Monday, January 3, 2011

Okotteru...

Hello Lovelies~

Happy New Year! I am more excited about starting 2011 than I've been in several years. I know it's going to be a great one and it's wonderful to have all you fine folks along for the ride.

As promised, here are some pictures of my new Okotteru series. This series is for my gallery's Least Favorite Things themed show opening Friday. I went a very Asian art route and created little kids doing their least favorite chores. Okotteru means "I am angry at this/you" and the Japanese symbol on the art means "I hate this." Very tongue-in-cheek as usual. Origami paper shows through the cut out areas to contrast the otherwise stark illustrations. Let me know what you think!


I have been doing quite a bit of junking recently for a secret project I am very excited about that I will reveal in time. In the process, I have found some great things, including this book of short suspense stories compiled by Alfred Hitchcock. The cover? Wow. Vultures, ghouls, and A. Hitchcock as a baby? That's a 10 on the creep scale... and of course I love it.


I also found this hilarious cover from an old Popular Science magazine. These mags are crazy to read. They're chock full of lead paint ads, articles about building bombs, alligators for sale, it's nuts. But the caption: How You Are Thrilled... But Not Killed took the cake. I have yet to read the article. I'll let you know how it comes out Folks.


Have you seen the work of Deborah Parkin? Well, if not, you should skip on over to her site ASAP because her stuff really is top knotch. Some of it's mysterious, some of it looks vintage, and all of it is moody and beautiful. Below are some of my favorites...


So, because it was the holidays, I busted out one of my holiday favorites; Gremlins. You heard me. If you haven't seen it in awhile, it definitely deserves a re-visit. Holy smokes. I forgot how hilarious it was... and how absurd. Namely the mom character and the mean old lady character. (All the people in this movie are so one-dimensional that referring to them by name is unnecessary.) Absolutely ridiculous... and wonderful. Give Gremlins another shot very soon you guys...

Because there's this: a ski mask with teeth.

Until next time: unpleasant dreams...

9 comments:

Erica (Caustic Threads) said...

I love those illustrations and those photos! ♥

VaLon said...

Love the pictures.

The Stapelia Company said...

Thank you guys! :)

Lavender Starlight said...

Great pics! :) I love the gremlin!

The Stapelia Company said...

I'm not going to lie, the gremlins in Gremlins made me laugh until I cried. Especially the ski mask one pictured above. :)

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

the ski mask is so scary!! i'm stopping by from the etsy forum!

The Stapelia Company said...

Haha. Thank you for stopping by Carrie! :)

Sam from Hundy and Undy said...

Oh man I haven't seen Gremlins in yeeeaars. That ski mask is cracking me up!

The Stapelia Company said...

Right? Bahaha. So funny.