Author: brokentoyland

Owner, creator and proprietor of all things Broken Toyland.

Broken Toyland Newsletter #06 for 2018

Hello everyoneย hearts02 I hope all is well.

If you’re interested in prints, I really want to get rid of them, so I’ll do 2 for the price of 1. This is not reflected in my shop, so you’ll have to email me about it.

I also have a bunch of small art that has been in the shop too long. I will list them below. Just scroll down to see what’s available and what kind of deal I’m offering. And if you happen to want more than 1 thing, contact me for a better deal. But before that, I want to show you what I’ve been working on for more than a week. It’s a large piece, titled: The Disconnected Downfall Of Humanity. It is depicted in 3 main characters. All females, with animal hats. A bunny, a bear and a fox. Each appears as a severed head because people nowadays, are becoming increasingly detached from reality, literally losing their heads (sanity) over stuff that doesn’t matter in the large scope. Reacting, instead of responding. There’s a big difference in the two.
The bottom, you see a heart being held by tentacles belonging to who knows what, down below the painting. Don’t let anything steal your heart and mind. Respond, instead of react. Listen, think and ask questions, instead of assuming and acting out on your assumption. We all have choices. We need to pull together, not disconnect.
If anyone is interested in this large piece, email me.


This is the whole painting, 16×60, multimedia on wood. The wood is from an old dresser that I used to store my art supplies in. It was the very top of the dresser. It got damaged beyond repair during my move from soCal to NM. I’ve held onto it for 9 years, trying to paint something on it 3 times now. 3rd is a charm? This one’s gonna stay.
It needs a home. I doubt I will put it in my shop…

Some closeup shots





Here’s some other new art (the older stuff on sale is at the bottom)

Title: Shine Your Light (even if you think it’s dim) It’s in my shop.

Title: Terminally Broken. It’s in my shop.

Title: Little Angel Bunny. It’s in my shop.

Title: When They’ve Shown You Your Worth. It’s in my shop.

Title: Disconnected From Reality. It’s in my shop.

Title: Nothing Left To Say (sold)

Now here’s the older stuff:

Title: Waiting. This is a small one. Was 45, now it’s 35. Find it in my shop.

Title: Harbinger. Was 70, now is 50. It’s small but not tiny. Find it in my shop.

3 small, 5×7, framed etegami paintings. 35 for all. Find them in my shop.

4 Starries. Get all for 30. Find them in my shop.

Bunny Struggles. a small folding frame with 5 etegami paintings. It was 45, now it’s 35.ย  It’s in my shop.

3 mini owl paintings. They were 65, now 45 for all. They’re in my shop.

3 Little Marydeth’s. They are all listed separately in my shop, at very reduced prices. But if you’d like the set, contact me for a better deal. In the shop, 05 is now 25, 07 is now 28 and 08 is now 30. If you want all, 55, plus shipping. Look at them in my shop for details.

Dia Del Conejito. This is a custom painted paper mache day of the dead bunny. He can sit on top of a shelf, on aย  table, wherever. He was 150, now is 90, in the shop.

There’s lots of new art in the shop and lots of prints. Please feel free to contact me with any questions and certainly if you’d like to get more than one, so I can give you a better deal ๐Ÿ™‚

In other news, I’m now starting to be active on other social media that I’ve set on the backburners a long time ago. Those are: bitchute, google+ and gab. If you use those platforms, find me ๐Ÿ™‚ I also have a brand new acct on Vero (phone app). Really trying to branch out and try everything. If you know of any newish, growing socials, contact me and let me know what’s great. It takes a lot of time, but I have to keep trying.

Before I say goodbye…

Here’s a cool photo I was lucky enough to catch the other night. I saw it out the bedroom window as I was walking by, and it just took my breath away.


And here’s my best boy Jaxx. Such a blessing to have him.


That’s it for now. I’ll write again in a couple weeks. Until then, take good care.

…v hearts02




Broken Toyland Newsletter #05, for 2018

haveagooddayย  Hello everyone!

There’s a sale going on right now… 15% off anything 40$ and up. It will be automatically applied to your purchase or combined purchases, so no need to mess with any code ๐Ÿ™‚

There’s some new art and lots of prints. Most prints are 11×14, but I do have 2 designs in 16×20. Those are big! You can find them all in my shop.

Now, onto the new art!

Title: Ladders To The Stars – Find it in my shop.

Title: Someday I’ll Wish Upon A Star – Find it in my shop.

Title: A Galaxy Of Outsiders – Find it in my shop.

Title: Bringin’ Home The Rain – Find it in my shop.

If you’re interested in prints, when you’re looking at my shop listings, it will say, PRINT, in the title. 11×14’s are 30$ and 16×20’s are 50$. But there’s also a 15% discount on 40$ and up, so take advantage. It ends at midnight, the 28th of February.

That’s it for now. Please feel free to email me any time with any inquiries or questions. I’ll be happy to answer. So until next time, take good care of yourselves hearts02
Thanks for your interest.
Yours Truly, Valery

Broken Toyland Newsletter #04 for 2018

hearts02Greetings, once again

Title: Starlight Starbright, 16×20. Find it in my etsy shop.

