Thursday, July 26, 2012

New work out of the studio!

Hello everyone!
I have been feverishly working on some new creations in preparation for TBAI.  I still have about 3 1/2 weeks before the show, but I'm going to be off to Florida for one of those weeks, so I'm trying to get as much done now before I head off on my trip.  Today, I want to show you two of my newest creations.

First up is Sho Pan II.  The original Sho Pan was included in a special Christmas Story book many years ago and a collector of mine found the book and decided she had to have one like him.  So, I searched for the materials and pulled his pattern out of retirement for this special piece, with some new updates.  Let me know what you think!

The second piece is a new bear that I made out of a wonderful new mohair that I hand-dyed and fell in love with.  For those of you that don't know, I do a lot of hand-dyeing of mohair and alpaca and like to take them to shows to offer to other artists, but with this piece I just couldn't bear to part with it.  So, I made this guy, Ronan.  Ronan is a 12" teddy bear made out of a hand dyed mohair that is silvery grey and hunter green marbled with a brown backing.  He has black glass eyes, brown ultrasuede pads, and a hand-stitched nose made out of a medium brown perle cotton.  He is fully jointed with disk/cotterpin joings and he is firmly stuffed with a mixture of polyester fiber and steel shot.  Ronan is currently available for $115.

I hope you enjoy these new creations!

Friday, July 20, 2012

New Dragon! And Show This Weekend!

I have been silently working on some new pieces because I have a show this weekend.  I'll give you some more information on that at the end of the post.  First, I would like to share with you my newest dragon.  This piece has been on my to-do list for many months.  I bought this fabulous synthetic a while back and just knew it had to be a dragon, but still I was hesitant to make it happen.  This week I finally got it together and made him!  This guy's name is Falkor. (This is the name of the dragon from The Neverending Story, though they bear no resemblance.)  He is made out of a wonderful yellow synthetic plush with red tips that's been shaved to look like scales.  He has big black glass eyes with orange ultrasuede eyelids, belly, tail, feet, and spikes.  His feet were soft-sculpted to give him toes.  He is stuffed with polyester fiber and a little steel shot in his tummy for weight.  Falkor is fully jointed for pose-ability.  He has hand-made wings using green wire and yellow film.  Please leave me a comment to let me know what you think!

 This weekend I will be off to Columbus, OH for a show that I've been doing for a very long time! The show has had to change locations due to the old hotel being torn down, but the show continues on and there will be several artists with fabulous pieces there!  The show is this Sunday, July 22nd at the Ramada Plaza Hotel from 10am - 3pm.  I will have Falkor there with me at the show along with several other new pieces yet to be shown on my blog!  I hope to see you there!

CLICK HERE for more information on the show and to see the list of artists attending!