Tuesday, October 14, 2008

We're back! (And you didn't even know we were gone)

Hi guys! We're back from a weekend in Seattle, for Plush You! and a bit of a breather. It was great, we absolutely loved it. I promise a slide show sometime next week (we're back in the grind, shock).
And all of my plushies were sold! Wow!

And Dia de Los Plush opened last friday too, and it looks like it was a blast too.
Check it out. And if you're interested in Señor Muertez, you can buy it, and other show "participants" here (just choose "current show" and scroll around).

See you on the other side!

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Sunday, October 05, 2008

Buonas noches, Señor Muertez!

I was recently accepted into the cool Dia de Los Plush show, at Red Hot Robot in Phoenix, AZ. Honestly, it was a short notice and I really had no time at all to even think about it, but I was intrigued. My art work, in case you're not very familiar, tends to be cute on the side of sweet and i've been trying to bring it a bit "to the dark side". I want to make it more edgy, a bit darker, more cynical and a bit creepy. Hence the child-eating monsters and the interest in a show that's inspired by the Day of the Dead.
Some research, some eating "Dead Bread" (provided kindly by one of our PA's wife) and a lot of gringo (read "white Jewish girl from the holly land") head scratching - and in came Señor Muertez,

(more pictures here)
He's Death's accountant (i've been watching too much Dead Like Me lately), and he's a crafty little guy. He made his own headdress himself. No, he didn't, actually. I did. And yes, it did take forever.

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