I was reminded of "The Monster At the End of the Book" Book featuring one of my faves, Grover...and "Where the Wild Things Are"; amazing book + illustrations...Jim Henson...and, of course, Monsters, Inc! We all agree they're silly, happy, fun...and that anything that makes you smile is a goood thing. =)
And, I was also reminded of this crazy over-the-top fear of them I had when I was little (somebody mentioned scaring them away with a torch light nightly...Cass!) So, when I was teeny, you'd never know that I'd grow to love our furry monster friends. I was petrified - thought they were under my bed, going to grab my feet...in the closet, etc. Our family friend, Rob, whenever we had sleepovers at Rob and Viv's house, we had this invisible spray can of monster-be-gone or something that was necessary and vital to spray all over my room and especially around me or I would never fall asleep. lol...
Anyways, who knows when that changed. But "Monsters, Inc." was definitely vital to the thinking-monsters-are-good thing. There's some weird psychology behind why I draw em all the time, I'm sure...lol. The "Art of Monsters, Inc." has also been influential on lots of my design colors and such, too. Love it to bits!!
Back to where I was going with this...So I had to pick randomly using a number generator..cuz I just couldn't 'pick'..it was impossible! So, without further ado:
The 4 monster papers, monster stamp, and happy cab stamp go tooooo:
Oh my goodness...those little monsters totally make me smile!! So fun and lovable!! You are one amazingly talented lady!! I pop in on your blog when I need a pick-me-up. Anyway..the monsters...are you kidding??? LOVE monsters!! My mom called me Oscar the Grouch and I still have a mini-crush on Grover...so cute. :-) I am such a fan of Jim Henson's Creature Shop, I think that would be a dream job. ;-) sorry for the ramble...your work is amazing...as always!!
And I just couldn't resist sending this girl a monster stamp, too (cuz that comment was just way, way too funny and super-cool and totally something I could see myself saying...lol):
Something most people don't know about monsters is that they only act gross and scary because people expect them to be gross and scary. I mean, if you saw a pink, triangular, one-eyed creature in public wouldn't your first thought be "Gross! I bet that thing hides its boogers under the bath rug so people slip on it!" Expectations are rough.
That, and they get pretty cranky sometimes. But you would too if you had to brush SO MUCH hair every day and you could never sit down for fear of getting some kid's gum stuck in the tresses on your hiney. It's a hard life and I'm a compassionate soul, so that's why I love monsters.
Oh, plus they sure can dance. ;)
Okay! Thanks for playing everyone! If you two could please send me your full names and address to firstname.lastname@example.org, I'll get those goodies out to you!
And then I'll be round to visit all your lovely blogs and the links you left me. Yay!
And remember to check back for details on the encore monster release over at The Dozens. It will be printed again, if not there, for my shop! =) Speaking of, I got my lovely June Dozens' kit yesterday and its amazing! So fun! I'm almost done all my pages, and stay tuned for a challenge from the DT soon - you can buy it here.
No time to edit the Tofino stuffs yet, I'm back to my usual happily-overwhelmed schedule over here. Hah...so happy day for now! and thanks so much again for stopping by and loving the monsters! =)