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Broken Toyland Newsletter #11, for 2019

To whoever is reading this, greetings. Thank you for having a look here.

I have some new paintings and some ornaments. Not posting the ornas, but here’s a link to see them on my patreon

I have a special painting that has a short story that goes with it. I will post that last.
But first, here’s the other new ones:

Ghosties In The Desert Sunset, 8×10. Find it in my shop.

Banditos, 8×10. Find it in my shop.

IN CASE YOU DIDN’T KNOW – All prices in my shop include shipping! It will say how much shipping is included in the price. Just read the text under each piece. However, this does not apply to anyone outside the USA. If you are outside the USA, and want to make a purchase, please contact me for a shipping quote. Click contact at to email me.


They Finally Found The Note (down by the lake), 12×16. You can find it in my shop but also if you want to read the story that goes with it, you can do so here, at my patreon.

That about does it for now.
Take care



Broken Toyland Newsletter #10, for 2019


Hey everyone. August is flying by, isn’t it? I hope you are all having a nice summer.

Just posting all the new art and early Christmas ornaments for 2019.

I’m not putting them in my shop yet. Contact if interested.

Not in the shop. Contact if interested.

Broken Memories, 16×20, acrylic on canvas. Find it in my shop.

Some Ghosties Are Always Together, 8×10, ink and acrylic on canvas. Find it in my shop.

Ghostie Catz, 8×10, ink and acrylic on canvas. Find it in my shop.

That’s it for now. I have so much art piled on my sofa, that I’m having a hard time wanting to create new. Every summer, sales really slow down, due to vacations and such. If you’re interested in some of my art, please contact me for a special price. I think I’ve had one sale in the last month and am very eager / motivated to give deals. But please only contact me if you’re serious. I have people telling me all the time, they’re going to get something, then never do. I’d rather not know. If you are serious about making a purchase, I’ll give you a great deal.

So, until next time… I hope I have more to show by then.
I also think I’m going to pause doing more ornaments for awhile. They usually sell instantly, but none have this time. I don’t know if it’s due to just being invisible on social media or because there’s no interest. We’ll see.
In the meantime, take care.



Broken Toyland Newsletter #09, for 2019

Howdy 🙂

I actually have created quite a bit in the last almost 3 weeks since the prior newsletter, so I thought I’d share.  Paintings and drawings. Even 2 large art pillows.
Let’s get started…

Title: A Window Into Ghostie World, 5.5×5.5, ink and acrylic on 1.5 inch thick wood. Find it in my shop.

Title: 5 Old Ghosties Show The New Guy Around, 12×16, ink and acrylic on canvas. Find it in my shop.

Title: Ghosties, 12×16, ink and acrylic on canvas. Find it in my shop.

Title: Marydeth Leads The Way, 8.5×11, ink on card stock, framed. Find it in my shop.

Set of 4 minis, framed. Find them in my shop.

Title: The Graveyard Has Eyes, 7.5×11.25, ink and acrylic on wood. Find it in my shop.

Title: Bunny Ghosties. These are sold.Lots of other stuff in the shop, though.

Title: Ghosties Pillow 02, 18×18, acrylic on a heavy duty canvas pillow. This images is showing both sides. The entire pillow is completely painted, so it’s 2 paintings in one. Find it in my shop.

Title: We’re No Good At Haunting, 8×10, ink on card stock. This one isn’t in my shop yet, because I still haven’t framed it. If you’re interested, just contact me over at

Title: Ghosties Pillow 01, 18×18, acrylic on a heavy duty canvas pillow. This is 2, 18×18 paintings in one piece. This one has sold.

This is a 13×13 inch art tote bag. It’s very roomy. It is also available, if anyone’s interested. Just contact me. It’s not in my shop right now.


That’s all for now.
If you’d like to support my art, you can do so at and clicking either the paypal or patreon buttons.

I’m starting to think about Christmas ornaments so if you want a special order, don’t wait until the last minute 🙂

If you’d like to follow me on other social media, you can see where to find me on several other platforms, by going to my links page.

Thanks and take care.

