Archive for August, 2007

The Space Zoo

Posted in Artwork, Dolls, Space Zoo, Toys with tags , , , , , on August 30, 2007 by starhandarts

funny little creatures

Funny Little Creatures – Winner of the 2008 Parents Choice Awards

Funny Little Creatures, the new children’s CD published by my dear friend Hans Mayer has the Space Zoo Creatures as its cover art and inside jacket art. When I decided to settle on Orcas Island in November of 2005, I arrived here without my working art materials. To entertain myself while waiting for all my worldly goods to arrive I started making small sock figures. Each is unique, and made from socks, buttons, wool felt, poly-fill stuffing and humor. Hand made one at a time, they are simple and funny and full of the easy humor that lurks in the deep regions of my mind. After several weeks of the little zoo multiplying and taking up residence in the home of Hans and Carol he started writing the title song of the CD. Now many months and many new creatures later there is a finished CD. You can go to his web site Hans and take a look. There is an abundance of wonderful choices to look at in the children’s music section as well as the big kids section. Full of great lyrics, harmonies, and instrumentals, each choice is wonderful.

The Space Zoo Creatures are made from socks, wool felt, buttons and stuffing. They are silly and a bit alien, and their soft squezziness and humor make them ideal to cheer you up. Their sizes range from 8″ up to about 14″. They began their dance with me after I moved to Orcas Island, Wa. They simply began to poor out of the place I call my humor parlor. Enjoy

Copar – sold, Wiso 14″, $25 Ergoo – sold

Bibo-sold Saywa 15″, $25 Crux 15″, $30

Zetor 14″, $30 Bugz – sold Fuza 13″, $25

Barbo 15″, $25 Sixx 13″, $30 Asboc-sold

Coney-sold Pinky – sold, $25 Bleuu 14″, $30

Irish blessing ball

Posted in Artwork, Balls with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 29, 2007 by starhandarts


Here is the newest painted ball. Text band is an old Irish blessing. ”May the road rise to meet you, the wind be always at your back.” 18” dia inflated ball painted with acrylics. Night sky hemisphere; several moon phases, meteor shower, gallaxy vortex, space station, constellations Crux, Caseiopeia, Draco, Orion, Big Dipper, Venus, 7 Sisters, moutain range, dramatic evening sky. Day sky hemisphere, sun, rainbow, clouds, eagles, ravens, houses, tipi, human beings, rabbit, deer, dog and various forests and flowers.