Movie Greatness, I Have!

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”…

…yep…

… 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.

Hunger Games Screen Credit - Always Sugar Coated

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.

New, Custom, Evil Snowman is FINISHED!

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…

Day 4 of my 5 Day Art Challenge!

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 Angler Fish

Needle Felt Coi Fish

Needle Felt Koi Fish

Needle Felt & Wet Felt Jellyfish

Needle Felt & Wet Felt Jellyfish

Day 3 of my 5 Day Art Challenge!

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 for dinosaur scene

Concept drawing for a dinosaur scene

Poor monkey is in hell!

Poor monkey is in hell!

Concept for a Blue Jay sculpture I did

Concept drawing for a Blue Jay sculpture I did

Day 1 of my 5 Day Art Challenge!

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!

2 of my characters with one of Robin’s little mice!

Evil Snowman

Evil Snowman

The Elephant in the room is PISSED!

The Elephant in the room is PISSED!

Weird and Geeky Stuff At My Parents’ House…

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!

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...

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!

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!

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!

A Little Late, but…. Happy Thanksgiving!

I just got my computer back from the MAC doctors!! It’s been 3 weeks since we had a little “accident” here with my computer… Let’s just say it involved an overly enthusiastic kitty that wanted to snuggle & a cup of coffee…. sigh…

But I just wanted to wish everybody a LATE Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you all had a great weekend with lots of food & family!

Always Sugar Coated Happy Thanksgiving Turkey

I had a great weekend that also included the purchase of my new CRAFT BOOTH MOBILE! After trying to do some craft shows last year and trying to fit everything into my little old bug, I decided that I needed an upgrade! This is my new ride! It’s super nice & I’m loving it so far! Now I can do some future shows in style!!

Always Sugar Coated Craft Mobile

Always Sugar Coated Craft Mobile