Here are some new monsters I have recently completed. My latest experiment was with kitties. I have never tried to make a kitty monster, but I think my first attempt turned out quite well indeed. BEHOLD! Your nightmares realized! The conjoined Siamese cat monster lives!!!
Also, I have made this crazy looking red bear monster. I just love working with punchy color and pattern combinations like this.
There has always been something fascinating for me about ruffs. A ruff, for those not familiar with the term, was a very popular style of collar worn in western Europe, most notably during the Elizabethan period. I really enjoy them, and I love to dress up my monsters with my own rendition of the ruff. Here I have used some very pretty laces and ribbons for the purpose.
Also if you are in the Portland Oregon area, come by and see the monsters in person. I will be on NE Alberta st. on the 28th of July for Last Thursday. There, you will not only find me and my monsters, but many other local artist, crafts people, and performers. Last Thursday on Alberta happens every month (on the last Thursday) but is especially big in the summer time. Check out all the event details here: www.lastthursdayonalberta.com/
I'm hard at work on these monsters lately after taking a break from them in fall and early winter. But I couldn't stay away, these little critters are just too fun to make. But what to call them? For a while I called them Teddy (or Bunny) Tentacle Monsters, but thats kind of a mouth- full. Are they Teddy- Pus monsters, Teddy- Pi? Are they Octo- Bears? Perhaps Teddy- quids, or Squears... I really don't know, so I just call them monsters most of the time. Whatever they are, I continue to make them, so continue to check out my Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/BlackBerryThorn for more of these silly things.