Broken Toyland Newsletter #08, for 2019

Greetings. It’s been a really long time since I made an entry here. There’s a few reasons, but one of them was I was sick. So I’ll leave it at that.

I stopped painting for over a month. More like 1.5 months. I just couldn’t paint. Circumstances at home and me loosing my mind over the ongoing, continual stuff, made it impossible to be able to. I have ptsd, and that makes things really difficult sometimes. Not fun. But things are getting  better finally and I’m making my way back to the studio. I hope to start producing again like normal. I really hope so. I need it.

Yesterday I was finally able to finish a new painting. Other than that, I’ve been doing a lot of freehand ink drawings, that I’m framing and have on my shop page. I love drawing with ink. I did that for many years when I was younger. Actually from junior high, until I was in my late 20’s. That, and watercolour. But mostly ink drawings. It keeps me going when I’m struggling with my art.

So, without further adieu…

Title: Wandering Ghosts, 7×14, acrylic and ink on canvas. Check to see if it’s available in my shop.

Title: Sometimes It’s About The Journey… Not The Destination, 5×7, freehand ink on card stock. Check to see if it’s available in my shop.

Title: I Will Take Care Of Myself, 8.5×11, freehand ink on card stock. Check to see if it’s available on my web shop.

Title: I Feel Lost Sometimes, 8.5×11, freehand ink on card stock. This one is sold but you can see what else is available in my shop.

Title: Sometimes When I’m With Others I Still Feel Alone, 8.5×11, freehand ink on card stock. Check to see if it’s available in my web shop.

Title: It’s ok To Be Sad, 8.5×11, freehand ink on card stock. Check to see if it’s available.

Title: Nature Is The Best Therapy For The Exhaustion Of Life, 8.5×11, freehand ink on card stock. Check to see if it’s available in my shop.

Title: BFFs. This was a commission. If you would like one, just contact me.

I would love to be able to self publish a colouring book, but I cannot afford it. Maybe in the future, when things are better able to handle that. In the meantime, not possible.

That’s it for now. Thanks for the support, however small. I appreciate it.
Thanks for the good thoughts and prayers. I covet them.

And for those who would, by chance, like to support in another way, you can do so at PATREON. <—The info is at that link.

Also feel free to follow me on my various social media pages. I’m hoping to use others like MeWe, MINDS, etc, and less facebook. There’s way less nonsense. I’d hope people would join me on one or a few. You can find them all here on my links page.

I’m still doing commissions. In case anyone’s interested.

That’s it for now. Thanks for reading this far ❤

So then, until next time, take care.



Broken Toyland Newsletter #07, for 2019

Just 4 new since last time. And here they are:

Title: Raven Friends, 18×24. Check availability, here: MY SHOP PAGE.

Title: Dreaming Of Utopia, 16×20 (commission). This one isn’t available, but I have more that are, on MY SHOP PAGE. <—click

Title: Tres Lagrimas (three teardrops), 12×16. Check availability on MY SHOP PAGE.

Title: Inertia Of Loneliness II, 12×16. Check availability on MY SHOP PAGE.

Here’s a few more of what I have available on MY SHOP PAGE.

If you want more than one, I will give you a discount. Just contact me: and we’ll discuss it.


On a personal level, my health is not what it used to be (a drastic under estimate). I’m concentrating on trying to fix that. I hope I’m not too late. Really been feeling lousy lately. Lots of pain, zero energy and my level of hope is dropping. However, I’m a fighter. Albeit a very weary fighter.

I’m tired of trying to produce art. Physically, mentally and emotionally exhausted. So, I’m going to have a period of not caring and just let my heart dump out some creative content, regardless if anyone might be interested in it or not.

I’m still not using etsy. And I’m not going to go back this time. As a result, my sales have stopped almost completely. I had one little sale off etsy last month, one small sale off my website shop page (literally since I put it back up a month ago) and one commission. That’s it in the last month.

I am becoming active on other social media platforms. You can access those from the LINKS PAGE on my website.

I hope this message finds you well.
So until next time, take care…

Broken Toyland Newsletter #06, for 2019

Hello again.

