Friday, November 12, 2010

Empathy Monster!

I just finished the final stage of week 3's assignment for the art, heart, and healing course I'm taking over on ning, with Willowing (Tam).
The goal was to make an empathy monster. Someone to tell things too and he'll never judge or nay say. I rarely make things for myself so this was a nice project. It was hard to let go of the perfection complex and just make something silly and funky. I started judging how he looked and then realized that was what I was supposed to be learning from the project! No judging or making myself feel bad! So here he is in all his imperfect glory.
Empathy Monster
In the end I'm very pleased with him and I realize he doesn't need to be perfect. He is mine and I'm not perfect either.
A little close up of his cutesy face. I really like his mouth zipped open, but forgot to take a pic of him that way.

Empathy Monster Close Up
He doesn't have a name yet, so I'm open to suggestions. Does anyone hear him yelling a name?

8 comments:

Lynley said...

What a lovely idea - your monster is clearly never going to criticise you - and will keep your secrets firmly zipped up. I think he needs an "everyman" name, like Bill. Or Bob.

Sherry said...

I can hear him yelling something, but it's muffled as his mouth is zipped shut - lol.

He's adorable and does look perfect to me - love the angle of his mouth - give him a cuddle for me too!

Knickertwist said...

GAH! That zipped mouth is totally brilliant! He's lovely :)

Kristin said...

LOVE THIS so much! Saw it on flicker and both Dave (DH) and I said how cool it is . . . Great job, xo

AlwaysInspired said...

Thanks everyone! His new name is Chinko. Silly, but it just seems to fit. It was suggested by Karen over on ning.

Kira said...

I agree, the zipper mouth is brilliant! And what is that white material for his body? It looks so fluffy...

AlwaysInspired said...

The white fabric is some vintage chenille. I'm totally addicted to making stuff with it after that stocking I made!

Minxy said...

He is just to cute, If he were mine i would name him Zippy :P