17 June 2012

Mab Graves

I'm terribly behind in my blogging this week.  I received an awesome package this week from Emily, who writes Tales for Karina Marie.  I won her Mab Graves giveaway and I couldn't possibly be any more pleased with what I received!

Mab Graves is a pop-surrealist artist and illustrator. Her work is wonderfully haunting with just the right combination of fun and creepy.

The first thing I got was Harlow, which is a paper doll.

Harlow - photo © mab graves

This illustration is so cool I can't bear to cut it up so I will be framing it as is and hanging in where I can look at it every day.

I also received two note cards, which I will hoard jealously and never send to anyone. Ever. 

Abbi and the Goldfish - photo © mab graves
Tuesday & Wednesday Addams - photo © mab graves
I think I will try to find frames for these also and have a totally awesome Mab Graves illustration grouping!

Emily also sent along two of Mab's vinyl stickers.
Pinky - photo © mab graves
Pinky is based on the very popular Blythe dolls. I've always liked the look of those dolls.. giant heads and big eyes that flip around! How is that not fun?  I must remember to put that on my Christmas wish list.

This guy is hilarious with his dolphin-like head and puff ball accents and that giant poofy poodle-do!
Vampoodle!  - photo © mab graves
Vampoodle also comes as a fully assembled articulated paper doll.  And if you like him, you will love Mr. Otto who is simply over the top awesome.  Yep, you gotta click to see him.. it is so worth it!

So those are my winnings.. aren't you jealous? :D

Ginormous thanks to Emily for sponsoring the giveaway and to Mab for generously donating the goodies in the first place.

If you'd like to see more of Mab's work, you can visit her Facebook page, her website, her blog, and on Flickr.

Please do stop by and say hello!