Archive for March, 2011

Kim Welling’s Little Monsters

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

There are so many interesting things/people that I want to share! But I am forever slow in the game of life. Apologies for the very basic picture layout but my new laptop is without Photoshop currently so I can’t even experiment with you using my amateur skills.

ALAS. I found this illustrator on the front page of Etsy, well one of her amaaaazing “Instant Comfort Pocket Box” was there and I thought, “this is uber cute!” click. And the following clicks just lead to me developing a major girl crush. Her name is Kim Welling and I want to be her friend. Read her blog and see why. She has an awesome Etsy shop: Kim’s Little Monsters. And I’m having a hard time deciding on the boxes to get! How could you not fall in love with someone who creates such goodies as her?

The Instant Comfort Pocket Box


Portrait pins


cup and saucer "sleeping fox"


PHOTO CREDIT: all photos were taken from KIM WELLING’s Etsy shop.

Brain Slugs

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

I wasn’t even sure what brain slugs were, until I was shown a picture, but when asked to make some parasitic slugs, I said “what the hey! I’ll give it a shot!”. From the world of Futurama, these little suckers attach themselves to human hosts and control their brains.

So off I went to find some pistachio coloured fleece and cheap hairbands from Ardenes. There’s some armature wire in their antennae to keep them perky and a wide loop in the base to slide in a hairband. They turned out pretty good.

It’s brain slug, brain slug, they stare through their one giant eye,
They’re fun for a girl or a guy!

Mr. P and Macaroni (my plush benefactors) wore them on their big trip to Pax East and were the belles of the game-fest extravaganza. Thanks guys for the chance to make your slug dreams come true!

~ Lurgs


Sunday, March 20th, 2011

(photo from Urbanebloc)

Got the chance to see Billy Elliot the musical last night thanks to the OH and it was great! Very entertaining and touching.  Of course the young performers were all exceptional! Billy (last night played by Cesar Corrales) is such a multi-talented performer and so strong throughout the show. Another scene stealer was Dillon Stevens who played Billy’s friend Michael and was a delightful spark on stage. All in all, great show that’s well worth seeing.

I did miss A Town Called Malice and will always have a soft spot for Jamie Bell. (haha…I could only find a Spanish version to embed).



Also, Billy’s angry dance from the musical reminded me of Bret’s angry dance. I think everyone should have a non-destructive angry dance. No angry words or harsh reactions…Just dance it out people!



Photo owners found!

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

I posted earlier about a roll of film that had been found in Prospect Park in New York by Todd Bieber and his quest to find the owners. And now he’s found them and has also had the opportunity to travel and meet some other new friends along the way! Hurray for lovely people of the world! Cheers to circumstance, opportunities and chances taken! Read the full article here.


The World of Scott Morse

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

I am no art expert, but I do know what I like and I’m loving Scott Morse. My bf put me onto him and I’m glad he did because this guy’s stuff is amazing. Now I don’t know a whole lot about him, in fact, I’m just reading on his blog right now to learn more about him as I type. He’s won awards…He has a son (who draws too!)…He makes films…check him out! I just had to share some of his work for now. I’m particularly in love with his tigers!



Monster Factory

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

YY and I have been fans of Monster Factory for years, seeing them at the One of a Kind Show and the Toronto Outdoor Art Show. They are Toronto-based monster designing dynamos. These awesome plush monsters each have unique characteristics and personalities. You get drawn in by their charms and then get a kick out of reading their accompanying bios. Here are two of our acquaintance:

Here’s Kyle who has “remarkable computational abilities and is a bit of a hypochondriac.”

And Royce, (which I got for YY’s brother, cause if he came from a Monster Factory, he’d be Royce).

I just discovered they made some Monster Factory films too!! What could be better??!?


More videos are available on the Monster Factory website.