Sweet + Toxic were made for the Robots + Monsters group show at Ayden Gallery in Vancouver, BC. Opening Reception: Friday, October 22, 7-11pm. Exhibition runs until Nov 14, 2010
Sweet + Toxic follow their hearts with full force. Their intense love brings them both the most sweetest joy and the most toxic pain. Most of the time the candy coloured duo have a happy outlook on life with their strawberry pink palette and kawaii fabric details. Their favourite dessert is Strawberry Shortcake and they fight over who gets to eat most of the whipped cream.
I just wanted to say thanks to my Bro who helped me with the finishing details due to my injured hand. Thanks Jess! 🙂
These plushies of mine will be on display at Plush You this year. The opening reception is this Friday from 5-9pm at Schmancy in Seattle, WA. Stop by if you’re in the area!
Animus + Euphoria
Animus’s name was influenced by ‘Animus Vox’, one of my favourite songs by Glitch Mob. As well as symbolizing masculine energy, Animus also means ‘strong dislike’ which I find a contrast to really liking the song Animus Vox! So I thought it was fitting to call the sad-faced sister ‘Animus’, while the happy-faced sister would need to have a positive name — ‘Euphoria’. Their contrasting names were also inspired by the rabbit print on their bellies. The print shows a happy idealistic union of two rabbits. I wanted the sisters to reflect the reality of this union — happy and sad. One cannot know happiness without experiencing sadness. There are two sides to every coin and these sisters know that very well. Sometimes Animus leads + days are sad. Other times Euphoria makes all the decisions and days are happy. They don’t always agree with where they are going, but they must work together to find a balance in order to move forward. Animus + Euphoria remind us to take each day one step at a time, and to embrace the ups and downs in life.
Strawberry Death Cupcake Deer + Cherry Death Cupcake Deer own the gothic lolita themed cupcake shop in Deerville. They decorate their cupcakes with tiny plastic bats, hissing cats and smiling jack-o-lanterns. Their favourite holiday is Halloween and they cannot wait for it this year because they love dressing up!
I’ve added some new items in my Etsy shop! First up is 3 Felt Art Canvases featuring deer silhouettes. They measure 5 x 5 and are ready to hang.
Next up is 5 different doll-themed photo prints. I actually had these printed up 2 years ago but they ended up in storage for a while when I was moving around. I found them in a box + thought it would be a better idea to list them. They measure 5 x 7 and are printed on high quality Kodak Professional Endura Paper with a Luster finish. They come unframed, with a signature on the back. Check out my Etsy shop for more prints.
And last but not least is a new plush mohawked deer: Miss Blueberry Pie. She likes to go antique hunting at the local flea market. She loves buying old furniture and decorations to restore and re-paint.
5 New Plush Deer are now available in my Etsy shop! (The light brown one has already been claimed.)
[On the left] Blueberry Lime Deer likes to relax on the beach under a rainbow umbrella with a margarita. She loves sunny summer days.
[On the right] Strawberry Sorbet Deer works in a French bakery and makes all kinds of yummy treats. Her favourite is the éclair, which she looks foward to eating after her shift is over.
[On the left] Blueberry Ice Deer loves to go skating on the frozen pond. He twirls and spins and likes to race his other deer friends. After skating, he likes to sip a cup of hot chocolate with whipped cream.
[On the right] Dark Chocolate Deer likes to see old movies from the 30’s + 40’s at a retro art deco style theatre downtown. She dresses up in her (fake) furs, grabs some popcorn + watches dramas and murder mysteries that were made before her parents were born.
Fraise La Crème Deer owns a dressmaking shop in Paris. She uses vintage wedding dress material to make dresses, skirts and hats. She has a weakness for deep fried ice cream which she likes to share with a friend so she doesn’t feel guilty about her indulgence.
If you’re in Vancouver tomorrow night come stop by Ayden Gallery for the opening reception of the group art show Animalopolis. There are some really cool artists in the show and I’ll have some plush there too!
Opening Reception: Friday, June 11th, 2010, 7-11pm @ Ayden Gallery, 88 W. Pender St, Tinseltown Mall, Vancouver, BC.
Cherchez La Femme
Free Admission | Artists in Attendance | Live Painting | Drinks | Exhibition closes July 11th, 2010
This weekend I got my plushies ready for the group show Animalopolis at Ayden Gallery. I’ll be showing 9 deer and 2 dolls. The opening is this Friday at 7pm, and the show lasts for a month. Come check out the show if you’re in Vancouver! You can even RSVP on Facebook.