Monday, December 22, 2008

happy holidays

wishing all of you a safe and happy holiday time.  progress report will be back in '09 with LOTS of exciting stuff,  craft projects too, and more plush of course.  
(doolie boxes are available at the store links on the right side of this blog)
happy new year!

Monday, December 15, 2008

win a pair of doolie boxes!!

thats right, toy cyte is giving you a chance to win 2 of my doolie boxes,  TooBaa & TeeHee. (blue and purple) jeremy from toy cyte did a really nice interview with me, and if you leave a comment  on Toy Cyte in his interview post, you will have a chance to win 2 doolie boxes!!!    -winner will be picked by random, one winner at the end of the week.
and in this economy, winning something is so cool!!  

Monday, December 01, 2008

3x Dec 6th

a few more art shows to finish off the year right.
first off is STUFF THIS @ RIVET gallery.
opens Dec. 6th and runs till, Dec 31st. columbus OH.
Hi-5 for the Teddy Bear's Picnic!next is WILD WILD KINGDOM @ MONKEYHOUSE TOYS.
opening Dec 6th. los angeles CA.
I'll have a monster plush there, and this last- lonely sad apple.

and finally MORE THE MERRIER at SUPER 7.
also on Dec. 6th. San Francisco CA.
this is a flying gingerbread turd.
these are my last plush shows of 2008, (if you are interested in any of the pieces pictured above please call the gallery in advance)..... on to plush for 2009!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

plush show, foggy & egg man

these are some illustrations I based off my burgerlog dolls,
 but I wanted to give them a wintry twist.

so I made some plush out of them for a holiday plush show. 
(flyer for the show above)
these guys will be available at the Luv-able & Hug-able show: Dec 4th-Jan 7th. at gallery HanaHou in NY.   
go check it out if you will be in the area. 
 I have 3 more  shows to go for 2008, plush plush and more plush!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

too early for the holidays?

this card is kind of cool, because it is done with a new technique (similar to lenticular) which makes the snow flakes look animated. the above is an entire page of the card, but these individual gift cards are now at target stores.
my rough sketch, and below is the first color pass.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

plush you wrap up

plush you in SF went great, I got to finally meet the super nice kristen of schmancy who started the plush you show.  and it was fun to meet other artists as well. I forgot my camera so I didn't get any pictures of the show.
this is my lion with out his disguise!
still lots more shows coming this year, and I'll post all the pictures here.

Friday, November 07, 2008

PLUSH YOU tonight in SF

 this is my second piece in the show, he has a disguise too,
  but he is not wearing it in this picture!
double punch gallery, 1821 powell st. san francisco, show opens tonight nov. 7th (reception 6pm-midnight) the show will run till nov. 30th.

Friday, October 31, 2008

PLUSH YOU in san francisco!

this year the 'plush you' team not only did a show in it's home town of seattle, but is also bringing you a second show this year in san francisco with all NEW plush pieces! the SF plush you show opens on Nov. 7th.

  here is a preview of one of my 2 pieces. this is a very special lion, he is wearing a disguise, which is removable! the  other piece is also wearing a disguise too!  stop by DOUBLE PUNCH gallery if you are in the area. show runs nov. 7th-30th.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

osaka pop star

show opens this friday oct 31st. halloween!
this is the finished version of my devil dog. I made her nice and sweet!
a close up of her little dress I made.
junk in the trunk!
those ears were really hard to get back on after I pulled them off. 
at the showroom gallery in NYC. go check it out!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

devil dog/ osaka pop star custom show

I am participating in the devil dog custom show which opens on halloween. in NYC. this is the blank devil dog. it came glossy, so I sprayed a primer over it for a matte surface to paint.
next I pulled off the ears, because I will paint those a different color.
 and I sprayed the entire body blue.
starting with some painted details.
I'll post the rest of the 'progress' pictures next week.
opens oct. 31st 7-11pm at the showroom gallery NYC
the net proceeds go to benefit animal rescue.

Monday, October 13, 2008

the snake charmer

I don't like snakes in real life.... so an illustration of them will be just fine for me.
I tried to go outside of my normal pastel color pallet I usually use.
and here was the original sketch,  ball point pen.
and on another note: metal for monsters went live oct. 1st. they have teamed up with artists to create limited edition pendants which will benefit UNICEF. I designed 2 pendants for them.  check it out!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

monster rally art show

sad sea monster, with 'seaweed' crotchet scarf.

Little Thirsty with removable cape.
wolf boy
back side of little thirsty, with dripping blood.  (needle not included)

at G1988 in san francisco.  opens this friday oct. 10th (reception 7-10pm) and runs thru nov. 1st.  a huge group show of monster themed toys.
* if anyone is planning on going let me know, and I'll meet ya there!
I have 4 plush pieces in the show.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Tee Hee

The second addition to the Doolie Box family has arrived!  her name is Tee Hee, and she is a cutie!  made of fleece and terry cloth.  
you can get Tee Hee at Meltdown, and Tainted Visions, along with her pal Too Baa.

Monday, September 22, 2008


I think I have a thing for birds...

these two blue birds are for th plush you show at SCHMANCY in seattle WA.
show opens on OCT. 10th. reception from 6-9pm
the fabric I used to make their dresses and wings is from japan.

Monday, September 15, 2008

creatures for super plush

all 3 sitting in a row
a lot of their 'outfit' fabric (which you can't really see) came from purl soho.
opens sep. 25 at ghetto gloss.
lots of shows coming up, stay tuned for more plush....

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

sep 25th SUPER PLUSH

at ghetto gloss gallery in los angeles.  opening reception sep 25th 7- midnight.
I made 3 monsters like the one above.
show runs thru oct 2nd 2008.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

new stuff.....

lots of exciting new stuff coming down the pipeline! this is a preview of the next doolie box. her name is TeeHee. more info about her coming very soon!
and look what dropped out today! my first limited run turd!
available HERE right now!!!

Monday, July 28, 2008

metal for monsters!!!!

coming soon....
I was asked by blend creations to create a monster design for their campaign to raise money for unicef.    the BLEND site, 'metal for monsters' will go live soon,  plus some of my friends are involved too.  stay tuned for more info.

this was the initial sketch, and then I cleaned it up in illustrator.
 the final result is very precise.

Monday, July 21, 2008

some junk

this giraffe was for a friends son's school. I had to change the final color version to a more natural giraffe pallette, but this was my first color choice.
I did these bears about a year ago for Caboom studio. can't find the original sketches.

Monday, July 07, 2008

new bathroom curtains

our new bathroom needed some curtains, so I had to make some. cotton with eyelet.I just love this fabric with the hidden bunnies!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

target card

here is another gift card I did for target stores (in stores now) . I got to make a plush bear which was photographed. above are some of the sketches I did before going to a final plush.
and here is how the final bear came out. (it's wearing a diaper)
I did the 'baby' text stitching seperatley.
and here is the final set up which they photographed.
I made that little green rug he sits on too.

Monday, June 23, 2008

shawnimals custom show

this friday june 27th is the opening of the plush form custom show, at rotofugi in chigcago. from 6-9 pm. (goodie bags for first 50 attandants!!) this is just a peek at my custom. I have a slew of art shows coming up very soon, and have updated my website with most of the show info. (a few other shows I forgot to list) but I'll always post info here leading up to the shows as well.