Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy Christmas & Winter Holidays!!

A Very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to You!
love, Miss Mindy, Ricky-Dee and Radio

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Good Vs. Evil ART at The Wonderground Gallery/Opening 12-2012

Thanks to all who supported us crazy artists this last Saturday!
We had a great time- literally "chillin" with all the folks who attended! brrrr.

Below are pictures of the Artwork I created for the current
WonderGround Gallery / Good vs. Evil Showcase!

Ariel/Ursula, Snow and the Evil Queen stand at roughly 16" tall,
and are completely hand made by this little elf.

They are really fun to see in person, so swing on by!
The WonderGround Gallery

in the Downtown Disney® District at the Disneyland® Resort in Anaheim, CA

For more information visit:

 If you are interested in the availability of my artwork at Wonderground Gallery, please contact:
The Disney Vault @ 714-300-7004
 -and my Vinylmation contribution this time is.. Cruella DeVil on The VM95 body.

A Very Happy Christmas and Holidays to you!!
 love Miss Mindy and Ricky Dee

Thank you for all of your artistic support & energy , I'm so thankful, and appreciate every bit!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Good Vs. Evil - New Vinyl customs and Sculptures

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be apart of the next show at WonderGround Gallery
this Saturday,  Dec. 15th  I’ll be attending the Grand Opening that morning from 9-11am to chat, sign prints n’ artwork, and talk shop about my work…. I hope to see you there!

( I's early - and most the people I know arn't awake yet, but come in your jammies anyhow - I may be in mine with all the all-nighters I've been pulling!)

Below is the skinny about the show... and a link to the Disney site with all the nitty gritty's..
I know I've been doing tons with them lately, it's pretty exciting to be doing my own sculpted versions of classic Disney characters... I think you'll enjoy my latest set of heroines and villain's!

"The battle between good and evil has never been stronger. So the questions become … Who will rise to the challenge? Who will prevail? Only a peek inside WonderGround Gallery will reveal the ever-lasting rivalries of our fairytale world. Join in the excitement Dec. 15 at WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney® District at the Disneyland® Resort in Anaheim, CA, as interpretations of frightful and delightful characters by various artists are unveiled as part of ‘Good vs. Evil.’ For more information visit " or the EVENT LINK HERE.

I hope to see your sweet face!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

'Frosty Holiday' Minnie Sculpts a' comin'!

Announcing my lil' 'Frosty Holiday Minnie's' !  
~ and in honor of these lil' darlin's ~
I'll be signing down at
Wonderground Gallery from 1-4 pm DEC. 1st...

In addition, a limited number of 3-inch Vinylmation™ holiday ornaments designed by moi will be
 availiable at store opening ! - Wristband distribution guidelines apply.
- - - so stay tuned for sneek peek on FB & Twitter n' check out the Disney blog for the event info!


for Availiability of One of a Kinds by Miss Mindy, Please call: The Disney Vault / 714-300-7004
Or visit D Street Downtown Disney / and the Wonderground Gallery

Thank you so much for all of your kind emails and for supporting the arts!
Ya'll have been so amazing with all of my new adventures. . .

A very Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
love, Miss Mindy , Ricky dee and Radio.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Miss Mindy's Wonderland - Custom Vinyls!

Miss Mindy Festival of the Masters/Vinylmation Video
Click PIC to see!

I'm excited to announce that 3 of my one of a Kind Vinylmations
will be at the Walt Disney World, Florida
'Festival of the Masters'
event at Downtown Disney This Weekend! Walt Disney World Resort has hosted this event since 1975,
and I'm excited to be apart of it & show you my latest Vinylmation customs-
'Miss Mindy's Wonderland!'
A continuing series, from last years D23....
( Remember the Red Queen and White Rabbit?) - Welp, now it's The White Queen, Flower's and Mr. Caterpillar's turn! They will be on display this coming weekend, so stop by and say hello to my art for me if yer in Florida!
I was graciously invited to go down and sign with these lil' guys, but am soooooo filled to the gills making art for an amazing show at Wonderground in Dec., that I can't leave my studio... Yeep!
Stay Tuned kids, and enjoy the pictures....

-Miss Mindy

To Inquite about purchasing, Please email me:
or call Disney at (877) 560-6477 option 2 - Thanks!

(all images copyright Miss Mindy & Disney -Thanks!)

