Monday, October 31, 2005

Introducing Chubby Bunny!

Here is my latest creation Chubby Bunny, a.k.a chubister bunnister. She is made out of acrylic yarn and is stuffed with polyfill and my halloween chocolate.

Available for adoption! You can find her at!

Here she is caught in the act.

Check out that bodacious bunny butt!

Sunday, October 30, 2005

my halloween costume

my halloween costume, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

For Halloween I am going to go as a girl who is slowly mutating into a crochet pink bunny. I will wear a complete black spandex jumpsuit (the shiny kind) with maybe some pink lipstick (the shiny kind) and pink wig (the shiny kind) and the paw on my finger (seen in the pic above). Just kidding, but it does sound like a genius costume to me, subtle yet effective, maybe next year... :)

Timmie's Sears Portrait

timmiesearsportrait, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

I've been working on this "happy" Timmie for a client. Soon he will be shipped out to his new home.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Illustration Friday's- BROKEN

Illustration Friday's- BROKEN, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

My submission for the theme broken.

Friday, October 28, 2005

Dear Santa, (Part 2)

shirt, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

This shirt available at by Kevin Scalzo is pretty sweet too!

Thanks a bunch again,

Thursday, October 27, 2005

tickle tickle

tickle tickle, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Here's a shot of the interior front cover llustration that I did in the current issue of The Adventures of Bio Boy(#2).

Please note how my finger looks like it is 6ft long in this pic. Weird, right.

Bio Boy Issue 2 is out!

Bio Boy Issue 2 is out!, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Walk ,Don't Run (i wouldn't want you to slip and fall) to your nearest comic book shop and look for The Adventures of Bio Boy Issue 2!! It just came out yesterday and I am sure it is already flying of the shelves due to the quality color job on the cover, design work and interior front cover illustration! ;)

It is seriously packed full of great art by Andy MacDonald, and Jok! Pay special attention to the "geo boy" story by Jok,it is done with skill and tons of humor (argentinians rock!)All I can say is Mucho Gusto!

Congrats to Sal on another great issue!

Dear Santa,

I'd love some love tape.

Thanks a bunch,

Need art?

, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

I found this really expensive, exotic floor mat imported from China ($3.99 usd,shh) and pinned it to my wall as *art*, consider it. It would work well in a kids room or a 27yr old's living room... Check out this lovely mat from Fred Flare!

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

A Swedish fish's cries fall on deaf ears...

I seriously need to stop eating all the candy that I bought for halloween! This guy only survived about 5 seconds after I took this pic. Sad but true. A candy fish life is hard sometimes. Okay I REALLY need to go do my work now.

Later alligators!

Star Magnolia trade!

starmagnolia, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Star Magnolia sent me all this great stuff for trading crochet Bob!

What's in it:
A cute mini photo album
Bob the angry sixtopus stationery
An awesome mini-planner that is soo good looking you won't want to actually "use" it. You'll just want to preserve it as a piece of art.
And 3 bob buttons that my boyfriend snatched up immediately (w/some stickers btw)

Everything is soo well designed! I can't wait to see her shop fully up and running! In the meantime be sure to check out her blog!

Thanks again Amy I love it! (and so does my bf and all his buds proudly wearing Bob buttons right now) :)

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Fabric design update!

Evan was kind enough to e-mail me letting me know that the zoo fabric I was drooling over was designed by Alexander Girard in the 1960's for Herman Miller for furniture coverings and wallpaper. I looked up A.G. online and I see there is a book out on his designs. I wonder if the book is good *eyes up to the side*, I would love to get it but I haven't seen the interior pages. Above is an image of another of his designs. This is definitely my favorite form of design, clean lines and straight to the point!

My new best friend!

