Thursday, July 31, 2014

Cakezilla-ing!


Making progress on the Cakezilla! 
Now he is fancy and has arms. 
Sort of.


Getting primed in the sun. Cakezilla lives a cushy life.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Cakezilla Returns!


It's the moment I've been waiting for.....I finally got a decent mold made of CAKEZILLA! Yippity yay!! 

Having a RESIN CAKEZILLA was a major goal of mine and was a big motivator for my transition into mold making/casting in the first place. 

In terms of size, Cakezilla is a larger sculpture than what I typically make. So because Cakezilla requires a relatively substantial mold to hold his massiveness, I wanted to make sure I had a sculpture I REALLY liked and that I felt confident with the molding process before jumping into silicone-resin-land (and potentially throwing a boatload of time and money down the drain if something didn't work out!).

Sculpturally, this was not my first Cakezilla attempt, though......I made several throughout this past year that I intended to make into resin casts, but they never made it to the molding stage. I held back several times, and I'm glad I did!! It took me a few rounds of molding other figurines to realize what sculptural elements of Cakezilla would pose a problem in its mold box (example: round borders = air bubble city!!) and what shapes will cast cleaner and thus save me many hours of tedious clean-up and patching.

I think that's why I'm so excited that everything worked out for me this time. It's been about a year since I've started working with resin, so even though I have a TON more to learn, it's good to feel like I've developed a degree of knowledge and skill. 

And I like how it looks so far.

Yay for persistence!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Friday, July 11, 2014

Flea Update



ATTENTION FLEAS OF CLEVELAND: The Cleveland Flea changed venues for tomorrow and extended the hours to 9-5. Their new address is:

 Tyler Village 
3615 Superior Ave E 
Cleveland, Ohio 44114


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Lebron James Pink Pet


Breaking news: The Republic of Cute announced they will make an exclusive KING JAMES PINK PET if Lebron returns to Cleveland!! 

(I get the impression this is my civic duty as a Clevelander)

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Pugs and Chupacabras



New! Puggity Pugs. 


Pug Life. Complete with fancy necklaces.


Pet Chupacabras