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Plush Jon Snow and Ghost

Yep, I'm a big fan of the Game of Thrones TV series, too. It's got baby dragons in it, what's not to love? Game of Thrones inspired art was inevitable, and this has to be one of the best. It's a plush Jon Snow and Ghost by Mick Minogue. Love it. From the artist's own description:

A handmade personal plush inspired by the saddest character In the Game of Thrones series. Jon Snow the bastard son of House Stark and his trusty Direwolf 'Ghost'. This lonely plush doll comes with his own Valyrian steel sword 'Longclaw'. Ghost comes with his very own White Walker hand which he found out past the wall In the snowy snow. 

Lots more photos can be found here.


Santa Cthulhu, NOW with Genuine Flaming City! 

Last night after we posted the Santa Cthulhu, Brian couldn't help but think something was still missing. Today he sat down and felted a little city to go in the fireplace, with buildings that are burning and collapsing. Yours at no added cost, genuine flaming city! :)


2012 Needle Felted Santa Cthulhu

He's done! This year's Santa Cthulhu is finished and posted for sale in the Etsy shop. If you haven't been following along, here's the story ...

In 2007, Brian and I made our first needle felted Santa Cthulhu around Christmastime. It was so much fun we had to make another in 2008, and again in 2009. In 2010 I branched away a bit and made an epoxy clay Cthulhu Elf on my lonesome, but it just wasn't the same. The needle felted ones are much more fun. And it's always better when Brian and I get to work on a project together!

Last year we started another felt Santa Cthulhu, but then Brian was in a tragic garage accident that left him with a broken hand. With him being unable to felt, we put last year's Santa on hold. We dug it out again this year and now Santa's finally done! This is our 4th needle felted Santa Cthulhu. He's got a fireplace, stockings, a plate of cookies, a dead trout and a live moray eel to leave as stocking stuffers ... all needle felted from wool. See the Etsy listing or the page in the Thirdroar gallery for more details, meanwhile I'll just post a heap of photos here!



The March Hare

We finished another one! Brian and I have been digging through that big box of half-finished felties and this was one we've been meaning to complete for a long time. I think Brian started working on it in 2009 and then it sat neglected for quite some time. But it's complete now! We're pleased with it. Since we've felted several larger bunnies, the March Hare was an obvious choice for us. We even felted his little dormouse friend for him, too. I've just posted him for sale on Etsy! You can see more photos there or here in the gallery.



My latest Holiday Cthulhu, just in time for Halloween! Waiting for the Great Pumpkin has never been so horrifying. Linus' soft chanting has paid off this year ... woe be to Lucy and all who doubted him. The Cthulh-o-Lantern is available for sale in my Etsy shop. Get him while you can, I only made one!


The Zombie Bunny Returns!

Brian and I revisited the zombie bunny idea we had back in 2009. He's back for sequel: The Return of Zombie Bunny! Thanks to astounding reproduction rates, the world's bunny population had returned to normal. What are the odds that another bunnypocalyse would occur? Doomed to an inevitable outcome, this is only one of billions of undead bunnies soon to be found in your neighborhood! For more photos, click through to my gallery. Whatever you do, don't go out into the garden unprepared!

edit: The Zombie Bunny is now for sale at The Odd Luminary.


The Creepy Bunny

Brian and I finished a new needle felted critter last night. I did some of the surface detail, but this one was mostly Brian's work (yes, he's weird). For every super-cute, flower-munching, whisker-wiggling, carrot-nibbling poof ball, there must be finger-biting, sharp-clawed, malevolent counterpart. Sometimes they work together. One distracts you with cuteness while the other hacks into your computer for personal financial information. The Creepy Bunny is about 11" tall, needle felted of wool, with a wire armature in his legs for support.


Cernunnos' Tree

Some more progress on Cernunnos' tree. Comparing these pics to the last ones I posted, I realize it doesn't like like a whole lot has changed. But trust me, there was a lot of work done! The texture is completed on the trunk and all of the roots, and it has been baked so I don't mush all of my hard work accidentally.

I discovered that I am going to have to sculpt most of the smaller parts of the branches completely in epoxy clay, because I had to bend the branch wires back on themselves just to get this to fit in the oven. Oops. Working too big isn't usually my problem. But I figure I'll be able to do the main part of the large branch in polymer clay, bake it, and then finish the smaller branches off in epoxy clay. This is probably a good idea anyway, because epoxy clay is stronger than polymer clay, especially when it gets thinner.


Cernunnos' Tree

A little more progress on the tree. I need to get the trunk as close to finished as possible before I do much work on the branches. That way I can bake it and not worry about smushing what I've already sculpted when I go to work on the branches. Plus it'll let me pick the whole thing up by the trunk and flip it around to work on it. So I started working on the bark texture for the trunk and roots. I want it to look like a dead tree so it's actually less of a bark texture and more just a cracked and weathered wood look. At least that's what I'm aiming for.

I must give Brian credit for the tree texture. He has a bunch of big pieces of manzanita that he picked up in California years ago on one of his rockhounding trips. One particular piece has a lot of nice cracks and lines in it. He suggested I use that for my texture, so I did. Literally! I used some silicone mold putty and made little push molds from the surface of the manzanita, and now I am pressing them onto the surface of my tree. Then I use sculpting tools to get the various imprints to join up in a believable fashion. I think it looks decent so far. Thoughts?


Cernunnos' Tree

I spent a lot of time on the tree today, I think it's starting to take shape. Long way to go still. It rained all day long here. It was a great way to spend the day, sitting in my studio playing in the clay with the sound of rain outside my window.