Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wednesday WIPs - Dem Bones, Dem Bones


Now that I'm back in the swing of "all things Halloween," I'm really focusing on skeletons...and lots of them!  These boney fellows look a little bizarre without their bottom jaws. I always sculpt the jaw separately and attach it at the end - that way I can position it just the way I want to give them lots of personality.
I'm working on big skeletons, little skeletons, skinny skeletons and full-figured ones. A couple of these will make their way to ESC Trading Co. as part of my 2012 Halloween submissions.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Chicken Lips Goes Global!

I'm happy to announce that I recently signed-on with ESC Trading Co to license some of my original creations! This is something that I have wanted for a long time and I have to keep pinching myself to make sure I'm not dreaming.

I have submitted designs for Spring of 2012 and I just received word that 7 of my designs will be picked up for reproduction. It is amazing to me to think that my designs will be in stores across the US, possibly even internationally! Now, if I could just get Tim Burton to "friend" me on Facebook, I could pitch him about making a movie together (hey, if I'm gonna dream, I'm gonna dream BIG!).

It boggles my mind that right now my designs are half-way around the world in China being prepared for sample reproduction. I pride myself on the fact that my designs are hand-sculpted and that each and every piece I make is a unique piece of art. This will not change. I will continue to make my one-of-a-kind creations for sale online and at art shows - in fact, I have more shows lined up this year than ever before! I feel that this licensing deal is a way to get my designs and name out to a much wider audience than I could have ever of done on my own. Luckily, the company gives me final say on all pieces that will be reproduced so that I can ensure that the quality will meet my standards.

Now that I've finished the Spring 2012 line, I'm already working on Fall 2012! Here is small sample of what I've got in store...

I'm so appreciative of all my fans and collectors. Your kind words of encouragement and praise are the fuel that keeps me creating. Thanks for being with me on this exciting adventure!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Wednesday WIPs (Works in Progress)

Far too often I forget that friends and fans want to see more about the process of what I do and not JUST the finished project. So each Wednesday I'm going to make an effort to let you see exactly what is going on in my studio - I'm calling it "Wednesday WIPs."

Here are some big "Trick or Treaters" in their "naked" stage. These poor fellows need a coat of paint! These are part of a collection - I can't reveal yet what they are for, but trust me, it's exciting news (I'll reveal soon!).

More "naked" creations, although at least the pumpkin has his skin (do pumpkins even have skin?).

This guy is almost complete! Just need a good coat of sealer, staining and then he is ready to find a good home.

Thanks for dropping in!