The target date for his hooves is still May 2011.
I bet you cannot guess what Mask he will be wearing when you see him.
Peruse the blog here. His Masks are available to you as soon as "Reservation Lists" are filled.
Anyone who purchases their masks 'blind box' style will soon discover that the price on what they received is higher in the "after 'blind box' market".
I have already started the 'Reservation List' for the Steampunk Black Raven mask. If anyone is interested in the mask that we so lovingly call "the Crow", please send your on-line name, regular name, address, email and paypal information to: cathyATcathycaraDOTcom .
A "Reservation" costs you nothing. You will not receive a paypal invoice until the mask(s) you have requested are on the shelf. Serious "Reservations" only, please. Once there are 'five' Reservations, we will begin pouring.
The price for each Steampunk Black Raven mask is "to be determined'* plus shipping. Insurance is required. Customs charges are the responsibility of person who ordered. *This is a very difficult, time consuming Mask to produce. We are trying to keep the cost of this Mask down, but it is difficult. Give us a moment to figure it out.
You may glean other information on the masks and 'ordering' here . The procedure for acquiring the Steampunk masks is the same as Series One.
Masks are obtained by putting your name on a list to have a Mask "Reserved" for you once it has been poured. A "Reservation" costs you nothing.
Masks are obtained in the manner as described here for Series One. Essentially, all you have to do is send an email to cathyATcathycaraDOTcom with your on-line name, your shipping name, your address, paypal information and email. You state which list you would like to be on.
You will receive a paypal invoice when the Masks are ready to ship and are on the shelf.
Insurance is required.
The following "Reservation Lists" are currently being maintained:
"Mascarade Papillon" : Butterflies : Set of (3) ; 'Blind Box' : $105 plus shipping
"Arsenic and Old Lace": Lace Mask from Series One : single : $55 plus shipping
"Breath of Autumn's Being": Fairy Leaf Mask from Series One : single : $55 plus shipping
"I'm Late!" : Alice Easter Special, large Mask : single ; 'Blind Box' : price to be determined
" 'Twas brillig and the slithy toves " : Alice : Set of (3) : 'Blind Box' : $105 plus shipping
"Clockwork Dreams": Steampunk Black Raven from Series One, large Mask: single: price to be determined
Serious "Reservations" only, please.
When there enough "Reservations" are filled for a particular Mask, indicating interest is high enough, the Simply Divine Mask(s) will be poured.
The sooner a list 'fills up', the sooner you will have your Mask(s).
First, thank you for your response to the masks. "Feeling the love" after a great deal of hard work is certainly rewarding. Some of you are 'late to the party' and I would like to take a moment catch you up on a few things.
First, and most important: Divine is a huge project. Divine is a masked horse in the stable of the fairyland that is Little Cow Harbor. He is the only American horse in the stable. He and his masks are being created by the same sculptor. That sculptor is not "me".
The sculptor of the masks will not be revealed until Divine himself is "revealed". You will get to see bits and pieces of Divine, dribs and drabs of him, as he is created by watching this blog. You will also get the chance to create 'your own Divine' if you watch closely enough and if you are quick enough.
To the quick and the watchful go the masks and the body parts.
Secondly, there is no stock on the masks. I wish that there were, but, there is not. That does not mean that a mask that you have seen is 'discontinued' or will never be 'offered' again; it means that we will not sell something that is not 'on the shelf'. Scheduling pouring time with the factory is not that easy and quantities of production for Divine 'parts' will always be low. Please treasure what you get; do not think you can just email for another "something". I wish that you could, but you simply cannot. I cannot replace my own Divine parts if something happens to them.
Third, I am not a "factory rep" nor, do I have any intention of becoming one in the future. Divine is 'my horse', he is 'my project', he is my design. If anything, I am a "designer".
Fourth, the only way to acquire anything Divine is through this blog. Right this second, Divine and his masks or his parts are being offered no where else. I keep lists of who would like "what" when it becomes available; that is what I work off of.
People who do not wish to purchase things 'sight unseen' may have no interest in Divine. Much of Divine will be acquired by the "Put me on the list ! I love your work! I will sell it later if I do not want it! " method. of acquiring things. There will be many days when at best all I will know is, "We will be able to produce 'five' of something. Who wants them?" I will announce this here on the blog. They will be boxed, paid for, and sent. The entire 'order run' will be over.