Hello All 3 people who look at my blog! I would like to introduce you to my new best friend, Xyron! In particular Xyron Model 510, he makes stickers for me and magnets and laminates things that shouldn't even be laminated! He really is amazing! Above are the stickers that I made from the illos below. It is so much fun and so insanely easy! I might make some sticker packs and sell them in my etsy store

Also equally as cool, but I haven't tested it enough is the Jacquard "Print on Cotton" Cotton Fabric Sheets. (They also sell silk sheets, how fancy!) You can print directly on to fabric! I was originally going to try to prepare the fabric myself and use the freezer paper method, but when I went to find the chemical (bubble jet set) that seals the ink into the fabric my local craft store did not carry it and they were looking at me like I was an alien when I was trying to explain it. Anywho, I tried it and it is super thin but I think it would be cool if you fuse it to another piece of fabric and you can make pouches and stuff with it. The scissor pouch with Monster Timmie on it was made using this printer fabric. I can't wait to make more stuff when I have time...

sticker sheet

sticker sheet, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Monster timmie vinyl pouch!

monster timmie vinyl pouch, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Look at my quality stitchwork! I really should invest in a sewing machine one of these days! Any machine recommendations? I would like to sew through heavy materials...

Illustration Friday "remote"

Illustration Friday "remote", originally uploaded by m patrizio.

My entry for the theme remote. I think technically if they are connected by a string it is not remote. but I'm not sure, this was the first idea that popped into my big brainz.

On the left is candy cane girl who currently lives in the U S of A with me and Peppino on the right who lives with Oriana in Italia! This is an illo of their correspondance via Verizon tin cans! Can you understand my illo now? ;)

Thursday, October 20, 2005

mod octopod

mod octopod, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

she doesn't look to happy about her "mod " hat...
you can't please all the octopi all the time.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

my hip hop octopus

my hip hop octopus, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Here is his rap:
"My name is Pulpo
Don't act like you know
I throw down the rhymes and hear the girlies screamin' all the times
I'm from Brooklyn
Some people call it Crooklyn
I just call it home when I rock the microphone...
Don't be fooled by my shy exterior
when you turn around they'll be a kick in your posterior..."

Available for weddings and bar/bat mitzvahs 1-800 gopulpo

lizard mod girl

lizard mod girl, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

I've been working on this illustration for interior cover of The Adventures of Bio Boy Issue 3. Isn't she the sexiest mod lizard you've ever seen!?

Say hello to the cutie car!

I wish we had more cars like this in America! Don't you just want to snuggle up with it? *tickling car*

Sunday, October 16, 2005

At the fair!

the fair, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

We had a sunny day! Yay! It was so much fun, I wish we would have stayed longer. It was really great meeting people and watching them squeeze the softies and giggle like they were 5 years old.. The kids would just come by and stare at them with big open eyes like the softies were aliens of some sort. So cute!! Thanks to everyone who stopped by my table!

P.s. I plan on buying an iron ASAP, I had no idea the tablecloth looked soo wrinkly! whoopsy!

How many octopi scoops would you like?

Friday, October 14, 2005

Breaking News!

sun donation, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Berlin has a agreed to donate a sunny day to the big apple!

a berlin rep (bb) wrote in:

O.K.I give up!
I donate a sunny day to NY for Saturday!
In Berlin is late summer and the sun
shines + it´s quite warm etc.
Tomorrow rain in Berlin + sun in NY!
And good humour and many customers will come.

You heard it here first people!

So you're sayin' there's a chance???

I see you little sun illustration, come out, come out...

Did anyone listen to the mp3 mix link I posted? I am really curious now if there are any non-english profanities in it.


ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY- "COLD", originally uploaded by m patrizio.


Thursday, October 13, 2005

Lopsided Larry is moving to Chicago!

Larry is moving to the windy city! He couldn't stop thinking about the deep dish pizza, the mobster Al Capone (a secret fascination of his), and the musical Chicago that he hopes his new mom will take him to (he goes crazy over musicals)! I asked him to say hello to Oprah for me when he arrives!

a nest in my nest

a nest in my nest, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Today my air conditioner was removed and under it was a bird's nest! It doesn't really look like a nice place to raise a bird family. But I guess with nest rent these days, this is all they could afford! Don't judge.

7 days straight!

It has been raining for 7 days straight here! What the hell? Is mother nature confusing nyc for london? I figure the raindrops are starting to get tired by now.. precipitation ----> evaporation -------> condensation ------> precipitation ----> evaporation -------> condensation, phew, what a work out!

I've been listening to this fun mp3 from the wooster collective site over and over and over while I'm working. Have a listen! *WARNING: MAY CONTAIN CURSING IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES! I think.

*So don't blast it in front of your mama or your papa or your nanna or grand pappa or your kitten or especially your little puppy dog.


brrr...., originally uploaded by m patrizio.

it is already so cold in my apartment that I have to wear gloves!

