Tuesday, February 16, 2016

"Creative Tuesdays" and the (Incredible) Theme of FUZZY! (Wuzzy Was A Bear :-D )

So, anyone who even knows me vaguely and in the slightest knows that I love all things FUZZY (be it a teddy bear, a cat, a dog, a pet, anything with four legs and fur, regardless of if it walks around and breathes, or is secretly alive like "The Velveteen Rabbit"), so, this was a super exciting theme for me!

Below is a handmade Valentine's Day Card I made for the fair I mentioned in my last C.T. blog entry, which was great fun and full of lots of great people, crafters, artists, and even chefs/musicians.  I actually drew this Valentine's Day Card, specially with this C.T. challenge in mind:

I can't recall the exact pun in side (I'll have to look it up and then edit this blog entry), but, it used the pun "eres maravill-oso," which in Spanish means "you are marvelous."  However, "oso" also means bear in Spanish.  So, hyphenating the end of the original word ("maravilloso") just so, with the front image, was a silly pun for anyone who could read it :-p

If you look closely, you can also see that one of the bears is actually a Marsupial, and yes, is meant to look like my little stuffed animal Fuzzles The Koala (who I am so obsessed with).

One more photo that I have to share, related to the theme of "Fuzzy."  One of the vendors made nail decals and also customized pencils, and I had her make me some special pencils, all for my favorite teddy bear!  Er, marsupial.  Anyway, the proof of that is below, and I am probably irrationally excited to have all these customized marsupially magnificent pencils now:

All right.  Without further ado, everyone should go sign up and enter this challenge.  If they have yet to create something Awesomely Fuzzy, there's time before end of day today; check out the rules at the link ^_^ Thank you a ton, Michael/Mister Toast, for C.T. as always, and for this theme allowing me to (continually) obsess over something I love, i.e., stuffed bears, and drawing them.

(BTW, I LOVED the image prompt with the fabulous bunny from Kei Acerda's work; I love Acerda's work as well as all of the work out of Imaginism studios/also Bobby Chiu, and both Acerda's and Chiu's amazing concept design, character design, and illustration work).

Head on over to www.creativetuesdays.blogspot.co.uk to see Mister Toast's blog overall, and then go to this link to enter this specific challenge: http://creativetuesdays.blogspot.com/2016/02/half-past-nine-by-kei-acedera-of.html

Happy Tuesday!  Thanks again everyone for being awesome (-:

P.S. Speaking of Fuzzy.  I went to something in Long Beach CA, called the "Bulldog Beauty Parade" on Sunday/Valentine's Day... AND IT WAS GLORIOUS.  In the spirit of "fuzzy," I'll end this blog with a few photo highlights of fuzzy, beautiful, wrinkly, glorious bulldogs.  Can you tell I like wrinkly puppies?  Heh (-:

In order, below: Mimi the Bulldog dressed as Cinderella (and yes her owners made her a dress as well as a doggy stagecoach, complete with magic horse), a Hula Girl Bulldog, and a Pug and Bulldog pair of Best Friends.

I can't even emphasize enough how glorious I found this event (I go every year).  I don't have a Bulldog (Beagle Mix; he stayed home), but, they let spectators who love them come to this event, play with them, pet them, and watch them do a little parade as themselves, and/or themselves in outfits like the ones you can see below.


Wanda said...

What a fun post, Donna. Love your Valentine and all the warm and fuzzy things. I also love the affection of the couple.
Very sweet.

The photos were fun too....The Doggy Parade. HOW CUTE!!

lissa said...

cute card, love the stuff bears. another wonderful entry for CT.

have a lovely day.

Christine said...

lovely fuzzy card for the challenge and for Valentines!

Michael said...

Donna, I always look forward to reading your posts, let alone seeing your contribution each fortnight. This is no exception. I love that you even did it specifically for Ct and jsut how adorable the art work is. In fact, I think this may well be one of my favourite of yours. I love everything about it. The girl's green dress and her stance particularly melts my heart. So sweet. I love the hug.

Your pencils are super duper fun. Fuzzles is a great name for your Koala too, btw.

I was smiling going through your photos in larger view and wondering how the doggies were going to tie in until I read your funny post on that dog parade. How so very LA, somehow. Wonderfully eclectic.

My fave part of all? That you loved the theme. I did rather suspect you might actually, reading your posts and looking at your art over the years! Wheeee. :)

BTw, I think the girl/boy in the fuzzy costume behind is so cute too. What an adorable costume.

Michael said...

Oh, and I wanted to add that I am thrilled to read your craft fair went well and that you actually know of Kei Acerda. I should have guessed. That made this theme even more fun for you then, right?
Your ink drawing underneath the pencils and koala bear looks fantastic. I'm excited too to read (on Tracy's blog comment you left there) that you are working on a comic book. I am sure it is going to be great. That NY-LA piece was marvelous. As I said, my son was blown away it. He kept pointing out new things and going on about how awesome it was. Both my sons, actually, enjoy your style and watching you grow as an artist over the last few years too.

linda (dots n doodles) said...

Super card Donna. Love the touch of donning the man in a bear suit as well! Glad the weekend went well for you. Another great interpretation!

Tracy Campbell said...

Hi Donna. So sorry for the delay in getting here. I was out of town. I still have to respond to all the great comments I received too. I so love your teddy bears. Like you, teddy Bears have a soft fuzzy place in my heart. And the couple are adorable. I'm so happy you're doing a Coloring book too. Maybe we can help each other out with questions or what not. Thanks for your wonderful comments too. :-)

Tracy Campbell said...

Keep up the great work.