Maker of sock critters, shaker of cocktails, baker of occasionally edible experiments involving peanut butter and chocolate. If you'd like a customised cuddly critter, tweet me @makeitwednesday

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Mouth of Menace

RAAR! A zombie-work-in-process I be!
Also, speak like Yoda I do!
Partway towards being finished for the Esprit de Corpse show at Egg gallery I am. 
Perfect for brains my massive black gob is.
I crave BRAAAAAAAAINS! Non-grammatically-correct sentences! And...BRAAAAINS!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

He's got his father's eyes...

Aw, lookit the widdle baby sock zombie monster, isn't he ka-yooot? 
Look how proud he is that he can feed himself, awwww. 

What's that?
He's got his father's eyes?

Yes, and aren't they love-AAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRGHHHH!!!!!!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Death is just the beginning

I like eggs. I like chicken's eggs and chocolate eggs and one of my favourite Mr Bungle songs is called 'Egg'. So I'm pretty eggs-xcitedthat this critter will be in Egg Gallery's opening show on September 23. Yep, it'll be a mad scramble to get there and see this poached critter's head on their walls. No yolk. What's that? I can't hear you over all the groaning over my terrible puns.

The piece is called 'Death is just the beginning' which I confess I ripped off from a Nuclear Blast metal compilation, but since it's a decapitated zombiefied animal's head dripping with blood and gore and mounted in a picture frame, much like what you might find at a zombie hunting lodge frequented by death metal heads, I don't think they will mind. In fact I just googled Nuclear Blast and their bands are a minefield of potential titles for this series of zombie-themed pieces I'm working on. 'Cadaverous mastication' (thank you, Meshuggah) might just make it in if I can work out how to mechanise a corpse-like critter so it looks like it's chewing on braaaaaains. Shouldn't be too hard with my degrees in engineering and bio-mechanics. Cough.

Anyhoo, I'm working on these zombie-like things as part of a zombie-themed art exhibition with the most excellent Charlotte Tizzard and Kitty Robertson, whose hilarious blog you can read here. Charlotte does bee-you-tiful drawings (even her zombies are drop-dead gorgeous) and Kitty's creations are fascinating because they are, well, fascinators. Zombie fascinators. How cool is that? Our zombie show - titled 'Esprit de Corpse', and no, that is not a rip off of a metal band, yours truly thought that one up! - will be at Egg from November 2. Bring your friends, bring your lovers, bring your braaaaaaaains!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Badge of honour

Hurrah, my business cards arrived! They were designed by my lovely friend Cass in about, oh, 2 seconds because she is ACE and very clever. The button-like thing you see in the top right hand corner is indeed a button badge, made from - can you guess? - yes, a button, stitched on to two layers of felt. Cute and fast - just like Cass!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

George the Giant Octopus

 If looking at this picture makes you scream
Then you should get your eyes tested, for they are, of course - 

 *exasperated sigh* 
Look, it's not a decapitated giant octopus head, OK, it's just a giant octopus head that is not attached to its legs. And the first picture is not of giant intestinal worms, they are giant octopus legs. The cluey, less terrified among you can probably therefore work out what I was TRYING to say, before I was so rudely interrupted, is that I'm making a GIANT OCTOPUS. YES. At the moment, it's clearly a work in progress. But when he's finished, he'll sit in Purple Peanuts Japanese Cafe, or possibly dangle menacingly from the ceiling. (Yes, in this picture, you can see some of my other critters hanging out there, including Takoyaki the mighty Octopus who's in the front window. Nice shot, Broadsheet!)

 George the giant octopus is a collaborative work - I've been getting lots of help from these guys, who

I give up.