I’m so excited to announce the release of two brand new finger puppet designs that went live in my shop today! My collection had been sorely lacking in the lady department, so I’m excited to debut three badass women– Notorious RBG herself, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Broad City’s Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson.
Bringing together a Supreme Court Justice and two barely-employed potheads is a bit of an unusual combination, perhaps, but few public figures have gotten my little feminist heart more excited that these three women in the past year. Ruth for her straight talk and courage (not to mention that whole “not 100% sober” thing at the State of the Union thing). And Abbi and Ilana, well, because they are brave and ridiculous and completely hilarious. If there were three women who most deserved to join the ranks of my puppet collection, these are definitely them.
RBG and Abbie & Ilana are available in my shop now!
It’s barely March, but my spring fever is in full force these days. I keep under-dressing for work, only because I can’t stand the idea of another day in long sleeves and multiple layers again. And don’t even get me started on wearing snow boots every. single. day.
This winter-weary soul is dreaming of green and flowers. They say we’ll get back to that someday, but I’ll believe it when I see it.
Till then, if you need me, I’ll be pretending I live in this illustration by Genevieve Simms.
Exciting times over here in the studio– I’m just about ready to debut a few new 2015 puppet designs! Over the past month and a half I’ve been scheming (okay, actually, the scheming’s been going on for longer), sketching, sewing and refining some of my fave people to add to my repertoire of felt personalities. This year I thought it was important to focus on women, seeing as how my collection is sorely lacking in the boss lady department. I have a pair and a single design to debut in the next couple of weeks (and maybe one more if I can get the details just right). In the meantime, here are a few sneak peeks to get you excited.
Sketchbook pages I shared on Instagram a few weeks back.
Getting super organized with my fancy biz goals wall.
Working out expressions to get the details just right.
From a photoshoot a few days ago.
Stay tuned– all will be revealed very soon!
In case you weren’t aware, tomorrow is Galentine’s Day, and nothing says “Ovaries before Brovaries” better than awesome ladies hanging out together.
Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe
Eleanor Roosevelt and Lucille Ball
Meryl Streep and Hillary Clinton
Julie Andrews and Carol Burnett
Gloria Steinem, Geraldine Ferraro and Cyndi Lauper
Mary Tyler Moore and Valerie Harper
Tina Fey, Sarah Silverman, Annie Leibovitz and Amy Poehler
Diahann Carroll and Faye Dunaway
Gloria Steinem and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Jane Curtin, Laraine Newman, Gilda Radner
Barbara Walters and Angela Lansbury
(Most) images via Awesome People Hanging Out Together (which, truthfully, needs to work on it’s lady content), Ladies of the 70s and Awesome Women Hanging Out Together.