From a book i picked up at a second hand store: The Home University Bookshelf Vol. 1 Fun and Thought for Little Folk. Dated 1938. Interesting isn't it? When did the middle finger become an obscenity in American culture? (notice the clearly defined gender roles - mother is home/love, father is strong and brave, brother will grow to be strong man, sister gentle/mild, baby appears to be made out of marshmallow)
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
One of my favorite new finds from the magazine section of Barnes & Noble: Stuffed magazine. A wonderland of superb softie artists and their products (most of which can be found on Etsy). i could only include a couple because if i put a photo of every plush critter i adored we'd be here all week.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Saturday, August 08, 2009
Little Monsters. It was time to get out the sewing machine and make up some more strange critters to join the flock. Mostly recycled materials, some ideas taken from Stuffed magazine (will have color pictures of this most awesome magazine soon.) The little weird people with the hearts are my idea though.
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Chicks in corsets, not colored in yet. Still deciding between pen or pencil; i wanted to go for an old timey photo quality. my drawing is taken loosely from this ad for a Victorian Corset only, you'll notice my anatomy doesn't make you wince whereas the artist of this beautiful but deformed mermaid seems to have never seen an actual woman's torso. seriously, everytime i look at it i cringe; its like he stuck the arms on randomly and forgot her internal organs ribcage down. Ouch, the Victorian era.