Saturday, September 12, 2009

Plush You! Interview with Pretty Little Fings

Plush You! is an annual exhibit in October that showcases plush creations from artists all over the globe - there are 5 venues throughout Seattle participating in this years event. We are excited to be one of those venues!!

So to get everyone familiar we are posting interviews and doing special giveaways with participating Bluebottle Plush You! artists.

What is your name and where are you located?
My name is Pang Tubhirun from Shepherdstown, West Virginia

What are your favorite materials and why?
My favorite materials are the ones I work with the most: printed cotton, felt, and, soft fleece! I have a love for printed cotton because I enjoy going to the fabric store and spending at least an hour touching and ogling over them. A lot of my pieces involve all three, but I work with felt and fleece for the most part, so I love it because of that, plus fleece is so soft! How could you not love it?

How long does it usually take for you to complete a piece?
The time I spent on each piece really depends on the size. A piece like the Vampire Strawberry takes me about an hour, but a plaque piece (like the crab) could take several days. I once spend a whole week (plus some odd days) making a robot, completed with chalk drawn designs the shadow box that the robot was displayed from. That was probably my biggest, most time consuming piece to date.

What are you excited about lately?
Wow! What am I not excited about? If I could name a few, I'm really excited about Tim Burton's remake of Alice in Wonderland and the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and being a part of Plush You! My boyfriend and I have never been to Seattle, so we are planning a road trip there this fall to be a part of the opening! I'm open to suggestions for any good restaurants or places to visit!

Which super power would you prefer to have and why: the ability to fly or to be invisible?
I'd chose the ability to fly. I could get from point A to point B so much faster, therefore, I'd get more done!

What's your dream project?
My dream project is to write/illustrate a children's book. Particulary of a story my grandfather used to tell me when I was a child. My Tha (grandfather in Thai) had a wonderful imagination, and he loved to tell me a story about the poo who slayed a Giant with some of his oddball buddies. (you heard it here first!)...Sometimes I still call him in Thailand to ask if he could tell it to me again... I want to illustrate the whole book using handmade plush characters and paper cut backgrounds (maybe a future collaboration with the talented Jayme McGowen of Roadside Projects). After the first copy is published, I will personally deliver it to him...I think he'd be so proud!

What did you do last Saturday afternoon?
I spent last Saturday afternoon slaying a dragon hidden in a secret cave on the C & O canal with my Boston Terrier/super pup, Remy. Afterward, I took a long bath and read all honesty, last Saturday afternoon the FINGS and I had a booth at the Shepherdstown Street Fest, my town's annual festival with food, music, and local vendors.

More info about the event on our: site

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