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Please Welcome TarZan and RiLee!
TarZan comes complete with a plump red belly and 2 seriously sharp fangs.
RiLee is one handsome alley cat.
Yes ... he looks a bit lost.
My sister Beth thinks his nose and lips look like a Martini glass.
TarZan and RiLee are now listed on Etsy!
Go take a peek!
Check Out this dude!
His name is MarLey.
He is the first EVER BuTT UgLee OctoPuS!
Marley is painted in shades of Lavender and Purple Cow.
Marley was posted on Etsy July 5th at noon.
If you would like a BuTT UgLee octopus OR one in a different color just comment here or email me at ...
Check out Bob the lobster and Bentley the seahorse!
Bob is for sale this beautiful Memorial Day weekend.
Bentley the seahorse has already found a new home. I think the little dude sold in about 12 minutes on Friday. I was as shocked as he was. I am NEVER ready to part with my babies. He has the sweetest, plump belly.
Below is Bentley the seahorse.
I am working on another seahorse as we speak.
He is painted shades of banana yellow!
If you are interested in him ... before I upload him to Etsy ... email me and I can send you a photo as soon as he is finished. He will be $89 plus $5 to ship.
This is Bob!
Bob has just made is debut on Etsy.
He is so cooL!
Here are a few more shots of Bob.
They give you a better idea of the detail and texture.
I just added three new UgLee's to Etsy! Check it OuT! Click HERE!
I am now living with an entire family of Penn State fanatics. Two are alumni, one has just finished his Sophomore year AND one is graduating in just a few weeks! I'm not even going to bother listing all of the other family members and family of family that have graduated over the past 20 years. We don't have enough time or space. Let's just say I was the only one to venture off to a small liberal arts college in Bethlehem, Pa. ... Moravian College.
I digress ...
I would like to introduce you to Nittany. The first EVER BuTT UgLee Penn State Nittany lion.
Here are a few shots:
You have no idea how hard it was to create this bad boy. A regular lion is no big deal. Heck ... (you all know I really wanted to say Hell.) his fully painted lion body sat around for weeks ... yes ... WEEKS! The pressure to make him a NITTANY lion was crushing. When you think about living in a home that lives and breaths Penn State you probably get the picture.
The decision was finally made ... I would create the classic Penn State scarf and tie that sucker around his neck and pop on a BuTT UgLee tag. Sure ... no problem! NOT! I had to torture myself and create the scarf out of muslin instead of buying a simple blue and white ribbon. Blah ... Blah ... Blah ... what a whinny butt. I loved it! It also makes me feel much better creating all of the extra details out of muslin whenever I can. Muslin rocks! It also adds to the handcrafted appeal.
Did you see his WHISKERS! So cool! I took black floss and pulled a few threads through, then anchored them with a tiny bit of glue. I love them. The back of NiTTany looks as cool as the front. It has the same wave of polka dots. I don't add the dimensional paint to the back because it may get tacky and stick to the wall. We don't want to that.
There are plans to make more NiTTany lions. Remember they make great gifts for your student, graduate, alumni or TAILGATE! Each NiTTany is a one-of-a-kind, handcrafted, whimsical work of art.
I told you she was BIG.
I told you she followed me everywhere.
Here is the proof.
I was taking photos of a canvas I was working on when my shadow found just the right spot on the floor.
She started out at least 5-6 inches further back then you see in the photo.
She slowly creeps up as if I'm not going to notice.
I could barely get the canvas in the shot so I decided it was best to get her in the photo as well.
This is what I deal with every day... for every Uglee created ... for every photo.
In this second shot I called her name. You can see she turned and posed perfectly for the photo.
So much for the canvas.
If you have followed my blog for a while now you may remember that 2010 was a challenging year for me.
This past weekend during one of my brief, party of one, pity parties a "light bulb" moment. There are people who have lost more and need more than I possibly could.
Over a year ago I was introduced to an organization ... Kiva.
This Non-Profit rocks!
I gave out 4 loans when I joined.
All but 56 cents has been paid back.
The best part of the whole experience is choosing who you want the $$ to go to.
It took me a few days to decide.
I picked Mario.
This is Lun.
This is Ali.
This is Prak Village.
Here is where I need your help.
I am looking reinvest the original $100.
I need to choose four more borrower's as soon as possible.
All you have to do is scan through the list and throw out some suggestions.
I will take the first four.
This is an amazing organization!
A $25 loan can change lives.
Here are the links you will need:
Click here for the Kiva Home Page
Click here for the Kiva Lend Page
Click here for the Kiva About Page
Please leave your suggestions below in comments!
for Creativity Unites by Janna Werner! I am honored. I admire Janna Werner of Papiersalat ... Paper Craft and Mixed Media Art. Not only is she talented, she also uses her awesome blog to promote other artists like ME! How cool is that! Please click on this link to see what she has concocted. Janna included all the photos of the UgLee studio. Take time to look at the links she offers. You could get lost on her site for days.
Janna inspires me to "spread the love" by sharing talented artists I come across each day. I shop on Etsy too, it is a dangerous place! Here is a taste of what Janna wrote ...
Thanks Janna! I honor you!
In Janna's words ...
I don´t know why or when I visited Jennifer´s blog the first time. I just remember that I nearly fell of my chair lauging when I saw her funky creatures. To be honest, I couldn´t find one that was ugly, love them all! Jennifer is a wonderful creative and funny woman and I feel very honoured that she said yes when I was asking her if she´d like to take part in the Creativity Unites project. She sent a bunch of pictures to me, saying, I could choose any I wanted to to add them to this post. You know what?! I add them all, they are just so inspiring! So get ready for a long and fun Creativtiy Unites post :-)
Jennifer´s Homepage: http://buttuglee.com
Jennifer´s Blog: http://jenniferajones.typepad.com
Interview with Jennifer Jones
1. Please describe yourself in five words:
Spiritual. Intuitive. Artistic. Couragous. Kind.
2. What are you creating?
I am working free-standing chicks, rabbits, aligators, monsters, UgLee kids and all kinds of sea creatures.
There are at least 8-10 different UgLee's being .......