Monday, December 30, 2013

Indiegogo Campaign and RAWards Recap

The Indiegogo Campaign was a success. I am thankful to everyone that participated by contributing and spreading the word. I was able to meet my goal and fund the RAWards show.

I was able to get a banner purchased, much needed supplies and got some printing done. I love the banner it came out great!

My very first banner!

The show was originally scheduled for 12/6/2013. It had to be rescheduled because Austin got some seriously cold weather. I was relieved that they rescheduled it. The venue is mostly outdoors and I was definitely not looking forward to being outside in the cold.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

16-Day Campaign for My Director's Highlight Showcase

Hello! I need help funding my entry into the RAWards Semi-Final Art Show in Austin, Texas, United States. This is a show I was invited to do with only one month to prepare. Please click on the photo above to see all the details for the crowd-funding campaign

Friday, December 6th, 2013 is the date of the show, which will run from 8pm-12am CST. This is the grand show of the year where we find out who the finalists are for the RAWards. RAW Artists in over 50 cities across the nation will be competing to represent their city in the final ceremony for the chance to win RAWards Artist of the Year!

 If you would like to attend, you may Purchase a Ticket Here, just look for where it says "Buy a Ticket for this Artist." Event details are on This Page.

There are perks of the artsy kind for contributors. If you would rather show support anonymously you can do that as well, minus the perks. No money? - No worry, if you can spread the word by simply sharing the link with others that is fantastic as well ! Thank you in advance for all your support.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


It's that time! The annual RAWards are just around the corner. I know what you are thinking. The what?

Well let me tell you. RAW Artsits is a national organization that supports and promotes artists in the first ten years of their career. It is really a great organization to get involved with if you want to meet other artists, participate in group shows and get hooked up with great resources.
I particpated in my first show in February and will be doing another this month. BUT in the mean time there is the RAWards public voting. This will move the selected nominees up to the next judging cycle. I would love to represent Austin as a visual artist.
NOW, here is how YOU can help. Voting began today Oct 1 and will go through Oct 8th. You can vote once a day. That's 8 votes, Hopefully for me. 

Earlier today the servers crashed and that was a bit annoying, but it looks like they are up and running again.
See that nifty VOTE FOR ME pic up there? Click on it and it will take you to my RAW profile where you can vote. I still need to sell tickets too, so if you feel like supporting the arts please buy one. They are $15 and in November I will send a piece of art your way to show my thanks. 


Monday, September 16, 2013

It's time for the big Reveal!

The Vinyl Thoughts Show in Dallas went well. I did not get to go but I was able to follow it via Instagram. There were so many awesome looking figures. One of the most popular was a Munny Miley Cyrus at the MTV awards. I don't know who made it, but it is pretty awesome. I was able to see that the author title was B.O.G. I haven't been able to find anything else out about them.  To see more pictures from the show you can click HERE.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

My First Super Hero/Heroine

This is Aya. She is from the Green Lantern Animated Series that was briefly on the Cartoon Network. It was an awesome show, but it only had one season. 

She is the Artificial Intelligence that helps Hal Jordan save the universe and all that jazz. She quickly became one of my favorite characters. I won't ruin it for you but her story is very good. It isn't ground breaking, but engaging and well done. 

I decided that she would be the perfect character for my first superhero Munny. I used a 4" doll. I had to cut off the ears first because they would stick out too far. They would have looked very odd and way too big for the head. I drew the face so that I could shape the helmet in the right place. 

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Busy Busy and Now my Hands Hurt...A Lot

Clay is tough on the hands. It doesn't always seem like it at the time, but later when you have stopped kneading and rolling and smoothing you realize, Damn my hands HURT! 

So that is where I am today. Three days no sculpting. I won't lie; it has been hard not to move on to the next project. But I will give my hands a full 7 days then back to work. For now I am just sketching.

This month I finished 7 droids and a custom order duck.  Most of my WIP pictures have either Dr. Pepper or Grey's Anatomy in the background, sometimes both. I THINK you can actually see a bit of blue from some scrubs there at the corner of the screen. 

I watch that show a lot. Mainly because I don't have to play attention too closely. I just tune in for the good bits. You may be wondering, 'Well why don't you listen to music  then?' 

Sometimes I do, but I tend to day dream to music, so I end up just sitting at my desk staring into space. 

Friday, July 5, 2013


I completed my first combination of Munny and Steampunk'd duck last night. I am quite happy with how it came out. They will be going to their new home soon. 

I definitely learned many things that I would and would not do next time. I am already toying with a different idea. BUT, that must wait. 
Time to make this month's androids. I have a couple of new ideas that I think I will try out. 

Here are the pictures of the completed 'Professor and Duck.'



Sunday, June 30, 2013

As June Comes to a Close

Some exciting things have come to be this month. I am getting prints and sticker made of my Steampunk Cthulhu character. I should get the stickers in a couple of weeks. I will order 5 prints from a local shop here in Austin. 

The Sticker Image

Steampunk Cthulhu Print

I am also working on my first Munny and Steampunk Duck combo. 
I drew a sketch of a 'Dapper Dude' with a bit of Steampunky flair to him. I am thinking I might make him into a sticker too.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Jerry's Had a Show

Munny Show at Jerry's

Earlier this month one of my favorite art stores decided to have a Munny Art Show. The store is called Jerry's Artarama and it is a super cool place for many of your art needs. 

They just recently began selling the Munny Vinyl Figures by Kidrobot, which is really great because then I can use a Groupon to get some there. 

Anyway, lets get back to the show. I took my Steampunk'd Trikky, mainly because it was the only one I had and there was no time to make another. 

It was loads of fun. I was able to see more great 
custom work and meet some interesting people. 

Three days after the show this piece sold. There is talk that the Munny Show may become a seasonal event. They are toying with a dinosaur theme. I am okay with that, but I think I would prefer have it open to see what people come up with. Plus my current idea won't fit with the dinosaur theme. 

Check out the work from the other artists at the Jerry's Artarama Facebook Page. 

Monday, June 3, 2013


 I tend to work on several projects at a time. One of the bigger ones at the moment has to do with these little guys. Well, they really aren't THAT little. They measure 7" tall. They are a vinyl blank that was created by LittlehouseDesigns , and they are call the YO!

How did I get into these? Well, it all started with Instagram

Back in February of this year, 2013, I decided to join Instagram and start posting WIP (work in progress) pictures of my art. LittleHouseDesigns began following me and liked my work on the vinyls and my own Steampunk Buddy creations. 

They offered me a chance to customize four of the YOs for their 'Blind Box' sale at the upcoming Designer Con in California. 

Sunday, June 2, 2013

The Google Droid - My New Passion


This year has just been filled with new discoveries. First it was the Munny vinyl dolls. Now I have discovered that the Google Mascot comes as a blank vinyl. 

PLUS there is a whole underground of Google Droid collectors and customizers. I had to try it. And well...I'm hooked. 

Android Toy
Copper Droid April 2013
This copper one was my very first go at customizing a droid. They consist of four pieces, the head, the arms and the body and it's only about three inches tall. 

The first was a custom order. I had a blank droid just sitting on the shelf waiting for me to come up with an idea. The buyer was a fan of my Steampunk Buddies and requested a similar style. There was the idea I had been waiting for!  

I learned a few DOs and Do Nots in the process. Let's start with what you should NOT do. It is much shorter. 

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...