Thea

The past 60 days

have been really busy. Between commissions, wedding planning and then taking some time for myself in both personal projects and relaxation, I haven’t actually gotten a lot finished and is super disheartening. I almost feel like the whole season has been wasted.

The curse of being an artist (and a perfectionist) means that our wedding needs to be cool. Damn cool. It’s on Halloween and we want it to look good. We are having a Halloween party reception but we don’t want things to look tacky either. So that means more time and energy has to go into decor to make sure it’s not tacky and cheap.

On the plus side though – our florist really likes my RupsButtons. I’m not gonna jinx myself or anything but there has been some chatting. I need to hurry up and get on the ball with other things so that I don’t let this fall to the wayside!

I haven’t completed any new work for Art Halls lately but luckily this month’s vendor show was actually put off til next month when it will be considered the one year anniversary show. I am on the ticket for the October show, though, so I have a couple more weeks.

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New Heximal! – Bandit

New Heximal! – Bandit

Second in my Heximal series is the Bandit! Cute little raccoon with a mask he made all by himself. First batch in UV reactive Highlighter Yellow! Available here! 🙂

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Paintin’ Pottery

Did a lil painting on some pottery today with a friend. I hope it turns out since glazes fire into a different look..





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Swift Heximal!

Swift Heximal!

So you know those cottontails I hinted at on instagram? Well… HERE THEY IS. **Available in my Shop!**

Here are the first few Swifts from my new series of figures – Heximals. These adorable little Swift buns are donning their button-eyed mojo masks.

  • 2 3/4″
  • Hand-sculpted, molded and cast in resin
  • Hand-painted masks
  • 2pcs cast in lightweight resin and permanently fastened together
  • Not for children; handle with care
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A few things for the art show…

A few things for the art show…

Well my second showing at the Oddball Art Hall was pretty successful, by which I mean I had a lot more finish products and I met a few more artists and received a lot of compliments. I had all of my skull necklaces there, a new oil-slick colored beetle bracelet and I debuted my latest critters – Rupsbuttons. They’re button-eyed caterpillars that are not only adorable, but pocket-sized and lucky!

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Spiny Corvid Swydd

Spiny Corvid Swydd

Corvid Swydds are Magpies of the sea! They like to collect and decorate themselves with shiny things they find in the sand along the ocean floors. Eventually what they find with tarnish and corrode, so they are constantly redecorating their many arms with new treasures! This one is the first of his kind to be discovered! This is a Corvid Swydd of the Spiny variety, although his spines are actually very soft to the touch.

He is only 3.5″/8.89cm tall, but his arm-span is just under 14″/35.56cm.

Resin face painted and clear coated with acrylics, faux jade cabochon eyes, upholstery fabric & felt body that has been both machine and hand-stitched, stuffed with poly-fiber and slightly weighted with poly-pellets. He even has a (literal) belly button.

 

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One Moa!

One Moa!

One more necklace I cranked out before the show!

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New Year, New Style

New Year, New Style

I’ve been working on a Pink Moa sculpture. Since building the armature, I ended up really liking the way the skull looked. So I cast a few, and fashioned some awesome pendants for these necklaces. I hand-sculpted the skull shape (based off a Pink Moa bird in the GuildWars series), then cast it in a lightweight resin. The chain starts at 32″ but doubled up it shortens to 17” when fastened with the toggle clasp.The brown skull was cast in a yellow-brown resin, tinted with brown ink and clear coated. The nickel & lead-free chain is decorated with various red/brown beads, including jasper, glass, resin and two feathers.

The blue necklace chain also starts at 32″, but doubled up it shortens to 17” when fastened with the toggle clasp. The skull was cast in a off-white resin, tinted with navy/purple ink and clear coated. The nickel & lead-free chain is decorated with various denim and lavender colored beads, including lapis, glass, quartz and two feathers.

Do you like your necklaces long or short?

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