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lego harry potter fanastic beasts

Meet the Lego Harry Potter Fantastic Beasts Mini figures, this set can be purchased retail.  In it you get the complete set of 22 Factory sealed character pieces.  If you decide not to invest in the whole set, and try your luck at  purchasing individually, then you have to take your chances and purchase a single pack, for 3.99 and hope you get the hero that you want.  Otherwise you keep trying.  I believe that the set in Canadian dollars is about 180$ give or take.

The figures are rather cute, the collector that I am thought,  I want one.  I liked the figure third from the left, front row.  My first bag, I got Harry himself along with his owl, my second try I got #11 (yes they are numbered,) the character with the red hair and green  uniform holding a tea cup. 2nd row, to the right of the other figure I would like, the one with the pointed ears.

My next bag I tore open to find that I got #6, he is standing behind the one I want, in the back row with the green plant.  So far three tries, and each one is  3.99 with tax.  Do you see where I am going with this. By the time I am done, trying to get the two or three that I want, I will likely end up paying for the cost of the full set.  but then what do I do with the other figures?

They are darn cute,  I see the attraction, my reality is, with arthritic  fingers, and often diabetic numbness that visits these same fingers…. I ask myself if this is a collection that I really really want to start  playing with.  Of course the one option is that I find others who would want to trade.  LOL.. somehow I think that the age group I usually “play” with, won’t have any interest in mini Lego figures.

Oh!!! I was smitten by the dragon and figures in Lego #75951 (Fantastic Beasts)  why?  One figure looks like a Chinese magistrate, and the other is a an older character who looks dignified with his white hair.  Grindelwald’s Escape, it is 132 pieces, suggested for ages 7-14.  Take the hyphen away and turn the numbers around, maybe……  the characters are Gellert Grindelwald, and the other is Seraphina Picquery  I did get it, how long will it take for me to put 132 small pieces together.  It is anyone’s guess.  =^_^= will I try?
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Some people never grow up, I could be one of them.  However, where my mind might be willing to explore  the opportunities, The body will often give me hints on the realities of actually following through.

Day 2 of the PL Calendar  Be Forever Young and seek new challenges

The world is constantly in motion and never rests.  Keep your senses sharp and be ready to adapt to the ever changing world.

PL Precept #2  To live is to express One’s self

Oyashikiri

 

To my many Lego adult friends who are Lego buffs, ever think you would see the day???

 

 

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PL Calendar – day 8   Whatever you use, it will always come back to you, so use it well.

When you use money and things to their fullest potential, you will always be blessed with more materials for your self-expression.

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Indonesia,Pura Lempuyang door,Bali

Oyashikiri

 

oh no!

Barbies 2.11.18Always in for a challenge.  I picked up two Barbies today, one had articulating arms the other articulating legs.  I wanted the one doll to have the articulating limbs.

Barbies c 2.11.18Did I know what I was doing?  The simple answer is ..No..

Hmmm. thought to find something on YouTube.  It could be there but so far, I have not found what I am looking for.  Meanwhile, I now have two dismembered dolls.  I did enjoy the exercise.  However, I will have to put the parts away now till I find out what I need to do, from what I have seen so far, the gals who show restoration of Barbie type dolls, simply switch heads..

But then, they still have a doll that doesn’t articulate the way I want.. you get either the arms or the legs.  Either or.  I’ll just have to do some more research.  Anyone out there, rebuilt a Barbie type doll?

I think that I am left with pieces that may not be re-useable. tsk tsk tsk.

If you never try something, you will never learn. Life is about learning, I will keep you posted.  Tomorrow will be a brand new day.  Here is wishing you all a smashing invigorating start to a new week.  Keep it all together. =^_^=  “rock on”

PL Precept # 7   Everything Exists in Relativity

PL Precept # 16  All things progress and develop.

Oyashikiri

 

 

 

Feb.2.2018

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PL 2 (calendar) The world is constantly in motion and never rests.  Keep your senses sharp and be ready to adapt to the ever-changing world.  BE FOREVER YOUNG AND SEEK NEW CHALLENGES.

Focus, don’t have an Oops day….

Oyashikiri

 

cartoon found on Pintrest

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IMG_4112Shadows cast their imprint on the forest floor, not looking up, I wanted to read the storyline that played out on the fallen pines and organic debris that carpeted the way

IMG_4113autumn sun was high in the sky, so that the filtered light cast beautifully defined lines against the rusted shades of brown and grays that lay textured, the perfect foil for the images being projected for our viewing.

PL Precept #1     Life is Art.

How we creatively interact with the challenges and opportunities that come our way, if we were to see them only visually, it would be like the shadows shown above. dynamic and static meeting as ONE.

