4.28.2010

In progress: Tuttz customs, Part 1

Argonaut Resins has revealed its latest resin figure... Tuttz! Argo has asked me to be a guest artist on this project and hand paint 3 blank custom Tuttz. I painted a Kalua Moola and Destroyer custom for Argo a few months ago, so I am stoked to be painting these figures and can't wait to lay down the first drop of paint on these guys! In progress pics to come soon...



For the collector, Argonaut Resins plans on releasing Tuttz in waves; available exclusively through selected online shops. The Jade versions (+ 1 painted variant) will only be available via Plastic & Plush (www.plasticandplush.com), and the Ash versions (+ 1 painted variant) will only be available via Spanky Stokes (www.spankystokes.com). Keep an eye on the Argonaut Resins blog ( http://argonautsresin.blogspot.com) for more updates on the release of Tuttz, as I hear there will be more coloured editions coming soon...

Art Show: 3 Plush Deer in “Freaks + Geeks” @ The Fall Tattooing, Part 2

Here are some pics to follow up my previous post about the Freaks + Geeks art show @ The Fall Tattooing in Vancouver. There are only a few more days left to check out this show! It's located at 644 Seymour Street between Georgia + Dunsmuir.



There was a great eclectic mix of artwork from paintings to photographs to clothing and plush. My favourite piece was (unsurprisingly) a white rabbit hand-cut out of paper. The detail the artist put into creating this piece was unbelievable.



My deer were displayed in a glass case next to a gorgeous handmade Steampunk-esque outfit with corset + furry neck ruff.



I thought these pieces below were pretty dope.



Vanilla Deer sold to a lovely lady on opening night, leaving Strawberry + Licorice Deer standing together under a plush Tooth Fairy doll (with a bottle of real human teeth!). To the right is 3 small illustrations by tattoo artist/illustrator/curator Nomi Chi (www.nomi-chi.com) and just to the right of that is Megz Majewski's (www.deadkittie.com) siamese twins painting.



At the end of the night there was a performance by piercing suspensionist Russ Foxx. (Warning: The video is not for the squeamish!)

4.08.2010

Art Show: 3 Plush Deer in "Freaks + Geeks" @ The Fall Tattooing

These 3 plush deer will be in the Freaks + Geeks art show @ The Fall Tattooing (644 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC) this Friday, April 9th @ 8:30pm! There will be over 20 artists showcasing their work, as well as live painting, music + drinks! The show runs until April 30th, 2010. If you're in Vancouver, come by and check it out! :)



Vanilla, Licorice + Strawberry run a cupcake shop and sell what they think are very delicious flavours. Marshmallows with crickets, Raspberry Tarts with ant legs, and Blueberry Pie with bee wings are just some of the flavours they're offering. For some reason their shop isn't that popular, although they don't care. Less customers means more tasty snacks for this trio!







4.06.2010

Photos: My Apartment

I moved to Vancouver just over a month ago, and here are some pics from my apartment. :)

My sewing machine is all set up and ready to go. I LOVE this sewing area, it's my favourite place to work because of the view. :)



Here's a bunch of deer that are cut out and waiting to be stuffed.



"Snow Falling on Poppies" by Krista Huot.



Left Top: "Two Sisters" by Audrey Kawasaki / Left Bottom: photo print by me!

Right: "A Want To Believe" by Eric Fortune (gift from an amazing friend!)
+ a bunch of other fun stuff like a signed Emilie Autumn poster (from another amazing friend!)



A selection of Mark Ryden's postcards from his "Snow Yak Show Microportfolio".



Some of my toy collection + DIY vinyls waiting to be customized...



Me! ...watching Amelie. :)

4.03.2010

Photos: Seattle (EMP|SFM)

I visited Seattle a few weeks ago and saw the COOLEST building ever, the Experience Music Project | Science Fiction Museum (EMP|SFM). It was designed by Canadian Architect (and fellow Torontonian) Frank O. Gehry. The building has no flat edge -- it's entirely curved and covered with metal panels in different colours. It was so much fun to photograph.