I'm really behind on posting about my projects, so here's a PROJECT DUMP. (Meant to be said in the manliest of voices)
My sister commissioned me to paint a picture of her friends dog Pita who had recently passed away, to give to her as a birthday present. She asked that it be done in the same style that I did the three paintings of our dogs.
I had posted my Kevin costume on a home-made costumes website a few years ago, and in September I received an email asking if I still had it, and if I would be willing to sell it. I was extremely excited that someone actually wanted to buy something that I had made, and it was someone who wasn't related to me! The costume was for her young daughter though, and the Kevin head that I had made for myself was very large, awkward and heavy. I made a new head for the costume that was slightly smaller and made out of lighter materials. I had learned a lot while making the original head, and was able to improve on the new one quite a bit.
The new head (left) and old head (right)
I painted the beak so that it had more of a natural looking gradient than the older one, and gave it's eye's highlights to give it a bit more life.
I fixed up the body as well. It originally had a cardboard box inside of it to make it look bigger, but that made it super difficult to move in and almost impossible to ship anywhere. I luckily had some of the blue fabric left over, and sewed it inside, stuffing it and cutting arms holes to make it into a sort of feathery vest.
One of our managers had been away for a couple of months, and to welcome him back a friend of mine had suggested that everyone give him the gift of cat pictures. I luckily had a large picture of a kitten just lying around....so I suited it up in the proper DQ attire and added a lovely cat pun. I ended up being the only one to bring a cat picture, because no one else was ridiculous enough to take the note seriously...My manager really enjoyed it though! :)
Lucky's Birthday Present
My friend Shawna, the same friend who suggested that we bring my manager cat pictures, also requested that we give her dog Lucky a birthday present. Shawna is a HUGE Harry Potter fan, so I made a tiny Gryffindor scarf and an owl for her dog. She was very pleased.
My mom loves both Tinkerbell and her dog, so I decided to make her a paper piece with both of those things!
You can see our other two dogs in the background as well. Amigo is chasing his favorite carrot toy.