Monday, April 7, 2008

A Sunny Sunday equals

An unfinished pillow monster.  For shame!  But, it was a beautiful day.  There was a lot of frisbee throwing, ice cream eating and porch sitting going on in Bloomington.  Albert was in hog heaven, because we went on about 500 walks.  This was the first beautiful day we had amongst a lot, a lot of rainy ones.  So, here is another Geisha that I plan on finishing today and posting in my shop probably by noon:

I did have a chance to work on Photoshop more.  I am reading a book that has really been helping--and thanks Mary for your advice--I really can't wait to scan in fabric and play around with that.  So, Jeremiah the paper pirate boy is complete.  It's nice to have him back, he sits by my machine and motivates me to keep sewing or he'll make me walk the plank.  He also sits over here waiting for someone to adopt him.  

And here are some blurry drawings of a group of monsters that I want to send into a magazine, to maybe be featured in, called STUFFED, that will be coming out in January.  The top three will be repeats, but the bottom two will be new.  I am really looking forward to making one with sideburns (bottom left). 

Buster Brown was featured on the front page of Etsy yesterday.  This is big news in the Etsy world, and I have to thank my lovely, silly Belgium friend for letting me know.  You need to see her flickr here and her blog here--her clay work makes my heart beat very fast.  Mister Buster Brown looked really funny because he was surrounded by all these beautiful, colorful, happy objects and he was just snarling and looking mad at things.  

On a non-pillow-monster-related-note, Joseph and I and a couple of friends have FINALLY started season 3 of Battlestar Gallactica---we had a mini-marathon last night and watched 3 in a row.  I needed to write it because it is the greatest show ever.  I'm not really into futuristic Star Trek-esque stuff, but this show has the greatest characters and it is just very interesting.  I give it 2 thumbs up.


Kuky said...

I adore all your dolls and I remember Jeremiah. I wanted to so buy him, like many of your dolls. But like with Angst I was too late. So the next best thing, Jeremiah paper pirate boy! :)

Nichol Brinkman said...

THANKS KUKY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mary (craft addict) said...

Ahaa! Now I know who beat me to the paper pirate!

ArtMind said...

Nichol, there is nothing better then frisbee throwing, ice cream eating and going on about 500 walks... :)
Thanks for letting everyone know I'm the silly Belgian friend and for your kind word about my claywork! :)
Did you know you're in another treasury? Browse through the treasuries and look for the golden star... It's a beauty! :)

Melissa & Emmitt said...

Good for you Nichol!
I loved seeing your Geisha ready to come to life!
Your new dolls are wonderful!

Kevin Walsh said...

I just finished season 1. I also like frisbees.