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    November 9, 2015
    My Old Man & the Frouds' Faerie Character Workshop

    Back in February, I saw an FB post that Wendy and Toby Froud will be holding a faerie character workshop in Portland. Portland! That's only a three-hour drive from here so you can just imagine my excitement. Wendy is the woman behind Yoda. Yoda responsible for, she is. Wendy is the fabricator, having sculpted the great Jedi […]

    October 20, 2015
    DIY Ghoulish Halloween Centerpiece

    Simple, easy to assemble and will make a real creepy centerpiece Planning your Halloween dinner? Here's a macabre centerpiece for your dining table that will fit the mood - a dead tree with low hanging Halloween decor. It's pretty simple to make with found materials. All you need are: Halloween decor that you can hang […]

    October 15, 2015
    Tutorial: Creepy Bouquet

    With Halloween fast approaching, many must be picking their creepiest, scariest decor ever! And I must say, there's nothing creepier than a centerpiece of eyes on stems looking at your dinner guests as they take each gruesome bite. But getting it to this nice arrangement can mean a little craftiness on your part - they […]

    October 14, 2015
    OrangeJar Art at Spooked in Seattle

    Super excited! My Halloween products found the perfect gateway to the world beyond - the center of everything that goes bump in the night of this evergreen state -- Spooked in Seattle!  All of my works are hand sculpted and are one of a kind (OOAK). If you're in the area, I do hope you can […]

    October 8, 2015
    Pacific Bonsai Museum

    If you're looking for peace and quiet, a refreshing convergence with nature and a great source of inspiration, spend a few hours hours gazing at the graceful beauties found within the bonsai museum. It's down by Federal Way and with this great intro, it would no longer be a surprise that I love bringing friends and […]

    September 20, 2015
    Illustration Friday: Mermaid

    IF topic: Mermaid! Immediately thought of this pod I drew a few years ago. So here they are:

    September 18, 2015
    An Eye For You

    So excited about this new item I'm coming out with – eye on a stick. This is the first batch, my studies, but I'll have more pictures up soon and more designs of eye on a stick available on my Etsy Shop.

    September 13, 2015
    Apothecary Collection: Hand-painted Labels

    Recently, I started my ghoulish bottle collection (I blogged about it here) - creepy eyes and screaming black souls looking at you from black bottles filled with whatever ghoulish content your imagination can dredge up. And I'm having tons of creepy fun creating them! Today, I started a hand-painted labels series featuring the most exotic […]

    September 8, 2015
    Twins More Photos

    Did a quick shoot of the twins this morning to show their clothes and features better. Too bad I did not have any hair styling products with me to keep their stubborn hair strands in place. Let me know what you think of them.  Part I: how the dolls started is here. Part II: Hair, […]

    September 6, 2015
    Costuming The Twins

    Part II of the twins' adventure - my new dolls project (I started talking about them here).  This time they get paint, hair and clothes. I've already painted the face and spent hours putting on hair. Unfortunately, I forgot that I wanted the girl's hair in a bun so I used short strands of hair on her, […]

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    My name's Ria and I welcome you to OrangeJar – my tiny corner in this vast digital world! Potter around and you will find my Creepylicious lines - macabre bottles and other items, Filipiniana-themed illustrations available in different gift forms, pet portraits, caricatures, sculpted art dolls and more. If you need Wordpress-based websites, hit me up too (have I said Jill of All Trades yet?). And before you go, don't forget to check my blog posts for DIYs, tutorials and the occasional random thoughts. 
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    In my previous job as a magazine writer, I often needed to source free stock images and sxc was a great destination. Through the years, the site was converted to Free Images. As a way of giving back and thanking the generosity of photographers worldwide, I started contributing photos too.  

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