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FLB plush (Funny Little Bird) by brokensymphony FLB plush (Funny Little Bird) :iconbrokensymphony:brokensymphony 4 1 Windy weather plush prototype by brokensymphony Windy weather plush prototype :iconbrokensymphony:brokensymphony 10 2 Speech Bubble plush prototype YO! by brokensymphony Speech Bubble plush prototype YO! :iconbrokensymphony:brokensymphony 2 1 Fleming the Monster by brokensymphony Fleming the Monster :iconbrokensymphony:brokensymphony 8 0 1UP one-up pixel necklace by brokensymphony 1UP one-up pixel necklace :iconbrokensymphony:brokensymphony 1 0 derpy smile Florida Orange plush by brokensymphony derpy smile Florida Orange plush :iconbrokensymphony:brokensymphony 6 1 Hawking the Bat and Baby Hairy Eyeball: BFFs by brokensymphony Hawking the Bat and Baby Hairy Eyeball: BFFs :iconbrokensymphony:brokensymphony 28 4 went over like a Lead Balloon by brokensymphony went over like a Lead Balloon :iconbrokensymphony:brokensymphony 8 4 Regal Twilight Pocket Mummy Boy by brokensymphony Regal Twilight Pocket Mummy Boy :iconbrokensymphony:brokensymphony 2 3 Saint Sherlock of the Sacred Sheet by brokensymphony Saint Sherlock of the Sacred Sheet :iconbrokensymphony:brokensymphony 9 5 Meemert plush mascot waves hello by brokensymphony Meemert plush mascot waves hello :iconbrokensymphony:brokensymphony 0 0 Meemert plush mascot by brokensymphony Meemert plush mascot :iconbrokensymphony:brokensymphony 3 0 Sherlock: The Wall Had it Coming applique triptych by brokensymphony Sherlock: The Wall Had it Coming applique triptych :iconbrokensymphony:brokensymphony 25 9 AT: Science the Rat plush by brokensymphony AT: Science the Rat plush :iconbrokensymphony:brokensymphony 243 55 DW: Fish Fingers and Custard plush by brokensymphony DW: Fish Fingers and Custard plush :iconbrokensymphony:brokensymphony 83 26 TRON: Neon Cycles shirt design by brokensymphony TRON: Neon Cycles shirt design :iconbrokensymphony:brokensymphony 1 0

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an architectural tragedy
I am sad like an orphan, I am sad
like expired milk.
the greatest of distances, dotted lines
of latitude, the lengths I’ve promised
I’d go, cannot always
be bridged.
somewhere in between the waiting,
spanning time like noise in the branches,
the thicket’s dead stare, I sink down and into
a reality of curdled disease.
I’ve shared space and air and sighs
with those too close for comfort; a
warm chair, dry-heave tag-teams
racing for the sink, an erect palm
waving a pride that should be mine.
I’ve had all the time in the world
to waste on mistakes. with make-shift
memories, I’ve built my own bridges
from bed to bed to bed, rising above
my sour shadow, their
telltale invitations to gape
or leave.
I am empty like the sky, I am sad
like sutured skin.
I’ve tried to build a bridge of love
alone, but it’s overgrown
and endless
and not strong enough to close
this widening hole.
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Monstropolis bag by Bobsmade Monstropolis bag :iconbobsmade:Bobsmade 300 13 HELL KITTY by mark-kawaguchi HELL KITTY :iconmark-kawaguchi:mark-kawaguchi 104 27 Hallow Chibi by xxsymmetryxx Hallow Chibi :iconxxsymmetryxx:xxsymmetryxx 33 11 Two yetis and a bigfoot by loveandasandwich Two yetis and a bigfoot :iconloveandasandwich:loveandasandwich 385 35 Ava the Canary by kreatinginsecurities Ava the Canary :iconkreatinginsecurities:kreatinginsecurities 2 2
Weekly Feature 35 - Hearts
Hello again everyone! :wave:
Since it's Valentine's Day today, my feature theme is HEARTS! I hope you enjoy. :love:

A gorgeous and also delicious chocolate desert served in a beautiful, edible box!

This heart shaped pendant looks like a delicious fruit tart.

A beautiful pendant with delightful detailing.

Another deliciously cute pendant!

A cute little pony in pink and black with delightful little heart&skull detailing.

This gorgeous handmade pendant features dichroic glass that shimmers beautifully in the sunshine.

A stained glass work featuring three bright red hearts.

