Glorious sock alien by Darcy Glip
Closet Outsider Artist. “Sock Aliens” Originator. Custom Paper Rose Artist.
I began making Sock Monkeys a few years ago through a friend of mine. She is an Artist, Art Therapist and Mentor. She was hosting a class of youths who were making sock monkeys and creating Art of all kinds. I was immediately drawn in, and welcomed by her and her group.
From there we formed a group of Adult Sock monkey makers to create a surplus of monkeys to donate to a fantastic cause Known as “Operation Sock Monkey”. You can learn more about them on their website http://www.operationsockmonkey.com/
Please help them continue their great work by donating or purchasing a sock monkey kit from them and learn the joy of Sock Monkeys!
“Sock Aliens” came to me during that period while surfing the internet and getting sucked into Alien stories, crop circles and sightings and bad scary movies of abductions etc., and came to the conclusion that Aliens have gotten quite a bad rap. I think they deserve a fair shot at friendship. If this universe is as big as they say it is. Then we need to be better more fearless representatives. I would like everyone to just hold one in your hands and look into those great big “see in the dark” eyes and just be there for them. And they will be there for you. There is no power greater in the universe than Love and these fellas may just need a home to learn that.
Love an Alienated being today!
Darcy made this adorable squirrel for my nephew, Henrik!
This morning I posted a journal exercise on my art blog:
Because owls and all creatures of the animal realm are pure energy, and they come from a place of wholeness. As such, they communicate in a unified voice. They speak in the language of the trees, the wind, the moon, the sky, etc.
I was inspired to continue the journal exercise by creating a sock owl:
Start with the inspiration:
Sketch out the idea:
Do not disturb the cat:
Find just the right socks:
And the rest takes care of itself:
Violet is engrossed in the show and luuuuuurrrrves it:
Darcy Glip‘s latest creations include these incredible sock aliens.
Photos by Darcy Glip
Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion c.1944 [source]
Francis was fascinated by extreme forms of facial expression, and the mouth stretched open to full gape was his favourite. One day he amused me by saying, in an apologetic tone: “You know, I think I’ve got the scream, but I am having terrible trouble with the smile.” The truth was that he could get no kicks from an image of a smiling face. It was not part of his complex sexual obsession. [source]
Socks: Copper Sole dark grey and maroon merino wool ladies’ work socks. The wool is infused with copper ions.
Teeth: Neato Chattering Teeth
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I’m nutty bunny number two. I love me and I love you.
Recall Bunny Number One: