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Creature Feature: Coral Echinoderm

Oh How I wish I could see one of these come slithering up to me on a rocky beach….

Painted in a beautiful coral color palette, this splendid sea creature is honestly one of kind. He’s a little part creepy, a small bit of beautiful, and over all just plain elegant. The flow of his arms creates the illusion of movement…I think a wonderful piece of finished art for any home.

The base measures 9″ by 7″ and has been sanded, painted in a soft and airy sea foam hue, and distressed for the classical nautical feel. The creature is ready to hang and is signed with my classic “smoking mushroom” signature.

This item is on “Sale” is listed at 100$ and has free shipping (mails next day and includes insurance 🙂

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*Oooohh….Fresh Wearables!*

“I love making these little pendants, they are such fun and give me the opportunity to test new methods and textures while blowing off some creative steam.
Sometimes when I’m investing all my energy onto one big project, it seems necessary to pause and cleanse my palette making one of these cuties.

That being said, these are great collectibles with great energy! Each one is hand constructed using polymer clays, acrylic paints, custom painted glass eyes, and topped off with a sterling silver hanger and sealed in weather proof varnish.

They last forever and will be the talk of every circle, Guaranteed.”

Stop by my Etsy site quick and get em’ before they are gone! ❤

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August is American Good Fun Time!

As always, life in the lab is taking on new and interesting shapes….and costing a fortune to feed lol. I’ve been expanding my new projects to be

bigger and more complex then thier fathers, and I must say it’s getting cramped in here!

Some projects I will be chronicling on this blog site (starting next week) are the “Orthoceras Diorama” and “The Evolution of the Flat Worm“. Both of these pieces are very large and are complete, movable,  museum grade dioramas… with my own special pop touches of course. I will upload pics as the projects move along so all my super special fans can see just how something this weird actually comes to be!

That being said…let us move on to the month of Augusts line up for openings and shows (you know, places you can find me when I actually crawl out into the light of day):

My Official Schedule is as follows:

~August 7th-Santa Barbara, CA (Ag2 Gallery)~

AG2 is having their Grand Opening and ultra fabulous Surrealism show, and I am lucky enough to be a part of it! Located at 1101 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA,  this gallery is quickly becoming a hot spot for local, outsider/lowbrow, and pop surrealism in the area. The curator is an absolute professional and delight..and I look forward to seeing what other amazing artists pop up in her new space!

For information about this gallery and it’s family or artists visit here.

~August 7th-Ypsilanti, MI (Keystone Underground)~

LLIC Magazine will be holding an intimate art exhibition/music event with DJ’s Buster Lagosie and Ayinde Audio. Representing five talented local artists that range from sketch art to metal works, come join us for a fun night of drinking, dancing, and LLIC’ing.”

Laundromat is a new night that will be getting your booty’s shaking every first saturday of every month. Playing a range of disco, funk, boogie and soul. If you guys have …ever been to the Electric Marmalade in Ann Arbor then you will enjoy this, probably even more…

Keystone Underground

200 W. Michigan Ave.

Ypsilanti, MI.

August 7th: 9pm – 2am


Drink Specials:
1.50 Coors Light
5.00 Long Island Ice Tea’s
5.00 on all martinis

~August 21/22nd-Detroit, MI (Peoples Art Festival)~

This will be a weekend long outdoor music and art festival located around the infamous Russel Inductrial Center.

There will be many unique and talented artist booths, performances, and of course….Detroit LOVE!!! Come on down, it’s free and you know… I’ll have a bowl of candy tee hee…<3



OKAy….so I think we can all agree I’m just a little busy this month. Luckily I have the opportunity to be my own boss and give myself some time off in Sept. I plan on doing some much needed camping and napping, maybe even take my son to the water park a dozen times or so. Though there cannot be TOO much vacation….I am in the works with Detroit Comics in Ferndale, MI and will probably be putting up some work in thier gallery (Sept.), as well as working on the Art-O-Mat collection and script development for a new heady art Film “Lacrimosa”  featuring your truly as the films artistic subject. Soundtrack will be provided by The Found Object Orchestra, and live performance will accompany the films debut!

