in 2012, i bought my very first home of my very own. ringing in the new year in my new home with the prettiest tree of all time and yummy strawberry daiquiris. back to my regularly scheduled art posts in 2013!
a video of some coverage of the munnyworld show i was recently a part of! "munny makers" at speakeasy art gallery in boonton, nj. i had several of my customs in the show, which you can see a few throughout the video. it looked like an amazing show and i absolutely in love with the colorful display and layout. what a fun show!
update: the show has been extended another month. check it out the month of january! (ends the 27th) i hope to get a chance to head over there to take a peek for myself in person.
i've had this tradition with a long-time best bud to decorate gingerbread every christmas. i think we started in 2005 or so, starting with houses and in recent years switched to gingerbread men. here are our creations this year, along with the past few years
(in each: top row is mine, bottom row is my buddy brian's)
who knows and loves the story of the carpenter and the walrus?! well here it is:
i was asked to do a commission of a 4" munnyworld figure and a 3" dunny. i came up with the idea to recreate the well known story of the carpenter and the walrus. the beaver is a customized 4" rooz, the walrus is a 3" dunny with it's head turned upside down, making the ears the tusks, and the oyster was fully hand sculpted. it was a very fun one to make so naturally i was excited and proud when this trio's new owner over in italy gave me an incredibly kind and positive response.
December at Speakeasy Art Gallery is all about the "Munny". The Munnyworld forms are DIY vinyl figures from the Paul Budnitz company Kid Robot. The form has become something of an underground phenomenon, providing artist with a unique blank canvas to express their artistic style and imagination. On Friday, December 7th Speakeasy Art Gallery is pleased to present the exhibit "Munny Makers" featuring over twenty artists' interpretations of the Munny forms. This show promises to be exciting, accessible and fun to all viewers and collectors.
Contributing artists include:
C. Spleidt, Dan Fenelon, Jan Huling, Kasey Tararuj, Peter Johnson, Paul Jach, Kristy Brucale Jach, Franck de Las Mercedes, Jason Krieger, Jenny Cox, Mike Arin, Anthony Weirdeyeone, Alex Stojko, Phil Toscano, Rob Kemos, Michael Teters, Rob Barth and H.D. Rinehart.
Speakeasy Art has always aimed to provide quality original art that is within the reach of anyone who are interested in it. So we are proud to launch our improved and restocked print rack this month. Here you will find handmade signed editions and original works from many of today's most innovative artists. These works will appeal to the budget of both the avid and casual collector.
artists are given 10"x10" stretched canvas to paint or create as they wish. this is an opportunity to make high quality original art accessible to everyone, a chance for the novice to test the waters of the world of original art and an opportunity for the collector to build their art collection.
thanks to hurricane sandy, halloween has been rescheduled for today. i figure it's a good day to share my halloween treats this year.
i found a pictures of these bloody cupcakes online and did my best to make them myself. store-bought candy knives and strawberry syrup blood
brownie graveyard, also found online. i was lazy so instead of making gravestone-shaped cookies, i just used melting candy wafers for the graves.
peanut butter (eye)balls! covered and decorated with melted candy wafers
ghost cupcakes i found in a halloween magazine. ghosts made from fondant. i didn't have a rolling pin and didn't follow the directions to make these properly. i winged it, worked well enough!
jackolantern and mummy cake pops. these were a nightmare to make. i've found cakepops to be frustratingly time consuming. these were supposed to be fast and simple but for some reason i couldn't seem to get the candy wafers to melt properly. at least they still look halloweeny!