Sunday, January 29, 2017

Rewarding in Many Ways

Show cover and Award ribbon and certificate
Sometimes they put your piece on the front cover of the program. Sometimes you feel teary, surrounded by artists and people who appreciate the effort, because it feels like home the way few places ever have.

Sometimes you win Best of Show. Sometimes you have no idea what to think and are surprised you were able to put together coherent sentences as responses because you can't believe what's happening because when your name wasn't called in the group you were in you figured that was it.

Sometimes one of the judges says asks to buy your work. He appreciates your attention to detail that you thought no one would notice but that you had to do so that the piece would FEEL RIGHT.

Sometimes you see your parents smiling so hard their faces may split because they know...they know...they know.



Wednesday, January 18, 2017

- Dorothy & Friends -

I finished it!

This is by far my largest piece to date. I started work on this late last year. I finished the Tin Man in November-ish (I've gotta work on putting dates on things better.) Then I saw a Call for Artists and worked day and night to get it done by the January 17th deadline. I just squeaked in. I finished Toto that morning and did final placement that morning. I wisked it down to the show so fast I barely got to take pictures of it. Now that I'm done I don't know what to do with the brain space this project (which I had codenamed ProjectFBaum) had taken up. I'll relax for a little bit with making before I dive into a new idea.

Dorothy and Friends will be on display at Capital Community College in Hartford, CT for the National Arts Program from January 19th-February 4th, 2017.

You can see more pictures of this in progress and completed on Flickr.

Friday, December 2, 2016

-New in Town- The Player

A photo posted by Becca J (@minifolk_art) on

I've been working for the last few months of a few new minis. I completed a graduate and a tiny Stacey Rebecca. This is the latest:
The basketball player (as yet unnamed). Did I intention for him to kinda look like a UConn player? No, but when you live in CT your entire life the teams are a part of life. He's been a WIP for months (MONTHS) and I finally finished him last night. Lots of details and figuring went on with this (honestly, that happens on every one.) I had to make the basketball twice because the first one rolled off my table at some point and I haven't seen it since. His shoes were a feat (eh, eh) of engineering. Figuring out his arms nearly broke my brain. However, like always, when all the pieces at last came together...I smiled and danced in my chair.

Edit- 2/3/17 His name is Anthony.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Get more minifolk!

Minifolk is on now instagram!

There you'll find in-progress pics, things that inspire and other bits and bobs of the journey of these paper people. If you're there, give us a follow!

Monday, August 22, 2011

-in the works- puddlejumper

new mini by becca.elpy
new mini, a photo by becca.elpy on Flickr.

A new little girl.

She's been in my head for a while. She presented her own challenges, as each piece does. How do you get paper to look floppy? How do you get a bent-knee look with little tubes of paper? Will the hat fit?

Thanks to graph paper and so ingenuity I got it all to work. I just had to get a picture of her when she was done because I was so happy with how cute she is. So this is taken with my webcam. Now to finish her base...and decide on a name.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

-Show Off- CURATE THIS!


Minifolk has been selected to be in the CURATE THIS! 2010 exhibit. I'm pretty excited about this. I'll be in it for a year and have to chance to be contacted by galleries around the country to exhibit in their CURATE THIS! shows.

Also, I hope you'll take a spare second or two to check out the other artists and designers in the exhibit. I'm so honored to be included.
There will also be a chance to vote up Minifolk's popularity in a bit. I'll post when I get details.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Ideas

Have some ideas rolling around in my head. A little kid, a drummer boy, an old president. Have some time to bring them to life.

Happy July!