Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Empathy monsters have invaded! They like the cold…

P1250111 Its been really cold here and my art palace has been freezing. Add to it the fact that I broke my kerosene heater, and its not much fun to be down there right now. I decided it was a great time to pull out my sewing machine and finally make an empathy monster from the Art, Heart & Healing class that Willow so graciously gave away this past fall.

I have tons of fabric stashed away and I made a royal mess of my house by pulling it all out and creating a huge pile that I could pick through and see/feel it all at once. The orange one was my first attempt. I was feeling a bit rushed because I had students coming so I didn’t do such a great job with embellishing her. I do like her, in fact I think she’s so ugly she’s cute. Her yellow belly is actually a pocket so she can store things that need to be kept safe.

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I had a bit more imagination while working on the blue monster. He got some warts sewn on his back and a pretty cool mohawk hairdo. He got some extra hand and feet embellishment too. He also has a pocket on his belly, but his is a tulle overlay so whatever is stashed there can be seen so its not such a great place for deep, dark secrets to be held. I really like his ruffly tail that ends in a tassle and his blinged out eye with a shimmery heart birthmark by it. He loves his spiral striped horns and the stripe on his cheek. Again, so ugly you just have to fall in love with him!


They make quite the pair dont they?


  1. They are both adorable!

  2. Glad to see more empathy monsters. I too made a couple. I may see you over at willowing.

    Kyles =D

  3. This is only the second time I've seen these cute little guys. I love these. Another project for me!! Your blog is adding more to my to do list!! ;)


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