A different path for me

So, as many of you might be aware, I'm spent the last few years working on a side project that has kept me very busy. My Uncle Walt asked me to help illustrate a book he wrote for his granddaughter. He wanted it painted in watercolors and I naively thought that I could pull this off. It made no difference that I had never painted in watercolors, I figured I'd just learn on the job. Well, friends, this is why the job took 3.5 years to complete. And remarkably, it became available at the very same time that my other big weekend occurred. Go figure.

But the time has come and it's now available, on Amazon no less. So, if you're inclined to see what I've been up to, please go over there and take a look at our book and if you'd like, get yourself a copy in hardcover or kindle edition.

Here are a few illustrations from the book.

2019 Sock Rocks are in the bag!

Well, it's been years since I posted on my site.  My next post will go into more depth about why that is.  But I wanted to take a quick moment to thank those who came to my booth at the Dickens Fair yesterday! I so much enjoyed introducing you to my family of Sock Rocks. And of course, thank you all to my long-time online supporters. I look forward to bringing all of you the full story in the coming year.  I will be developing a new website dedicated to my Sock Rocks and keep you informed of everything that happens there.

Thanks from the Gosselin's

Sock Rocks Series 3 Release Friday November 17th 10 AM PST

$15 a piece, 25% off order with a minimum order of 2.


It's year three and I have two new characters, Reuben and Orville.  Rueben is the first child of the Sock Rocks, son of Winston and Fanny.  And of course every family needs a lovable pet, so I created Orville, the family mutt.  As with years past, this series is limited to 30 pieces per character, cast in resin, painted in acrylic and comes individually bagged in a burlap sack.

To makes things easier this year, I'm lowering the price to $15 a piece and getting rid of my bundled pricing.  Instead, I've set up a sale of 25% off with a minimum order of two SockRocks.  I've also moved my shop over to Etsy so don't be using a bookmark for my old store.

The remaining Series 1 and 2 are available now and I will be releasing Series 3 this Friday, the 17th, at 10 AM PST.


SockRocks: Xmas Coals for Naughty Girls & Boys

I would like to introduce to you, Winston, Victor and Thaddeus, the first three lumps of Christmas Coal who are ready to appear this Christmas morning in stockings everywhere.  Do you know some special someone who has been especially naughty this year and deserves recognition for their deeds?  Let them know just how bad they've been and give them a SockRock.  SockRocks are cast in resin, hand-painted,  stand from 2-3.5 inches tall and come in their very own burlap sack.  They will be available individually, in pairs and as a trio.  There are a limited amount this year with only 30 pieces each so make sure to grab one quick so your special someone doesn't miss out on the inaugural year of what is sure to become a Christmas tradition.  Wait, it already is.  Where have these guys been hiding all these years?

SockRocks will be available starting at 8 AM Pacific Time
this Friday which happens to be the color of coal.

Individual SockRock:
$20 plus shipping (limited to 13 each)

Any Pair of SockRocks:
$25 plus shipping (limited to 18 pairs, 6 of each combination)

The Trio:
$30 plus shipping (limited to 5 sets)

Limited Edition Hand Painted Sculpt

"Careful what you wish for" is now available in my store as a limited edition of 10 pieces for $225.
These will be made to order so expect a 3-5 week turnaround.


This is the story of a twelve year old boy. As many kids his age, he is misunderstood and there are just too many details of his life that make things easy for the trolls of sixth grade. Time and time again, his afternoons are filled with the taunts and endless jeering that make him question why life is so very unfair. He dreams of a larger, braver friend to protect him. In fact he wishes. But what if that wish came true? Would his friend help him? Would his friend simply provide him the courage to protect himself? Sometimes, all we need is a good friend to be the solid ground on which we stand.


My first Garage Kit

Here it is.  Months of work went into making this sculpt.  Ten molds later here is my first garage kit available for the ambitious modeler for $75


Here are pictures of the piece painted by myself.

Two and a half years later

Yup, two and a half years ago I posted a picture of this guy on twitter saying I was nearly complete.  I was wrong.  I did finish the sculpt and then it sat on my desk for another couple years before I managed to make time to make more casts of it and paint them up.  Time my have passed but I still love this little guy.  At 3 x 2.5 x 2, he's tiny and packed full of cuteness and NOW available in my online store for an accessible price of $35.  I'm only making 30 of these little guys so get one now before they're gone.