Sounds cool? Yeah, just keep stopping back here…I’ll have plenty more where that came from.


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Many new things on Etsy!!!

I have just uploaded a few pieces from the show on Saturday, and more will be coming up soon. Check em’ out and let me know your thoughts! ❤

My Etsy!!!



My apologies for the delay.

I have been enjoying a few rouge days of R&R before I inevitably get back to the grind. It seems it was wise of me to clear out my calendar so that I could literally put my feet up for awhile, by the end of the evening my heels had all but broke them down. I however, consider this a plus.

As I had hoped the reception at the Shadow Art Fair was incredible. Many people stood around with smiles on their faces while I gave my list of ingredients and conception. Zingermans was kind enough to pass out some seriously amazing sandwiches complete with veggies and chocolate. Not uncommonly there was an enormous gathering of extremely jovial and wide eyed patrons for all events, and don’t get me started on the Blackberry Pale!

Personally, it was a very moving day..if I held any doubt in mind to the success of the sculptures before, it was totally blown away by 3pm. I could not, nor can I even now, put into words the elation it is to see something my passion burned through my fingers go so quietly into another set of  hands. I love being a vendor, a market woman, at my best…a peddler of squid ❤


Normally I’d just end it there, keep my post all romantic and whatnot. Send you off a such on good note Forest Gump comes across you mind. But in this particular case, it is quite necessary for me to stress how much you should have been there. Case in Point, the Stockyard Stomp.

Now I’d like to start by saying that with every single thing in life there are preferable and less than preferable outcomes. Speaking only for myself I think it’s probably around 50/50 for everything, go ahead and sprinkle anything you want on top of it. Whatever, if your happy, awesome. But for me it’s pretty much always  50/50.

I think what makes an event truly successful is it’s ability to, for any given amount of time, completely offset the balance and somehow hold it magically to one side. It’s a pretty simple machine, but it hinges on so many tiny elements working smoothly together it’s a miracle every time it actually works.   In my humble opinion I believe the Stockyard Stomp was just such a creation. In my best surfer roll…That was a totally excellent party man. The music was great, the artists represented were great, and the crowd was boisterous, energetic, and welcoming. And of course, for me there is always the deal-breaker, there was the fire.  Take an evening, lift it all the way off the ground, shake it, and still have all the pieces fall magically back into place…and now were talking about a good party.


Tomorrow will be back to the lab. I will be uploading images, videos, etc. for the events for the day, along side many other updates of new works, the start of a new journey (in cellophane), and all the information regarding available works now and moving on into July.

Oh yeah.

“Thanks for watching folks, but now it’s time for the show!”

*Special Thanks to the guys who shot these videos, for more awesomeness (direct from them) check out their sites and subscribe!!! <3*


Introducing “Mr Vermillion”

So here’s leak (but is it really a leak if I leak it?) Anyways, trailing thoughts aside, here are the official release photos for the fabulous “Mr Vermillion”.

He is a great pacific octopus specimen (with my own little teaks of course), constructed entirely with polymer clays, acrylics, and his metal skeletal core. He has gold leafed and black speckled eyes, and sits atop a beautiful hand carved antique plaque. His name is engraving into a satin brass trophy plaque below, and he is sold ready to hang and admire.

He will be available for sale at The Stockyard Stomp, and will be selling for 600$


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The Magic Plan

I will be available to speak with friends, fans, and collectors from noon-6pm at the Shadow Art Fair.

If your interested in discussing commissions and future works, I’d love to use this time to speak with you!!! This is by far my favorite event. The atmosphere, the artists, the wonderful sponsors of the event are so on top of there game that it’s a truly a hot spot for awesomeness. I have to make sure I catch a  glass of the special micro brew (for the event), but then it’s off to the Stomp party!

