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!
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
I’m so excited… and kinda bummed…
DCON is this weekend! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this show, it’s pretty much my favorite show of the year. I was supposed to be a vendor at here this weekend, but because I’ve been gone most of the year, I decided to pass… but NEXT YEAR!!!
Go see, meet, support, & buy from some of the best artists around this weekend! If you are in the LA area, you MUST go!!!!
Got a couple new bits of news today!
The felting GODDESS, Zoe Williams was awesome enough to include me in her monthly felters’ showcase on mrxstitch.com! I am so honored & humbled that an amazing artist like Zoe included me along with Hine Mizushima and SquirrelMomma.
Second, Check out my Spooky Sushi!
And my “Spooky Sushi” is now available at A Little Known Shop! The shop was awesome enough to feature my little insect sushi on their daily update! Thanks guys!!
So I’m back from Detroit (have been for a week, but it’s so hard to get back to business). I’ve been working hard this week to finish up some of my needle felted “spooky sushi” for display at an awesome Day of the Dead & Halloween Event and Gallery at “Community” this Saturday!
Creepy Crawly Bugs
I’m pretty excited cause I’ve had to cancel on this gallery a few times. They always have totally awesome themed art shows, but I’ve been out-of-town for so much of the year, but NOT THIS TIME!!
If you are in the SoCal area, stop by & help support an amazing little artist shopping center in Anaheim!! —Gotta go finish my piece now!!
I finally finished a new Needle Felted Sculpture!! YEA!!
Cheery Cherry, Cherry Blossom Needle Felted Sculpture
I made this little guy for the Etsy Plush Team’s summer challenge “A Virtual Fruit Bowl”. I was inspired cause I wish Cherry Blossom Trees grew Cherries!! He’s made of 100% needle felted wool that is shadowed with chalk pastels. The cherry blossom branch is made of sculpted and painted paper clay over a paper-mache base. And the blossoms are cut wool with painted details!
This little guy is available in the Etsy Plush Team’s Shop!!
Trying everyday to make a little productive progress in my little business!! So today is the start of updating & redesigning my website…. I just added a “Professional Scenic Sculpting” Gallery! These are just a few picts of what I do during my “day job”. (I totally have more to add, it’s just tedious & I figured I do more later!!)
I’ve worked on projects ranging from movies, to theme park rides, to musical stage sets, to television and commercials, to decorative retail pieces, to themed party props…. I probably can’t even remember some!!
So click over to my new Gallery page & enjoy!
Me sculpting a Sleestak Head on the set of “Land of the Lost” – 2008
Decorative wall piece for Disney Tokyo – 2006
Foam sculpted figures from the video game Borderlands – 2012
I’m so excited to announce that I have been invited (and eagerly accepted) a membership to the exclusive Etsy Plush Team!!!
I’ve stalked the Etsy Plush Team for years & am honored to be included with an amazing group of Plush artists! I mean… Plushroom Soup… Zoe Williams… Creepy and Cute… Squirrel Momma… Mochi Studios… Pink Cheek Studios… Oopis Nein… Cretur Fetur… just to name a few!!!
I’m pretty sure I’m not worthy Plus, I gotta pick up my needle and start poking away!
Be sure to check out all their links, if you haven’t already!
PlushTeam Etsy Store
I’m looking forward to being more active in my crafty community! It’s been a while, but everyday (mostly) I’m feeling more motivated & creative, especially being inspired by some AMAZING artists!!
So I’m finally back from 2 months in Detroit, making some “movie magic”. So happy to be home! I’ve been working on location for 6 of the last 8 months, and I’m ready to have some down time to work on SOOOO many projects I have on my mind!
Got some “local” attitude with my spiffy hat while in Detroit!
My biggest win in Vegas… but didn’t make up for the $$ I lost!!
Me & Hubby at the Neon Sign Museum! It was AWESOME and definitely the highlight of the trip!
Everybody was having a good day at the pool! Swimming, laying out in the sun!!
Night tour was spectacular, but you could see more of the signs in the day time. Well worth the $$ & I recommend you do both if you have it!
We took the day & night tours. Both were great, but if you want to be AMAZED, do the night tour!
Spent a week of R&R, then the Hubby and I shot off to Las Vegas for a vacation that I’ve needed for a while (but I think we need a vaca from our vaca cause doing Vegas for 5 days is actually quite exhausting). The highlight of the trip was the Neon Sign Museum!! It was fantastic & I definitely recommend taking the tour (day or night, they are both awesome!)
But I’m ready to get back into the swing of things! I’ve got a show booked for November – Designer Con – although I’m a little scared that I won’t have any new work for the show or that I’ll get called away again and be gone… juggling the 2 is so hard… cause I know if I cancel the show right now, I won’t get anymore work for like a year… but if I don’t, I’ll be gone for the rest of the year…. sigh…
But got some fun projects to share & some cool announcements to make in the near future!!
It’s good to be back!!