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Announcing my latest creation... 'SteamBoat Minnie' - !

Oh It's gettin' Excitin'...
I'm currently creating a Limited edition series of 25,
One of a Kind - art figures, entitled...

"SteamBoat Minnie"
The first one is ready for you to feast your eyes upon at:
The Wonderground Gallery in The Downtown Disney District - Anaheim  

- She's hand crafted and painted with hand cast resin elements. Each Minnie has her very own flair & style, sculpted props & features that make every one unique... Swing on by to see my latest creation!

Special Note!: This lil gal has a remote control to turn on the Steam Boat Mickey Scene..Woow- gees! - It flickers like the old black and white cartoon... sure was tricky figuring out this step- So ask the Wonderground Cast members to give ya a glimpse of Miss Mindy goin' high tech!

-Copyright Miss Mindy and Disney

NEWSFLASH! "Miss Mindy will be back for one day at the WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney® District on December 1, 2012 from 1pm to 4pm for a special meet and greet opportunity!" -  Disney Blog

'SteamBoat Minnie' - Dimensions: 13" tall x 6" (varies per figure due to prop changes...)
for Availability of One of a Kinds by Miss Mindy,
Please call: The Disney Vault / 714-300-7004

Or visit  the Wonderground Gallery.
+Shipping is Available for you out of towners... yay!


Monday, October 08, 2012

Pink Elephant Inspired & Haunted Mansion Vinyl toys....


Ok, so I look really Creepy here... Just in time for Halloween! ....Even though 'Bluey' released at last months Mickey's Circus Event at Epcot Center in Florida...I think I was channeling my inner 'Spook' already... ;)

The Finished Turn

I ADORE the Pink Elephants Sequence in Dumbo... ( and I 've heard from a ton of ya'll that feel the same!) It was part of the reason I wanted to be a character artist  - That, and old betty boop cartoons...what a spunky broad!

Oh I get carried away with the packaging... but it so fun to just go nuts on it- after doing so much detail work!

My original turn - 'Bluey' - all sketched out---

Ahhh, My favorite part- and the most challenging! Painting the dancing Elephants soooo teenie Tiny!
They later were set on miniature steel springs inside 'Bluey's' Tummy to create movement like they're dancing....
ooooohhhh Trippy!

"No Window's...and No Doors"
By Miss Mindy
One of  Kind - Vinylmation Custom

for Availiability of One of a Kinds by Miss Mindy, Please call: The Disney Vault / 714-300-7004
Or visit D Street Downtown Disney / and the Wonderground Gallery
This was my favorite part of The Haunted Mansion as a kid....
The Trick was getting this scene to read in a Vinyl! Tricky indeed to squeeze this little lady into the tummy area---
 It was  like getting a ship in a bottle. I need smaller hands. ;)

Oh again - getting carried away with the boxes! - gotta have purple right?

So many processes to this one! I think it was one of my most complicated fabrications to date.
I learned how to cast in clear resin ( flames) -
To vacuform a custom plastic bubble for the belly,
and just over all sculpting more than I had on any of my previous art pieces.
Thank you to my husband Ricky Dee for showing me the ropes! - Ahabs Shipyard
My brain is full o' process. bssst. fizzle.pift!

The original turn...

Painting details before the coverplate goes on...

oh process process, My Elf workshop!

And the Electrical... Fishing the wires through the arms to the candles, testing the lighting for the scene....
And That's it Folks! Thanks for stopping by my crazy big blog post-
I tend to post in giant spurts -;) so Check back from time to time for more Toys... soooon!

Leave me a note -Show me your cool Customs n' Art or Just plain keep in touch with me on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram  - links in the side bar...

Till next time!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Travel - Viaggiare - Voyager - Reisen

Going with the Flow....
And that we did - After pushing our trip due to work n' life's little surprises, with no room reservations or train tickets, just a loose plan and some Radiohead tickets we happened on 2 days before we left....We were ready to go! ----Kind of. ;)

It was so awesome, I honestly have culture shock right now -
Our bathrooms are insanely huge here.

We traveled from Rome to Orvieto to Florence to Lucca, Milan to Switzerland through France and on to England. I'll never forget this trip as long as I live. Watching- Listening to Radiohead play in an old Roman Rock Quarry was magical. I want to milk cows in Switzerland and dye my hair blonde.  - - -Beer is always good in the morning. - - -When It smells of pee, don't eat there... and so many other handy dandy European tips for Travel I learned backpacking through fabulous-ness.

