Monday, March 24, 2008

Monsters are Awesome

Monsters are awesome.
I don't know why, when I think about monsters's not about the scary kind of monsters that you thought lived under the bed or in the closet when you're a kid. Maybe it's because of the movie "Monster's Inc."...maybe it was Sesame Street (or the Muppet Show, or muppets in general)...maybe it's because I'm grown up...or maybe it's because I have developed an affinity for making monsters out of random fabric...I don't know. But when I think of the word "monster", the first words that come to my mind are furry, fuzzy and funny instead of slimy, scaly and scary.

I came across this artist, Jennifer Strunge, lately online.
These guys could seem scary to some kids (the bulgy, slitted pupil eyes and those snaggled, pointy teeth I can see possibly scaring me when I was a kid), but I absolutely love them. They're very distinct. I guess she doesn't use a pattern for them and uses recycled materials, so that means that no two are alike (sound like another monster-making-maven you know?) But her creations seem a lot more advanced, construction wise. She makes puppets too! Check out the "photo album" link on her website( .

1 comment:

Jennifer Worick said...

Hey check out my friend's flickr page of plushies at

I think you'll dig her monsters and critters.