I guess you can call 5 adoptions a success. I was a little concerned that with all the amazingly talented pieces at the Toowoomba Grammar School art show a bunch of little Monsters would fade in to the background. It was lovely to hear a story similar to what happened at Jumpers and Jazz last year. It has been brought to my attention on 3 occasions that a child has spent their entire pocket money on a Monster. Makes my heart smile. I believe there will also be a doctor’s surgery with a Monster in it. Let me know if you ever spot one.
To say that I love Triple J would be a little bit of an understatement. I cried the day Robbie Buck left the morning show. Happily I fell easily in love with the new hosts Tom Ballard and Alex Dyson. I know I’m not the right demographic, but it really doesn’t matter. They have been my morning companions almost every morning.
When I spotted Tom was to be appearing at the Brisbane Comedy Festival I snapped up a couple of tickets. We were on holidays the week leading up to the gig. My working holiday project (an entry for the World of Wearable art) kept me pretty busy. On our last day I had a flash of an idea. I want to make something for Tom! I didn’t have any supplies with me. So, I set about designing and planned to whip it up when we got home. One zombie became two zombies. After a marathon 10 hours or so I could not be any happier with the final product.
The gig was great! Very, very funny. My plan was to launch the zombies at Tom afterwards at the merch stand. I really need to learn how to relax and appear cool. I fear that I come across more as a crazed, freaky stalker type, not the cool, hip thang I would prefer to think that I am. Nerves kicked in and Mr Monster and I bombarded poor Tom. Zombie dolls thrusted towards and nervous jibber spat out. We wandered off; my heart racing and blood starting to return to my brain. IDIOT! We should have asked for a photo!! Ah well. Here’s an image of how they looked AND if you’re not familiar with Tom & Alex that’s them just above…
I have received a few orders for custom Monsters over the last couple of weeks. This T-Rex was a bit of a challenge for me. I haven’t delved into the world of dinosaurs previously. I really enjoyed making him. Here is stomping about in the back yard.
For the record… I am not just a Monster maker. Monsters have simply become my obsession. Seems I am also pretty handy at making amigurumi puppies. Over the weekend I made a gift for my friends at Bodywise Osteopathy. They have a pug named Winnie and he is sometimes in the office. It started out to be a Monster Pug Pot, but, he was too cute to give fangs and horns (I am told though that he does indeed have them).
Here is how he turned out. Please say Hi to Pug-in-a-Pot
Another puppy related non-Monster happened last year when I was asked to reproduce a much loved and dearly missed Chihuahua. Fabia nearly didn’t get him as I fell a little bit in love and wanted to keep him.
Making puppies is not my focus. I remain 100% Monsterising. However, I might be swayed if you are interested in a custom made critter. You can check out my Custom Monster page and contact me there
With all the rain and wind over the weekend in Brisbane I have had some quality time to work on pieces for my upcoming exhibition in Toowoomba. Please let me introduce 3 new Monsters: My meerkat Marvin found himself a … Continue reading →