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Saturday, October 30th, 2010
9:53 am
Has anyone been able to access the forum?
I've been trying this morning (10 EST), but Safari times out...
Wednesday, July 14th, 2010
4:31 pm
Windstone Paint Your Own Gryphon for sale!

I'm trying to pare things down for the inevitable move, so I'm selling my unfinished Windstone PYO Gryphon sculpture. I had started painting it with a thin wash of Golden brand acrylic paints, but never got a chance to finish it. I don't foresee myself ever picking it up again to finish the job so I figured I'd offer it for sale so some other creative mind can customize their very own gryphon. A coat of primer and it will be a completely blank slate!

This is a 1st edition PYO gryphon, in that it was part of the first batch originally offered. This is the blue eyed model and is in perfect condition.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, July 12th, 2010
8:47 am
Packing tutorial now on ebay
The old link for the Windstone Packing tutorial went dead, so with the help of the original author, I've uploaded it to ebay (I'd asked for permission from the original host and author before the link went dead).

Check it out!

Regarding the pictures in the guide, ebay sized them down to what they are when they were uploaded. I tried to enlarge them, but it degraded the quality so I left them smaller.

Current Mood: excited
Friday, March 19th, 2010
10:30 am
Hi! I have a bunch of retired Windstone Editions that are in need of a new home. Sadly, only one has its original box (the pegasus). I am willing to part with them for very, very reasonable prices plus the cost of shipping. If anyone is interested, please let me know!

**pics edited to show what is still available :)**
I've posted pics and pricing on the Windstone Flea Market. :)

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Wednesday, February 10th, 2010
7:21 pm
New to the Community!
I have the white hatching dragon, and I LOVE it. Only quality white dragons I've *ever* seen. If anyone knows people looking to sell their white windstone dragons, I'd LOVE to own the full set! :D Gorgeous, gorgeous work. No chance of any colors ever being reissued, is there?
Sunday, December 13th, 2009
5:56 pm
Not sure what to make of this...
This guy made a gum-paste mold* of the "secret keeper" Windstone dragon and is selling prints of the photo he took of it, and no credit was given to Windstone in the image desc: http://raynich2.deviantart.com/art/Pastillage-Myth-146559063 :/ (I went ahead and emailed Melody about it, since I thought this might be a violation of Windstone's copyright, even if it was made of edible material.)


*He claims that she sculpted it, but the details match the original too precisely to have been sculpted: https://www.windstoneeditions.com/shop/images/P/540-G-SecretKeeper_lrg.jpg (And this makes me wonder if the rest of his "sculpted" and "carved" works were molds as well, simply filled with chocolate or gum-paste, then allowed to harden.)

Edit: Sorry, it's actually a guy, not a girl (as I had originally stated), and as Tyreenya commented, the photo is a direct rip of one Melody posted to Elfwood: http://melodypena.elfwood.com/final_plaster_cast_of_the_Paw_Up_dragon.3031683.html ...Thus it's not even a gum-paste mold at all. And as Tyrrlin mentioned, it's not the only stolen photo in his gallery, meaning that his entire gallery is now suspect. :P

Edit #2 The stolen image has been removed now (and another one also), so yay, mission accomplished! :D

Current Mood: hmm...
Thursday, October 22nd, 2009
1:12 pm
Peregrine/German Shepherd PYO Gryphon!
Hey all!

I lurk a lot here, so I'm being non-lurky for once and posting my latest PYO gryphon!

He's supposed to be a Peregrine-Shepherd mix...I think I did ok? His pics are awful though because my batteries were dying. Anyway, without further ado...

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That gryphon is actually HERE on Ebay if anyone wants to give him a good home!

Also, can anyone give me a value for the white male rearing unicorn (not the grand. The one on his haunches)? I have to sell mine to pay some rent D:

Thanks guys!
Tuesday, October 20th, 2009
11:44 am
Selling an EmPea Curl

Selling a curly on the forum if anybody is looking for this one.
Monday, August 31st, 2009
2:41 pm
A hello and black unicorn hunting
Hi Everyone!

Thought I should say hello here and then continue stalking. ;) My name is Traci; I recently joined the forum as well (username on there is 'Crimson Vision', I used the same icon for this post as I do in the forum to help in recognition) but have been a fan of Windstones for a long time ever since I first saw a friends dragon.

