So I’m back home again! This time I was only gone for 3 weeks down to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Work was crazy (as usual). We worked 12 hours a day/ 7 days a week… sigh… still recovering, but feeling good enough to try & finish some projects that are sitting half-done since I left.
I did get 1 day off & got to go down to New Orleans! I’d never been there before, and can I just say, if it weren’t for the HORRIFYING humidity & heat, I’d totally live there! I love it!
Brought back some souvenirs for everybody & made this cute drawing for the box!
You gotta love a city & state whose official museum of history has to focus on all the awful & horrible things that have happened there. Not that I’m say’n death is entertaining or anything, but it’s damned interesting!!
Was only there for the afternoon, but got a taste, and I WANT MORE!
Got to visit the Voodoo Museum (which was awesome, a must-do if you are there) and even got to visit the cutest Voodoo Boutique EVER! It was so nice & cute, and I totally spent way too much money there!
Human Skull Altar
Amazing Altar of Voodoo Dolls at the Voodoo Museum
In conclusion… I am soon going back to the “Big Easy” with the hubby on vacation. There’s so much stuff that I think he would love to photograph! Especially the amazing architecture & cemeteries.
NOLA is like my own personal muse…. sigh…
The weather couldn’t have been more perfect! Foggy, Rainy, and kinda CREEPY!
Met some locals & they were so nice! …not that attractive though…
Had to try the alligator! It was really good, like the perfect blend between chicken & calamari
Here’s a video of the wonderful Sound of Music tribute by Lady Gaga from last night’s Oscars! These are the trees I worked on a couple weeks ago. They were so tall (32′ tall) and looked so nice!
…mmm… okay… so it won’t let me post the video…
… so here’s the link! Sound of Music Tribute
Just a fun little post this Friday to share some movie news. As you may know, the Oscars are this Sunday. Be sure to watch it so you can see a project I worked on. Can’t spoil anything, but watch for the musical numbers… one specific to a movie with witches & fairytale characters… that’s kinda based on going into a “forest”…
… keep an eye out…
And the second bit of movie news is that I officially got my first screen credit! I’ve worked on a number of movies through the years, but it’s rare for construction to get many credits.
It’s fun to see you name on the (small cause we watched it on our t.v.) screen, even though you have to watch careful & it goes by like 100 mph.
I’m excited to introduce my newest Needle Felted sculpture! This is a custom-made Evil Snowman.
I was commissioned to make him “As evil as possible”.
HA! I can do pretty creepy, but not full-on scary, there’s always a bit of cute in there.
It was fun to go back and reimagine an idea that I’d made before. Big & better this time with some changes! He’s also inspired some cool ideas for a series of new needle felted sculptures that I’ve already started!
*photos to come soon…
Final Day of my 5 Day Art Challenge! What a fun little interwebs challenge! I usually don’t do these kinda things, but this one was just too much fun!
…mmm… needle felt sushi…
Needle Felt Sushi
Lucky Cat Sculpture
Day 4 of my Art Challenge! For the next 2 days, I have to post 3 picts of my art a day! …Some more Needle Felt! I’m noticing a fishy theme here…
Needle Felt Angler Fish
Needle Felt Koi Fish
Needle Felt & Wet Felt Jellyfish
I’ve done 2 days of Needle Felting sculptures, so today I thought I’d switch it up with some drawings! (don’t worry there will be more needle felt coming!)
Concept drawing for a dinosaur scene
Poor monkey is in hell!
Concept drawing for a Blue Jay sculpture I did
More Needle Felting Goodness!
Needle Felted Crab
Needle Felted Blowfish
Needle Felted Coy
So you might have seen this going around Facebook, It’s called the 5 Day Art Challenge. You basically have to post 3 photos of your work a day & also nominate a fellow artist to do the same.
So I was nominated by my good Felty Friend Robin Joy Andreae – she makes fantastic, whimsical needle felted sculptures of tiny animals. Her little character mice are AMAZING!
So here are my 5 Photos for Day #1… PLUS… I have nominated Eva from Critterosity! She is an amazingly motivated & inspiring artist and person!
2 of my characters with one of Robin’s little mice!
The Elephant in the room is PISSED!
So I hope everybody had some really Happy Holidays!! It’s taken me a little longer to get back into things than I had hoped, but whatever!
We got the chance to spend the holidays at my parents house with the family & it was AWESOME! We drove from LA to Dallas in the most epic road trip. (actually it wasn’t that epic cause we basically drove straight through cause of the fear of a giant winter storm that we barely missed).
Cadillac Ranch! Last time we drove it was too muddy, but got some good picts this time!
Took the kitties with us on our road trip! They were pretty good… mostly pretty good…
Our BIG present this year! Season Passes to Disneyland!! Already been once & going again tomorrow!
While at my parents’ house, I started to notice the odd and geeky stuff that was just lying around.
*back story* — My parents used to own a Comic Book Shop, yep, I grew up in a Comic Book Shop!! (grew up Geek & Nerd… it’s inherited I guess) And now they dabble in selling antiques and vintage finds at Flea Markets, so you never quite know what they have around the house!
My dad’s artsy too! Love the skull & crossbones!
Growing up, I wasn’t allowed to open most of my toys, they had to stay unopened in the box!
Cool Vintage Robot!
Hand painted stool of the character Tick!
Most valuable & collectible trading cards from the 80’s movie Robin Hood — NOT!
Creepy Antique Doll!
A creepy brain skeleton thing – don’t even know what’s up with this but it’s AWESOME!
Cool Vintage Lunch Boxes (that Gremlins one was mine when I was little!)
Hope this gives you a little insight into my childhood! It was wonderful growing up in such a diverse & different environment! Especially if you’ve ever visited a Comic Book Shop & have seen some of the … interesting… types that frequent them!