Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Face!

My niece Sophie & I teamed up to create this special "mouth puppet" show for your New Years eve enjoyment! - mmmm creeepy!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Mighty B - ornament pour vous!

Merry Christmas Folks-- Happy Hanukkah - Happy Kwanzaa - Happy Winter - Happy Happy--Merry Elf Day...Which ever you celebrate-- have a good one! And here's a lil' ornament of good 'ol Bessie Higginbottom for you to have fun with -- I just made one the other day, and I suggest not drinking while doing this --- lets just say that my version is NOT pictured above! he he he.... here's the link so you can download the PDF instructions!

safe journeys to you all...

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Friday, December 05, 2008

Toys & Dolls!

The Vinyl Toy Network Show is here!
--- Come on down to the baby tattoo booth... I'll be hangin' out there from 3-5pm this Saturday Dec. 6th, promoting my Paper Doll book coming out next year! at last ---Hurray!

I have a list of reserved orders for
'The Sassy Paper Doll Bonanza' Book
-- so please drop me a line if you'd like a copy all signed up...

Also special at VTN this year, is a Vinnie custom show going on of giant 20" blanks customized by yours truly and many other artists in the toyland.

Start Time:
Saturday, December 6, 2008 at 10:00am
End Time:
Sunday, December 7, 2008 at 5:00pm
Pasadena Convention Center
300 East Green Street
Pasadena, CA

And leading into my next post....
steam punk-toy- lolita -doll fun w/ may pal Brandy!

a snap w/ the vinnie custom I painted up before we headed out to "Royal-T" in Culver city for a zippercut night...
And say hello to my little friends!
( thank you B! for my new doll! xoxoxoxoxoxoxo)
I spy a Brandy doll in the window.....

Otsuka and Ayanami Rei Dolls!

oooh my favorite! a Bran flake doll!
hope to see you this weekend ya'll....

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Happee Thanksgivin' Peeps!

Eat yer Meat-
and watch those nuts,
Laugh out loud - don't be a putz!
Thanksgiving's here, so watch yer rear. . .
the biggest, fat-est time of year!
But don't despair, or lose your hair. . .
Just show them folks, yer underwear!


Sunday, November 09, 2008


I just got back
and wanted to post some positive feelings...
everyone I know has been so down, rundown by media blubbing, economy hurts, and prop. woes--- So here's a silly sketch to add a a smile to your day......

so, good energy to you my friend-
may butterflies inhabit your buttocks and fireflies light you way to the bathroom!

Here's an invitation - and peek at a one of the pieces I'm showing at
The Wonderful World Art Gallery
9517 Culver Blvd. LA
this Thursday the 13th


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Faerie Magazine & Where the Wild Things Are..

Hello all ye Art lovin' folk... I got some fun news.
Yes, even in these bizarro times... the Faerie Realm is thriving on waaay too much beer to help drown out the media. And as we all know, Faeries can vote now too. Thank god - he he...

Anyway, above is a paper doll for you.
It is in this months issue of Faerie Magazine,
and is nice and big compared to these lil' guys I posted -- so you can cut 'em out , & play whatever it is you "play" with "dolls." Here's the link to buy the magazine - It's the Autumn issue!

_________________________above: Title "I'll Eat you Up!" - Miss Mindy, w-i-p

"Where the Wild art is"
The Wonderful World Art Gallery in Culver City

Thursday, November 13th, 2008 from 7pm-10pm
Featuring the original drawings of The great Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are)
Miss Mindy, CJ Metzger and a handful of other artists
will be showcasing art inspired by the book.

-Take care everyone, keep creating-

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Custom and thanks!

Thanks Everybody, who came out to the show in San Diego!
see the Subtext Show blog for more pictures....

I really wanted to thank a wonderful collector and friend, Ada.
She commissioned this Teddy Troop from me....
Thanks Ada! - I bet "Trixie and her racing turtle Oliver" love their new home!

I want to vote right now. this very minute. I must go outside with the fairies and ease mind.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Art Preview!

Here's some inkies getting ready to be framed.... and below, The progress of one of the woodcut pieces---- from sketch, to paint, cutting, assemblage, & fini!

le messie sketch. Le soupie paint.Le cut... watch la fing-airs!
in progress - making templates for cutting. more templates for le cutting.

AND FINI! - a crazy mermaid Triptych called "The Players."
took me forever.

I hope you'll join me...
San Diego's SUBTEXT gallery this Friday from 6-10pm.
Lost at Sea: New Works by CJ Metzger & Miss Mindy
Show runs: October 10th - November 9th, 2008

but if you can't attend- sadly..., here's a link to see the show- - - - -

Thursday, September 18, 2008


SUBTEXT in San Diego is the artist sisters next stop!
- - - - - - - - - -Please join us for the unveiling of BRAN-new works 'o' art!
here's the info!

