Wednesday, January 24, 2007

PLUSH WEEK 2 @ Gallery 1988

Plush Week 2 Opening reception was last night!
I wish I could've made it down to L.A. for the opening night, but luckily they posted some pics on the Gallery 1988 website of the whole show.
There are some really unique and interesting pieces in the show! I especially like APAK, Maoma and Johnny Yanok's. Take a quick peek on page 3... my stumpies are there!

Monday, January 22, 2007


Hey Everybody! Mark your calendars!
Saturday, February 3rd, from 6pm-8pm
Suzanne and I are having a show at Bluebottle Art Gallery in 2 weeks! OH! And, if you are interested, there is going to be a pre-show PREVIEW SALE available to those who sign up on Bluebottle's Preview List. If you would like to be on that list, email them at ! And, for of you who asked, 'Wookin Pa Nub' is a title homage to 'Lookin' for Love' ala Eddie Murphy does Buckwheat.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

PLUSH WEEK 2: Eclectic Boogaloo!

There is an amazing plushshow coming up @ Gallery 1988 called Plush Week 2: Eclectic Boogaloo on Jan23-30 down in L.A.! I got an email last week from the curator Jon and got an invite to participate!

These are my little guys I'm mailing down to him - Big ol Tempura Shrimp, sad Edamame, and Chicken Salad and Chicken Sh#*t' . I meant to send them off to him today, but because of the snow and my whimpy-ass driving skills, I'm going to send them down tomorrow. I hope he likes them!

Hey snowguy!

YUP. We got hit with MORE snow this morning...
I decided to stop complaining about the weather, so I made a little snowdude 'stumpytown' style with baby pinecone eyes and a twig mouth. I carried him around our backyard for a while to find the best resting spot. I think this will suffice.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007


I'm finally in the process of changing my legal name (from Karin Yukiko Yamagiwa) and I've gotta tell you, it is a pain in the ass. Last week I got my new SSN#, City of Seattle business license, voter registration & driver's license (the bank wouldn't let me change my accounts unless I had a current picture I.D.) Then, the other day my credit cards and debit card stopped working - I call the bank to find that the halfwit bank agent I talked with accidentally closed my account, forgot to even place the order for my replacement cards and had ordered new checks with the wrong name on them! (Where is my cattle prod)
I have yet to change my passport (oh fun), bank investments, 401k, credit cards, car registration and title, car and medical insurance, and... all the online stuff I have accounts on. ACK. ACK. ACK. hairball! But, I AM THRILLED to say that I can finally say I am officially...uh, maybe about 55% Karin Yamagiwa Madan. HA.