Thursday, June 24, 2010

Quick Post!!!

Got some color on the Pink Predator Munny!!! His pink armor is coming along nicely. Want to do more detail & more layers of color. His dreads aren't attached cause I want to get all his armor painted before I glue them in. Soon!!

Hopefully I will be able to finish him up this weekend!!!

Munny Update... 2
Munny Update... 1

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I miss Vegas & Unemployment....

Do you have a "Day-Job"?

I just wanted to vent a little about how having a Day-Job kinda SUCKS! I love what I do at my job... but I miss vacation... I (surprisingly) miss being unemployed... I think it's the TIME that I miss. I love being on vacation cause it's an excuse to do whatever you want, spend money you really shouldn't, and eat whatever without feeling guilty. Despite the worry I felt when unemployed, I miss the 8-14 hours a day that I could work on my art. Now I get home & have maybe a couple hours to work on stuff. It really was nice to have unlimited time to start & prefect my craft.

It's funny cause I'm trying to work on the Predator Munny to finish it in time to submit it to the KidRobot contest, so I'm working like 3 hours after I get home from my Day-Job. Lance is so nice cause he is willing to go get us Fast-Food cause I'm busy working on it. It's nice, but annoying cause I don't seem to have any time to just chill. I think it's pretty much self-imposed business, but there always seems to be something that I HAVE HAVE HAVE to get finished. I have a craft show in July (which is getting close) that I haven't done much for, so I'm sure that I'll be frantically working on that once the Munny is done.

Sorry for the "pitty-party", but I just am feeling slightly overwhelmed. PLUS - I have the Art Supply store that I work at on the weekends to keep that job going.... ARGGGG!

This is the show I will be selling at in about a month!!!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day!!

Just wanted to wish all the Dads out there a very Happy, Relaxing, & Fun Day!! I want to give some extra love to my own dad & brother!!!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

OMG!! I'm so there!!

So Lance happened to show me a News clip of a dinosaur walking around a Japanese Mall, and from that I have found WALKING WITH DINOSAURS: LIVE!!!

OMG!!!!! I am so there!! It's a beautiful live show with life sized dinosaur puppets!!! From what I've seen, they are so beautifully sculpted & AWESOME!!!

I don't think I can emphasize how freak'n EXCITED I am about going to this!!! The show is going to be in Los Angeles in September & I am SOOOO going (even might have to pay for the most expensive seats because I want to be up close!) I LOVE dinosaurs & this is so awesome.

Here are a couple of videos of the dinos. I am just soooo impressed with how beautifully sculpted the costumes are & how awesome the puppetry is.....

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Work... Work... Work...

So I started my new scenic sculpting job last week & it's funny cause now I see why I hadn't made my own art for so long. When you spend all day sculpting or painting at work, then you don't feel very creative when you get home. You kinda get your "art" fix all day & the last thing I want to do when I get home is work on more art!! Working at the Art Supply Store is different cause you are around artsy people & art stuff all day, but you can't make anything!!!

So with the VERY little time I've had at home to work on my own stuff, I have updated pictures of the Pink Predator!! His head is almost finished, just need to clean it up a bit more, then bake it!! Working with sculpey is a little different & I'm learning alot, and still need practice, but here it is so far!!!!

Pink Predator Munny 7Pink Predator Munny 6

Pink Predator Munny 5Pink Predator Munny 4

Pink Predator Munny 3Pink Predator Munny 2

Pink Predator Munny 1

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

New Drawings!!

Here are some inspiring drawings that I did in the last week!!! My lack of motivation is cured! Too much I want to do... Too little time!!!

This is a drawing I did for the next felted sculpture I want to make. I want to make him BIG & BEAUTIFUL!!! Should be fun with lots of details & line work. I want to make him 2D with individual tail feathers that will layer all on top of each other. I'm excited!!

And this is a concept drawing that I did for a Munny. Munnies are the fun DIY vinyl figures that are made by KidRobot. They are super fun & I've always wanted to customize one. Well, KidRobot is having a fun competition in June so we bought a couple & are finally going to try it. It's my first ever Sculpey sculpted piece... so wish me luck!!

P.S. - Yes, it is the Predator!! I wanted to make a Predator with a twist, so I'm going to make it Pink w/ a Hello Kitty Skull!!! So much fun!!!

Monday, June 7, 2010

What a Week!!

So last week was pretty awesome (hence the reason there was no posting). Last Wednesday was my 30th Birthday!! Lance & I went on a vacation... VEGAS BABY!! I love Las Vegas!! We did spend quite alot on the Penny Slots, but I also just love walking around the strip. We spent a good 9-10 hours each day just walking. I love stopping in the casinos & walking around the malls. We didn't buy anything, but it was fun just looking & watching people. Here are some picts from out super fun trip!!

A beautiful picture that Lance took of the fountains at the Bellagio. This is probably one of favorite things in Vegas! It makes me so happy!!

The typical "Party" shot that needs to be taken in Vegas. I have to admit that I didn't get drunk AT ALL!!! We were to full of food & RockStar Energy Drinks to drink much. But felt the need to have the shot!

Lance's first trip to Hoover Dam. It's really beautiful there, but also DAM hot!! It's a nice day-trip if you have the time. About 45 minutes from Vegas.

They are building a giant bridge across the valley of the dam. It's so huge! This picture looks like I'm standing in front of some sort of fake, printed backdrop!

And a decent picture of me! We were at our traditional breakfast at Terrible's Casino. It's the kind of place that has like $5 steak & eggs breakfast. Needed coffee cause it's amazing how you can be hanging out in Vegas & the next thing you know, it's like 3 am. So crazy!!

I love Vegas & miss you already!!!

And I have some drawings to share tomorrow!! I have been working, just needed a break. Have to finally finish the Sparrow today & then working on a fun little project!!