The Bird Suit, Jinx and Starfield Narwhal Fish Boy have taken flight to Seattle and I miss them already! I do get attached to all of my creatures but this trio really wormed their way into my affections, they were such a pleasure to create and feel so close to my initial mental picture of them that I can declare myself a happy creature maker. It was such an honour to be accepted into Plush You and I can’t wait to see everyone’s work collected together. There have been some wonderful sneak peeks already. If you follow this link you can view a few of the submissions on Flickr. You must check out Margie Oomen’s pieces if you haven’t already, safe to say that there will be nothing else like them on display, I am in love with them all and wish I could meet them in person.
And Yay! Ninon has released the first image of her work for Plush You. Isn’t the little critter below just wonderful, my favourite colour palette, I am so tempted!
I wanted to share a little bit about my sources of inspiration with you, a strange mix I think but somehow they resonate together, for me at least: Battle of the Planets, Moby Dick, T.S. Eliot, the ocean, the stars (oh and an unconscious influence during the making of Jinx, my cat Stimpy).
** I began this post on the 4th of August, I can at last finish it off and publish it! I expect that there have been many more sneak peeks by now, do let me know if you have spotted any new creatures on the horizon. A little note about life in Lou Lou & Oscar land, I am hoping (cross fingers for me) that the dramas have played themselves out, that I will be able to free up some ‘me’ time to reconnect with my beautiful blog, flickr & etsy friends, do a little crafting and update this space once in a while. I’m not even going to announce that I am back, that I am planning a whole day devoted to email tomorrow and some new things for the shop very soon! So, what have you all been up to?