Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Woomi at Play: Bubblegum Bubbles

With the approach of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, the city is busy completing construction work. Meanwhile, I'm working on an Olympics-related yarn bombing project that will debut soon!

I'm also working on a drawing for KNOW: The Science Magazine for Curious Kids. The cover will be revealed in the Mar/Apr 2010 issue, but here's a peek at the bubblegum-blowing star:

Coincidentally, Woomi (my alter-ego) has been playing with bubblegum bubbles while I've been working. Look what happened:

I hope 2010 is the year we make contact with Woomi again!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Cone Critters

When I'm not working on, I'm saying yes to YES Mag: The Science Magazine for Adventurous Minds. Since 2006, the YES Mag team has kindly invited me to draw for each educational issue.

In the Nov/Dec 09 issue, I drew a piece titled "Urban Dining", about the eating habits of city animals:

An urban duo included a fox and a kitty-in-a-cone:

Last month, I crocheted an amigurumi version of this edible cat:

Another piece I drew (in the Mar/Apr 09 issue) was titled "Lost", which detailed the body language of dogs:

Jim the dog was the star:

I crocheted Jim too. He'll have to express his body language through a cone body:

Over the holidays, I mailed both Cone Critters to the YES Mag team as gifts. Everyone seemed to enjoy the fuzzy treats.

I hope you enjoy ice-cream in the winter too!

Ruff Ruff! Meow Meow!*
(*translation: Yes to YES!)

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Hare Cut

Since 1993, the person responsible for my multi-coloured hair has been a talented stylist named Jeannie.

MJ goes to the same salon, and discovered that Jeannie likes morbid fashion accessories, such as skulls and eyeballs. (In the 1980s, Jeannie was her small town's rare, rebel punk-rocker teen.)

Recently, Jeannie reached her 25th anniversary as a hair stylist. To celebrate this milestone, I made her this macabre necklace out of yarn and fishing wire:

I hope these snippy scissors and unlucky rabbit bring you luck, Jeannie! As pixelhazard says: "...if a rabbit's foot is good luck, the whole dead lot of him should be super good luck."

Hooray for standing out from the crowd and for encouraging individuals to do the same!

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