These cookies look unbelievably gorgeous and are almost too beautiful to eat.

A ridiculously cute fuzzy heart plushie!

This zebra heart cake is such a delightful valentine's present.
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Desk Clerk by Captainconcussion Desk Clerk :iconcaptainconcussion:Captainconcussion 1,065 190 Is it P-Bear by chibi-lilie Is it P-Bear :iconchibi-lilie:chibi-lilie 66 40 Sleepy pup by BirghtEyEz Sleepy pup :iconbirghteyez:BirghtEyEz 89 10 Big and little love yetis by loveandasandwich Big and little love yetis :iconloveandasandwich:loveandasandwich 108 22 Lovebats by melkatsa Lovebats :iconmelkatsa:melkatsa 1,388 203 The world beneath by MonsterBrand The world beneath :iconmonsterbrand:MonsterBrand 571 56 My little robot by buguanle My little robot :iconbuguanle:buguanle 1,336 106 Alexz's Yeti by loveandasandwich Alexz's Yeti :iconloveandasandwich:loveandasandwich 696 112 Bird of paradise by dorset Bird of paradise :icondorset:dorset 4,452 164


Mashable-d, Megacon, upcoming stuff

Wed Feb 29, 2012, 10:32 AM

So things got very very crazy right before Megacon when my 8bit LOVE necklace made Mashable. O_O I was on a supply run to Jacksonville at the time and couldn't believe how fast the orders were coming in! Trying to manage from my phone was difficult; I made more sales than I usually do in a month in less than 48 hours, and the majority were international. I've never been up until 2:30AM just packing orders before! It was total insanity. It was great though, especially the customers who got back to me about how it was their first Etsy order and how their SO got it for Valentine's and loved it. I don't quite understand Mashable but let me say a big THANKS here to the editor who not only chose my necklace to include but had it as the thumbnail for the article.

Megacon went well too! Aside from nearly getting run over on International Drive but what's life without some danger. It's always the best when you can talk to people face to face. It makes all the late nights worth it! You can read a bit and see some pics here on my Tumblr. I'm still playing catchup on photos of new stuff, so keep an eye out here and I'll also be posting Etsy links when applicable.

My next event as of now is C2E2 April 13-15 in Chicago, which is now official! I'm in Booth 657, and I'll be working up a special C2E2 exclusive.

I made a business contact at Megacon that, if it pans out, is a pretty big deal. But I'm keeping it completely secret until it either goes somewhere or doesn't. Please keep your fingers crossed for me though!

  • Reading: Journey Into Mystery
  • Watching: Sherlock (again and again)


Ayaka Darkly
Artist | Hobbyist | Artisan Crafts
United States

Current Residence: Florida
Favourite genre of music: Alternative, jrock
Operating System: Mac OS X(.4.11)
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Favourite cartoon character: Genjo Sanzo
Personal Quote: I'm not an artist, I just play one on the internet.



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TheOtherBillionaire Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2018  Student Writer
Happy Birthday!
TheOtherBillionaire Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2017  Student Writer
I can never get enough cute stuff! Neither an the dA community.
shiroiyukiko Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hi there~ I saw your table at NYCC! So cute! Do you mind if I send you a note and ask some questions about what it was like being in the 'anime pavilion'? I had a table up in the anime artist's alley this year. ^_^
brokensymphony Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi, sure! Drop me a note :)
MutantBabyProduction Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I met you at C2E2 last month. Nice page :)
Tepi-21 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
[link] please help me get this faved or looked at more times than the number of justin beiebers screaming fangirls
Amaya-Sky Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
hey where do you buy the eyes you use for your plushies? i'm currently doing the "buttons as eyes" thing, and i love that, but i would like to try making some plushies with doll eyes like the ones you use :) please do share your secret ^^
brokensymphony Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You can buy them a lot of places... online is generally best. The "technical" name for them is safety eyes, since you put a hole in the fabric w/an awl, stick the post through, and then snap on a plastic or metal back. In the US: Hobby Lobby carries some, but don't use theirs if you can help it. The backs are an awful battle to get on! I used to buy at Super JoAnn (regular ones don't have them), but they've doubled their prices lately. So now I usually buy from CR's Crafts. They have a great variety and good prices for bulk or small quantiies; you can get plain black ones, pre-colored ones, and ones with a clear iris (so they can be painted). There are also some talented people on Etsy who sell hand-colored eyes that are still a great deal.
Plush-Nerd Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
Thou art my new hero:)
brokensymphony Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aww, thanks very much #^_^#
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