Wednesday, December 24, 2008

What do you want for Christmas?

...I want to decide who lives and who dies...

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Pretty Balanced

Last night Justin and I got to see one of our favorite bands, Pretty Balanced. The night didn't start out as we'd planned, but we still had a wonderfully fun time.

The band was supposed to play at The Jewish Mother, a great restaurant down at the Virginia Beach ocean front. We got there early so we could have dinner first, but to our surprise they were closed. The lights were off, the door was locked and not a soul was in sight. Totally surprising, since they are always open late and there wasn't an announcement.

I called my sister, and she went to the bands Myspace page. She said their page now said they were playing at The Bayside Inn. Sigh...and where's that? Luckily, I just got a new cell phone that had a month of free GPS navigation. I hadn't tried it yet, but I typed in "The Bayside Inn, VA Beach" and it found it! And it gave me turn by turn directions! (Isn't technology amazing?)

We got to the show about ten minutes late, but at least we got there. The band was awesome, and super nice (they were here last winter and remembered us!) The venue really sucked (just a hole in the wall, redneck bar) and was full of smoke and loud drunks, but I still had a great time. And afterward (since we still hadn't had dinner) we went to IHOP! Midnight pancakes always seem to taste better than morning pancakes.

Pretty Balanced

I've put a few videos of the show up on my Youtube page...
"The Skin"

Prosthetic Face (a new song)

Shut Me Up (MSI cover)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas plushes

I got a bunch of orders for Tom Servo plushes for Christmas. Since they are made to order, I haven't had the chance to take a picture of all three sizes together until now.
Tom Servo group shot

Bots with their maker.
All My Servos

I also made a custom plush of a customer's original character. Her design is so cute, and I love how the plush turned out.
Shinoa's fursona

Friday, December 12, 2008

Sad week for fandom

It's been a really sad week for geek fandom. Lots of greats are passing on. First Forest Ackerman, creator of "Famous Monsters of Filmland" magazine. He was a fan's fan, a collector and lover of all things science fiction. He coined the word "sci-fi" and gave Ray Bradbury his start.

A few days later Beverly Garland, a marvelous actress and star of some wonderful B movies, passed. She was lovely and had a great appreciation for all of her fans. She even attended the first MST3K convention :)

And saddest of all, today I found out that Bettie Page has died. She was a pinup queen, and a beautiful free spirit. She'll be greatly missed.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Winking Whales!

I love thrift stores! Today, I found these adorable salt and pepper shakers. They're whales with winky eyes! Awesome!
Whale salt and pepper
Whale salt and pepper detail

Friday, December 5, 2008

Recent plushes

I just finished two commissioned plushes. They're both made of fleece, so they are really soft!
Ciara plush
Kira plush

Monday, December 1, 2008

Hazy Sunday

I love fog. Everything seems more quiet and dreamy when the clouds are low, and you can't see the tops of buildings.
Norfolk fog

Norfolk foggy drive

Virginia Beach fog

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Welcome to my new home

Hello everyone!

a new pic

I'm Lindsay. I'm an aspiring artist and crafter living in Virginia. I spend most of my time making things, sewing plush toys and drawing and painting. I want to be a comic book artist, and a plush toy designer, and a professional illustrator. I have a wonderful boyfriend who writes books and comics, and makes me laugh a lot.

He loves me!

As some of you know, I have had two blogs going for the last couple of years; my personal writing on Myspace, and my art blog on livejournal. It was getting a little annoying (especially when I wanted to write something that would fit in both) so I decided that it'll be better to have just one and write about everything :)