Wanna see what I’ve been slaving over since Friday?

I’ve been living in a sleepless crochet-haze the last 5 days or so, working on these crochet paintings for the J-Pop Explosion art show at Hairy’s gallery. Here’s the little Q&A I did on their blog.

Sorry I didn’t get to blog about Craft Wars yet! Not only was I working on these crochet paintings, but I’m also planning for Renegade Craft fair, and I’m also house-sitting right now! EEP!

I’ll post better/more pics of the Pocky paintings after Friday, when the show opens :). I’ll also post my initial sketches and progress pics, and you’ll get to see how things don’t always go as you planned :P. At first I was going to have parts of a 3D Godzilla on the edges of the canvas biting into a a big box of Pocky which would be the canvas itself, but then I decided to just focus on the Pocky instead! Still turned out ok, I think! Actually last night I was freaking out because EVERYTHING WAS GOING WRONG, and I thought I had to deliver the paintings in an hour. I was really sweatin’ it! Luckily, I got one more day to work on it, so I drove back home today from housesitting to get them finished up.

I hope to have time to make a few smaller paintings for the fair as well!

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26 Replies to “Wanna see what I’ve been slaving over since Friday?”

  1. Kelsea says:

    OH MY GOSH. THIS IS AMAZING. I try to avoid excessive use of caps, but this warrants it. Pocky!!

    My boyfriend got me some of those Yan Yan snacks as part of my birthday present (as he tells me, he “saw an asian market and thought hey, she’s Asian and she likes snacks”… offensive, true, or both?)… but he forgot the Pocky.

    Anyway. This is freakin’ awesome. As if you didn’t know already.

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Thank you! πŸ™‚ Heheh
      Well, at least he bought you snacks and not like …. chicken feet or something! πŸ˜›

  2. NICOLE says:

    I told you this already but, I’ll say it again…THAT LOOKS AWESOME!!! now I want pocky everything! You should totally make some new designsfor your etsy (scarf, tissue cozies, etc) with pocky or even yan yan like Kelsea said. I would buy them all!

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      I have thought about Pocky stuff in the past, but since it’s like a stick, I didn’t think most people would know what it was πŸ˜›

  3. Mandie says:

    OMG! The detail is unbelievable! Well done, those are so cute!

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Thank you so much!

  4. INCRED!!!! I cant wait to see pics of everything!!!
    you are amazing!!!

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Thank you! I GOT YOUR PACKAGE!! But I haven’t had a chance yet to try it on. I opened it up, squeed, and then had to run out of the house cuz I’m housesitting elsewhere!

      1. EEEEEEEK! YAY I’m Thrilled that you Squeeed when you opened it! πŸ˜‰ xoxo

  5. Danielle says:

    Those are so awesome!

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Thank you thank you!

  6. Fantastic!! Did you start by stretching crochet over a pre-existing stretched canvas?

    Your crocheted paintings are so exciting!

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Yeah I have to put it over an actual canvas for support, because crochet is so heavy. It needs all that backing! Usually I sew/crochet everything together and stick it on a painted canvas at the end.

  7. Jenny Quest says:

    I cannot even begin to tell you how incredibly awesome these are!! Totally love your crochet “paintings” and these are no exception πŸ™‚

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Thank you, Jenny!

  8. MaDonna says:

    i love this soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much

    1. TwinkieChan says:


  9. Caz says:

    ahhhhhhh pocky πŸ˜€

  10. Shana says:

    OMG! I SO just bought the red one – LUCKY ME!! πŸ˜€

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      THANK YOUUUUUUU!!!! xoxoxo

    2. TwinkieChan says:

      Dude, I just realized you bought it without seeing the whole thing hehhehehhe

      1. Shana says:

        Yup. I’m badass like that.

  11. Craftastic says:

    Wow! Are the Pocky “paintings” for sale or just display at the gallery?

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Hi hi! They were for sale but they already sold :). I think I’ll make more for Etsy, though, because they were fun!

      1. Craftastic says:

        I would love to buy one!

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