Friday, September 10, 2010

Whimsical Week!

Wow, I can't believe it's been nearly 2 weeks since my last post! I hope everyone enjoyed their Labor day weekend. :) I was hard at work on my new projects (you may remember my post about wanting to create DOTD toys). I just completed my first pull toy, it's a custom piece for Teresa in the UK, but I'm making more! ;) Lots of trial and error on these, and a lot of help from my boyfriend who is more skilled with power tools. I hope that these are well received, and that people understand that I love animals and children (I'm not trying to scare children or give them nightmares)! These are intended for the alternative parent and the big kids that like to play with funky folk art! Here's the completed custom kitty:



My work table right now...you can see a squirrel starting to form at the bottom!



I took a break from the toys yesterday afternoon, and daydreamed this painting into creation. It was fun to just play with color, and paint something different from my norm. :) I just posted "Light As Air" in my Etsy shop! ~Sold~

6 comments:

rox said...

Leila as a Mum of 6 granny to 1 and the child at heart just let me say
awesome awesome awesome !
love Your work ! and it is not scarey
rox

Pili said...

I might be very alternative, but I just can't see that super cute and amazing kitty toy as scary!

And I just can't wait to see more completed toys!

You're doing a great great job! You ooze talent!

Hoot-n-Andy LLC said...

hey there! i just found your blog through pili's 'in love with handmade', and i just had to post to say hello! i just love your art- it's beautiful! funny you should mention an interest in making alternative children's toys- i just opened a shop myself featuring alternative rocking horses....and there's totally a dotd one! haha :)
great minds think alike!
anywho, it's nice to meet you! :)

Michelle said...

Your toys are totally cool! I'm loving them, and the balloon painting. It's almost Balloon Fiesta time here, so my mind is on balloons right now too! My uncle said to tell you the toys are Wicked! heehee! Wonderful stuff, as always!

Wendy said...

Leila, your muses are playing havoc with me, because I want everything you make! The kitty is SO cute and you know how I love black cats. I'm heading on over to Etsy this week when I get my paycheck, sigh...Art that I love is so worth it though ;)
And scary! pfffft...lol

Hoot-n-Andy LLC said...

thank you so much! :)

and i totally just saw the little rocking horse you made....now that's just spooky :) i think a hole might have opened up in the time space continueum (sp?! haha):)

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