Friday, September 30, 2005

Freshmint Bunny is moving to Montreal!

She is pictured here brushing up on her Francais while she sips on her faux coffee!

Thursday, September 29, 2005

mushroom cap dude

mushroom cap dude, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Here he is!

The tip of the day: wait for varnish to cure before playing. I went to take mushroom dude out of the bottle and a piece of his face scraped off. arrgh. I have no patience for waiting for things to dry.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Watercolor Studies

watercolor studies from Sept., originally uploaded by m patrizio.

From this month's painting sessions. Each painting is done in 2 sittings of 3 hours each. The one on the left is from Week 2 and the one on the right is from Week 4. What happened to week 3's painting you might ponder? Well, that week I completely forgot how to paint and draw and came home with a painting that was complete poo which I immediately gessoed over in hopes of at least salvaging the paper.

mushroom sculpture

mushroom sculpture, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

As per bloodybunny's suggestion to quit your droolin' and make your own stuff. I started making this mushroom. Right now I am waiting for the paint to dry so I can varnish this sucker and add it as a cap to a bottle I have laying around. I will post that pic as soon as it is done. I am sure you won't be able to sleep tonight in utter anticipation. Right? ;)

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Added to the shop!

I've just added Candy Cane Girl to the shop!

Dear shiny rounded red objects,

wooden coin banks, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

I love you.


Sorry, I had to get that off my chest.

These fine objects are wooden coin banks from France made by the company VILAC. Check out their website, all their work is amazing!

Meet Candy Cane Girl!

candy cane girl, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

I stayed up till 6 a.m. this morning finishing this chica. I think she came out sweet. I originally made the long striped legs for her, but when i tested them out it looked really bad. So I decided to go with the short stumpy striped legs instead.

More droolables!

Other than the elusive cram cream items, I go crazy over decole stuff. I've been collecting images of all the stuff I would want if someone in America ever decided to import them. Hello retailers! Wake up and smell the cold hard cash of cute addicts!

Here are my only U.S. cram cream resources

And Some Decole links - Japanese sites
And here

Now if I only knew how to read Japanese, life would be grand.

Lopsided Larry featured on ETSY!

I just noticed Lopsided Larry is a featured item on Etsy this week. How exciting! I hope the fame doesn't go to his head!

Sunday, September 25, 2005

I must possess this elephant tape!

If anyone knows how I can get my paws on this tape let me know. :)

Happy Birthday Olivia!

One of my Bunny Satchels is going to Olivia for her 9th birthday from her sweet aunt Jen. Happy Birthday Olivia! I hope you are having a wonderful day!

Friday, September 23, 2005

Illustration Friday's theme "fresh"

Illustration Friday
This is what happens when baked goods get fresh.

My chubby goth girl finished

Olivia, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Here she is. Her hair was inspired by 'Amelie' and her outfit from an actual outfit I saw a girl wearing at a bar.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Softies Music Video!

World premiere of "yet to be completed goth girl" dance video! Click here to view. Turn your speakers all the way up because the audio is low. Enjoy!

Video Title: "Unfinished Goth Girl Gets Down"
Producer: M. P. POP Productions
Featuring: Unfinished goth girl with back up dancer Sal C. (a.k.a. Salsa Sal)
Year Created: 2005

showin' some more leg

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

She's got legs...

legs, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

...and she knows how to use them. I've been working on these legs for my next softie.

Monday, September 19, 2005

Lunch and a Toy Rooster

lunch and a toy rooster, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Everytime I go to make something to eat I feel like I am in those cartoons where they split a bean to share. I combined my only 2 combinable products to make..Voila! The scrambled egg bits with cheese. Not a very big meal as you can see. You would think I would be thin as a rail with this kind of daily meal, right? But no, my gluteus maximus still remains maximus. *sigh*

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Monster Timmie in his new home!

America is definitely the land of opportunity. Take Timmie Monster, he came from the streets of Brooklyn, mumbled, people thought he was a weird European dude, rejected by his own kind...To become a doctor at a crochet animal clinic in New Mexico! Dream big people! If Monster Timmie can overcome his obstacles, you can too! Thanks Mattie and family for adopting Monster Timmie and giving him the confidence to create a better life for himself!

Mr. Owl 2 added to shop!

Here is Mr. Owl 2 , this will be the last of this color owl (i think). He is different than Mr. Owl 1 only by that the white of his eyes are stitched in with pink thread instead of white. I've added him to my SHOP today.

