On Denofangels, a link to this artist’s “making bjd” videos was posted…. followed it back to their blog – the artist or his/her works are called Hanano
absolutely humbling and inspiring at the same time.
be sure to see the finished figure
I don’t know what to say. i need to make figures that move me like these do.
I hope you will be as blown away by them as i was…
met a great new dollmaker at NIADA, Kamila is Canadian – really sweet person, sells on ebay as Alimaky and has a wonderfully twisted, detailed mind….
her figures are polymer with softbodies and wonderful costumes …. she also gives incredible attention to the details of their environment and presentation.
I really enjoyed talking with her – she created a wonderful printed board book showing her work that I fell in love with….
my personal favorite was her blind girl…
she also had 2 sleeping (?) brothers –
her website is woodedwoods.com , can’t wait to see more by her….
Once more, Thinkgeek has managed to come up with something that i didn’t realize I needed until I saw it.
Sun in a Jar
I think I’ll get some of these for work. its pretty dismal there right now….
hmmmm – ok, this might be a good idea – or depressing, not sure which —- DaysAgo Refrigerator Timer.
and finally – this one I think i seriously lust after…. need it at work too….
Chain Mail t-shirt
ok, back to work on the molds…. (and not the ones we sometimes find in the refrigerator – that daysago thing is probably a good idea……)
The Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists has put out their list of nominees for the 22nd Annual Chesley Awards and Forest is on it for best 3d Art for her Sea Maid’s Music!!!
Chesley Award Final Ballot
Forest Roger’s Sea Maid’s Music
great copy of High Fructose this time… but best of all (living dangerously here, still havent actually made it thru the whole magazine)
is Travis Louie
boy does time disappear fast! oh blech – i’m starting to sound like my grandparents…. “oh honey, when you get older, time just flies!”
oh no – and I just bought a purplish jacket too! ok. i see two possibilities here – either go find some nifty articles on all those artists who live to 120, so i’ll feel like a mere infant —- or just go be very childish for awhile…. hmmmm, decisions, decisions…
ok, while the few brain cells i still have are attempting to fire…
Was wandering around looking for more neat artists, after looking at Allison Sommers that Coralie recommended, and found
David Stoupakis I love his red ribbon girl…
James Jean I’ve loved the videos for a lot of My Chemical Romance’s songs – and he did the cover art for Black Parade….. awesome
and thank goodness for High Fructose and Juxtapose magazines…
here is Amy Sol — I love her creatures.
Ok, spent too much time enjoying other people’s art. need to go work on something of my own now….
i’m in that “avoidance” stage, where I desperately need to finish up 2 pieces so I can ship them tomorrow —- but really, really don’t even want to look at them….
so wandering around on line, I found a reference to 2blowhards blog
some great reading here about all kinds of different subjects….
I was looking for new ideas and images to spark some new sculpts, and came across the beinArt Surreal Art Collective. I had fallen in love with Jon Beinart’s Toddlerpedes a couple of years ago – and then I found his Surreal art website – with a bunch of artists I love like Scott Radke and John Van der Holk there….
best of all – he has some of the best links i’ve ever run across.
(he also is a very kind soul, who added me to his gallery, WOOT!)
my schooling was in botany, followed by engineering/computer science… a long time ago i fell in love with some of the science based forms of art
diatoms at Eye of Science
fractals at Extraordinary Photo Gallery
fossils at the fossil museum
I wish i could find a way to make things that are a precise and delicate and intricate and logical….
got sidetracked by many things – not too many of which were claybased, unfortunately…
but was searching the web for ideas – and found this great blog : The Museum of Dust – Providing Sanctuary for the Misplaced, the Forgotten and the Misbegotten since 2006.
A. – I love diatoms,
B. – definitely a warped sense of reality here…
I hope they come back soon…..