kittytoes: (eddie)
We've been sick. We, meaning Gideon, then Mat, then me. It's just a head cold and bit of fever, it hasn't really grounded any of us, but it is sure making me sleeeeeepy. Toby doesn't get sick. He licks everything and is always dirty so he has a pretty badass immune system. Also, he always has a deep raspy voice. At open house, his teacher told Mat she loves his deep masculine voice. Ha, what?

I am editing pictures as I type. I sent the doll off to Australia! I am nervous and excited. I had to pack her without her crown or cape on, and I braided her hair, so I'm nervous about her being displayed correctly. (I included a note with instructions, I think it is pretty straightforward.) I also made a custom stand I'm stoked on, but I'm worried about that making the trip too.

Custom base them bones...

Trece

These are just quick phone pics. I have better shots that I think I'll put up closer to the show.

I have another Calavera Blythe on my table that I'm hoping to finish by next week and sell directly. I have some fun ideas for her, I think she'll  glow in the dark and in a lantern. We'll see if I can make that work. Also! I had another idea for a custom Blythe, on a chubby body and covered with tattoos. It's super cute in my head.

October is like a shot of adrenaline for me.  I spent yesterday cleaning the studio so I can reset a bit and it is glorious. I've also decorated, of course. We've officially announced to friends that the party will be on Dia de los Muertos and everyone seems really excited, which is great. I am thrilled that I do not have to worry much about costumes for me and Mat and can focus on the boys for Halloween. I'm even gonna make friend craft nights out of decoration prep, so we'll make papel picado and paint some papier-mâché skulls and won't need to do much else besides cook/bake. This year the boys' Halloween costumes are even easy. Gideon wants to be a skeleton knight so I am sort of leaving it in his/Mat's hands and I'll help them build/paint whatever is needed. (Not sure if we're buying or modding or making armor yet.) Toby wants to be the tenth Doctor Who, so he gets another suit and a sonic screwdriver and he will wear them both out far beyond Halloween, so I don't mind buying it all. (He wanted to be the scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz until he realized that if he was the Dr. he'd get a "real" sonic screwdriver and a new suit. He's been wearing his *other* suit and using a flashlight.) Dr. Who is his new obsession. It's all about the fashion for him.

I want to go see the Box Trolls this weekend and I want to watch scary movies. Have you seen the opening for the next season of AHS? AMAZING. It's all so on the nose that I'm worried I won't like this season. I probably will though. I am easy to please.



Last weekend we went to a sewing birthday party for our friend Rodney (at a sew shop, and we made fanny packs, it was totally amazing) and I met an atist who is working on a small stop motiong film. Why aren't I? Let's address that, world.

I hope you are well. It is Friday and it is October, there's always that. <3

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Sep. 24th, 2014 09:38 am
kittytoes: (eddie)

  • I should be painting, so after you read this, let's both pretend I'm doing something more productive.

  • It's Fall. That is good.

  • I had my 8th wedding anniversary last week. I actually feel a bit disconnected from my wedding as a huge milestone in our relationship which is probably weird. When we got married, we had already been together for 6 years and had Gideon and a house and a car... it was a beautiful wedding and I love that Mat is my husband, but I don't think it changed anything for us. Which is great, of course. We also planned the wedding in a few months so the date became a matter of convenience and wasn't otherwise significant. (Halloween is our first date anniversary and that is so much more special to me, but I was *not* going to have a Halloween wedding.) Anyway, I do think we should enjoy our moments, so we made a point of buying each other little presents and we saw Cirque Du Soliel over the weekend and went to breakfast on the day of. It was lovely and definitely better than, uh, not celebrating? Being married is a big deal I guess. :P


  • My present to Mat was another Jake Waldron eye. If you're like me, and love tiny things and creepy things, find this guy and buy his stuff before he hits the big time. This is my third piece from him, each is incredible and he is super nice. He's also showing in that Halloween group show I'm in!

  • This amazing little eye was my incredibly selfish anniversary gift to Mat. @jakewaldron you never cease to amaze! This is a collection I can never display together because I want eyes and tiny faces in every room of my house...

  • Mat gave me a dolly! A Yeolume, which is adorable and it was so much fun to get a new kind of doll. I need time for proper pictures. She's very much like whatever falls in between a Pullip and a Blythe on the imaginary scale you'd put them on opposite ends of.

  • My doll for the Halloween show is almost done. I think despite my growing panic, she'll be done in time. (I have to get her off to Australia by the end of the month.) I need to build in a tiny bit of time to really step away and make sue she's exactly what I want to show. I still feel odd that my art is on top of an existing product as opposed to something I created entirely, but I'll get there. If painting skeletons on dolls gets me there, than so be it. I am hoping to sculpt a tiny friend for her -- here's hoping I have time.

  • #wip #melancholykitties #Calavera #blythe

  • I'm late to the Chelsea Wolfe party, right? Pain is Beauty So so so so so good for my mood/the weather/ the season. I've been listening to them all right from the website. It is also on amazon Prime.


  • Leonard Cohen's new album is on NPR First Listen

  • Also good, in a John Malkovich kind of way.

  • Also good, in a gorgeous lady momma woman hero kind of way.

  • Ok, I really do need to paint. Hopefully I'll have finished pictures soon.

  • Happy Fall, friends

kittytoes: (MK calavera)
Monster High Calavera

Monster High Calavera

My Monster high Calavera! She was fun to do, I still need to make her something to wear even though I sort of adore these dolls nakkie. I dunno if I'm going to keep her or sell her. I hate selling things.
I have a few other repaints in the works though I think I'm going to get sewing first...

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