I am currently asking the questions: Who is interested in Animals? Who is interested in Steampunk? Who is interested in Butterflies? Who would like to see the entire Lace Series? I am asking these questions here and on the streets of Little Cow Harbor because I am trying to determine which Mask Series should be offered next. I am figuring that whichever 'list' fills up first, those are the Masks which will be poured next.
Fifth, the LiveJournal is set up where you can leave me notes in any current entry. I will pass by and see them. Do not worry if your 'question' does not relate to a particular topic. You can also read on the Journal and see the answers to questions that you probably already have. The Journal contains all sorts of behind the scenes chitchat. The LiveJournal functions as the Q&A for the Divine project. Divine's sculptor reads it regularly. Changes are made regularly if we find something that requires changing.
Sixth, you do not have to understand why Divine has been figured out the way he has been figured out. You only need to sit back and enjoy the party.
I am still Queen. It is my party. It is my world and it is my rules.
If there is enough interest, we may do a very large 'single' mask in time for Easter 2011.
If 'interest' is lacking, or if "time" becomes even more critical than it already is, we may have to forgo this "ooh la la" special mask and delay it until a later date.
He said "Never wait or hesitate
Get in kid, before it's too late You may never get another chance Cos youth's a mask but it don't last live it long and live it fast" Georgie was a friend of mine
- Rod Stewart
The Killing of Georgie
The procedure for acquiring the "Alice Easter Special" is the same as for the Series One masks. The information on how they were acquired is here. You will not be billed until and unless the masks are on the shelf and ready to be shipped.
For those who cannot ever get enough of the fairyland that is Little Cow Harbor, this is a reminder that I am still maintaining Orchid's Blog. You can find Orchid's Blog here .
You can fall down the rabbit hole there, never knowing what you may find. Yes, all of the 'masquerade references' there are either for my horses or they are for Divine. Certainly all of the "Phantom of the Opera" is rather Divine.
While waiting for your masks to arrive and for the Simply Divine Masquerade Party to begin, read "Timeless" by Alexandra Monir. "Timeless" is entertaining teen romance which slips back and forth in time. It tells the story of how Michele meets a handsome stranger with striking blue eyes in a gold and white mask at a Masquerade Party.
Oooooh la la! She has seen him before in her dreams.
'Thou know'st the mask of night is on my face ...'
- William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet ♠
"Mask of the Night" is described as "a sweeping saga of Life, Love, and Magic." I enjoyed it; find what I thought of the book "Mask of the Night": here .
"I'm not a man of too many faces, the mask I wear is one ..."
♥ He deals the cards as a meditation And those he plays never suspect He doesn't play for the money he wins He doesn't play for the respect He deals the cards to find the answer The sacred geometry of chance The hidden law of probable outcome The numbers lead a dance I know that the spades are the swords of a soldier I know that the clubs are weapons of war I know that diamonds mean money for this art But that's not the shape of my heart He may play the jack of diamonds He may lay the queen of spades He may conceal a king in his hand While the memory of it fades I know that the spades are the swords of a soldier I know that the clubs are weapons of war I know that diamonds mean money for this art But that's not the shape of my heart That's not the shape, the shape of my heart And if I told you that I loved you You'd maybe think there's something wrong I'm not a man of too many faces The mask I wear is one Those who speak know nothing And find out to their cost Like those who curse their luck in too many places And those who fear are lost I know that the spades are the swords of a soldier I know that the clubs are weapons of war I know that diamonds mean money for this art But that's not the shape of my heart That's not the shape of my heart
Mark your calendars for May 2011. Prepare now for the huge west coast "meet" in Seattle. Divine will be there. We are expecting that Harlequin will be available there.
The gallery showing will be incredible and you will not want to miss it.
This will make May 2011 the most Divine month of the year.
While you are curled up in your favorite velvet arm chair, late at night, long past midnight, sipping an aromatic cup of tea read "Orchid's Blog" . I am perfectly sure that it will make absolutely perfect sense and perfectly positively no sense, all at the same time. People who love the blog tell me it is "just perfect" and that is all that matters to me.