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Rain, rain, go away...

come back some other day (maybe sunday)...

Things are looking grim for a successful art fair on saturday! :( I guess I should start making rain gear for all the softies! Pleather for everyone! hooray!

Gluttony tip of the day!

This past week I've been using powdered strawberry mix instead of sugar in my coffee. And Boy, is it tasty! (rubbing belly)

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Behold the 2-d zoo!

Loookkkkkiee!!! The zoo fabric from my boots!!! I wish they had it in black so I could make matching accessories!! Here is the linkage.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Pippi Octopus

For the fair this Saturday, I am going to try to have at least 5 different ones to sell. Now who wants to come over and make softies in my non-sweaty sweatshop? Anyone? Do I see a hand raised in the back of the room?

Madrid Timmie finds his monster brother!

Sunday, October 09, 2005

I must reproduce!

I definitely need to have kids so I can make them go around with hats like this!

Right now I am listening to Russian hip-hop (i think it's russian) and working on octopi for the fair.

Saturday, October 08, 2005


ART FAIR!, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

My first art fair! Mark your calendar kids and come on down! I will be sharing a table with The Adventures of Bio Boy creator Sal Cipriano at the Pratt Art Fair this upcoming Saturday!
I will be selling my crochet toys and maybe some small softies portraits. I am so horribly unprepared! EEK!

Here is the info:



OCTOBER 15, 2005
10AM to 6PM


More Info at:

Illustration Friday- "LOST"

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

Nothing breaks my heart more in the winter than to see lost gloves on the sidewalk. So I was thinking if I ever become mayor of NYC I would have the NYGRU- New York Glove Recovery Unit. Found gloves would be tagged and filed according to location found. If you lose one of your gloves you just head down to the G.R.U. and see if someone has returned it. Also if I was mayor, I would hire homeless people to work at visitor info kiosks. Who would know the streets any better then them?

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Oh, you are sooo

Here is the work of Malcolm "Skip" T. Liepke , one of my art heroes! I can't get enough of his work, and they sell like hot cakes. Is a hot cake a pancake? Why don't they say they sell like pancakes? And who knew pancakes were so popular? I guess they are because we have an international house of them. In any case I love this guy's work. check it out!

I want to try this so bad!

Printing directly on to fabric!

I can't wait to buy all the stuff and try it!

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

violet octopus

violet octopus, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Here is my new accountant. She is a very hands/tentacles on kinda octopus.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Bob the Angry Sixtopus

Bob the Angry Sixtopus, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Star Magnolia asked me a few weeks back to crochet her character Bob the Angry Sixtopus, so here he is in all his orange glory! I hope you like it Amy!

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Illustration Friday - "Float"

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

Timmie regretted buying the balloon...

Object Image Gallery

A few of my 4 by 6 still-lifes are for sale at Object Image Gallery in Park Slope- 91 5th avenue, Brooklyn, New York . So if anyone is in the area and bored, go check it out!

Also if you are in Manhattan around 57th street go to the Art Students League on 57th street between 7th and Broadway to visit the "THEN and NOW" exhibition on the 2nd floor. One of my pieces that I created a few years back is in the show. (it is of a guy with a black hat with a bright baby blue background) Also in the show is a piece from Norman Rockwell and Georgia O'Keefe!

If anyone goes, let me know what you think...

Cimba's Buttons!

This was my favorite part of the package!

Package from Italy!

Cimba sent me all this fun stuff! She is so crazy generous, look at all this! (click to enlarge)

Here's what's in it :

- Decorative stickers for windows/glass
- frog washing mit
- a carrot sponge
- a twisty pencil that really works
- an ostrich pen (it's called a punk pen)
- a sack of buttons
- a sack of ribbons from the 1950's
- vintage fabrics
- notebook
- a squirrel keychain/bottle opener
- tic tacs
- hello kitty hair clips

Thanks Cimba you were so good to me! I love it all! My internet friends definitely know my taste better than the people I am surrounded with every day! You rock internet friends!!

"belongings" for drawn together group

This is for the Drawn Together group on Flickr.

This guy is embarrassed for his obsession with collecting storage.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Look what bloodybunny made!

cherrys on back, originally uploaded by bloodybunny.

I love it! You go BB!