Friday, December 11, 2009

exclusive NOW at schmancy

dropped earlier than expected, go get them NOW- only 20 of these available.
perfect for the holidays!!

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

coming to SCHMANCY soon....

on Dec. 16th -dropping an exclusive of only 20 pieces to SCHMANCY in seattle.
more info coming soon!

Monday, November 16, 2009

holiday giftcards

here are the other 2 gift cards I have at target this season.
the bottom one is a re-run from last year.

Friday, October 30, 2009

holiday time is here already???

I have 4 gift cards at target this year for the holiday season. here are 2 of them.
they are already in stores and it's not even halloween!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

dayton art institute

I was asked to be a part of an exhibit at the Dayton Art institute. there is my bear in a case, all quarantined from your germs. it will be on display I believe till next april. it is in the section called "zooming."

Wednesday, October 07, 2009


i have been very busy lately, but lots of new stuff is on it's way! including plush & illustrations too, that I'll post here. in the meantime this little corn is happy to see you.
and I know it's been a while, but I wanted to thank everyone who came out to my nucleus show in aug. it was a fun time, and I loved seeing you!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

LUCY OWL FAKE! beware of impostors

yeah this sucks, a cheap rip-off of my lucy owl was spotted in
one of those claw machines.
a HUGE thank you to Joy B. who took these pictures of the impostor! I would not have known if it were not for her. thanks joy!
I am shaking my head in disgust.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Saturday, August 01, 2009

'club house' at nucleus gallery

come on out to nucleus gallery on aug 8th, i'll be in the upstairs gallery with lots of plush.....

Monday, July 27, 2009

aug. 8th gallery nucleus

if you are in LA on Aug. 8th stop by nucleus gallery, i'll be there with  a lot of new pieces.  the downstairs exhibit is called "tree house," but I will have the upstairs all to myself.  come by say hi.   more pics to come!

Friday, July 24, 2009

g1988 SF

july 24th... thats tonight!  called "beasts from the bay" gallery 1988 in san francisco.
 I have 2 pieces in this show. 
they are very similar to these guys...(link)

Monday, July 13, 2009

comic con plush

salty sea dog
**please note the booth number has been updated***
my plush will be available at SDCC this year at the cardboard spaceship booth #4521.  this is one of 3 salty sea dogs, and there will be other plush as well.  I will not be there, but say Hi to the cardboard spaceship people, they are super awesome!

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

stitch wars

here's a little preview of my piece for the STITCH WARS show coming up, in FL at the bear and bird gallery july 18th.  you already know what it is! 
 I will have lots of plush available at the cardboard spaceship booth this year at SDCC.  pics of those plush will come soon.....
and stay tuned L.A . folks, for  a show at nucleus gallery I have coming up on Aug. 8th.

Monday, June 01, 2009

june 27th @ monkeyhouse toys

carney freak show @ monkeyhouse toys june 27th.
this is Benny the snake charming rabbit. usually rabbits fear snakes, but benny will charm the most violent and venemous snakes in the world. he comes with a removable snake that wraps around him in different ways.

back of lion belt buckle view

produced by switcheroo, I think the back view is quite cool with it's built in bottle opener!
get one here.

Friday, May 22, 2009

stitch wars

I will have 1 or 2 pieces in this show coming up.... chewbacca and yoda perhaps...

I am also participating in a show at monkeyhouse toys which opens june 27th.  the carney freak show! stay tuned for a peek of that coming soon!

Monday, May 04, 2009


my steel lion belt buckles are now available at: rocket fist 
there is a bottle opener built into the back of the belt buckle, so you can be cool!! I'll post a pic soon!!   also the first 50 buckles come with a limited signed mini print.

ok, so I have been M.I.A. lately, but lots of new stuff is coming, including original plush at san diego comic con,  a big show at nucleus on aug. 8th! plus many group shows I will be participating in as well, so stay tuned, details- previews and more goodies will be posted!

