My tiny Yoda was on vacation this weekend. He left the tiny plastic box in my desk for a much larger one at The Strong in Rochester, NY! I was super excited to have him included in their Star Wars event at their Museum of Play.
I think next time I display a micro piece, I should include one of my needles and some yarn. Listening to some folks in line I realized it wasn’t immediately apparent (due to it’s size) what/how it was painstakingly made vs just a tiny figurine. Meh- ya learn…I do love the acrylic base he was placed on. I just so happen to have a bag full of clear plexi circles just waiting to be used for something- sweet!
It was also an honor to have my work shown next to the work of a good friend of mine, Rob Rogalski. His puppets are utterly amazing in detail and execution. I’ll have to get some good pics of his work to show off, the iphone didn’t do them justice!
So I’m really lucky because I get to work with my best friend and partner on these amazing inflated projects. We’ve recreated Botticelli’s Venus entirely out of balloons,
made some amazing balloon dresses:
and most recently, 10 original fairy tale illustrations:
I love this latest series, and we have had tons of great positive feedback about the imagery- we’ve just got to fully illustrate an entire book! But in order to do that, we also need to eat & pay bills while we create the images etc. To that end, we’re attempting to fund the project through kickstarter. Here’s how it works:
Visit the site, and pledge as little as $1 towards our project. (Or pledge way more ;-) we’ve even offered thank-you gifts like prints & copies of the book at higher levels.
Share the link with your friends!
IF the project is fully funded (meaning enough people have pledged $ towards the project so that it can be fully funded) your pledge will be charged. If we aren’t successful, then you’re off the hook ;-).
I’m pleasantly surprised that only 4 days in we’re already 10% funded- but there’s still another 90% to cover… Can you help? Even if it’s just by sharing the project on Facebook or Twitter- every little tweet/post helps…