This one is a gift for my sister-in-law’s work colleague. She explained that he is obsessed with Superman and there’s some sort of disloyalty with peanut butter preferences and a love of margaritas. Too easy! I had a blast banging out this set, along with his daughters, who were also outfitted in superheroine costumes.
When I was three or four years old, I was given this “interactive” toy that plays music and had a screen of some sort which made it look like a TV set. I recall sitting in my playroom with this thing and wishing that it’s an actual TV set and it’s all mine and I didn’t have to share it with anyone. Then I wished that when I was an adult and had to get a job, I would get one that enable me to watch TV shows and movies all day every day. Know what? Both wishes came true. I don’t actually have a TV set in my work room per se, but I do have a portable DVD player and two tablets I can watch TV shows off from. As for watching shows for a living, what I do now comes close. Often times I am asked to paint characters from movies and shows I haven’t seen and I will have no choice but to binge it out. Poor me, right? Tee hee hee.
“Preacher” is a show I have been interested in checking out but never did get around to. A recent request to paint some of the characters finally got me to tune in. What a trip! It is even more fun to paint it!
This one features The Saint of Killers, Jesse Custer, Cassidy, and Tulip O’Hare.
Many many many moons ago I made a Little Shop of Horrors set with a non-working Audrey II. By non-working I mean it’s basically just a Papier-mâché plant that won’t open. It’s been haunting me ever since the set was completed. Every now and then I catch myself looking up at the moon and thinking about what I can do to make it even more extra.
This is the older version:
I will admit that I had a lot of fun papier-mâché-ing Audrey II. It still has a place of honor in front of the TV set.
But you know how it is when you’re looking at something online and one thing leads to another (I now know how to fully furnish an underground bunker, thanks to one of my after midnight forays into the interwebs), I found an old Maxwell coffee can, the same one Seymour used in the movie when he first bought Audrey II and things sort of spiraled from there.
This is the new and improved Audrey II. The plant structure itself, I’m happy to say, now opens. Most of the leaves and vines are papier-mâchéd. As this is one of those sets I constructed after after hours, I more or less use what was sitting around to make the greens, including utilizing hardanger fabric meant for embroidery, wires I filched from the Hubs, and tissue papers saved from something someone sent me. I suppose years of working as a public school art teacher has taught me to successfully scavenge for supplies!
As the plant now opens, I can happily put in the core cast from the movie. Here’s Seymour Krelborn and Chiffon, Crystal and Ronette…
…along with Audrey, Dr. Orin Scrivello D.D.S., and of course, Mr. Mushnik.
I’m the first to admit I’m not the most fashionable person in the world. Once, when I was the dance teacher, a job that I believed was handed down to me out of pity and desperation, the only thing that got me up in the morning was the knowledge I could spend the day in sweat pants. Nevertheless, I do appreciate fashion and what people can do with bits of fabric and a fabulous sense of color. This is why every now and then I feel the need to paint something fashion-y and what’s better than going through “Pink Flamingos” and examining each outfit Babs Johnson wore piece by piece? This is the outcome.
Naturally, what with Babs being the “filthiest person alive” and all, the seventh “doll” is a pile of poo.