I apologize for the fact that you 'may' have to "bookmark" Orchid's Blog. I have written to Google, the "Following" option on the more 'modern format' blogs does not seem operational for the 'older format' Orchid's Blog. Last I checked, this issue was not fixed. I have chosen not to "upgrade" the rather vintage Orchid's Blog format because people like it just the way that it is. The 'bookmarking to follow' annoyance is regarded by Orchid's Blog aficionados as one more 'charming quirk'. I am very glad that effusive obtuseness is also considered by the Blog's lovers to be 'charming and delightful'; Orchid's Blog is nothing if not obtuse.
If you have been following Orchid's Blog and waiting for Divine, then I applaud you! Finding one's way to 'here' is some very impressive "down the rabbit hole maneuvering" . We are doing everything we can to get Divine parts created for those who desire them. We have so many Simply Divine tricks stashed up sleeves that we have had to go purchase bigger coats.
I do apologize once again to those who tell me:, "I read absolutely every word that you write. I cannot get enough of what you write. I read absolutely every word and I do so more than 'once' . I still cannot figure out what is going on." I apologize and I have not found a good way to rectify that situation, but, I am trying. Right now, there is no "mailing list" and I do not foresee one for the future. Everything right now is still 'word of mouth through friends', watching the calendar on Orchid's Blog, watching the Blog and Journal posts.
Divine "releases", as they occur, will be posted here on the "Simply Divine" blog. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the layout.
To laugh along with us and join in on our conversations, visit the LiveJournal . Messages may always be left in any current entry. Peruse the "tags" on the LiveJournal for links to "doll supplies" and other sundry items. The first mention of "Divine" is on LiveJournal; click the tag "Divine" .
Divine is under construction. He will be the black beauty in my stable. His head has been finished and is awaiting casting.
Divine will be the ultimate shape shifting creature. He will be masked. His masks will be available. He will have weapons. His weapons will be available. He will have armor. His armor will be available. His body, his hooves, his wings, all will be available.
Piece by piece you may build your own creature who is Simply Divine.
"Simply Divine Masks" will continue with the following themes:
Series One : "Please Come to the Party" featuring Venetian Masquerade
Teeth and Talons
Breath of Autumn's Being
Ashes and Sparks
It's Not if I Believe in Love, it's if Love Believes in Me
Oasis in the Blue
All Hallow's Eve
Tell me Clarice, have the Lambs stopped screaming?
Sugar and Spice
Silent Night, All is White
Arsenic And Old Lace
All the World's a Stage
Web of Intrigue
Jewels of the Nile
Farewell My Concubine
Miss Spider's Tea Party
Something, Anything, Everything
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Davy Jones Locker
From Here to Eternity
My Fine Feathered Friends
`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Off with their heads !
The Silver Screen
Blood Red Wine
Shed a Little Light on the Subject
I See You
Chantilly Lace and a Pretty Face
Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea
Blood Sugar Sex Magic
When You Wish Upon a Star
In the Depths of Winter, I found the Most Glorious Spring
Unless otherwise noted all Mask Series will be "Soom Super Gem / Dollshe Hound" size. Mask 'themes' are not listed in order of production.
Masks will be sold "blind box style" by Reservation. Please see the 'Series One' post here in 'Simply Divine' February 2011 for more details.
Thank you for your deep interesting.
The illustration is by Kay Nielsen.
The Harlequin head will be approximately 'Soom Super Gem' size to fit male and female bodies.
Please make sure that all email correspondence for "Reservation" includes your name, address, email, DoA name and/or LiveJournal user name.
Comments are 'disabled' on this blog; conversations are on LiveJournal or DoA.
Cost per head right now with a 'Reservation' is set at $160 plus shipping. "Reservation" pricing will be honored; prices may increase for the same head at any time in the future. Heads will ship directly from the factory in the United States. Payment will be required within 72 hours of paypal invoice being sent.
Invoices will not be sent until the head is ready for shipment.
Heads will ship within 48 hours directly after payment is received.
Insurance is required.
It costs you 'nothing' to reserve a head.
Inclusion on the "Reservation List" does NOT 'guarantee' you a head. All orders are subject to approval by the factory. The factory reserves the right to refuse any order for any reason with 'no reason' being given.
Copyright for Harlequin is retained by the original sculptor with all rights reserved.