Oyashikiri

Perth on the Tay

Colour riot Saturday

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If you haven’t guessed already, I love October, and the energy that seems to gather and explode in the shops around this time of year. I can’t at this moment in time, over haul our living quarters into a stage set, but I can dream about it. So, some of my time today was wandering the shops and taking pictures of items I’d want to collect and bring home, if this was the right time for me to do so.

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How fun to have this at the back door to greet unsuspecting visitors.

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Could it be the colours, the designs, or just the witching fun.

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Back when I was  really keen on redoing the “home” with such colourful and creative items, we had to make them ourselves.  Now, they are all over in the shops and so available.  I love the black, the way it sets off the bright yellows and glowing oranges.

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I have been feeling more creative these days, the top picture is my bedtime activity, some people write in journals, I like to paint.  I have art journals, and junk journals, they are everywhere, so when I feel an urge, I can just pick one up and add to it.  Even the act of preparing a page so that it will take paint, or other medium is joyful.

Ripping up a magazine for the splotches of colour that have caught my eye is very relaxing…. then to see it reborn in a totally “MY ” way  is absolutely satisfying.  Same applies to fabric, wool, threads, cord, ribbon, tapes, the possibilities are endless.

The best part of visual expression, is that it is very personal, subjective, and really only needs to be enjoyed by me, myself and I.  If someone else likes it, that is bonus.

Life is what we make it.  There is an artist in all of us. We all choose to express ourselves differently. What is important is that we do so.

When a challenge looms before us.  How we deal with it, shows are creativity.  We are offered so many possibilities during the day, I am always amazed that not every one gets the  feeling of satisfaction at having a full day.

If you are in Canada, you are well on your way to enjoying a long week-end.  I am looking forward to mine.  It is a daunting task, but I am going to try to rearrange my studio/work area.

PL Precept # 18  Each moment is a turning point.

PL Precept # 19  Begin Once you Perceive

Happy, wonderful and productive Saturday !!  Let the colours shine.

 

Girl Again White Plains .NY.

I had been searching for two dolls that have been retired from the American Girl current offerings.  I saw them on e-Bay and other website online stores, but they were pricey and I didn’t know the vendors.  Nor was I that familiar with purchasing online.

Josefina 7.7.19.17I had  a serious interest in Josefina Montoya 1824, almost from the start of my “interest” in the American Girl dolls, Josefina caught my attention.  Josefina lived on a rancho in the period of 1824.  She dreamed of being a healer, and knew she had to be open to new ideas.

Those were my thoughts and dreams when I was younger.  When she was released, she wore the outfit you see her in now, but of course, there were accessories.  Which I discovered if the doll was next to impossible to find, so were her accessories.

When American Girl launches a doll, they provide her history, her biggest dreams, and tell you about her family, she had a pet goat Sombrita, which I have not found, but this little guy is loving having Josefina here with us.

Girl Again, is a resale boutique for American dolls.  It is in White Plains NY.  I found them through a YouTube video I had been watching.  They were founded by a non-profit groups, Yes She Can Inc.  That teaches job skill development for women with Autism.  I went to their site, and was interested and impressed with the work that they do there.

www,YesSheCanInc.org   Marjorie Madfis, President, can be reached at 914-428-1258 or by e-mail.     info@YesSheCanInc.org

When I first got in touch I was looking for a body for Nellie (I had her head, but no body) she is another doll that has been retired.  I was so impressed with the staff and the service that I got, that when I found out they had Josefina and Ivy Ling, I ordered them too.

The Girl Again, website is GirlAGain.com  Their phone number is 914-358-1460.

Sometimes what we want is just not available in our area, or part of the Country, State or Province.  They are a wonderful place to look if you are looking for an American Girl doll, they offer gently used dolls from the historic collections, Truly me, Girl of the year, as well as furniture and accessories.  Oh, and outfits and books.

You met Ivy already in my last blog.  Ivy Ling (1976) is proud of her Chinese heritage, her hometown is San Francisco, since my heritage is Chinese and I have family In the SF area, you just know, I had to include her in my “doll family”

I doubt when I was younger I would have spent much time with dolls, but, now as an “adult” collector, it is not only fun but a learning experience.

It beats.. evening news and politics.

There is a time and a place for everything.

PL Precept #19   Begin Once you Perceive

 

American Girl is a trademark name of dolls that were originally introduced by the Pleasant Co.(1986)  and now are owned by Mattel… it is hard not to immerse yourself in the creativity of the many talented people who brought the American Girl dolls and their stories to life.

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Josefina takes her donkey  for a walk =^_^=

 

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