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Biffy Fucking Clyro.

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

So, I’ve been waiting to post these portraits until I had a chance to show the band – and show them I have. The boys have taken the original drawings home with them. I still have no words for how their hugs and smiles and comments have made me feel. <3

Biffy Clyro portraits
At the Doug Fir, Portland Oregon, 10 February 2014.

The portraits (click for larger version):

Simon Neil Simon Neil

James Johnston James Johnston

Ben Johnston Ben Johnston

Those boys, and their tour manager and their crew are so wonderful, sweet, and full of hugs. :D

—edited to add:
My beautiful photographer friend Hillary has put up some of her gorgeous photos from Seattle and Portland on her blog: Hillary Joy Photography :D

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The Twilight Sad

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

I have had Andy MacFarlane’s beautiful white Jaguar on my business cards for a year now, and The Twilight Sad knew it, but I wasn’t able to send them that pendant until last week.
It arrived with the guys yesterday, and they very kindly posted a picture of it. :D

@thetwilightsad

Really cool tiny Jaguar pendant based on Andy’s guitar made by @frenziedsilence Thank You Kathryn!!! pic.twitter.com/Hg82JBBQ3v

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Surreal

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

I hope this won’t seem egotistical or bitchy.. those who know me, know that I am not like that. In fact I don’t think much of myself or what I do, which is why I am posting this:
I just entered ship dates into my last two orders in my spreadsheet, and in looking at the list of recent pendant orders (and gifts), had to laugh and say REALLY?? because included in the list are Anderson, Neil. Bellamy, Matt. Johnston, Ben. Johnston, James. Neil, Simon. Wolstenholme, Chris.
It’s surreal. I mean, I only got to give my silly miniature guitars (and drum) to four of those people in person, but they were so gracious and thankful. Lord knows what any of them did with my gifts, but – it’s just kind of fun. :D
And let us not forget the wonderful thanks and help that I get from The Foreign Resort when they so enthusiastically share my work at their shows. <3
Music makes the world go round.

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A Review!

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

A recent client of mine, a very sweet girl from Scotland, has posted about my pendants on her blog! Thank you so much for the sparkling review and kind words, Robyn! :D

Rocking Rants and Reviews

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More Hand-Crafted Goodness

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

A good friend of mine, Carla, makes these beautiful custom dolls. Give them a look, and if you have a character in mind, drop her a line and she would be happy to create it for you! :D
Carla F Ellis

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The Foreign Resort official merch!

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

I have had the honour of creating pendants for this amazing band to sell during the first leg of their US tour this October! The guys have been ultra sweet (but when are they not!) and are advertising my pendants all over the place. I feel so loved. <3

The Foreign Resort‘s new album Scattered & Buried is out now! Give it a listen – you will not be disappointed.

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Tortoiseshell

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

Many people have thought that these “tortoiseshell” pick guards must take hours to paint. In fact, they are quite simple compared to a lot of other painting I do on thise micro guitars. Outlining and then staying within those lines on the pick guard is the hardest part.
A red base layer, then loosely mix the same red and some black, and dab it on unevenly with a tiny brush – it gets the look done quite well! Certainly more simple than the sunburst design on the body…
(this particular pendant is a guitar belonging to Henrik from The Foreign Resort!)

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