Saturday, November 28, 2009

and the Winner is........

Here is the winner of the luchador keychain giveaway!!!

All names and/or usernames where written down on small pieces of paper and put in a hat... an Indiana Jones hat. The name that came out an winner of the luchador keychain is Julie!!! The luchador is going to Brazil!!! Congratulations!!! Thanks to everyone that participated! Stay tuned for more future giveaways

Julie, send me an email with your mailing address. I will send the luchador on his way immediately.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Luchador Keychain GIVEAWAY!!!

Luchador keychain giveaway

Bag and buttons not included

Win your very own Luchador Keychain, for FREE. Before they are available anywhere. Keep in mind that the Luchador may look different from the picture, they are handmade after all. I'm also covering shipping. When I said Free I really meant it. :) If you would like you can give some ideas for colors.

Rules to participate:
Step 1. Visit my blog.
Step 2. Leave a comment in any one of my posts.
Step 3. Cross your fingers.

One entry per person. Tell your friends.

Giveaway is good for a week only (ends black friday).

I will choose at random a comment on Saturday, November 28, 2009 and declare it a winner. Make sure to come back to check the winner post. Simple enough right? Good luck everyone!!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Luchador Keychain

How it all started

Luchador hanging on my bag

Luchador key chain

Luchador plush keychain. Made with love and kick ass patience. I'm planing on making an army of them and putting them on my etsy, so stay tuned! Also making them as DIY or PIY canvas plush. If you want to see him in person he will be making a special appearance at the Bear and Bird Small Stuff show this Sunday.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Upstate Fancy

What IS Upstate Fancy?

Up•state Fan•cy [uhp-steyt fan-see]


1. not exorbitant or extravagant by city standards, however in a rural setting ( like upstate new york) it is in fact, quite fancy

2. a wonderful blog dedicated to art, design and other great things that are indeed upstate fancy.

Started in 2008 by graphic designer and all around crafty girl Jen Pepper. Upstate Fancy is dedicated to bringing you a glimpse of things that really stand out from independent designers, artists, and all around crafty people. Sometimes is serious, sometimes it’s silly, but it’s always short and sweet. Just like that peice of vegan treats cake I had the other day, $6.50 for a piece of cake? Now that’s upstate fancy.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

New and revamped artwork

Serene Monsters (acrylic and color pencil)

Señor Luchador (acrylic, markers, ink, gold spray)

Squishy and FrankenOctoKitty (felt and ultra soft)

Pink Luchador (felt, fleece and buttons)

This is some of my new and revamped work, just in time for the upcoming show Small Stuff 3. I revamped some plushies I made earlier this year and made some new paintings based on character sketches. This show opens November 22 and runs through January 9, 2010. Unlike other shows the theme of this event is "cash & carry", in other words, you pay for it, you take it home on the spot. I'm really looking forward to seeing the work made for this show. See you at the gallery early! :) To purchase any piece from the show go here.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Published pictures in Level Magazine

Level Magazine a latin pop culture Miami publication has a new November issue dedicated to "El Día De Los Muertos" (Day of the dead). They were kind enough to publish two of my pictures from Día De Los Muertos, Merida 2007, after finding them through Joshua's flickr (also in the collage). Denn Rodriguez is published on the first and second page of the picture collage, with a name mention on the second page. Get the magazine on stands today or see their virtual publication. (pictures in pages 84-87).

Monday, November 2, 2009

Painted Señor Luchador in progress

This weekend I started the final piece for Bear and Bird's Small Stuff 3 show, Señor Luchador. He is based on a luchador sketch a did a few weeks back. The background is gold, metallic spray with gloss spray. I still need to do some small shadows, the chest hair and the tattoo. I hope I can finish him this week so I can finally turn everything in to Bear and Bird on Saturday or Sunday.