For the last couple of weeks or so, Amanda Louise Spayd has been dropping WIP shots on her Instagram (@amandalouisespayd) of a new, printed cloth doll for DesignerCon. And now, we have the full reveal: ladies and gents, meet Thimbleberry, a double-sided, soft ‘n’ squishable plushie that will release via the Circus Posterus booth (#500) this Saturday! Pricing is still TBA, but Mandi is shooting to have 25 at the event, with a wider release later on. Details to come!
Amanda Louise Spayd is one of those artists whose work consistently impresses and inspires me, and when the air grows cool and the trees become a mosaic of yellow, orange and red, she’s in her element. Magic happens. She reignites our imaginations and reminds us that while we wander the forests listening to the crunch of the leaves beneath us, the sound me not be from our feet alone.
Harvest Moon is a custom sprite that’s bound for Bewitching II, Stranger Factory’s annual Halloween haunt, opening tomorrow. Complete with hand-cast resin face, custom forehead adornment, seriously stylish leaf mane and Beetlejuice slacks, s/he’d make a perfect centrepiece for any Thanksgiving table. As always, I’m curious of the scent: cinnamon? Pumpkin pie? Dried leaves? Mmmm, creature therapy.
I know I’ve said this dozens of times, but Scott Radke’s work just amazes me. It’s curious, emotive, delicate and beautiful. For me, it promotes a feeling of peace and balance and if I had to choose only one sculpture to grace my work space, it’d be my Radke.
With that said, if you’ve been waiting to add a Radke sprite to your creative space, now’s your chance. New to Scott’s shop for August is “Untitled” (pink) and “Untitled #2” (green). The former stands 12 inches and is available for $375, while her green companion is 10.5 inches and $350.
Guaranteed one of these have given your heartstrings a little tug, or — at the very least — have made you stop a moment to stare. Enjoy it. And if either is ‘the one’ for you, drop Scott a line at email@example.com … they’re a steal and you’d be doing your soul good. Trust me!
Whoa. Amanda Louise Spayd is in full production mode over there in Ohio with all sorts of goodies in the works. First: those pendants we were talking about two weeks ago. Mandi has decided to go full steam ahead with the project (yay!) and they will be released soon — likely through her shop. We’ll release details on this as soon as they’re revealed. Exciting? Exciting!
Next up are new critters! No word on when or where these will be released, but maybe we have another online release in our midst? Loving the forehead embellishments on these — you can see the previously-announced Bee critter on the far left and also below:
Now this is curious … a small Col-Erase critter for a top secret project that she can’t yet divulge. The aquamarine eyes are killing me, so beautiful. Very excited to see where this leads; Amanda’s 2D work is like dessert to me.
And just in case that wasn’t enough newsplosion for one evening … a local PBS affiliate paid a visit to Studio Spayd a couple days ago to do a quick TV segment about her work. For serious! We’ll be sure to post it up here as soon as it hits the air.
More on ALL of this very soon! Damn, girl — you’re quick with this world domination stuff!!
What happens when you can’t find striped felt? Paint the stripes on yourself! Seriously, between the faces and the bodies, Amanda Spayd’s forthcoming bee critters are going to be almost entirely hand painted and will also smell of lavender fields and honey. Yum.
As of right now, Mandi anticipates the edition to be larger than Belladonna, which was 50 pieces. Something tells me she’s going to need something a bit stronger than wheat beer by the end of all this ;)
Very excited to see how these turn out; updates to come!
Well, well, well, what have we here? Amanda Louise Spayd recently posted this on her Twitter, along with a very cryptic: “Doing final cleanup on the master for my next edition, before sending it off to be replicated!”
When?! Is it for an event?! How many?! How much?! What is eeeeeeet?! Well, fortunately we know the answer to that last one: shortly after Late Season, Mandi had expressed an interest in making her beloved Bee critter, Bumble, into an edition. Looks like our wishes are about to be granted, folks. Stay tuned for more peeks as the project develops! And here’s hoping Mandi makes use of some of those jars of honey she was collecting …