Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Handmade Tweet

Today's Handmade Tweet comes from one of my favourite sculptors Creatures From El who I am happy to finally see on esty.

From Creatures From El's Bio:

"Ellen was born in Markham Ontario and raised among mildew and snails. She took to shaping three dimensional forms naturally at a young age. To Ellen sculpting has always been about life, biological narratives and cultural statements. The tedious hours of labor act as the mysterious foundation from which each sculptures personality springs forth."

I discovered Ellen's fabulous creations a few years ago at a scifi convention and I've been completely captivated by them ever since. I've amassed a small (not too small) collection of her work over the years and I seldom visit her table without coming away with one or two of her creations. They are all so vibrant and alive and they always speak to me.

I've followed Ellen's blog for a while now and was very happy to see her on etsy. I'm also looking forward to seeing what she has created for the Ad Astra convention in Toronto this weekend. I may be coming home with a new dragon for my ever expanding collection. Click on the picture to see more of her amazing creatures and if you're in the Toronto area this weekend come out and see them in person, the pictures just don't do them justice.
You can find out more info about the convention here: Ad Astra

Cyan Celtic Tail Dragon


Skulda said...

Does she have a shop online? <.<

CJ Grand said...

Just click on the picture of her dragon and it will take you there.

Mary Anne Gruen said...

I'm a serious dragon fan and this a wonderful little dragon!

I've given you an award over at my blog. Don't worry about doing the whole award thing. It's mostly a shout out for your blog.