Sunday, September 4, 2011

Party Like A "Sock Star"...The Great Sock Monkey Art-venture Vacation

CAUTION! 
Long Post Ahead...Wrapping Up An Amazing Art-venture!
If you've been following my adventures the last few days you probably know that I've been on an end of summer super "sock monkey" vacation trip back to Illinois.  I've had an awesome time with family and friends and am sad for it to come to an end, but I'm already planning for my next visit...hehehe! 
Along the way I have "art-ticulated" my trip with an almost daily silly sock monkey character inspired by the antics and fun that I've had.  And today...as I head back to California (boarding Sock Monkey Business Airlines soon) it was no exception!  My latest character was inspired after the Sock Monkey Birthday Party celebration for my Great Niece, Tatum's 1st Birthday!  
After a week of prep we finally partied like "sock stars"! 
Party Like A "Sock Star"    8"x10"  Sharpie/Prismacolor Pencil   copyright 2011
It was a blast to work with my sis, Shari on this fun-tastic celebration...from making sock monkeys for the perfect party guest to the sock monkey flair that we used on the banners, cupcake toppers, party hats and  treat jars! 

Here's a FREE download of this guy too...if want to invite a sock monkey to party with you!
For more pix on the banner and the HOW TO - CLICK HERE!
(Save as jpeg to your desktop and print out in the size of your choice)
Not for commercial use or distribution...for personal use only!  
Copyright 2011  Joni Nickrent/Pop Art Minis
And you can be sure there was lots of sweet treats!

Definitely a fun-tastic feat!
Heck, sock monkeys even turned up in the form of cake pops...YUMMY!
For more pix of the cake pops and the HOW TO - CLICK HERE
PARTY PIX!
 "Super Sock Stars"!

Wow! It's gonna be hard to leave all this fun!
But I must, yes I must head back to the Cali sun!
So I'm grabbing my bags and boarding the plane
It's been great, it's been awesome I'm so glad that I came.
A big thanks to my family and friends for sure
A vacation adventure a most amazing sock monkey tour!

Shared over at Sunday Sketches...be sure to pop by for more super star creative fun!





24 comments:

Brian Miller said...

nice...popped over from heathers when i saw your blog title...your sock monkey sketch is so cool...nice textures....i know someone that would really enjoy this one...smiles.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Ooooooooh The Sock Monkey looks like she had great fun! Love your work! Fantastic! ~ thanks for sharing, namaste, CArol (Share the Creative Journey) (^_^)

Heather said...

yay! what a lucky girl...the party looks amazing! i love that cake- and of course, your drawing is just so good, I agree, I love the textures you got with your "sock star" have a safe trip back home!!! xo

Nicola said...

Oh wow! what a lovely sock monkey I love your illustration and that party looked amazing what a lucky girl! Sounds like you had an amazing special time!! Love your work it's always so happy and creative!!! Very inspiring indeed!

Lenora said...

Lucky girl! The fun continues!

Kristin Dudish said...

Oh*My*Gosh! Could this possibly be any cuter?!? "Party Like A Sock Star"? I love it!!! So, so very creative and sooo much fun!

I love your cake pops (I love to make those too!)

This post is great!

Have a safe trip back to California... Tell the pilot - no monkey business! ha!

xo
Kristin

laurie said...

what a great post, heck, what a great party,, thats one very lucky child,, so sweet too!.Beautiful photos and beautiful art, and cake, and child, and sock monkeys, and well, everything!!

Catherine... said...

I've really enjoyed your sock monkey trails..... what gorgeous children...so glad you had a good time...

Christine said...

cute sock monkey sketch, what a memorable party! Your great niece is adorable. Lovely post, Joni.

Sabina said...

Wow sock monkey madness over here. Adorable cakes and illustrations.

m7 said...

tatum's cute, and so is the monkey stuff!! partyyy! :D

- T.W - said...

Hah, that's so cool!
Love those cake pops, they look delicious... *w*

// -T.W-

Sophia said...

How incredibly precious! LOVE the "sock star". Brilliant. :D

craftattack said...

Stars all along the way, happy birthday to Miss Sock Star, what a little cutie! Hugs, Valerie

Wanda's Wings said...

What a cool theme. Just delightful.

Missy said...

How adorable, such a cute party for such a cutie! I love your work in oan and ink with the added prismacolor, looks so cool!

WrightStuff said...

We once had a travelling sock monkey come and visit us. He was the perfect house guest, just so long as he was kept well supplied with bananas. He stayed over Christmas and climbed to the top of the tree and beat us all at BlackJack!

So loved this series you created. Great, great fun.

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

so adorable and who doesn't love sock monkeys...I just got one for my office mascot, I will try to post a pic.
cheers, dana

Melisa said...

What a fun party! I love the cake, LOL!

Linda Pruitt said...

This looks like you had lots of fun with this sock monkey party! Great sketch!!!

KAT said...

super sweet ! love the cake pops idea ...what a cutie pie

Sarah Gill said...

Sock Monkeys are so cute! My daughter loves them!
Thanks for the comment on the Halloween Paint Can on my blog.
Following you now.

Joanne said...

OMG! Your sock money sketch is fabulous and the party is outrageous! Thanks for sharing the photos and explanation of creating the pops.....very clever! I like the details and textures in your sock monkey sketches.

Pam said...

You are one talented lady. Love all of your Pop Art.