Tuesday, April 9, 2013

!Etsy Spotlight! Little Lazies!


Good morning Zombies!

This morning I bring to you a post of the non-makeup variety but still just as fun.....and even sparkly! A few weeks ago, a friend of mine posted a link to a cute Etsy store called "Little Lazies" on Facebook. Right off the bat, I noticed a cute little zombie made out of clay that had to be MINE RIGHT THEN! I immediately (and somewhat spontaneously) placed an order for my very own Zombie Little Lazy. The rest, is history.



My kick ass little clay-creation arrived in less than 2 weeks after I adopted him. The most exciting part of the whole transaction was that when you purchase a little lazy, you get a random little guy/girl. No two are alike, being that they are all handmade! I was ridiculously excited when I opened my little guy and saw SPARKLES! on his brain and heart.

Meet Booboo ZomZom!


Per the Etsy store:

Purchase a Random ZOMBIE Lazy and you will receive a made to order, one of a kind MYSTERY creature that includes zombie braaaains and more.

Mystery item will be a miniature clay figurine (approx. 2" tall) that comes with an Adoption Card that lists it's name as well as it's "Likes and Dislikes".

BooBoo (and most of his companions) was $15.00 USD plus shipping!

Sparkly braaaaains! He's so cuddly for one that consumes squish! 




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I loved all the fun extra touches to the order. The shipping box that BooBoo arrived in had the same cute creature stamped on it as the invoice below. Sadly, I lost the pictures of it. :/ My Little Lazy was wrapped securely in bubble wrap and the box was stuffed with tissue paper. It was the perfect transport vessel.


I intend on purchasing a few more little zombies to start my very own Little Lazy Apocalypse! Leah, the owner of Little Lazies, also offers limited edition lazies such as owls and other amazing creatures from time to time. Watch her Facebook page HERE to keep to date on all the happenings! 

Speaking of Leah, I was able to snag a short interview with her for everyone! Check it out.

Tell us a little about how Little Lazies came about.
Well, I have had a passion for art ever since I was very little, and even up until my time in college where I graduated with a degree in Graphic Design, but (long story short) after graduating, I fell into another passion of mine - cake decorating, which indeed is the catalyst for Little Lazies! Let me explain! I remember it as if it were yesterday... it was on one lovely, Autumn day, and I was exhausted from a long days work of decorating cakes, but remembered it was my Sister’s birthday and I wanted to do something special for her. So as I was decorating her cake, I had a ball of green gum-paste in my hands (gum-paste is very similar to clay, but this you can eat!) and I thought to myself, “Hmm, I think I am going to make her a cute, little monster for the top of her cake!” I am not sure why that idea popped in my head, but needless to say, I am very glad it did... I sat there for what seemed like hours, making her this miniature monster, and little did I know that I was developing my very own style right then and there! I finished the cake and of course I had to show all my friends the cute creature I created, and to my surprise they all wanted one, but instead of a cake topper, they asked for something that would work as a collectable to keep! With tons of love and encouragement from family and friends, I decided to explore the world of polymer clay. I then created my Little Lazies and with that, a shop emerged and more... I still cannot thank my friends enough for their support; I don’t know what I would do without them (you know who you are!)





Tell is a little about how you make your Little Lazies.
Well it all starts will a ball of clay, then from there I have to be inspired (like most artists do!) Inspiration for me can come from a lot of things - film, music, nature - but I am most inspired by Japanese culture and animation. Japan is just full of creativity and the style and culture brings a smile to my face, so why not be inspired by something that makes you happy, right? I am also inspired by my favorite artists and their talent, drive, and passion - Jublin, Megan Lara, John Sumrow, Beastpop, Wotto - the list goes on. Seeing their success in art only makes me want to work harder. As for the actual process of making the Lazies, I knead the clay (a lot) and I never use clay straight from the package; I always mix and create new colors. Then little by little I assemble a monster, bake it, admire my new creation and then send it to it's new home!



Who is your favorite Little Lazy to create and why?
Of course I love all my Little Lazies equally, I have no favorite (isn’t that what a Mother is suppose to say? Haha.) But the one character that brings me the most joy to make has to be the Little Lazy Zombies - they are always fun to create! I love bringing together an iconic character like a Zombie, that is usually portrayed as something scary and gory, and combining it with elements that make it into something somewhat sweet and adorable! My Zombies have gooey brains, sunken in eyes and stitches... sometimes they have guts spilling out or protruding ribs, but somehow those obviously disturbing images are created into something you would want to cuddle! So to say it simply, I like the juxtaposition of the cute versus the creepy - I think they work well together and most everyone could enjoy them, don’t ya think?




Tell us a little about Leah the mastermind!
I’ll make this short and sweet for you!

Leah
Likes: Going to concerts, collecting t-shirts & vinyl, and watching the sunrise
Dislikes: Being a shy girl, reality TV, and bullies of all kinds



Thank you Leah for the interview and for my newest obsession! Best of luck to you and all of your Little Lazies! :D

Everyone should run, right now, check out Little Lazies and snag yourself a new little best friend. *tears of joy*


9 comments :

  1. OMG, these are so cute! I need to buy a couple little lazies to help me in the DG shop. LOL

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  2. They are so cute! I want these. I want them all. I've been eyeballing these for awhile.

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  3. I have been wanting one of these for a while now. If I get money for my birthday I am buying me one! Leah has some amazing talent!!!

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  4. Oh my gosh, these are freaking adorable! If I collected knick-knacks, doodads, and chotchkies, I'd totally start with these!

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  5. Ahhh, I've been wanting to order one so bad but I know I wouldn't be able to stop at just one. They're so cute!

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  6. ive been seeing these around for so long, why i dont have any yet is beyond me!

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  7. I'm not quite into zombies per se, but these are PRECIOUS!!!! OMG!

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