Tuesday, December 15, 2009

See ya next year!!!

Hey all, I'm heading out tomorrow morning to spend Chriiiiiiiiiiiiiistmas!!..ahem...with Zach and his family. I have a 7 hour flight, alriiiight *sarcastic thumbs up* and I'm ready for it.

I probably won't update as much but I'll be sure to swing by every now and then.

There's a lot of things to be done once I arrive to the big apple, shopping for the remaining family members, sending friends gifts off, lots and lots of drawing. Making awesome plans for my Birthday on the 20th. We'll probably go into the city for it which I'm really excited for! I'm going to be 21, egh. Adulthood.

We'll be sure to post a buttload of pictures from our winter adventures.

I'll post up some traditional art so this post won't be so wordy.

This is a little gift I've already sent out for my pal from Sweden, Emma. This is her Chinchilla, Pip. She's also getting the Gor plush I currently posted.



During my last hours here at home with my family, we tried to put up our Christmas tree before I left. :> We didn't put up the huge window display/balcony display. We didn't have time. Yes, my mom goes all out for this holiday. Electronic gizmos, clapping devices, ornaments, the works. I'm glad I was able to put this up in time. c: I'm really going to miss my family while I'm away. <3



Our tree is mostly Cartoony theme, we have tons of looney tunes, disney, old retro 50s, 60's and 70's ornaments and a bunch of random trinkets as well. I love our tree.



We went with a white tree for this year. Its very stylish. :>



We keep all the boxes for everything we put up, theres a ginormous pile by the front door. I'm glad I don't have to stay for the clean up jobs. ;)



Everything my mom has in her house is sound activated, so if you clap you die of noise.

Welp, I'm off. I have a long day of flying tomorrow.
I hope everyone has a wondrous and loving holiday!
Warm wishes and I'll end this post with a question.

What is your all time Christmas wish for the year? :>

~Tara

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Parties, Herny Selick and Plush!

*Dusts off blog*

Oh blog, how I missed you. We have some catching up to do.

Sorry for the lack of posts, I was enjoying my Thanksgiving trip to New York.
Alot of awesome ensued thats for sure.

For starters, I finished a new plush!
Custom made for my sweetie Emma, who resides in Sweden. He's been done for awhile now but I had to get my hands on a red dog collar that would fit the little guy.

This is Gor, her character. He's a nuclear pirate bunny.


Gor measures around 11' inches or 17' inches ( including the ears.) Hes mostly hand sewn with the exception of a sewing machine on the head.



I loved working on his little toes and cheek fluff. You can't really tell in these photo's but hes sporting a metal earring on his left ear.



Bunny butt.



People don't realize how big my early plushies are so here's me pre-cuddling Gor before we shipped it off to Sweden.

Its sad to let my first plush go but I know he's going to a good home around the world.

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While I was visiting Zach we had a Halloween Leftovers party. With a decked out party room filled with Zach's spooky decorations, homade goodies and treats, leftover halloween costumes and a pinata!

Zach carved a pumpkin for the front door so the guest knew where the party was while I made my homemade traditional pumpkin seeds. :> Mmmmmm



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And later, on a rainy day, out of sheer boredom. We decided to make a fort out of blankets, stuffed animals and pillows in his basement. We played video games and ate snacks for hours.



Zach's little brother Alex wasn't allowed. ( Even though he thought of the idea to build one in the first place.)

We also went shopping for friends which wasn't easy, now its onto family members!

We attempted to go to a local mall at midnight for "Black Friday" but after being there for 10 minutes and seeing how crazy and out of control the place was, we left.
It wasn't worth the trouble and none of us wanted to get trampled on.
Someone fainted and was getting assistance on our way out of the mall. It was that bad.

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I've also done a new set of commission sketches. I'm finally at my 50 mark!



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And finally, the day after my plane ride to the big apple we went to SVA and went to an awesome live Henry Selick interview.



It was really cool, they showed footage I didn't see from the comic con panel they had in July.


Red Blur.
Haha, theres always one picture of me in the way of the camera, blurry and smiling whenever we take photos.



Blue star sweater Coraline was there for the event. We're posing for the camera. The guy protecting her told me that this puppet is more than 6,000 dollars.


I think Henry was blinded by my hair in this photo.



The next day Henry called me asking if we'd like to go to breakfast before he went off to talk to a producer. Having to rush on trains, subways and walk about 10 blocks, we made it. I did feel bad for being late but there were so many obstacles trying to prevent us from having breakfast with him lol

Lucky for us, he waited patiently for our arrival. We ate the best eggs and french toast we ever had and chatted about his new projects, secrets and stories on the set of Coraline and just catching up on things. He even paid for our meals. He was so sweet, really kind and really fun to make conversation with. It was so nice of him to make some time to have breakfast with us since we couldn't during the Con due to busyness. We plan to do it again soon. I'm looking forward to working with Henry someday.

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So all and all a very delightful trip. I'm trying to get a ton of work I had to put off during my two weeks now. I gotta get as much as I can done before I head back in a couple weeks but I'll be sure to post again soon!

~Tara