Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Plush Beginnings (Part 3)

After learning to sculpt at make-up effects school 6 years ago, I thought it would be interesting to blend sculpture with my plush dolls. These are the result:

Someone looks guilty...

Oh deer!

For such a goofy person, I sure make a lot of sad looking things. It's really fun to explore different materials and processes. Right now, my favorite thing has to be collaborating with Max, we come up with things I never would have thought of alone! I LOVE PROJECTS!!!!!!!!!!


Saturday, June 9, 2012

Plush Beginnings! (part 2)

 I was looking through some old files and found close-ups of these monsters that I hadn't seen in years! Some of the pictures are not of the best quality.

Well, all my photographs, even to this day, are not of the best quality, but most of these ones are pixelated, blurry, destroyed by flash and have all around horrible lighting. But there is something neat about documenting this.

After not having seen these first creatures in almost 10 years, it's sort of fun to look at what I was doing.

I started selling a couple of these online through livejournal.com craft communities and it picked up as my skills got better and I learned things like how to actually hide seams!

Ok, bye!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Plush Beginnings! (part 1)

I started making plush monsters way back in 2003, b.f. (before facebook). This is one of the first ones I made for my then newborn niece, Ramona:

And of course Ramona has a standing deal with me consisting of unlimited free monsters/creatures for life.

Once I started making these first crudely-made plush monsters I couldn't stop. Pretty soon I had made a gaggle of these things, for no apparent reason. Here is an old group photo of the pioneers:

The great thing about them was that I could bring my fabric and sewing supplies anywhere and unlike a painting or sculpture, it wasn't such a messy thing to be doing.

Stay tuned!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

The Artist and the Tree Dweller

After we put one of our monsters in a great habitat it can be difficult to know what's real and what's not. It's like right after waking up from dreaming about your rear tires being chocolate cake and thinking, "Damnit! I'm late for work and my tires are cake!!"

We told him that he began as a quick little drawing, right when this picture was taken: