August 25, 2010

Plush You! LA pieces- unveiled.

I got the idea for Trisha and Travis Rabbit by brainstorming ideas for fun things to do in the summer- and what could be more fun than going rollerblading with a good friend and ending up with ice cream cones? ;)

Travis and Trisha are taking their ice cream cones to eat at the Plush You! LA art show at Munky King Gallery in Los Angeles, which opens August 26th. If you happen to be in LA, check out the show if you can. There are works from 65 different artists from around the globe, and a ton of great work for sale.

I had fun making these two- although I didn't really think about how I was going to make the wheels on the rollerblades... I ended up hand-sewing them into their boots, which took longer than I thought it would. I also hand-stitched the ice cream cones into their hands. I had been itching to use these fabrics for quite some time, and the right idea didn't come along until I came up with these guys. Travis and Trisha stand approximately 18 inches tall, which makes them some of the tallest plush that I've made in awhile.

As you can see, Trisha likes to savor her Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream, while Travis wolfs down his favorite flavor- Pistachio- and manages to make a mess in the process.

To see more photos of Travis and Trisha, head on over to my flickr page.

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