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Sambal by monsterkookies
Sambal
This is Sambal - my 43rd MechOwlie. Most of my MechOwlies are very neutral in colour with splashes of colour, but I really went for some bright reds and oranges in this one. What can I say? I was on a chili sauce kick at the time (hence the name). He looks a little spicy, doesn't he?

Although this creature looks to be made from metal, it is not - it is completely hand-sculpted from polymer clay with the addition of a few metal findings. This piece has been glazed with a satin finish for a slight sheen and durability.

:bulletgreen: Find Monster Kookies on these sites:

♥ Official Website: monsterkookies.com
♥ Etsy Shop: monsterkookies.etsy.com
♥ Facebook: facebook.com/monsterkookies.creations
♥ Blog: monsterkookies.blogspot.com
♥ YouTube: youtube.com/user/themonsterkookies

:bulletpurple: Contact me:
monster_kookies@hotmail.com
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Sugar Birdie by monsterkookies
Sugar Birdie
You've seen the very popular Mechanical Birdies. Monster Kookies has made several of these birds to date, since 2008. But what happens when one of these Mechanical Birdies meets the Day of the Dead?

I started with an entirely snow white birdie of mine, but instead of adding mechanical details and mica powders, I painstakingly hand painted the bird with an intricate Mexican folk art design, reminiscent of the Day of the Dead (Dia De Los Muertos) and Sugar Skulls.

What exactly is Dia De Los Muertos? Well, it's a holiday traditionally celebrated in Mexico (and by people all over the world) on November 1st and 2nd - just after Hallowe'en. Contrary to the name, the celebrations held are actually quite beautiful and happy.

People often adorn their loved ones graves with their favourite possessions, foods, and flowers. Altars are also created in their honour, full of photos, candles, and sugar skulls.

A sugar skull is actually white sugar that has been pressed into a skull shape and dried until it is hardened. It is then decorated with vibrant royal icing and lovely findings such as feathers, rhinestones, sequins, glitter, and coloured foils.

Of course this piece isn't made from sugar, but I would still consider it to be a sugar skull themed piece. Details have been completely hand painted in black and white acrylics, and red sparkly eyes have been added for a splash of bold red colour. This birdie comes with a handmade nest that has been built with wire, fabric, charms, and other bits and pieces.

He is currently for sale on EtsySugar Birdie No.1

:bulletgreen: Find Monster Kookies on these sites:

♥ Official Website: monsterkookies.com
♥ Etsy Shop: monsterkookies.etsy.com
♥ Facebook: facebook.com/monsterkookies.creations
♥ Blog: monsterkookies.blogspot.com

:bulletpurple: Contact me:
monster_kookies@hotmail.com
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Hello DA Friends,

Thanks for your comments on my last entry - it was nice to see that some of you are still hanging around here. :) I still feel relatively the same since my last entry...

I've got one day left until two weeks of full-time madness at my 'real job'. I generally work there part time (I sculpt in my studio the other half of the time). I get to be stuck on my own for those two weeks when it's realistically a two person job (if you want anything to really get done). Should be interesting - that's all I really gotta say about it. But I have a feeling that I may be throwing in the towel soon thereafter. It's just not for me, anymore. I wake up and dread every single day of it, and there comes a point where you gotta say 'enough is enough' and walk away, despite how bad people will make you feel about your decision.

Something interesting happened lately, though - a piece of my work, notably Oliver the Mechanical Birdie...

Oliver, The Mechanical Birdie by monsterkookies

He underwent a little bit of a colour change, courtesy of Photoshop, and was used on the cover of a French version of Haruki Murakami's "Wind-Up Bird Chronicle".



That's pretty exciting, methinks. I've never had anything of mine on a cover before, so it's definitely a new milestone, for sure.

I haven't been sculpting as much, lately, but I figured that if I am not being constructive in that manner that I should be using this know-how to show others how I do what I do. So I started a youtube channel.

Monster Kookies on YouTube: TheMonsterKookies

I realize that most of you can't really put a voice or a face to my name - now you can. Lucky you. Hahahah.

Anyways, check me out, like, subscribe, all that youtube-y stuff.

My partner in crime, Jason, also has a YouTube channel. Mostly about gaming and off-roading. He's been heavy into the Space Engineers and StarForge games, lately, so check him out too if you're into that stuff:

Jason on YouTube: BoNeS487

Anyways, I don't have much more to say... it's been cold here, very Autumn-like weather, and it's been lovely and gloomy. I'm diggin' it.

<3Kookie
Hello DA Friends,

Thanks for your comments on my last entry - it was nice to see that some of you are still hanging around here. :) I still feel relatively the same since my last entry...

I've got one day left until two weeks of full-time madness at my 'real job'. I generally work there part time (I sculpt in my studio the other half of the time). I get to be stuck on my own for those two weeks when it's realistically a two person job (if you want anything to really get done). Should be interesting - that's all I really gotta say about it. But I have a feeling that I may be throwing in the towel soon thereafter. It's just not for me, anymore. I wake up and dread every single day of it, and there comes a point where you gotta say 'enough is enough' and walk away, despite how bad people will make you feel about your decision.

Something interesting happened lately, though - a piece of my work, notably Oliver the Mechanical Birdie...

Oliver, The Mechanical Birdie by monsterkookies

He underwent a little bit of a colour change, courtesy of Photoshop, and was used on the cover of a French version of Haruki Murakami's "Wind-Up Bird Chronicle".



That's pretty exciting, methinks. I've never had anything of mine on a cover before, so it's definitely a new milestone, for sure.

I haven't been sculpting as much, lately, but I figured that if I am not being constructive in that manner that I should be using this know-how to show others how I do what I do. So I started a youtube channel.

Monster Kookies on YouTube: TheMonsterKookies

I realize that most of you can't really put a voice or a face to my name - now you can. Lucky you. Hahahah.

Anyways, check me out, like, subscribe, all that youtube-y stuff.

My partner in crime, Jason, also has a YouTube channel. Mostly about gaming and off-roading. He's been heavy into the Space Engineers and StarForge games, lately, so check him out too if you're into that stuff:

Jason on YouTube: BoNeS487

Anyways, I don't have much more to say... it's been cold here, very Autumn-like weather, and it's been lovely and gloomy. I'm diggin' it.

<3Kookie

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KittyKaled Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  New member
LOVE ALL THE THINGS!!! <3 <3
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monsterkookies Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
<3
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IllyDragonfly Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014   Writer
Hi, did you see this great work?
The strange cupcake made me think of your works! :heart:
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monsterkookies Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I love it :D
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JKL-Designs Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
A piece of your art work was featured here : fav.me/d7k8h95 :) :heart: :rose:
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monsterkookies Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Hooray! :D
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JKL-Designs Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Yay :la:
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Ashdancer Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014   General Artist
Happiest of birthdays!
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monsterkookies Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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andrewbig Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Happy Birthday!
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monsterkookies Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank-you :)
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Happy Birthday! ^^
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monsterkookies Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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FatalPotato Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Happy day of birth!  I love your sculpts.  :)
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Thank-you very much! <3
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