Update: 12/17/14~Time of shop update has changed to Friday evening 6:30pm Pacific time. Sorry for any inconvenience.
I will be having a shop update this Friday with a few new dolls~images/descriptions will be up by Friday morning. Dolls will be sent out by Saturday (USPS deadline for Priority packages to arrive by Christmas in the US). I will include a link to my Etsy store as well. Feel free to visit my store's policies section as it has all pertinent info. there under "FAQ'S".
I'll be sending out noticies to those on my mailing list in a day or two.
Thanks for your patience~hope to see you Friday :)
Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 07:59 AM|Permalink
This Halloween, Andres wanted to be the Han Solo and his favorite space craft the Millennium Falcon from (the ubiquitous) Star Wars. As with previous costumes, Mark used insulation foam, thin poster board, and other various items from around the house including legos He really needs his own website with "how-to's", but for now, I've included some work in progress shots. The Millenium Falcon was lit with finger lights from the dollar store and some string lighting recycled from last year's Tron Light Cycle costume. The shirt and vest were bought and we just used a pair of jeans with cut red bias tape glued to the sides. All in all, Andres had a wonderful time and considers this his favorite costume. His past costumes can be found by clicking here.
Hope all of you had a Happy Halloween!
And yes, I'm working on dolls for a holiday shop update..
Above: A smaller model Mark built awhile back was used to get the scale right
Our Dia de los Muertos Decorations inspired by ¡Viva Calaca! is an animation project by Ritxi Ostáriz and since Sunday, November 2nd is Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), I thought I'd share this collaboration between Mexican-American singer Lila Downs and Colombian singer Totó la Momposina~Enjoy!
As a creative person who works alone, I'm always very appreciative to receive positive feedback about my artwork. What's even more wonderful are the unanticpated emails from those who were inspired to create something entirely new and unique.
Recently, author Vera Greentea contacted me to tell me that she was inspired to write a story about a ghost girl after seeing my Calavera Catrinas. The adventures of ghost girl Nina, on a quest to find her family during Dia de los Muertos, is told in four parts, comic book style, and is fantastically illustrated by Laura Müller. The first two exciting installments are available via Greentea Publishing with more to follow (can't wait!).
Thank you very much for sharing, Vera and Laura :)
Here are two mesmerizing videos from the fashion House of Dior that came out this past week. They're glimpses into the new "Le Petit Théâtre Dior" exhibition in Chendgu, China which features exquisite vintage couture dresses in miniature form. I have an upcoming post about my visit last year to see the Théâtre de la Mode exhibit at the Maryhill Museum, which is related, so I couldn't help but share these. Visit the Dior website for more photographs/videos.
Posted on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 10:40 AM|Permalink
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