October 10th - November 9th, 2008
CJ Metzger & Miss Mindy: Artist Sisters
"Lost at Sea"

Opening Reception: Friday October 10th, 6-10pm

Subtext - - - - - -680 West Beech Street, No.1 San Diego, California 92101 : 619 876 0664

I hope to see you!


Saturday, August 23, 2008

Mighty Beeeeees!

I just heard through the grapevine... that the show I was working on
'TheMighty B' just got another season! hurray!!! - will someone get me cable? he he he - -
Here's some of my favorite u tube videos of the show so far:

Above are a couple board drawings - copyright Nickelodeon... geees I never show my work stuff -eh?

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

MINDstyle's Charity Auction - update!

A tragic earthquake struck the Sichuan Province of China
in May of this year & unleashed unimaginable destruction and suffering. Perhaps hardest hit were the children left without homes and schools.

A group of artists and vinyl toy companies have come together for....
"This One's For The Children of Sichuan", a charity auction to benefit children affected by the disaster coordinated by MINDstyle.

Auction items will include original paintings, toys, and limited-edition collectibles from Ron English, tokidoki, Shepard Fairey, Buff Monster, Michael Lau, Kathie Olivas, Joe Ledbetter, DevilRobots, Brandt Peters, Huck Gee, Cameron Tiede, The London Police, Kaws, Toby HK, Amanda Visell, Miss Mindy, CJ Metzger, Play Imaginative, Toy Tokyo, De La Barracuda, Munky King, DKE Toys, DNM, SURU, 3-Mix, Fresh Manila and more.

The auction will take place online with
keyword : MINDstyle's China Earthquake Charity Auction
August 24th (reschedule due to the No. 08 typhoon warning- - -)
& on display at MINDstyle / LIFEstyle space at the Delay No Mall in Hong Kong.

Proceeds for the auction will benefit Care For Children's efforts to assist the children and students who were most affected by disaster.

Vinyl Pulse is the official media sponsor for the auction.

Thanks for your help- mm

Friday, August 08, 2008

comic-con COOTIES!

I got cooties whilst at comic-con.... well I do every year- I usually don't see that many humans all at once! So... back to it I am - It was great to see old and new friends.. and do drawings for peeps--- I posted a few that I did at the convention above.... Plus, Dink - in her new Big Hat... (that she stole from me...) she's really into 'Big Hair' right now...
I took a video of her travels at the comi-con this year, and will post it once my computer stops being mad at me.

Next Art Show: Artist Sisters CJ Metzger & Miss Mindy, October @ SUBTEXT in San Diego! date to be announced.....

Monday, July 21, 2008


Oh Lord... yup--- it's the big bad comic-con again!
Didn't we just do this last month?
We hope ya'll got your tickets early- because the convention center is sold out! -wow. And don't forget what wonder woman always says... Support your local Burlesque dancer! Go and see the show above... Penny Star Jr. always puts on a good'un!
Our Booth # is 4617
& Rick's booth is #4819 - so stop on by, let him go to the bathroom, and check out his new book!
hope to see you kiddies....

Monday, June 30, 2008

Shows, Signings avec le Males & Art progress Report....loooong title....

Ok! a little dancing elf that I'm workin' on -
she'll be ready for a Show my sister and I are having:
July 10th 5-7 pm
231 W Olive Ave.
Burbank, CA 91502-1825.
(818) 736-3000

The wonderful 'Don' will let you in the parking garage behing the studio.. or park on the street if your prefer and 'get buzzed' in the front door under the giant orange foot... Should be loads, for all us folks who are laid off at the moment... he he he -

Counterweight- 'the art and concepts of Rick O'Brien',
my squeeze- will be having a a book signing at the Nucleus Gallery!
Saturday, July 19th 7-11pm
check out Ricks blog
for more info & beautiful paintings & Ink drawings--- please join us!

Yes Indeed it is the attack of Man - Pete Metzger, my bro- in -law has a FREE show comin' up at the House of Blues.... get more info here, and support junkie puppets. It's the law.

Ahhh... and that damn cover of the Paper Doll book again... "yeah, sure you're done w/ it lady" he he he, well, I AM. I just finished graphic designing it - and cleaning up the gals - It should be out later than sooner- he he he- I'll keep you posted, but go to the Nickelodeon show and I'll be a showing a few sets there, and a few peeks at Comic-Con... It really was fun to do, and it's about the stupidest, dumb fun book I've done... 1 out of 2 being dumb ain't bad...more fairies and random art peices in progress....

Ciao! & hope to see you at one of the events----