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I got into a kimono contest and though it would be nice to at least have a chance - what's needed are - of course - LIKEs

Will you help me realise my dream by clicking the link and clicking "like" on the KimonoYukataMarket photo (link below)?

www.facebook.com/130019659184/…

  • Listening to: The Fountain Soundtrack
  • Reading: Memoirs of a Geisha Chapter Critique by Fuyou-hime
  • Watching: Poirot
  • Eating: Panna Cotta
  • Drinking: Lemonade

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Arleen
Kinga
Artist | Hobbyist | Artisan Crafts
Poland
Current Residence: Good Ol' Block-of-flats
Favourite genre of music: ROCK! :D
Operating System: Good Old Windows. ^^'
Favourite cartoon character: Puss in Boots =^^=
Personal Quote: Silence is Gold. Duct tape is Silver...
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Kanzoo - Mandarin Duck by Arleen
Kanzoo - Mandarin Duck
A game of ducks :)
But I loved the idea of a mandarin duckling in flight and I never imagined it would go so smoothly - finished it three weeks before my deadline
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I must say that today I am an extremely disappointed artist. Not only a person - but an artist. Sometime in December I have completed a commission - a huge one. Two full-sized maiko kanzashi. I was very happy to make them as I knew they would be put to good use, as the commissioner wanted to get them signed by a kabuki actor. I postponed two other works to get it done, losing sleep to fulfil the commission.

After initial problems with payment (like expressing doubts over a comma instead of a dot on the PayPal invoice) the person bought one, saying they would buy it later. 
But later they said they are having financial issues, so I offered a deal: I will try to sell the other kanzashi for some time, but if I fail they need to get matters with me straight as their reason for skipping payment wasn't - in my opinion - very sound. 
Yesterday I got a message saying they are not buying it at all and that in the worst case I got myself a "pretty display piece". 

Now, I wasted my time, money and materials. The person just skipped without even trying to make matters straight. I've been in business for 10 years and I've never felt so let down and so disappointed. The reason that person gave me is "my rent went up, my friend for whom I wanted the other one backed out and the kabuki actor refused to sign the first one" isn't something I accept. I understand their reasoning, but I still refuse to accept it. An artists' commissioned work is not a shirt the clerk can fold up and stack on a shelf for another customer. Commissions can't usually be sold to anyone else. 

My end-rand conclusion: if you order something made especially for you, make sure you buy it. Make sure that whatever you do, you save up for it unlesss some real life event comes up. I get it - sometimes events come up. I was the same in February - suddenly I was 500$ short. But I still kept my end of all deals that I had that month. It wasn't easy, but it was a right things to do. 

End of rant

So, I got into a kimono contest. I am no professional kimono wearer, or anything but suddenly I have a chance to win!  What's needed are - of course - LIKES <#

Will you help me realise my dream by clicking the link and clicking "like" on the KimonoYukataMarket photo (link below)?

www.facebook.com/130019659184/…

I will love you guys for all eternity <3

Pink Set by Arleen
Pink Set

For someone who doesn't wear pink I make a lot of pink items :)
But, I promise to make an orange and a green one soon too!

Today a lovely pair, though not necessarily a set, of cream and pink kanoko (false shibori) silk kanzashi. One is a comb (the smaller one) and the other a full-sized hair pin.

Kanoko is a gorgeous fabric, with all the shibori loveliness, shine of regular silk and the smooth texture of natural textiles.

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So, after all that happened recently I got another household trouble.

In 2013 my housing association sued the Town Hall because they thought the annual taxes (land tax, public ground lease) weren't correctly calculated and the expert made an error in calculating land cost (which is the highest in the neighborhood for some odd reason). Sadly, they had done it so badly and so half-heartedly defended their case they lost.

In short it leaves me to around 500$ of taxes, payments and interests. So, commissions are open now. 

Check my Kanzashi Tutorials too atwww.etsy.com/shop/WisteriaGard…

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Jasperinity Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016
Happy birthday! :D
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birthdays Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016

:woohoo: :party: :iconcakelickplz: !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :iconcakelickplz: :party: :woohoo:


It's April 22nd which means it's that time of the year again and your special day is here! We hope you have an awesome day with lots of birthday fun, gifts, happiness and most definitely, lots of cake! Here's to another year!


Many well wishes and love from your friendly birthdays team :love:


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farahin001 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy B-Day to you.Huggle! Heart 
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy early Birthday! :happy birthday: by iDJPanda
:iconflyingheartsplz: birthday cake by Chibivillecute :iconflyingheartsplz:
Have a wonderful day! :happybounce:
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Arleen Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! <3
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hanatsukuri Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016
Hello~ would you mind submitting a kanzashi deviation of your choice to the :icontzartisans:  ~TZartisans ?

Also: Tsumami Zaiku: An Artisan's Guide to Kanzashi by hanatsukuri :heart: I made a small advert four our group project. feel free to use it in journals, or make your own! :D
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ahmed77890 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015
block me
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xxice-maidenxx Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! :D
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birthdays Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015
:woohoo: :party: :iconcakelickplz: !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :iconcakelickplz: :party: :woohoo:

It's April 22nd which means it's that time of the year again and your special day is here! We hope you have an awesome day with lots of birthday fun, gifts, happiness and most definitely, lots of cake! Here's to another year!

:cake: Happy Birthday Godliek :D by elicoronel16  Lily Wishing a Happy Birthday by spring-sky  Happy Birthday, whitemajic by AitamiIkimo   Birthday Dummy by bdaydummyplz

:iconchampagneplz: Many well wishes and love from your friendly birthdays team :love: :iconchampagneplz:

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Jasperinity Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015
Happy birthday! :D
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