I am VERY interested in the Grand Unicorn, yes I would like the black one. I am also interested in the Unicorn Gargoyle. Not interested in the gothic.

I am also really digging the Poad™s. I like the brightly colored ones; would have loved to have gotten the 'Silver Spangled' or 'Pizza #1'.

Anyways! It's nice to meet you all and I look forward to sharing this obsession with you! ;)

EDITED TO ADD: Just won a black male Uni on ebay this morning and am in discussions to get a mother this evening! :) Hopefully the children will come soon after! ;)

EDITED TO ADD 10/7: Have all of the Black uni family now and even have a full white family including the grand! Still looking for the black grand as well as bright poads!
Thursday, April 23rd, 2009
12:54 pm
In the Windstone Editions Store Now!
Armadillo, 2009 edition, One Per Customer Please!

This Armadillo is one of the animals from the retired line of sculptures we produced when we started Windstone Editions in 1984. I have newly painted these rediscovered old Armadillo castings with light and dark brown, shaded in a "sunburst " pattern like an old mandolin. The original Armadillos were slightly greyer in color and did not have such dark brown markings. He has dark brown glass eyes. Like the other animals in this old line, they are whimsical and not meant to be accurate representations of any species in particular. Nine banded armadillos cannot really curl up like this, I just thought it looked cute. Now I feel guilty for perpetuating a myth. In addition to the color, this 2009 Edition Armadillo can be told from the original ones we sold between 1984 and 1988 by the new grey felt Windstone pad. He is not numbered, but he is signed by me, Melody Pena. He comes with a letter of authenticity and a hang tag.

We have over 100 of these Armadillo castings and plan to paint more like this until they run out.

The first batch is limited to "One Per Customer". If you are unable to obtain one of this first batch, please email susie@windstoneeditions.com to be placed on our waiting list to be notified when the next batch is available.

Size: 2 3/4" tall, 2 1/2" wide.
Cat. No. 106-OA
Quantity in stock: 28 item(s) available (as of 12:58 PM Eastern)
Weight: 1.40 lbs
Price: $60.00

Current Mood: busy
Saturday, January 24th, 2009
5:16 pm
Selling My Pearl White Retired Scratcher Dragon
Hello Everyone

I'm auctioning my "Windstone Rare White Dragon 1995 Retired Edition Pena" on ebay and it goes to the highest bidder.
Heres the link:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0291348523

Excellent condition, no scratches or marks. I don't have the box.
Take a look, it's a great deal. My seller name is D**M**C

Sunday, January 18th, 2009
5:40 pm
Stolen Dragon Is RECOVERED!
The lap dragon arrived mysteriously on my doorstep today -- no one knocked, so if it was UPS, they apparently didn't want another signature, but anyway: she's HERE!

She's very beautiful -- the color of pink champagne (she's much pinker than I'd anticipated!), with touches of gold. Very striking!

Pictures soon, I promise!

Thanks so much, you guys, for all your suggestions and commiserations while she was missing!
Friday, January 16th, 2009
8:37 pm
A message for all you forum deprived members.....
Since no one else has noticed yet, I thought I'd announce it here....


I just posted in the Community!

The format is a little bit different, but nothing too difficult to manage or get used to after a day or two.

Thank you Snap! :)

See you all there!

Current Mood: delighted
Thursday, January 15th, 2009
5:40 pm
stolen package -- help?
It looks as though my raffle Lap Dragon was stolen today.

Yesterday, I was gone for two hours, during which UPS tried to deliver it but I wasn't there to sign for it. They left a notice (with tracking number) on the door.

Today, I left a note for UPS to leave it beside the stairs (which is somewhat out of the way and less visible than the doorstep) if I wasn't home when they came. I did this recently once before, and it worked fine. Today, I came home (I was only gone for two or three hours) to no package, and no package arrived while I was home.

I went to the site and entered the tracking number; it claims the item was delivered.

There's no box anywhere in sight.

I live behind a house in one of about eight trailers; there's no way someone could have seen the package from the road, or from the house. So you can guess what my unpleasant suspicions are... I don't know my neighbors well, so I have trouble believing that one of them innocently picked it up to take it out of the cold for me and is just waiting for me to come ask about it.

