Saturday 8 December 2012
The inspiration for this piece came back in the summer while on a walk with my kidlets. We walked past a backyard with a pileup of kids on a trampoline. Each one of the kids had some form of mobile device and despite the fact that they were all so close that they were making physical contact in one way or another they were communicating via said devices. I made the kids stop and watch as they giggled and snorted, and commented on each others comments they made. I advised the children that this is the epitome of everything I don't want them to do when they grow up. We stood there for a good few minutes and when we left they had still not noticed we had been there, as they were so engrossed in their cyber world.
I was looking to find a holiday piece to mutate, and stumbled across this one in a Salvation Army Thrift Store on my way home from work one evening. I knew I could do something with the piece, but couldn't decide what so I put it back. Of course, as soon as I was halfway home it dawned on me what was needed. I fretted the rest of the evening and the following day that when I returned the piece would be gone. (It's happened before). It was still there upon my return thank goodness.
Anyway, I present to you 'HBD Baby JC', my take on what Christmas means in 2012. Alternate titles for this piece included: WiFi in this manger sucks, and Baby Jesus invites you to play Farmville!'.
Happy Holidays, no matter how you celebrate...do it safely and responsibly.
Sunday 25 November 2012
I posed this question earlier...if it wasn't a figurine before is it still a mutation? Here is my first completely original piece I've made. I wanted it to be a little more frightening, but I'm happy with how it turned out. It's my representation of what a child sees upon it's first visit to a mall Santa:
I'm having trouble getting a good picture of it...but I will keep trying. Enjoy!
Saturday 24 November 2012
Wednesday 21 November 2012
Here's my first attempt at making Precious Mutations merchandise available. It's limited because it's new to me and I haven't had a lot of time yet, but here's my first attempt via zazzle.com : <embed wmode="transparent" src="http://www.zazzle.com/utl/getpanel?tl=My%20Zazzle%20Panel&at=238620216835196900&cn=238620216835196900&st=date_created" FlashVars="feedId=0&path=http://www.zazzle.com/assets/swf/zp/skins" width="450" height="300" TYPE="application/x-shockwave-flash"></embed><br/><a href="http://www.zazzle.com/">create & buy custom products</a> at <a href="http://www.zazzle.com/">Zazzle</a>
Sunday 18 November 2012
Slick Vicky has been in the Hollywood spotlight for the better part of 30 years, and she hasn't aged a bit! Many have tried to discover how she managed to stay looking so young...so where did she locate the fountain of youth? She'll never tell ;)
I started this piece quite some time ago but set it aside because I was questioning my abilities. Little did I know that what was really going on was that my original idea wasn't good enough for this piece.
This piece is also twice the size of the usual pieces I do. I paid a little bit extra for it in a swap shop in Cayuga, but the lady there was so nice...
All those slug photos I took earlier this year definitely helped with the painting of the slug.
As I mentioned in the title, the name of this piece is still up for debate. I welcome suggestions.
Saturday 17 November 2012
Hey guys, I know it's been a bit. I post a lot more of my progress/pics on my facebook page if you are looking to learn more about what we're doing! Anyway, here's some pics of how my latest is coming along:
Hopefully the whole thing will be finished tomorrow!