Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Holiday Madness!

This past week, I participated in two shows: TOMODACHI's We Love Vinyl 3 in St. Paul, Minnesota, and SubUrban Vinyl's Annual Holiday Show/Ohmydolls! solo show.

Although not physically present for WLV3, I did manage to have two out of three pieces squeeze into the website pictures.  A few days ago, Tomodachi posted an opening retrospective.   While reading and scrolling, I stumbled upon my pieces!  Yay!


These two pieces are mine.  I submitted one of each type of Mini Caramel/Candy Apple from my custom Dunny series, and a traditional Rose Vampire.  Not shown is the Mini Candy Apple.

I did attend SubUrban Vinyl's show(s), and had a great time chilling (it *was* very cold outside ^.^) with old and new friends.  Spent most of my time around childhood friend and also fellow artist, Laura Weintraub, but also hung out with great peeps like Mike (NEMO) Mendez, Jacob Jams, and RT Vegas.


Group Shot @ Suburban Vinyl!
 
NEMO
Jacob Jams

Jacob Jams' impressive stop motion video of Miss Zukie's Zukie and my Custom Pocket Mummy Boys and RV1000 can be found here ^.^

This morning, I received an email from awesome Captain Action dude, Ed Catto, who mentioned me in his most recent Pop Nation column (in New Jersey's Main Street Magazine).

Lastly, I am expecting a package from the lovely Blazon Brikhaus, who has sculpted some absolute beauties for our holiday collab.  If UPS decides to leave it at my doorstep today, I should be starting these cuties tonight!  Very excited.



Let's not forget about the resin trees.  These are coming along (and not to mention selling) nicely.  If you're interested in any of the ones you see here and/or want to request a specific paint scheme, you can do that through my store.



And here we are, again.  Back to crunch time.  I have a slew of things to finish before Christmas, a few tentative plans, and a Chinese New Year collab with Mike (NEMO) Mendez in early 2014. 

Ok, kiddies.  Time for me to go.  I hope all of you on the U.S. East Coast enjoyed the wonder that was an ice storm, snow storm, and deep freeze earlier this week.  Put on some thick socks, make some tea, and keep cozy. 

Ohhhh and if anyone wants a holiday card, I'll be doing those within the next week or so.  All you have to do is email me at SoKoCatYellowPaw@gmail.com with your mailing address, and I'll send you a regular (as opposed to SoKo Cat themed) holiday card with a SoKo Cat sticker and post card! ^.^  Completely free of charge because I am an avid supporter of sending holiday cards.

Have a good rest of your week, nerds.  Stay nerdy and awesome.  Remember that in the winter, because you have your heat running, your space will tend to dry out.  You'll get static electricity, and a dry (maybe even bloody) nose with some pain in your sinuses.  A humidifier should help.  If you don't have a humidifier or don't feel like investing in one, a wet washcloth on your radiator or a pot of water lightly simmering on the stove should help.  Just don't forget to keep water in the pot or you'll ruin your pot!

kthxbai

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Startup Initiated

Hope all of you in the U.S. had a mahvelous turkey day.  I visited some family up in Massachusetts and Connecticut, and returned home in time to do lots of Black Friday shopping.

To me, Thanksgiving is the metaphorical starting pistol that kicks off the holiday season.  Now that it's already December, painting has commenced.

This past month, a few collaborative projects were put to rest due to conflicting schedules, but another few were gained!  I'm not going to jinx myself by getting all excited and announcing it to everyone, but I definitely will say that I'm working with a mighty fine female artist who does exquisite sculpting (as well as painting) work.  Hint: the lady's stacked and that's a fact.

This next collaborative project is something I'm currently working on, and you might have seen pictures up on InstagramKris Dulfer recently cast 1 1/2" flat back resin trees in GID, translucent dark green, and white.  I'm painting them up and pricing them extraordinarily reasonably for my first release of Christmas-themed goodies!  They can be given as a small gift or stocking stuffer, or you can just use them as portable holiday d├ęcor!

The first few styles are basic ornaments, lights, candy canes, etc., but I do have other things planned like metallics, snow-covered, and different color schemes!  You can buy/order these at my store...and for $4.99 each, you can get more than one and not break the bank!

As always, if you would like a style not readily available in my store, feel free to request a specific design when you place your order!   Or you can just email me and we can work something out.

Dark Green, GID, and White Trees!

GID Trees! - Ornaments and Candy Canes!

What else have I been working on?  I'm glad you asked!

This Greasebat and Friends commission is virtually complete, and I'm very happy with the results!  They were much more time consuming that I originally thought, but it doesn't mean I didn't have a super time painting them!

Don't mind my Copic marker collection in the background.  Or my pallet.  Haha.  Art space.  I has it.
 
Alright, nerds.  Hopefully you are all doing well!  The holiday season is a bit hectic, so remember to take some time out of each day to decompress.  Last night, I decompressed by casually reading a fashion magazine. 

Specifically, this fashion magazine.

It's strange and a bit out of character for me to enjoy such propaganda (I don't actually think it's propaganda, but the brain-washed-women's-college-student in me wants me to think of it that way;  that part of my brain clearly needs to be lobotomized), but this 400+ page beauty smells pretty and has attractive, shiny pictures.  Most importantly, I can come home from work, change into PJs, sit on my couch, have a cup of tea, and waste an hour just flipping with minimum brain power.

Mind you, there is scoffing and rolling of the eyes as I see hideous trends and outrageous prices!  I am also aware of the poor body image these types of magazines instill onto adolescent girls and conscientious women...but damnit I just want to read a stupid fashion magazine!  Leave me alone, brain!

Ooo this page smells nice.

kthxbai