Sunday, November 17, 2013

Guiron plush featured in TOKUSATSU 2 Art Show at Q Pop

Do something good for once in your life and head over to Q Pop before November 30th to check out the TOKUSATSU 2 art show. You won't be disappointed with what you see there. How do I know this? Because I was at the opening last night and saw the art with my very own eyes. It is all magnificent. But don't just take my word for it! Look at the Guiron plush I made especial for the show. Then go see it and the rest of the art for yourself in person!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Halloween Costume Adventure

Halloween. Can you dig it? I surely can. Eating candy! Watching horror movies! Playing dress up! All of these things are good. However, most years my Halloween costumes are so bad I could blush. Why does this happen? One reason is my extreme aversion to buying articles of clothing that I'll have no use for beyond Halloween. I'm too darned practical. The other reason is my remarkable inability to think of costume ideas. I'm a creative man, but when I sit myself down to brainstorm costumes I almost always come up with zilch.

So this year I asked the roommate to throw some ideas at me and against all odds, he suggested Mr. Rogers. "That is who I'll be!" thought me. Yet the next day I couldn't get the notion of dressing up as Charles Bronson out of my head. Oh, have I mention my all abiding love for Charles Bronson and the intense longing I have to dress up as him for Halloween (or all the time)? Well, I mentioned it to my roommate, but told him I couldn't think of what to wear besides a mustache. He proposed the following: Charles Bronson dressed as Mr. Rogers. Boom!

I had the cardigan, the tennis shoes, the mustache and cap gun, but I clearly needed a puppet. For this I settled on X the Owl. Why? Because owls, man. Everything was coming together nicely. And that's when tragedy struck. I finished sewing the puppet only to realize it was too small for my hand. I could just barely squeeze the hand in there, but it was by no means comfortable or even functional as a puppet should be. I had to start the whole shebang over from scratch. But I turned this misfortune into fortune by redesigning and improving the finished piece. I even gave the owl a switchblade because it's never a beautiful day in Mr. Bronson's Neighborhood.

Just look at it!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

FUWA FUWA Soft Sculpture Show at Q Pop

You knew this day would come, didn't you? The day when I would post pictures of the art show that I had pieces in just the night before... Well, the day you knew would come is come and the pictures you knew I'd post have posted. Look at them!!

Oh, before I forget! If you didn't make it to the FUWA FUWA opening reception at Q Pop -- don't fret! The show will be up until July 28th. Go there to look at and buy some art!

Plush x 3 = ?

Looky here! I made three actual pieces of plush for the FUWA FUWA Soft Sculpture Show (which opened last night at Q Pop). And now I am posting the pictures of those actually made pieces of plush onto this blog. What a world!

Hug Monster
Myrna
Bracket

Friday, July 12, 2013

Some days are lived. Others are plushed.

It is known that the human body can only take so much sewing in any given day. After several hours worth things start to get pretty weird. Fingers invariably get poked. Thoughts are thought. Decisions questioned. Inner truths truthed. But you know how it is when you have to plush a bunch for an upcoming art show.

This particular show is called FUWA FUWA! And I'm not gonna kid you here, it's kind of a big deal for me. The show's a celebration of all things soft. Soft sculpture in particular, which just happens to be what I do. I am one of only a dozen or so featured artists as opposed to several dozen like most of the group shows I've participated in. If you've never been to one of my shows before this is the one to go to. The opening reception happens at Q Pop on Saturday, July 13th from 7pm-10pm. My plush and I would love to see you there.

And speaking of plush... (First rate segue!) I made three pieces for this show. You may have seen Hug Monster already in a previous post. Below you will find pictures of the other two while they were still works in progress. They are named Myrna and Bracket. I will post pictures of the finished pieces in a bit.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Tres Power Men in POST MEAL FOOD - Part 1

Part 1 of the epic mystery saga devoted to The Pusherman's propensity for buying meal after meal back-to-back. Why does this happen? Read here to (eventually) find out!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

You have no idea what procrastination even looks like

It took me nearly two years to finish plushing this Hug Monster plush. You read that correctly (that is assuming you can actually read). This plush creature sat half-sewn in a box or a drawer or maybe a shelf for the better part of the past two years. It was only moments ago that the final stitch was sewn and the face glued on.

Why did it take me so long to complete? Is it a super tricky one to plush? Did I run out of thread or something?? I don't know!! And you really shouldn't let me ask myself questions that I don't have the answers for. It's just rude.

The Smasher in MY CAR

Everything in this TRES POWER MEN is true, except for all the stuff that isn't. Read it here and try to separate the truth from the fabricated.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Smasher and The Puncher in OPUNCH OPOSSUM

The Puncher faces his greatest challenge yet! In a TRES POWER MEN adventure based on true facts. Right here! Right now!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Tres Power Men in ANIMAL THOUGHTS

All Tres of the Power Men together at long last. Too much Tres Power for a single page to contain. So here are double the pages! And TRES the power!!