Saturday, September 17, 2005


Attention to anyone eating out in nyc. DO NOT go out to eat at CEDAR on university place. Here's why. I ordered an ice tea and it came unsweetened so they provided a spoon to stir the 8 packages of sugar I was about to put in. So I stir and stir and stir some more. Then I go to take out the spoon and found green mystery substance caked onto the spoon. I am guessing it was mustard, so I call over the waitress and she has no clue what it is either and unappologetically gets me another drink. Fine, I can live with a little mystery substance in my system. Then the food comes, a cheeseburger, an american staple, nothing fancy. We get half way through it and my boyfriend finds a humongo hair in it that he was trying to yank out for a good 30 seconds before he gave up and threw down his burger. So I call the waitress over and ask for the check. Do you think she asks "Is there anything wrong with your burgers fine customers, you've hardly eaten any of it?" NO, SHE DID NOT! So like nice people we pay the check and leave the right amount of tip and haul the F outta there. Needless to say I almost barfed on myself. In fact there was a lovely pile o' barf right in front of the restaurant. Now ladies and gentlemen and my 2 japanese children fans DO NOT EAT AT CEDAR TAVERN! It is on University and I believe 12th street, avoid it like the plague! Have a great day, M


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Added to the shop!

I've added more Mr. and Mrs. Owls to the shop and also Pinkcat! So drop in and say hello to my little friends ;)

Friday, September 16, 2005

Illustration Friday's theme "ESCAPE"

Illustration Friday- "escape", originally uploaded by m patrizio.

"The great goldfish escape of september '05!" I am currently holding one fishy prisoner "Flo" in my apartment, I feel terrible, she really deserves to be in a huge fish tank in a rich person's house not a small fish bowl at my place.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

where's my cafe au lait?!?

where's my cafe au lait?!?, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

This is how it came out with the type and everything.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Creepy or Cute?

:)(he,he,he) This is what I am working on today, an illustration for the inside cover of bio boy numero 2. Here is the head of "Sloppy Joe" in progress.

Watercolor sketch

from last week's painting session.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Japanese Candy

Let's face it, it tastes yucky sometimes. But look how yummy the packaging is! Keeping suckers like me buying and buying! I heart you Japanese package designers.

Monday, September 12, 2005

creepy or cute?

creepy or cute?, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

I just can't tell anymore.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Show me some love

Show me some love, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Pay your bills with these stamps on the envelope and show the people who take your money how much you truly do love them.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Tea Anyone?

tea anyone?, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Friday, September 09, 2005

Freshmint bunny just loooves reading comics!

especially Bio Boy *wink*

Bio Boy is out on the shelves!

Bio Boy is out on the shelves!, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

The comic book I've been helping put together is finally out! It is called The Adventures of Bio Boy and is packed full of great art by Andy MacDonald and Chris Brimacombe. Look for it at your local comic book stores or check it out online at

Illustration Friday - "Depth"

Illustration Friday - "Depth", originally uploaded by m patrizio.

My submission for the theme Depth.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Polar Pig and Monster Timmie Adopted

Polar Pig and Monster Timmie have been adopted and are moving to New Mexico! (Robosquider is hugging them good-bye and wishing them good luck in this pic)

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Monster Timmie gets his cupcake

Sunday, September 04, 2005

When you're strange...

When you're strange..., originally uploaded by m patrizio.

the other timmies have trouble accepting monster timmie into their society

When Timmie cloning goes horribly wrong...

Nikki Donated to Craft Revolution!

If you ever wanted to buy one of my softies this is a good time. I donated Nikki to be sold on Etsy with 100% of the proceeds going to the Red Cross. Nikki is made out of acrylic yarn and stands 18 inches tall and has a handmade felt flower on her chest with a cotton stem that wraps around her torso. View Crafters United listing.
Click here to find out more about Craft Revolution's Crafters United effort.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Tubba Wubba!

tubba wubba close-up, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

This is Tubba Wubba, Chubba Wubba's twin. Tubba tries to stand apart from his twin Chubba by wearing his signature pink scarf. At first Tubba had a mole but I ended up removing it because it looked like dirt or a chocolate chip and was just plain weird. Available for adoption.

Friday, September 02, 2005

Added to my Etsy shop!

Added to my Etsy shop!, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Polar Bear, Polar Pig and Orange Creamsicle Mouse are now available at my ETSY shop.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

owl line-up

owl line-up, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

These are going to Matter in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Express Yourself

express yourself, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

This is what I do instead of doing my actual work. I play with felt to amuse myself. Someone help me.

Sanrio Coin Purse

Sanrio Coin Purse, originally uploaded by m patrizio.