I did a commission lately, of my old painting, True Fit. It’s been my most requested replica commission over the years. So after the commission, I did two more.

Title: We’re Still A True Fit, 16×20 (sold)

Title: True Fit #05, 16×20. Find it in my etsy shop.

here’s a closeup.

And here is the True Fit commission, below:
This one is titled: Fate: True Fit (16×20)

Then I got another commission for a combination of 3 of my paintings. This is the result:
She titled it, Love, Lost, Dreams and Intentions (16×20)

The eye clouds I did in the above commission, inspired me to do another painting where they were the main focus.
Title: Awareness and Clarity, Focus and Vision, 16×20. Find it in my etsy shop.

A couple closeups


That’s all for now. I still have lots of 11×14 prints left, and a few 16×20’s. Contact me over at if interestedContact me over at if interested.

I hope your Valentine’s Day is a sweet one.
Until next time, take care hearts02 ~v



Broken Toyland Newsletter 03# for 2018


Hello. I hope it’s warmer where you are lol. It’s been in the low teens over night, here in the high elevations of central NM. Brrrrr!!! Warming to the 50’s during the day (relief).

Since the last newsletter, I have done some much needed cleaning, reorganizing and throwing away junk, in my studio. And I have found a bunch of unfinished art and prints. Here is a link to my facebook post with the found prints. Each image has all the specs (size, finish, etc). If anyone’s interested in one or some of these, email me: I will give great deals on multiples, too. Most are 11×14, which is a nice big size. But I also have 16×20’s, which is huge. I have two types in that size. Most of these found prints are older that I don’t really make available anymore. I also have the newer-ish ones I posted in the #01 newsletter for 2018.

Here’s the new art I have… these are all partially done paintings I found when cleaning lol. But they’re finished now, so yay for that ๐Ÿ˜‰

Title: Adapting. Find it in my etsy shop.

Title: Waiting. Find it in my etsy shop.

Title: One Armed Clown. This one isn’t in my shop, but if you’re interested, just email me:

Title: Little Snail. This one isn’t in my shop, but if interested, you can email me:

I’ve also started sewing some cute little kawaii style plushie type toys (not really for little kids, but for big kids lol). A couple of them are in my etsy shop but not all. I’ll say which under each image.

Title: Cactus 01. It’s in my etsy shop.

Title: Cactus 02. Not available. I gave this toย my daughter for her birthday on the 24th.

Title: Cactus 03. It’s in my etsy shop.

This one is my bunny prototype. Just playing with ideas.

Little Plop lol. My mom thinks these are cupcake tops. We know the truth.

These are buttons, but gave me the idea to make a little plushie lol.

Cloudies 01 and 02. Not in my shop, but email me at if interested.

New character: Mr. Gatz. (already sold)

Ghosties 01-06 (these are really tiny). If interested, email me at


That’s all the new art for now. I’ve got new stuff near daily. You can friend me on facebook if you don’t want to miss anything. And if you have questions about anything, please feel free to email me.

A few photos before I go…

We FINALLY got a proper snow. It’s almost completely melted now, but we really needed the moisture. Thankful for that. But I still do not like the intense cold.

When it’s warm enough to melt some snow off the roof, but cold enough to freeze it into icicles on the way down.

My rosemary bushes don’t seem to mind.

Jaxx sure doesn’t mind lol. He’s having a good ol’ time.

Jaxx is under dressed for such weather. He needs a sweater…

There we go lol.

Ok, I’m done sharing photos lol.

So until next time, take care…


Broken Toyland Newsletter #02, for 2018

Hello ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ll jump right in with the news…
A lot of changes coming to facebook that is going to make pages like mine, nearly nonexistent. So I’m opening up my private facebook account, instead of being a hermit and hiding away, like I’ve been. Personal accounts are not nearly as blocked out as pages and groups are, so giving it a try, as my last ditch effort with facebook.
But if you want, you can read the article I’m talking about, that mentions the coming facebook changes, here.

If you would like to friend me on facebook,ย  click here to go to my personal account. Then you can make a friend request. Hope to see you over there soon ๐Ÿ™‚

I only have one new painting since the last newsletter.

Title: Remembering

And that about does it.
I’ve been having quite a hard time with no sales, etc, and that has a direct impact on my output.ย  I hope to have more soon, though. I do love being prolific with my art ๐Ÿ™‚

Any questions? Feel free to contact me.

Until next time, take care โค


ps… yesterday, January 15th, we lost another great musician: Dolores O’Riordan. She’s been a favorite of mine since the late 80’s / early 90’s. I don’t know the exact date I started liking The Cranberries, but Dolores will be sorely missed. Breaks my heart…
This is the latest album by The Cranberriesย that was recently released. It’s a playlist. Listen if you are so inclined.


Broken Toyland Newsletter #01 for 2018

pickleHello again, and happy 2018. It’s going to be an incredible year!

