Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Duran Duran Dolled Up

 I collect matryoshka dolls, more commonly known as Russian nesting dolls. I love the little ladies, I always have, ever since I've watched the stop-and-go-animation shorts on Sesame Street depicting nesting dolls counting up to ten and back down to one.

 I am also a fan of mixing good things. When you have two things that bring you joy, life can only get better when you can mix the two together somehow. And so I did.

 A couple of years ago, I came up with the idea of mixing nesting dolls with Duran Duran. I looked in several places that sell nesting dolls, both traditional and modern pop culture styles, but I never saw a Duran Duran matryoshka. I needed to change that. So, I looked online for someone who makes custom-made nesting dolls. After looking at several, I decided on an Etsy site called The Attic Studio WV. I liked the artist's style because rather than focusing mainly on the face of the doll, she does an amazing job at getting the image of the whole person on the doll, all the way around!

 I had a wonderful time going back and forth with her, discussing details and her sending me images of her daily progress. I think she had as much fun as I did! The end result is an absolute delight! The era I chose for their look was from the Seven and the Ragged Tiger album. The set came with six dolls so I chose the five larger dolls as band members and the tiniest bears two symbols from the album cover.

 And here are my gorgeous guys:

Here is the page for The Attic Studio WV:

Life Glitch

I am and always have been a believer in various things that cannot be explained by logic or science, such as the paranormal, or clairvoyance, largely because I have experienced such things myself. Believe what you will. I'm not interested in arguing or proving anything. You may believe with me or choose not to.

In the past year or so, I have become aware of a phenomena called a "life glitch" or as many like to call it a "glitch in the matrix." For those who don't know what it is, it seems that some people experience what one could call a hiccup in reality, such as experiencing one thing, while everyone around you insists that something else happened. Some people believe that there are countless realities just like the one we're in with minor differences and sometimes someone would slide over to another reality where things aren't quite as they remember it. Sometimes the slide is temporary, sometimes it is not.

It turns out that I have been experiencing such things but only recently knew that there was a name for it. Since then, I have been reading stories from others who have lived through some kind of life glitch. One of my favorite sources is a on a YouTube channel called Hellfreezer, where various true stories, such as Glitch in the Matrix, Paranormal, Scary, and other stories are narrated out loud.

A while back, I submitted an experience of my own, about a childhood book, to Hellfreezer, who did a lovely job at narrating it. Here it is in the video below. My entry starts at the 11:57 mark.