So this post is about taking a risk. Much like the pig who is up for adventure but clearly loses his shit when one of his balloons die this is how I see adventure. Still going to try and risk a little more and live a little bolder but well I hope I don't shit myself in the process.
Ok so last night we had a blackout. There was a big tree snapping kind of storm. This gave me 7hrs with no real access to any distractions. Well fuck that I found candy. So upon eating the Dove chocolates I started really reading the little messages in the wrapper.
So I get the whole idea of saying something sweet and mixed with candy it is supposed to make you happy. While I think it is a lot to expect from something already as spectacular as chocolate I took the challenge. Here is what came in to my head when I read each wrapper.
Please note these are just silly and meant to be funny and this is not some real dig at Dove other than to say hi you bunch of delicious fucking weirdos.
So this has been one of those weeks when I kind of start to wonder if the world is real or just some shit dreamed up via spicy sandwiches and to much coffee.
First I made this up and randomly shared it on my Facebook fan page and it is at over 2000 views now. While I am delighted there are that many people who find that kind of shit annoying to it surprised me in a good way.
So then I was just going along in my days and of all things I got a huge corporate sale on Zazzle. That was my largest yet there and just made my fucking week.
Well it did till my little adorable asshole dog opted to leap over the fence in efforts to catch a bunny. 3hrs and miles later of walking we found her safe and sound playing with another dog. That shit is exhausting but she is home. An asshole but home and my asshole. Any way how could I say mad at this face.
So despite being a bit sore from my marathon yesterday I finished up this lactose tolerant angel.
So all in all life is pretty good and I may low jack my dog.
So I meant to make these about a month ago and have them up in the shop for Easter as something alternative to the traditional baskets and more relaxed. However some how time got away from me and I screwed the pooch.
So I made them any way and am doing a mini tutorial on it. That way if any of you have been unaware of weathering plastic you to can be in the know.
Step one find some tiny ass baskets and put that fake grass stuff in there.
OK so now you have your tiny ass baskets. Pick out some tiny shit to go in them. I chose stuff from my art porch but you could go nuts. Put a condom in there, a tiny bottle of booze, breath mints. Really you are only limited by the variety of tiny shit you possess.
Now mine are each filled and each item has been hot glued in. So time for our next step. Grab your window insulation kit and steal the plastic. Fuck it in a few more years we won't have winter anyway. But the memory of handing out these tiny baskets will be with you always or alzheimers. So cut little squares and wrap them around your basket. Then tie it at the top with a string. I used some raffia I had on hand.
Then grab your blow dryer and blow your baskets on hot. These are my final results.
It started when I spotted this sad little terrarium. It was dated and that little fawn up front has lost an ear. Well that would not stand it needed a new life. So I set to work. First I found some things to add.
Then I made a little creature.
Then I painted the little creature and made the little cowboys better. The creature became a sasquatch and the fellas became cowboy zombies. Nope I don't know why they are posing with that little art card I just like to think they were fist to cuffs with it. Meanwhile Sassy over there looks to be cutting a rug.
Now it was time to add them to the scene. And to do a few little things in the terrarium like add blood.
And now I have made it better. If you love this and want this fuckery for your own it will be up in my shop later today. Thanks for reading hope you got a laugh. Love Cappy
This has been a busy week for me in my personal life as well as my creative one. We all know that in creative world if you want to make dough you have to show up everyday and create. That in no way stops you though from having high and low ebbs of desire to make things. Currently I cannot get my fucking nubby little hands on enough different projects at one time. Above I felted all that shit. I have more I just have not photographed yet.
Painted to and not just in acrylic. Nope I did water colors, inks, illustrations. If I could get my hands on it I went to work. Then there were other important things to do.
Oh yeah the sepia one is because I am working on a project with pets and photography. The rest are just my furry family being themselves.
Made and sold this. Oh and then the weekend came. So I go to get my mail and I find a awesome box from a fellow artist friend. She sent me all the fabric bits in the world. I now have pages and pages more in my want to make book.
Spent the weekend making this. And now I am going to chill out and read. I am not sure if I am manic or just happy as hell. Love
So in my little adventure into online selling I have met a lot of fun crazy people who involve me thankfully in said adventures. This time it was my first custom of the year and a crazy one. I was charged with making a Zombie Miss Piggy style mask. So this happened. First I made some dignified bases.
Then I gave it a paint job and finished out the back and tried it on to make sure it fit for wearing. And then ....
This was the finished work. I am so excited for my customer friend. Hoping this is a good indicator of the crazy year to come.
It has been a busy time. This time of year for crafters and art sellers is just a haze of batshit. Sometimes it is fun great customers who want something special made. Then sometimes it is an asshole who wants to pay three dollars and for you to do work that would require magical skills not yet even mastered by Dumbledore. Oh and can you upgrade them to free priority shipping.
I am pretty lucky though as I make crazy shit people assume I am crazy and rightly so because I will just say no and laugh at that bullshit. Still some times when you are going over sold inventory and see genital manger, goatse wreath, penis ornaments, and butt plug paintings you start to question your sanity.
I consider myself lucky though I may be busy but by god I have my share of fun doing it. Show me someone else so gets to create trash panda date dioramas.
But I am going to continue along staying up all hours making batshittery for people to deck their halls with. This is my swap item for a crafting group I am in. So off I go to drink all the coffee and try to eek out another goatse wreath or two.
So I have started several blog post and even though I have shared it a couple of times I have had trouble doing this one. Problem being while I do edit what I share on here I try to keep my blog about what is important and what is currently going on. Well a about a month ago my dear sweet old senior rescue boy Peanut passed away. We had him just under two years but he was my constant sidekick and dear buddy. I did not feel like I could do a new post on here without acknowledging that. He will be missed for a very long time.
Since his passing our other dog another senior rescue called Zelly the belly was very lonely and getting anxious so we adopted another shelter dog for her a little pocket beagle we call Jazz. She is definitely helping with the healing over here.
Here they are sharing their new little blankets I made them.
So I don't want to talk about this to much more but now you know.
On to Halloween. I don't know about you guys but I am watching every creepy thing and keeping track of shadows and bumps in the night.
Adding this ironically my crazy dog lady doll to the Etsy shop today.
Well that is all I got today but thanks for reading.
So the other day I bought a lot of dolls. In the basket of dolls was a variety of handmade doll items and a few various small crafts. This was one of them. A pink and clear pony bead headdress. Nothing teaches understanding like pony bead depictions of items held to be of great importance to another group of people.
My first thought was to shred it because how someone did not realize it was obnoxious to make baffles me. But then I had another thought. Instead of tearing it up maybe make it less offensive. Now as there is no way to keep it a headdress and not have it be offensive I gave it a new life. That is when it became jazzed up crap.
I removed the dangles and then I felted. I mean I felted the fuck out of it. Now we have a turkey a purple turkey with a wattle that looks a bit like a nut suck. Coincidence? I think not. So now I feel better. While I cannot fix what was wrong with making it I gave it a new hopefully offense in a new and fun way life.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.