Thursday, August 16, 2007

$.25 Dream Machine - Felt Gumball Machine

I finally finished this today. I had the most trouble attatching the top to the stand. I keep forgetting tension doesn't work with plush items. I'll learn one of these days. Finally, with a bit of struggling, it balances and stays put.

I tried to include some small "toys" that reprersent "The American Dream" or something like it (house, car, vacation) and fantasy (unicorn). What could be better than putting a quarter in a machine and having one of your dreams come true? If it only things were that simple...

It is life size, but no, it does not function as a normal gumball machine. I'm not that ambitious YET.

I can't wait to figure out what's next!

Monday, August 6, 2007

New Soft Sculpture - They told me it would eat me up...

This is the newest edition to my collection. I am trying to get back into more detailed soft sculptures and take a break from the sweater monsters. I drew an image of this on my wall before my first day of class in the city and have imagined it in plush ever since. Finally, it's here! I am very happy with it and had ALOT of fun making it!

I am moving on to my next one, which I have already made a head of broccoli for...

In the mean time I rekindled my love for Clae Oldenburg and his soft sculptures. I hadn't looked at them in a while but I believe that somewhere they made quite an impression on my little imagination as I was growing up.