Wednesday, January 19, 2011
I Heart Funamals
In this video, Amy (the artist behind Funamals) describes Funamals, how she came up with it, her past as a dancer, and is generally hilarious and awesome. If I lived in Michigan I would try to make Amy my friend.
When I was in Grand Rapids, Michigan for a wedding I bought up a ton of her stuff at Minty Keen. This is a store you must visit next time you find yourself in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I bought mostly presents for other people but I also bought a kitty magnet and a set of "um, hi" crab note cards for myself. I also frequently haunt her etsy shop. LOVE! IT! In addition to her paintings and stationary, she sells hand-made textiles and puppets, and has a few stop-motion animation videos on her website using her paintings. She's prolific and whimsical and really has a sense of humor that comes through her work.
Watch the video, then buy her stuff. There is nothing else you can do.
Oh yeah, there is something else you can do, you can visit her website: www.thefunamals.com or her blog thefunamals.blogspot.com.