Friday, October 26, 2012

I'd like to introduce myself...

Hi Everyone!
My name is Jenny Smith and I am a Plush Artist from Los Angeles.  I have been making plush for over a year and before that I was making traditional teddy bears for a long time!  I found that as a teddy bear artist, I was one of the youngest(read hippest) and I never quite fit into their subculture, so I took my teddy bear skills and now I am designing and handmaking my own plush.  

I am originally from Canada(Vancouver, B.C.) but I have been in West Hollywood for almost two years now and I am loving it.  I don't have to shovel my driveway anymore! 

My plush are currently for sale at the L.A. MOCA and at Crompton Collective in Worcester, MA.  I also do big craft shows here in L.A. and I have an online shop. 

I love making plush and I feel that it was something that I am meant to do, as it fulfills my creative spirit.  If I am not crafting, I don't feel like I am fully living.  My friends that have known me since I was a child are not surprised at this path that I have taken.  They know that it suits me. 

Today, I am dealing with the rejection of not getting into the holiday craft show that I wanted to be in.  I got into one, but not both of the ones that I had chosen.  I keep telling myself that it's their loss and that it's a reason to pursue other avenues this holiday season, such as a few retail shops that would like to sell my softies, and some smaller craft sales. 

Here are a few photos of my softies.  Thanks for reading!  (blog)


Ann Artistic Plush Characters said...

Very funnie that plush have style with that fashion glasses

Absolutely Small said...

Hi Jenny,
Welcome to The Needle! Your creatures are awesome (and I am totally jealous that you live in Los Angeles- I love it there, especially West Hollywood)!
Getting rejected from shows stinks! I've been there. I wish I had something smart to say to take the sting out of it.
Anyway, welcome! We're glad to have you!


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