First off, I have a coupon code for 15% off everything in my etsy shop
The code, FIFTEEN, is valid until the 13th, no minimums.

Secondly, I have a LOT of 11×14 prints available, that are not in the shop, but can be purchased directly from me, via paypal invoice. Price is 30$ each (regularly 40$). Want two? Then it’s 50$ for 2. Want more? I’ll give an even better price. Just contact me to discuss it. They fit easily into a standard 11×14 frame you can buy almost anywhere.
I’ll show what prints I have, below, and I’ll post the brand new available art at the very end of this newsletter. But for now, here’s the 14 prints I have for purchase:

Title: A Perfect Fit

Title: Unconditional

Title: We Are The Food

Title: We Met At Night

Title: Diversion

Title: The Liar (a parody of, The Scream, by Munsch)

Title: The Pain Is Real But So Is The Hope

Title: Bang!

Title: True Fit

Title: A Small Matter

Title: Love Is An Extra Eye

Title: Love Transfusion

Title: Keep On Giving

Title: The Burial

Ok, that does it for available prints. I have more than one of most of them, too. To inquire, please send me an email at and I’d be happy to answer any and all questions.

Now, here’s the new art ๐Ÿ™‚

Title: Ghost Bunny In The Graveyard, 8×10. Find it in my etsy shop

Title: Who? find him in my etsy shop

Title: Little Pink Bunny Habbit, 7×14. Find him in my etsy shop

Those are the 3 new ones so far this year. More to come so keep at eye on my socials because I won’t send another newsletter for at least another week.

About my short story, Mermaid and the Raven King…
I have rewritten parts of it and added some visuals, over on my steemit. If you haven’t read it yet, and would like to, check it out, here. <<<

That’s it for now.
Until next time, take care and never give up hope ๐Ÿ™‚ โค




Broken Toyland Newsletter #16 for 2017


HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! My hope and prayer for you all, is as you reflect on 2017… its details and events, you can put some things to rest, find hope, forgiveness and thankfulness and welcome the new year with a clean slate. I’m not one for making resolutions… I make them all year long lol. But if you are so inclined, may yours be successful, with good intentions. I think 2018 is going to be an INCREDIBLE year! ๐Ÿ˜‰


Please be safe in your celebrations tonight. And if you don’t go out, be safe in whatever you do. If you’re lonely, email me . I can’t stand the thought of anyone being sad and alone due to depression or whatever. Just don’t be isolated unless you want to be. Very often, I like to be. But not always. I’ll probably be playing World of Warcraft, per usual lol. If any of you would like to join in, contact me and I can send you an invite. I’ve been playing for almost 8 years now (in March it will be 8 years), and it’s just so much fun. I don’t watch any tv (and haven’t for about 11-12 years now) so this is my fun time.


There’s an 18% discount off everything in my etsy shop until midnight, January 3rd. I think I made it so the discount will auto apply to all items, but if not, you can enter the code, HAPPYNEWYEAR at check out. And if you use a mobile device for that, make sure your etsy app is updated. Some of the options won’t show up if you need an update.

I have one new painting since the last newsletter. I haven’t much felt like painting. That, in and of itself, is depressing. I love to paint but with my sales being so gigantically low, it doesn’t help with inspiration. Especially when I see my couch disappearing under a pile of new art lol. I ended up pulling all my newest ones out of my etsy shop and taking it to the local gallery (Masks Y Mas, in Albuquerque) that’s been showing my art, since before moving here. So almost 10 years. All the social media platforms will block your posts now, if you’re trying to sell something (unless you pay them). The little money I’m making, is mostly now coming from this gallery. It’s not much, but it’s something I’m very thankful for.

So, here’s the newest one, titled, Cuervo Negro:
This is another painting inspired by the music of Cuervo Negro. A band from El Paso, TX. They do indrumental, very trippy, kind of old cowbow on the prairie music. I just love it.
(you can check them out on youtube, here, follow on IG, @cuervo_negro_music and listen on soundcloud, here.) Almost spooky balladeer type stuff. Hard to define, but super cool.

The only Broken Toyland character in the piece, is the lone raven silhouette, flying near silently through the forest of dark trees. You can see his reflection in the water beneath his low flight path. Life can be like that… like you’re navigating through a dark forest. But one thing’s for sure… life isn’t actually a dark forest. And there is always a spark of hope to find. And always something to be thankful for. ALWAYS. That’s my goal.

I will be doing more abstract pieces like this. I feel like I’m running out of things to say with Broken Toyland. But maybe it’s just another phase. We shall see. I do know that Broken Toyland has been a healing journey for me. And it served me well. It got me through some exquisitely painful and tough times. Those things became art. But that cannot be all there is to say and paint about. It shouldn’t be never ending.

I hope your Christmas was a nice one, filled with good memories and blessings.

That said, I will again wish you all a very Happy New Year. Bid 2017 a fond (or even not so fond lol) farewell, and let’s be the change we’d like to see, in 2018. What do you say? You with me?

Don’t hesitate to let me know what you’re saying goodbye to, from 2017, and hello to, for 2018. And I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Much love,