Now I just don't know what to do. Go round to the neighbors and ask if they've seen it or picked it up? Call the police? And tell them what? (What could they do?)

I have never had a package stolen before; I'm at a loss and very very angry. Please, guys, tell me what the best procedure is?

Thanks so much! (And if you see that lap dragon on Ebay or Craigslist or something, please tell me?)


On your advice so far, I've gotten through to an agent at UPS, who claims it was delivered, and signed for by "Madison" -- whoever the heck that is -- and that I should contact Windstone to have them start a trace on it.

I went around to the neighbors, but of the three who were home, no one had it, though one thinks he saw the UPS guys come to my door. I've emailed Susie with the phone number for UPS and the tracking number to ask her to call them about the trace.

Guess there's nothing else I can really do for tonight.

Thanks, guys! (When I find this "Madison" person, I am going to wring her neck...)
Tuesday, January 13th, 2009
10:22 pm
Trio of Cats Candlelamp?
Hey everyone! I have a quick question..

I was wondering if anyone might know of a place where I could buy the Trio of Cats Candlelamp - I would really love to get my paws on one, but they seem to be out of stock everywhere (and I keep finding places that say they have them but they don't ). Any help would be much appreciated! :)

(if this isn't allowed, feel free to delete this)

Current Mood: hopeful
Monday, January 12th, 2009
10:37 pm
Anyone know about PYOs?
I've been checking since New Year's, and the store is out of PYO dragons -- has anyone here heard anything about when they'll be back in stock? Not the Keepers, I know there were some problems with the casting for those; just the regular PYO dragons.

Thanks so much!
5:56 pm
Magpie Tiger Wolf- More Photos
Here are some more photos of the Magpie Tiger Wolf.

The forum is still down so the wolf is still up for offers. Drag0nofeathers has made an offer of $150 for it.
Once the forum is back up, I will officially announce one week left for offers to be made.

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Sunday, January 11th, 2009
8:58 pm
Going Offline for a Couple Days
Okay, computer has to go in for repairs again. I'll be offline for a couple of days. If the new Poads™ come out, can someone please, please, please grab me one??

And hopefully the Windstone Forum will be back up when I come back. 
Friday, January 9th, 2009
5:02 pm
Waves Randomly for no apparent reason!!!!! Just felt the urge to post something! Missing everyone, and hoping you're all doing well. :)
10:22 am
Yep, the forum is still down.
I'm assured that they are working on it, so keep you fingers crossed that our beloved forum will see the light of day again soon!

But since it's STILL down, and because everyone here at Windstone is suffering from withdrawal as much as you guys are (especially Melody and Pam, because I think both of them have things that they have been waiting to post/ask you guys about), here is a brief update on the current eBay auctions:

Twilight Curled Dragon #3:
This guy is lovely, and don't worry, he has nothing to do with that popular story about vampires! Like it says in the description, this guy has a great finish on him-- very nice, smooth, and glossy-perfect.

Calico Licking Cat #1:
Number one of two! See the picture of his felt pad? Yeah, that pad is a little sloppy because I had to hand cut it. Even though our pad stampin' machine isn't set up yet, we wouldn't have been able to make any more pads for this sculpture, because we have very likely lost the stamp for it. It is a retired sculpture, and I don't think any of these have been sold directly from Windstone in my lifetime--until now.

Salmon Pearl Lap Dragon #3:
This guy is so pretty. I don't have any fun trivia for her (... or him?), but again, like the Twilight Curlie, she was painted by Olimpia so the finish is really, really nice. Also, she likes to be stroked. Most Lap Dragons do!

Orange Eyed Orange Tabby #1:
Number one of three! Like the Licking Cat, this one has a hand cut pad and hasn't been sold directly from Windstone in forever. This sculpture is really cute, especially because he is just the right size and shape to sit in the palm of your hand. Also, we spent a lot of time fixing these guys up and making sure that the finish is absolutely as perfect as we can get it. No specks!

So, there you are. How is everyone? I miss reading about your lives! I hope the forum comes back up soon!!!

Also, I will try to see if Melody has a picture of the December raffle prize for me to post here... We might not be able to because we don't have a host right now that isn't photobucket, but I'll see what we can do.  Nevermind, seems someone else posted one. ;) Awesome!

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