Oh mama! Check out these new bunny stickers! 😆 I’m releasing my Rainbuns as stickers on Friday as my own little Easter bunnies! 🐰🥚🌷The awesome folks over at Rockin’ Stickers hooked me up with these adorable extra big “Rainbun” stickers that are the actual life size of a pygmy bunny! 🐇✨ The rainbow bunny cuteness is unreal! 🌈😍💖 SOOOOOO I decided to do an EASTER EGG HUNT on my Etsy shop during the weekend. 😆🥚✨ I’m going to give away 20 of these big buns to 20 orders from Fri-Mon (April 14-17)! 🎉🎉 You have to look for them on my listings since I’ve hidden them randomly in the listings! Ha ha! 😱😜 But if you need some more colorful bunnies in your life I will also have the small Rainbuns available for purchase on thecamillastore.etsy.com for my Easter Etsy launch April 14th at 9am PST! 🐣🐰🌷 😊 Hope you like my little giveaway surprise and THANK YOU to Rockin’ Stickers for making these rainbowtastic stickers for me 😀💞
What a trip this record had to make to get to being posted here. It was behind a stack of Aretha Franklin records I have on my, “Jeez I need to get to those” shelf. This is a special edition of Sleigh Bells’ Jessica Rabbit. Special in that it is on red vinyl and came with a signed poster and a little 7 inch bonus. I got it as a December add on to my Vinyl Me Please order cause I like Sleigh Bells and why not. I got it and listened to it and liked it and as I was going to take a picture I was like, “Hey, wasn’t this on some sort of colored vinyl? They made some big deal on the website”. I looked it up and it was indeed a special edition. I contacted support, they sent me another one. Before that one arrived I got an email that everyone had been sent the wrong record and now they were shipping out the actual record. So I own 3 copies of this record now because they generously let you keep misfilled orders. I just was waiting for the red one to get a picture to post and whoops, it’s 4 months later because by the time I got the right record I had forgotten I never posted it.
So I like this record. I like Sleigh Bells in general. I think it got mixed reviews and I can understand that because I can see how maybe this doesn’t feel that different than earlier stuff by the band. That’s kind of why I like Sleigh Bells though. When I am the mood, they are a reliable punch of drums and guitar mixed with some slick production. I mean, they are what they are and what they are is a heavier brand of indie pop than you usually get. It’s noisy and abrasive while always being melodic and slick. That’s a neat trick and if nothing else I will say I can’t think of too many bands that remind me of Sleigh Bells. I have a friend who rather derisively refers to the band as “Teenage Boy Music”. I get what she’s getting at but I am not sure that’s quite the insult she means it to be and I am not sure it is entirely accurate. In part because unless teenage boys have changed a lot in the past couple of decades, more wouldn’t be caught dead listening to a female fronted band without saying something shitty about girls or excusing it by talking about how hot the girl in the band is. I just have a hard time believing a female voice is going to be embraced as the sound of teenage boys everywhere. But the insult part… I am not sure it is an insult. Sometimes the world needs that. When I listen to a sick Angus Young guitar lick it might light up the teenage part of my brain but that isn’t a bad thing. And I am sure there are adults who feel like they have outgrown AC/DC but those adults probably aren’t reading this anyway because they’re busy listening to Dad Rock and talking about how nice it is when music is quiet enough that we can all enjoy it. Not to be too rude but fuck those people. Sometimes you need something a little louder and a little heavier. And this isn’t really that loud or heavy really, it just has a hint of it. I mean, Sleigh Bells definitely isn’t AC/DC. It’s not even Styx. But it doesn’t shy away from the heavy guitar riff now and then. Mainly it’s just upbeat and loud enough. I like the change to get into that now and then because honestly it feels like there hasn’t been a lot of that this millennium. I guess even if they haven’t changed their sound much it’s still a unique enough sound that I enjoy it.
As promised, here’s the turnaround photoset for my “Welcome to Inlé” sculpture. I’ll post some detail shots in a bit.
This project actually started way back in 2006 or so when I decided I wanted to sculpt my interpretation of the Black Rabbit of Inlé from Richard Adams’ Watership Down. I was still pretty new to sculpting, but ended up making something I was really happy with and that marked a pretty big turning point for me, both in terms of style and subject. Last summer, a couple purchased the original piece (you can find photos of it posted here on my tumblr, quite a few pages back), and paid me to create a more detailed base for the piece, and gave me free rein, creatively speaking, to do so.
The project ended up taking me about nine months to complete, and the finished piece is definitely something that was a blast to work on, but also was a big challenge. I’m pleased with how it turned out, and though I miss it now that it’s in its new home, I’m glad to have it off my plate.
