Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The September That I Almost Became a Bucket of Goo

Seriously. Perhaps not the "becoming of goo" of the whole physical body with all of the "systems" included, like the ever-rigid "skeletal system", but at least the "nervous system". Basically my "brain" and "brain stem" and the other stuff attached to the "brain" but not including the "nerves". Goo.

These are the "top 10" of the goo-inducing items, which if listed singly do not initiate a goo-making, but all of them together in one month... Goo.

1. Making 6 puppets with stands
2. Arranging a sculpture to make live for a beer-related event then making said sculpture while drinking beer
3. Painting and customizing a dummy then organizing a mediocre performance with said dummy
4. Making a collaborative art piece
5. Making 3 plush pieces
6. Re-financing the house
7. Preparing for a divorce
8. Obtaining a divorce
9. Getting tattooed wedding band covered up with a mind-blowing tattoo that made me cry happy tears of gratitude
10. Making another plush piece with stand

And that doesn't even include the full-time job and the part-time job! DUUUDE! But today I am FINISHED FOR SEPTEMBER!!! And October is looking all tumbleweedy by comparison. I hope you are saying silently to yourself, "You go, Sharon!" (you can take off the exclamation point if you're having trouble saying it silently)

I leave you with my PRODUCT OF THE MONTH (this is a feature that I just now made up). It's on the shelf by the lice shampoo, and if you have a SERIOUS issue with ped·i·cul·o·pho·bi·a as I do, then this is a gift from God stocked onto shelves by angels. Click on the image to go to their website.

Sunday, September 5, 2010


The m-f-ing show is finally installed along with a seriously cheesyish goth window display with !20 YARDS! of black tulle that we put together. Holy crap! All of our stuff looks so cool with each other's stuff! I looove Kelson's (that's him in the picture up there) and Paul's puppets, but I had no idea the mind-blowingness of seeing so many awesome things in one space. I can't wait to see what people think. I only had three sock puppets totally completed, so I put those on their stands, and the other three will be there on Wednesday (the store is closed Monday and Tuesday). There will be a few other things too, I think. Now, to prepare my dummy Ambrose for his performance!

More puppet news! At Open Door Art Studio I've been working with my friend Randall making finger puppets based on his drawings. We've been selling these little creations called "Ran-Dollz" for ten bucks a pop. They're pretty cute. Randall picks the sketch to use, the fabric, the notions, then I just sew it up for him. If you're in the market for a finger puppet, totally stop by and take a look. Try to come by in the afternoon (1:30-4:30 T-F) so you can meet Randall, he totally rules.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Two Stuffs

So, have I bugged you enough about the mother effing puppet show? So, we install it on Sunday, but the "event" is Friday the 17th. That's when the people in the show will do a performance with their puppets, and you totally want to be there! I just peeked at Kelson's theater that he just built for his show, and it is FABULOUS! I have no idea what Paul is doing, but I have a bet it will be disturbing and inappropriate. I am customizing a vintage dummy to use for my performance, and the dummy will HAVE HIS OWN SOCK PUPPET! I am not clear what our act will be like, but I've gone through it in my head, and to be honest, I am somewhat frightened at what might come out of my dummy's (Ambrose) mouth. He truly DOES have a mind of his own!

THEEEEENNNNNNNNN!!! As soon as that is installed, I am finishing up plush pieces to send to Seattle THEN making sketches for the Pabst Blue Rendezvous. I was so happy to be invited to do this again because I get to work next to adopted sibling Dan Gerdeman for a whole day once more!

Oops, forgot about the Exquisite Corpse show at ARTillery. That's also coming up soon. CRAP! I need to get busy. But first, some coffee...