Friday, April 11, 2014

The Giant Heap.


When people tell me they're afraid to touch my figurines for fear of breaking them, I wish they knew how they got to the show in the first place. Maybe they wouldn't feel so hesitant.

I believe the best way to describe it would be: I TOSS THEM IN A GIANT HEAP. Maybe I should be gentler, but these guys are tough and so far they've survived me. Plus, I like the idea of making something that, for the most part, doesn't have to be babied to stay in tact.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Flee to the Flea


Oh, yeah. You can find me at the Cleveland Flea this Saturday! I may have mentioned that earlier this week?

Also, in celebration of Flea season (hmm....that doesn't sound like a good thing, but it is!), there may be some special ROC sales and an Instagram/Facebook contest happening at my booth. So stop by and help me clear out my inventory, people. I have lots of ideas that I need to start making.....and I need the room to do it!

In case you need a reminder:

Saturday, April 12th
9am-4pm

Sterle's Country House
1401 E. 55th
Cleveland, OH

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Shameless Self-Promotion and 10 reasons why you need a "Mini Minion."


Flea Week continues! (also known as my Week of Shameless Shop Promotion and Self-Indulgent Photoshopping Extravaganzas.) 

As you can see, the minis are excited for the Flea! If you don't know what to do with these guys and are looking for an excuse to get one (though you don't *really* need any excuse at all!), here are a few ideas:

1.) Put them on a shelf. They are good at guarding inanimate objects.

2.) If they're grumpy, commiserate with them. If they're happy, let them cheer you up.

3.) Stick them in a terrarium. They like nature.....I think.

4.) Race them! It will make you feel fast. 

5.) Tell them your problems. They are the best listeners ever.

6.) Sing to them! If you're off-key, they won't care.

7.) Gift them to your friends. And your enemies. Then they will become your friends!!

8.) Stand next to them and pretend you're a giant.

9.) Use them as good luck charms. Let me know if that works.......

10.) Forget the reasons and just enjoy the absurdity that is them! It's really quite philosophical and liberating.



My favorite ones are the ones with attitude problems. Coincidence? 
They are the ones that need homes the most. 

The Grumpy Narwhals of Lake Erie


So reflecting on my most recent posts to the Flea site, I just had to ask myself:
Why can't I post NORMAL photos??????  

No, seriously. It would take me a fraction of the time, and I would certainly fit in better and wouldn't risk looking like an even BIGGER fool than I probably already do. So why am I practically incapable of doing it?

Answer: BECAUSE THIS IS TOO FREAKING FUN. 

I hope that's a good enough reason, because that's all I got.....

So here I go again, continuing my bombardment of the Cleveland Flea site with my weirdo photoshop nonsense. And having a great time, I might add. 

And there's more nonsense still to come.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Nonsensical Nonsense, and the Digital Vandalism (?) of a Beautiful Mural


The vendors of The Cleveland Flea were encouraged to post daily photos of their items that they'll be bringing to this weekend's event. I don't know if this ridiculous digital collage I made is what they had in mind. Eh, probably not. But how could I resist???? And we still have 3 more days to go, so I'm going to have to try and top this now.....

Sterle's Country House is GORGEOUS and adorned with many picturesque (and enormous!) murals. Last time we were there I made a point to photograph them, and that's what I used for the background of this image. :)

This collage is meant to be a celebration of the beautiful ambience at Sterle's, but I just can't help but wonder: could this collage possibly be taken as some sort of insult? Haha, I really have no idea, but that thought does cross my mind (perhaps a sign of paranoia?) But seriously, I can only imagine someone being horribly offended because their beautiful landscape painting was digitally littered with colorful, deranged, nonsensical creatures........Oh well. In case anyone questions it, The Republic of Cute comes in peace. ;)

Monday, April 7, 2014

The Cleveland Flea


This Saturday kicks off the first Cleveland Flea
It's held on the second Saturday of every month from April through October. 
9am-4pm. 
At Sterle's Country House. 
My booth is conveniently located across from the macarons, donuts, and ice cream.