Friday, March 27, 2009

"the squirrels made me do it" (part 2)

this is amanda's beautiful painting for the show flyer.
here's another piece preview. this is the 'red long eared squirrel.' he has a soft flat tail that you can't see in this picture.

Monday, March 23, 2009

the squirrels made me do it!

GRASS HUT CORP in portland!  opens APRIL 3rd. 6-9pm.
 this is a close up of the 'ring leader.'
show participants are: amanda visell, michelle valigura, joe ledbetter, and myself.
grass hut: 811 east burnside, portland OR.
show runs thru april.

Monday, March 09, 2009

frozen corn

my contribution to the 'freezer isle' show.  this corny fellow is chilled to the cob, or husk.  don't wait too long, or he will get freezer burn!
details in the post below.  opens this friday march 14th.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

freezer isle show

opens march 14th, at the phantom gallery in orange county CA. 
 2736 E. chapman AVE. 92869
I'll post a photo of my piece next week.... it needs to defrost.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


new plush apples are here!  sad green is a rare find.  
cardboard spaceship has them right now.
***thanks to everyone who came out to the switcheroo workshop in pasadena, it was really nice to meet a bunch of you!  I have a lot more gallery shows coming up this year  that I will post pics and dates here. 

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


come join me this friday feb 13th at the SWITCHEROO WORKSHOP
from 7-10 pm.      543-b south raymond, pasadena CA. 91105
this is the initial sketch and clean up version of my new steel lion belt buckle that switcheroo produced, and will release this friday.  the first 50 belt buckles include a special signed mini print.  along with that I'll be releasing my plush apples, and I will be doing a fabulous 'poo it yourself' workshop. 
here is a peek of 2 plush lions for the show.
hope to see you there! drinks, and snacks to be served!

Monday, February 09, 2009

letter pressed artist series...& award

I was asked by the fine folks at letter pressed to be a part of their artist series, and I was so excited!   they came out beautiful.  these cards are available right now at the letterpressed store . 

and in other news, plastic and plush voted my doolie box as the #2 designer plush toy of 2008! hooray! thanks plastic and plush!
you can get yourself a doolie box HERE, or even better HERE on sale......

Thursday, January 29, 2009

belt buckle!

keep your pants from sagging!
switcheroo produced this totally neato belt buckle I designed, and it will be released on friday feb. 13th at the switcheroo workshop.  the belt buckle was made by the amazing fully visual.
  you are invited to come join in the festivities, and special releases!! 
more info about the party at  switcheroo workshop coming soon. 
mark your calendars for friday feb 13th. pasadena CA.

Monday, January 26, 2009

hobo doggie sweater #2

this is the continuation of the first hobo sweater. this one is super simple too, just requires a bit of sewing. I used the same sweatshirt from before.   this is not an exact pattern, but pretty close.   first I measured the length of the dog from neck to tail. and measured around his neck as well.  and then cut the sweatshirt material accordingly.  I used the ribbed sweatshirt waistband as what will become the collar of the dog sweater.
then I folded it in half, right sides together. marked the area for his arm holes and where I need to sew, from the bottom of his neck to the chest area of the sweater.  as you can see peanut is very excited to help!
below is the sweatshirt sewn, and with the arm holes cut.  I did a zig-zag stitch all the way around the outer side, and also stitched around the arm holes as well to prevent fraying.
and here is the final result:

Monday, January 19, 2009

an apple a day....

my plush apples are coming back soon! this is a juicy red.  stay tuned for more info!  they will be ripe and ready just in time for spring.

Monday, January 12, 2009

hobo doggie sweater

last year this time we got a little doggie, named peanut. because it was so cold, I decided he needed a sweater.  so I took an old sweatshirt and cut a piece from the arm.
I cut off the cuff, but sure to leave a bit of the wristband edge so it won't fray.  then I cut the sweatshirt at the forearm, at an angle.
lastly cut 2 holes for  his arms.  he was so small then, he could fit in the wrist of a sweatshirt! 
this was a year ago. next week I'll post a much larger hobo sweater I made for him using the rest of the blue sweatshirt.