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Anya Boz
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
United States
My name is Anya Boz and I am a Texas based artist. Though I love working with all mediums, my predominant and most popular art form is my posable art dolls called room guardians.

I made my first room guardian in 2011, and I opened my etsy shop in early 2012. I worked at a bakery and made room guardians on the side, but by the spring of 2014, my room guardians had grown enough that my day job was becoming more of a side job. That is when I decided to go full force into making room guardians as my sole business. I never expected my room guardians to grow so popular, and to this day I feel so thankful and lucky to have gotten this far.

I am interested in the boundaries between the world we know and the spiritual world. Much of my work aims to take the foreign and mysterious subject of spirit realm and tie it to familiar aspects of the visible realm. I want to bring light to the elements of the unseen that go unnoticed, but are interacted with on a day to day basis. My work also aims to create a link between the two worlds. I like to create creatures that one can easily imagine living amongst us, but have small enough pieces of fantasy to remain mysterious and magical, creatures both familiar and foreign, ordinary and supernatural. I feel as if much of my work creates itself. I am only the translator, bringing images of another world into ours. All my pieces have stories of their own that I never took the time to recall. Perhaps I am giving you a glimpse of an important scene in their life, or perhaps I am merely depicting them as themselves. Either way, I know they are not pure imagination, something too real comes out of my creations to be labeled fiction.
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Hey everyone, I just kind of wanted to check in with all of you because I know I haven't really talked much with anyone on here lately.

First, let me go over some room guardian updates for all those interested:
  • Yes, recreations of the famous Persian cat room guardian are in the making and I plan to sell a batch before Christmas. This is one of the reasons you might be wondering why more normal etsy sales haven't been happening
  • I am not going to take any commissions before Christmas even though I did the past few years. I am hoping to open up commissions in spring sometime, and I might also experiment with doing random commission raffles or auctions for one slot. 
  • I have a lot of non room guardian related art that has built up and I'll be posting it soon. 
And now for the more personal stuff. Don't worry it's nothing tragic or emotional.:D
Although I like to keep a healthy distance between my personal life and my online life, I feel like I've been extra absent as of late. It's partially because there are a lot of things happening in my life, but mainly because I've been feeling kind of uninspired and bored. It's not that I haven't been making room guardians still, I just kind of need to change it up every now and then to keep it interesting. The only problem is, I don't have any guaranteed money from most of my other art forms. I've been taking some more local chalk art jobs and those are nice every now and then. What I really need to do is try to sell some prints of my 2d work, but there's a lot of little things that keep getting me caught up. I've gone to local print shops and nobody really does good art prints, but I also wonder do I need good art prints? Or is printing them on some thick paper or card stock sufficient? I don't really know what is acceptable. Does anyone have guidelines for something like that? 

Also, I feel like I need to take advantage of the popularity of the persian cat room guardian more. I've had to report different sellers for using my image on t shirts and other merchandise, but if there's a demand for that stuff I really should be making it under my name somehow right? Do you think Redbubble would be a good place for that? I don't want my room guardian pages to be littered with persian cat stuff but if that's what's selling, shouldn't I make it more available for people? 

Lastly, I want you guys to know that even if I don't respond to your comments, I do read and appreciate every one. I really couldn't ask for a more supportive crowd of followers. Thank you for everything you do for me. To give back a little, I want you to ask me anything you want to know about me or my art. Obviously, if I feel a question is too personal, I probably won't answer it, but I just want to know what you want to know, you know?? I might take some time to answer everything but I really want to open up a little and get to know you. 

Thank you for reading all my thoughts and concerns.<3

-Anya

Would you be interested in prints of my paintings and drawings? 

45%
292 deviants said Yes!
38%
245 deviants said I didn't know you did anything but room guardians.
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54 deviants said Indifferent
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24 deviants said You should focus solely on your room guardians
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20 deviants said No!
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8 deviants said Other (comment)

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Tallon-1 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
hihi :3 :hug:
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Macaboo1 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016  New Deviant Professional General Artist
Great work! High quality detailed work....the sloths are my fave! cause they are BOSS
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AnyaBoz Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I'm so happy you like my stuff!:glomp:
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Sinfirmitas Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was just dropping in to tell you about a meme i saw on facebook with your cat and it cracked me up that there was a totally different one jut below me. your cat is everywhere!!
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AnyaBoz Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hahaha glad he's still making people laugh haha! 
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Sarky-artS Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey I found a meme on facebook today and knew this was one of your room guardians... 

Meme by Sarky-artS
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AnyaBoz Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hahaha yeah that one went viral that's for sure:D
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Sarky-artS Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I've bet you've known about it for a long time, I was just like "Hey I watch the person who made this lol!!!"
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HEYLLER Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Nice work Heart  Clap Clap Clap 
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McCadbury Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
If I could buy all your Guardians.. I would.. every.. single.. one... *Exasperatingly dies*

<3 for your talent!Heart Love Llama Emoji-10 (Shy) [V1] 
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