Saturday, January 8, 2011

happy 2011.

Greetings and happy new year. I hope everyone had a lovely, lovely holiday doing all sorts of not-work things. I am particularly fond of Christmas for whatever reason. Most people find the tree and the cookies and the nonstop radio Christmas carols a nuisance, but I love it. The only thing I find tricky about Christmas is the gift-giving. Sometimes I have a really fantastic idea for someone, but sometimes I can't think of anything to save my life.
My absolute favorite gifts to give are custom-made by yours truly. Partly because I'm crafty, but also because they're always something the recipient could never have guessed in a million years.
This year I set myself on making a special gift for my friend Wendy (same Wendy from the comics below ^_^ ) Wendy collects Be@rbricks, 3" plastic bears that are painted to look like various pop culture characters/patterns/etc. But Wendy had often bemoaned the fact that some of her favorite, less popular characters would never be made into Be@rbricks. So I took it upon myself to fill in the gaps.
Here we have Chad from Tite Kubo's Bleach manga:

And Golden Age Flash of DC fame:

Ah, they're so shiny.
Regrettably, I snapped the arm joints on two of the others, so Be@rbrick Yotsuba and Be@rbrick One Piece flag will never see the light of day. T_T
Anyway, happy new year again! Do something awesome this year!


  1. Abby, you are amazing! I so wish I had half your skills. There is a strong part of me that wants to spend the next 8 years straight just drawing so I can half a chance of catching up. ^_^

  2. 4 years of high school + 4 years of college = 8 years of doodling in class.
    Yeah, I guess 8 would about do it :)