I will be available the Stockyard Stomp booth from 6pm-the end of the evening.

I foresee some interesting and exciting festivitys for the evening, so definatly make sure you make it out so I can give you a big, boisterous high five!!

~Both of these boths will have assistants that will be able to help inform you of the process, projects, and of course…bundle up your new goodies!!!!~

Make sure you print out a coupon for the 10% items over 50$.(See previous entry) This really is a great way to save a bit of dough and collect some very reasonably priced art work as well!

Below are the flyers to the events and the tentative Music Line up for the Shadow Art Extravaganza!!!

Hope to see you there!

Shadow Art Fair summer 2010 happenings
(I’m sure this will change. Check back often. Like 10-32 times/day)

Corner Brewery
FLY Children’s Art Center – noon to 2:00 (activities for kids)
Music – 2:00 to 9:00 (lineup below)
Ann Arbor Film Festival – 9:00 to midnight (if volume isn’t extremely loud)


(Sound Setup/Check) 2:00 p.m.
Darby London 2:30 p.m.
Ferdy Mayne 3:00 p.m.
Genius Blowjob 3:30 p.m.
Manhole 4:00 p.m.
Stef Chura 4:30 p.m.
HISS 5:00 p.m.
Jim Cherwick 5:30 p.m.
The Blob 6:00 p.m.
Annie Palmer 6:30 p.m.
Dan Kroha 7:00 p.m.
Matt Jones 7:30 p.m.
Rustbelt Unsemble 8:00 p.m.
Ghostlady 8:30


6:00 Thom Elliot (feat. Andrew Coltrane)
6:45 Strange Brew
7:30 Sam Dour… See More
8:15 Our Brother The Native

Dreamland Theater

Tom Carey 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Anna Vitale 6:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Laura Pazuhowski 7:00-7:05 p.m.
Holly Hughes 7:05-7:30 p.m.
Amanda Krugliak 7:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Ian Bost presents “The Heror Chronicles: The Battle of Romantia; or, An Attracktion betwixt the sexes which for mighty warrior Heror may have prov’d Faytall were it not for Providence & Swords” 8:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Haphazard Theater – 8:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Dreamland Tonight – 10:00 to midnight (including our musical act)
Blood Mambas (first)
Suicide By Cop (second)
Paper Mice (third)

Kinetic sculpture race – 6:00 to 8:00 PM
DJ’s (Chris, do you have names and time slots?)
(Will the DJs be on until midnight?)
Forest Juziuk of Dark Matter


Creature Feature: Conjoined Squid

Okay, I just couldn’t wait any longer! I have sooo many new things for my SAF table, I figured I’d blow you mind for a sec with these conjoined cuties.

15″ x 12″ x 3″

Mounted atop Antique Solid Oak plaque. Gold dust filigree. Steel chain hanger.

Available for sale 500$………….Enjoy!

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Cool Promo stuff for fans!

Okay, whether you choose to visit me at the Shadow Art Fair or Stockyard Stomp on July 1oth, I have some special goodies for you!

Below is a printable coupon (please print on recycled/reused paper) which will snag you 10% off any purchase of 50$ or more. Ummmmm..sweet?!

Also, if you are going to be visiting The Stockyard Stomp, there will be a raffle in which visitors will be able to win fabulous artsy prizes. I have donated a special memorial piece for the event….better check it out! *wink*

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The Trouble with “Triffids”…

I’ve been listening to classic radio drama for over 2 weeks strait now.

I have to say, although I take my breaks to sip coffee, sleep, and play with my offspring; ordinary life just doesn’t hold a candle to martian invasion!

To celebrate my plunge into delusion I pulled out an old plaque and made quick homage to the “Triffids”.  This painting, as well as many others, will be available at my Shadow Art Fair table.