Saturday, August 04, 2007

Who knew that there is an entire online community dedicated to collecting Jurassic Park toys?! My oldest daughter has been in love with dinosaurs practically since birth, and began collecting these figures when she started finding them in the toy aisle at Goodwill. Her latest thing is doing what her group calls Customs.


The blue gray dinosaur, an "Aqua Spino" (be sure you want an answer before you ask!) is a working toy from her collection. The other, a non-functioning duplicate, is her first attempt at a Custom.





She used craft acrylics and her own imagination to create "Lava Spino", the first in a planned series of "Elementals by Raptorgrll", dinosaurs with genetic mutations that allowed them to survive the natural disasters that wiped out the rest of their species'.

I think they are pretty cool!

As for me, I am still working on stabilizing the cover and end papers of my "Poe" book. I am also beading a collar and a belt that will anchor my Klimt doll's costume. Hopefully there will be photos sometime before too long!


8 comments:

Kai said...

I love your daughter's WAAAAY better than the original! The colors are more vibrant & that makes the detail pop! I see you passed along your wonderful creative spirit & talent! Can't wait to see YOUR latest creations!

Judi said...

That looks like a whole lot more fun to repaint than a Barbie doll! Love the new colors!

Shashi Nayagam said...

Your daughter seems to have fun with these. They are pretty cool.

Linda Fleming said...

Love your daughter's altered dino! What a kewl hobby!

Sherry Goshon ODACA said...

wohooo tell to enjoy she is doing a wonderful job and i'm with judi lots more fun then barbie teehee

Kerry said...

I love the red and it is spectacular!! I was here this morning and didn't get a chance to comment,I wanted to make sure I didn't forget as she did a greta job i like it way more then the original!!

sarah schra said...

Way cool Lydia! You are amazing.
Judi, your blog is so cool! Once again, I must say that I hope I grow up to be like you!

Bear said...

ooooh That custom dino of your daughters is so much better then the original- it seems that your girl has inherited your wonderful genes and is on her way to making amazing things like you do - please pass on my congratulations to her- thats is one very cool dinosaurus!!
love n hugs bear xoxoxoxxo