Saturday, May 30, 2009

I know I already posted today, but

I just ADORE these skulls. All by Brian Morris. Man.
I've been tagged by A BIT OF PILLI PILLI and so I am supposed to reveal 7 things about me. I already did this before but ah well. I am gonna do it now with these pics because one of the things I will say about me is that:

1. I have no tattoos but would LOVE to have them all up and down my arms. Mainly skulls. My mom is gonna faint...

2. I get more excited over found junk than jewelry. Ask the hub...

3.I love pork rinds, but rarely eat them. Hahahaha...

4. I won't tell you my fave current song because it's embarrassing.... :D

5. My fave color is green...olivey type green.

6. I hate to cook.

7. I like to chew on coffee beans... with no chocolate.

Happy Saturday

It's gonna be another hot day so that means another park day. This time I'll take something to work on because I can only magazine flip for so long.
Hope everyone has a great Saturday :)

Friday, May 29, 2009

I got big love for this one

It had been whispered in the school for years...that Ms.Ophelia ate children. It was said that there was a room behind the chalkboard in which she hid the bones.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

The School Marm

It had been whispered in the school for years...that Ms.Ophelia ate children. It was said that there was a room behind the chalkboard in which she hid the bones.

For tomorrow.

A new idea and Monster Tuesday

Company was coming. The little monsters were never allowed to hang about the parlour. So when she heard the doorknocker Tuesday crawled under the loveseat dustruffle. The grown-ups always had things to say that could come in handy later...

When I was trying to think of a story for Tuesday the first thing that came to mind were white sofa slipcovers. I could picture her mother brightening up the dark house for summer. Then I thought of the house. Then A room with a View movie. English interiors, tall windows, fields, linens, teacups, roses, visitors...

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I'm feeling like a crazy lady

and all I wanna do is go into the basement and cut up old furs and stitch monsters.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Mike Brodie AKA Polaroid Kidd

I have known of Mike Brodie for a few years now. He takes amazing photographs and is like a train hopper hobo by choice :D Look him up, I am not good at descriptions. He and friends are like modern day gypsies and I swear, he has no real links or contact info. I've tried or I stink at research. Most of the time his links are crap. I admire them and I wish I had the guts to be like him/them. If you know how to contact them, let me know. I just wanna give them some beer money.

Thanks to the Crockpot...

I was able to make Madame X Voodoo.
The lighting is different now that summer is almost here. Take a look-see... my only dependable light is at 9-ish in the morning but I don't have that kinda patience!!

I am not fond of Cool Ranch Doritos

Couldn't think of a title :D

Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day

Today we took the kids to a local amusement park, The Enchanted Forest. It was fun :)
I'll never be too old for a log ride :D
But while they went into this dragon fighting ride for the tenth time I was looking around and saw that they had this puppets from around the world window. !!!
That was my treasure find of the day. Here are some pics.
I love them all. They are so amazing to me. Especially their wear and tear. It reminds me of this time I wandered away from the house to see this traveling puppet show...I musta been about 4 and I saw this wagon...yeah, wagon in Los Angeles and pushed my baby bro on his bike to see this puppet show. In my mind it was far because I was only 4 and it musta been far enough because I remember my mom was scolding me for wandering off. But there was this puppet show happening and it was magic, of course. Everything is at 4.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Kids should be the ones to work

...the energy.
After hours in the sun and I AM THE ONE to come home drowsy and's wrong here?
And it's funny what people (people you don't know....sales people... grocery checkers, gas attendants....) will let you know during your brief just have to laugh and relate :D

Monster Norma

I like making these eye patches. I'm trying to combine a ratttier look to my monsts. I like the contrast. Everything is about contrast, I find :)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

All Together

Here's my new bunch.

New Monsters

I will have some new monsters today :) Woo hoo.I was up late, I have been up late for a while now but it's what i gotta do to have time to make anything. Blah blah, I'm still in a good mood :)
I am still having my morning caffeine but soon I will be sewing them shut!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Street Stickers

I just love graffiti, street art, stickers, etc. I try to capture them whenever I am out.
I know I haven't posted any plush lately but I have been working on paintings. I am going to start adding prints to my shop. But I should be tackling a monster today. We'll see, I'm sleepy today.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I love Hippie Buses

To give you a laugh or make you feel better I had to look up the plural of bus. It just didn't look still doesn't but I am just a follower, kinda.
Anyway, I have spotted sooo many great hippie buses but only just recently started photographing them. This is one happy vehicle. Spotted on Alberta Street.

The best Hippie Bus I ever did see was in Grants Pass Oregon. It was.... painted in earth tones and the people from it were so unreal. They looked like a combination of Renaissance times and the Hobbit. I am serious. There was nothing costumey about them. I don't mean to be jokey in any way. I had no camera back then and not the guts either to approach them. I still kick myself for not going up to them to say hello and tell them what magic they were to me.

Sunday, May 17, 2009


I was driving the kids to the park and was at a stop and I spied this art on a post. Luckily I had my camera so I shot it from the car. It's just down the street from my house and I wonder if it is to be taken or what?? It gives me the idea to leave nailed voodoos up all over Portland :D It'll take a little disipline, like making the time to make extras but I should do it. I mean, if I saw a surprise voodoo nailed to a pole it would completely thrill me to tears :D But I'll write a TAKE ME note.
K, someone check on me in a few weeks to make sure I'm not just talking to talk.

Saturday, May 16, 2009


I love my latest dolls, I do, like my own kids, but I feel like I am getting away from junky primitive dirty ratty thready loose ends, which I feel is home.

I feel inspired to make something really raggedy.

But I have a movie to see tonight, but let's hope I can keep that dirty thought :D

Friday, May 15, 2009

Truman and Monster Lucia

Truman is a sweet boy clown. I am not a fan of scary clowns, but a creepier one may be coming for those who are.
And about Monster Lucia....
Monster Lucia had to spend a month with her Aunt. Bored silly describes it all. So when she was given her Aunt's old paperdolls to play with her little monster mind quickly went to work and she gave them all human faces and choreographed a bloodstained melodrama.

Thursday, May 14, 2009


Sofia's papa was the Extraordinary Tattooed Man and her mama was the Beautiful And Exotic Tightrope Walker. Sofia had known magic all of her days and would sometimes paint these scenes in her notebooks.