Since I am a mutt, and a distinctive blend of Irish, French, Dutch, Cherokee Indian and Honkey - Europe was just like home.... The Italians we're so chill and crazy, You can drink on trains and cut cheese whenever you want. There's history on every corner, and people that speak really loud to you in Italian thinking you'll understand better if they vocalize. hmmm. scusi, poco Italiano.

Heading on up to Switzerland was a different story, where they speak French and German - a sort of Spanglish -so, um Freman.derk. I'm better at French than Italian, so it was easy to ask where the Chinese food restaurants were. Seriously! We stumbled upon the town of Leysin, where there are students from every corner of the globe. Thank you Radiohead for the adventure. We were 4 miles up a mountain- and no way to get home from the concert, until a fabulous German man picked us up in his Audi who worked in the medical industry. hmm.

We didn't want to leave Switzerland. Infact I think I could live there if the exchange rate wasn't so punky. They pour Coca cola into wine glasses, It was hard on Rick.. ;)

But we were off just the same- to England, the a pleasant surprise-- Rick and I hadn't been there in years, and may god it's amazing - London was a blast. They've built so many wonderful structures and taken care of the old. The Thames boardwalk had carnivals and people drinking at pubs everywhere. British peeps were running along the boardwalk, lookin' all fit. It was the first time in England I felt gluttonous for having fish and chips and greasy meat. Bristol was soooo great-hanging out with our new friend Lampie, Thank you for the hospitality, and the best pub dinner on the trip! n' Merci Lola Gil for introducing us to yer hunny bunny.

We tubed it to Heathrow, and weren't' ready to leave. The plane must have known - as we had a big delay and some bad weather was creeping in. We flew home watching a marathon films on our little chair TV's - I swear it looked like we were all being programmed. well, we were. ;) Me with Breakfast at Tiffany's, Brave, and Dinner for Shumucks. It's funny - This was the fist time we got to see the movie, and Rick created many of the Mouseland elements. We're so bad- we rarely watch our handy work in films -unless it's right in our faces. ;)

So yes indeed, this is a snip-et of a Journal of a 3 week trip in the Life of Miss Mindy and her sweetheart man pants, Ricky-Dee.

I was sad to have missed a signing at Disneyland, and the release of a few more creations, but knew I would never leave town because I am an art-oholic. Owning my own business can be trying, as you're always working - even when It's what you love to do! So time off to enjoy, and go seek out where you'd like to show next is a must. I'm looking forward to some fabulous shows over seas and here in the States, and so happy for all the friends we made on the trip. Here's to another go in the future - sooner than later.


Ps. Next Post - stay tuned for more Disney News!

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Away across the Sea, but new Art left behind...

Off I go to distant lands my friends,
some much needed R & R,  inspiration and new sights for my wee eyes...But oh Yes,
I leave behind some fabulous new creations that I can't say yet - but will be released whilst I'm away!
Sooo Keep your peepers open for:

Mickeys' Circus / Epcot Center Florida


The Wonderground Gallery
in Downtown Disney
I'll be posting my travels, and these brand new releases via facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
I poured my little heart into them and hope you enjoy my latest releases!
Stay Tuned!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Disney Wonderground & New shows Update

Merci Beaucoup to everyone who supported me down atThe Wonderground Gallery  - last month!

There's more art in store for this lil' lady...
so keep your peepers open for some 'One of a Kind' happiness premiering in Sept!

Thanks to The Disney Cast members for Making me the Cover Girl of July's Merchandise Monthly!
- aww Shucks..n' some fun press too :  
ArtQuench Article
I'm in a fabulously delicious group show atThe Cult Status gallery
Minneapolis - this month!
What will the cake inspired by my art look like???
-I think cotton candy is in order....
Please contact the gallery for availability of my latest 'crazy Cup of Elf':
Title: Pinky
size: 5.5" x 5.5"
mixed media

Thank You so much dear friends, collectors n' creepy stalkers... ;)
I've been in my cave creating a bunch of Secret art goodness,

and can't wait to show you what I have in store for:

- The Wonderground Gallery -Limited Edition
Downtown Disney

- Mickey's Circus and Haunted Mansion

Walt Disney World

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Stay tuned!