Not much new, since last time, art wise. I have moved the majority of my available art over to my website shop page. There’s still some on my etsy, for now.  I mentioned I will keep a few on there until the year’s end (or longer, not sure) to try and drive people to my website shop page. But we’ll see.

In the meantime, if you see anything on my etsy, just know all those have been reduced.
And in case you missed it, I’m no longer going to use etsy because they are forcing sellers to use their etsy payments and have removed the paypal direction option, as of this month (May 2019). It’s bad enough they have drastically raised all their fees and commissions. Now this. So, I’m done. I have full control now, over my shop page and when something sells, all I have to pay is the paypal money trasnfer fee. That’s pretty small. And if someone would rather send me a money order or check, just get in contact with me to do so.

So without further adieu, here’s the new art:

I Cry Big Tears – 8×10, multimedia on canvas. Find it in my shop.

Feeding Time For Junior – 7×9, diptych (2 pieces), multimedia on custom cut wood. Find it in my shop.

Firmament – 8×10, multimedia on canvas. Find it in my shop.

Daisy (the dawg) – Find her in my shop.

I Love You Forever (heart, #19). This is a commission, so it will not be in my shop. But if you want one, I can make more. Just contact me. I can do all sorts of commissions. Just have to ask 🙂

I think I want to start doing some ‘remakes’ of older art. I’ve said this a lot in the past, that I want to redo this painting or that painting. But I think now is a really good time. And I want to do a bunch. One came up on my facebook memories this morning. A painting from 2006, titled, Inertia Of Loneliness. I’ll be starting with that one. If there’s any favorites you’d like to see me redo, let me know. I’ll sure consider it! I think it’ll be fun.

That’s all for now. I hope you’re having warm weather wherever you are. I hope spring is being generous and beautiful. Like my lilac bush, below ❤lilacs05-05-2019a
So, until next time, take care
Jaxx also says hi /bye 😀 Cutest dog, ever ❤

Broken Toyland Newsletter #05, for 2019

Hello. I hope this entry finds you well.

I have a coupon code for my etsy shop: 15OFF for 15% off everything. I’m doing this to hopefully move some stuff out of there quickly. The code is good until Thursday the 18th. After that, I’m… well, read on. You’ll see…

I have an announcement. I am going to be moving most of my available art items, to the forsale page on my website, due to ETSY continuing to squeeze us sellers tighter and tighter. As of next month, they will no longer allow paypal. You have to use their etsy payments system. They are taking like 5 times more commission than they were. It’s becoming unbearable and ridiculous, so I’ll be doing my own forsale page again. It’s a ton more work for me, but I see no other choice. So if anyone goes looking for what I have available in my etsy shop, and doesn’t see much, if anything, just go to and click on, shop, or whatever I end up having it as. I might put, ‘click here for available art’ or something. People will still write me anyways, asking what’s available lol. I will probably redo my front page, too. But we’ll see.

EDIT: my website shop is up: HERE IT IS! Please use it.

Here’s all the new art. Some paintings and Broken Toys. Again, if you don’t see them in the etsy shop, go to my website and they will be there, with paypal buttons to purchase.

Creatures In Nature VIII – it’s currently in my website shop.

Creatures In Nature VII – it’s currently in my website shop.

Creatures In Nature VI – it’s currently in my website shop.

Creatures In Nature V – it’s currently in my website shop.

This is a one of a kind creation on a t-shirt. It’s currently in my etsy shop.

Broken Toy: SUZIE – she’s currently in my website shop.

Broken Toy: BO – he’s currently in my website shop.

Broken Toy: FLEUR – she’s currently in my website shop.

Broken Toy: OLIVIANNA – she’s sold but see others currently in my website shop.

Broken Toy: MEOW – currently in my website shop.

Broken Toy: VINCENT – sold, but I have more currently in my website shop.

That’s it for now. Thanks for your continued interest in my art. I love sharing it with you guys.

If anyone’s interested in supporting my art in a small way, you can check out my patreon, here: my patreon
You get early access to available art and sales. And if you subscribe to tier 2, you get a monthly art gift, usually worth more than the monthly subscription.

Anyways, that’s it for now. Until next time…
…valery ❤