It definitely won’t be the last time I explore Inlé, or the Black Rabbit himself, through sculpture, though, you can count on that. :D
Super Sculpey original/firm blend and apoxie Clay over a wire, foil, wire mesh, and wood armature, painted with cel-vinyl, mounted on a poplar board. Roughly. 25”x11”x18”
I’ll write more about the piece when I post the detail shots, which will have to be some time tomorrow, cuz I’m too sleepy to type properly now.
Im hoping to do a Private Auction for this special new 3" design of mine! Anyone intested in bidding on this figure, please PM me for details. I really loved Zootopia, and wanted to commorate one of my favorite scenes, Hope you like it!
she’s a psychologist and a therapist. vaxilia can treat many people, though she does prefer working with children. she focuses in the area of fears and how to treat them, as well as the area of mental trauma treatment.
her species is called Vinyl rabbits. this is not because they’re made of vinyl, but because of their ability to bend their body shape to what they consider is comfortable. in other words, they’re shapeshifters that change into the shape they’ve learned is comfortable. their shape determine their affinity. they cant change the color they were born with, however.
she has a light affinity, which is represented the most in her cheerful personality and desire to help others. her presence alone makes others feel better!!!
she uses her species ability in her work area as well. Vaxilia works doing Pet therapy sessions, where her own body is used to calm others down. there’s two kinds of therapy: one of them is for treating traumas, where she transforms into an animal the patient loves, and stays with them for a while, boosting their confidence and mental health. the other treatment is an animal phobia treatment, where she transforms into an animal or plant the patient fears so they can face her. extended sessions are required for the second case, and she can only treat phobias based on living organisms.
she has 3 magical chimes; two on her tail and one on her neck. the left and right tail chimes tell her what the patient loves, and what the patient fears, respectively. the third one, however, is a chime for herself. it tells her if the patient has good or bad intentions towards her, so she will know beforehand if the patient she’s facing is a threat or not, and allows her to change into a creature that can defend itself. its not easy being a tiny 2.5ft creature, after all!!!
Calling all ToppKlass— the first anniversary of our founding is coming up! The fifth of December will mark the day our family was given an official name, and as a way to show our gratitude for all of us being brought together we were hoping to have our fellow ToppKlass come together and create something beautiful for the boys. What we (jihoops and yusangno) had in mind was an Annie cover video!
The goal is to have a collection of photos and videos from ToppKlass all around the world set to ‘Annie’, their anniversary song dedicated to us. We’re hoping that this will show Topp Dogg that there’s so many of us who support and care for them from different corners of the globe — and we want you to have a slot in this video, too.
HOW IT WORKS:
You have until November 22thto send in either a 6 second video, or 2 photographs in the highest image and video quality you can get a hold of (YouTube has been known to compress and reduce the quality of what you post). As for what to put in your submission, the sky’s the limit, get creative! But just in case you’re having trouble deciding on something, here are some suggestions or examples of possible submissions:
1. Aegyo — heart signs, kissy faces, buing buing, any cutesy things to get your adoration for the boys across.
2. Written notes — you could write something long (but short enough to be read in the six seconds allowed) or it could simply be Topp Dogg or your biases name + “I love you”!
3. You could sing, or rap, a specific part of ‘Annie’. Since the video will be set to a backing track of that song, it seems like a logical idea — even lip-synching would be great if you’re not confident in your singing abilities.
4. Performing a part of the ‘Annie’ choreography.
5. Imitating something unique to ‘Annie’ (e.g. references to vinyl, White Lion, rabbits; recreating cute things your bias does in the music video or in live performances — you could even film something in front of a TV as a reference to the cool television effects they have in the music video!)
6. Fan art of something from the MV, or of the boys in their ‘Annie’ era concept outfits.
7. You could even try and dress up like your bias in the MV — really ToppKlass, you can do anything (as long as it still ties in with the ‘Annie’ theme)!
Sending in your videos and photos can be done to this address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: ToppKlass Fan Project
you can add to email if you want your twitter username. (It will be used in the video as info about who participated)
ATTENTION: Videos may require hosting on another website if they’re too big to be sent through email, and if that’s the case then you can come to either of us for help and we’ll walk you through the process of uploading and then sending the embed code/url/etc. A good place to upload videos would obviously be YouTube (and there’s even a private mode if you want to keep your video a secret).
Any other questions or concerns can be sent in to either yusangno or jihoops. We’ll do our best to clean up any confusion and listen to your ideas/suggestions!