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  • Listening to: Paul Simon - You can call me Al
  • Watching: Bridesmaids
  • Playing: with Zbrush
  • Eating: Sausage and White Bean escarole soup! Yum!
  • Drinking: Apple Juice
Hi my lovely art friends!!

Hope everyone is doing well! I wanted to update my journal for many reasons.

One being that I miss you guys!! :)

Two, I got to be apart of a great photo-shoot with my co-worker/friend Diana. This shoot was basically to showcase a new line of purses for coach. :) Here's the behind the scenes to the shoot...bunkertales.blogspot.com/. I'll post the final photos when she updates her blog!! (btw, I'm, by no means, a professional model, just helped her out for this shoot ;) ) haha.  

Third, just wanted to give a shout out to my husband, :iconryantottle: He just landed a job in the talent development program at Disney's Feature Animation studio in Burbank, California!! I'm so very proud of him, he's super talented and very deserving of this great opportunity! I hope everyone will support him while he's there. I miss him very much! :)

In other news, I'd like to tell you a little bit about a Blue Sky Studios 3D animation art show, happening at the Norman Rockwell Museum!!



There's going to be a lot of behind the scenes artwork including a replica of our own sculpting room, with shelves full of old and new maquettes!! Should be a fun time!

For more information on how to RSVP go here: www.nrm.org/2011/05/ice-age-to…

Also, I just finished a few sculpts! Hope to share them with you soon, so stay tuned!

Love always,

Alena
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Alena's Blog >>>>>> www.alenawooten.blogspot.com/

Alena's Basic Sculpting Tutorial >>> mumbojumbo.deviantart.com/jour…

My husband, Ryan's blog >>>>>>> www.ryantottle.blogspot.com/
  • Watching: Planet Earth
  • Playing: The computer
  • Eating: Strawberry Eggos, yum!
  • Drinking: Coffee
Hey, howdy, hello!!

I'm alive and well, been working in zbrush a lot lately, so I don't have much to share with you guys. All of the sculpts I've been working on are copyright and I can't seems to find time to do my personal work to share...so that's why I've been quiet. I haven't forgot about you guys, I pop on here occasionally, seems like a lot of people are moving to facebook now a days. So much inspiration every where you look :)

What's new with me? I've been learning the ways of relief sculpting, it's challenging in many ways! I actually sculpted a relief for a charity art auction, called Art Blocks for Ghana. Artist from Blue Sky Studios, Pixar, Dreamworks and also some independent artists from all around the world are sharing their talents to help build a children's home in Ghana!

To see all the amazing art work contributed so far go here: artblocksghana.blogspot.com/

Hope you can participate in the auction when it's live! Will give you more info about it later!

That's the news for now, stay tuned for more news in the future :)

Love yas,

Alena


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Alena's Blog >>>>>> www.alenawooten.blogspot.com/

Art Blocks for Ghana Art auction >>>>>>>> artblocksghana.blogspot.com/

Alena's Basic Sculpting Tutorial >>> mumbojumbo.deviantart.com/jour…

My husbands blog >>>>>>> www.ryantottle.blogspot.com/
  • Listening to: A Guitar
  • Reading: Sky Island
  • Watching: Where The Wild Things Are
  • Playing: Sanding Maquette
  • Eating: Cereal
  • Drinking: Coffee
Hi All!!!

I've been super busy with work and my husband that I haven't had any time to work on my personal work :( But that aside, I wanted to shout out to my friends for all the amazing support they give me here on DA!!!!

Would you be so kind and forward that support to my colleague, Audrey Bagley!! The voting ends Aug. 30

If you could cast your votes for her beautiful cover artwork for a magazine here in NY, it would mean a lot to her!

www.chopsticksny.com/

Thanks kindly!

Alena





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Alena's Blog >>>>>> www.alenawooten.blogspot.com/

Brownstones to Red Dirt >>>>>>> btorpostcards.blogspot.com/

Totoro Forest Project >>>> www.totoroforestproject.org

Alena's Sculpting Tutorial >>> mumbojumbo.deviantart.com/jour…

Monk TurnAround: www.messs.cc/NTS/videx.html

Meet My Husband!

Fri Jun 4, 2010, 6:36 PM
  • Listening to: A Guitar
  • Reading: Sky Island
  • Watching: Law Abiding Citizen
  • Playing: With Clay Inside a Picture Frame
  • Eating: Baked Potato
  • Drinking: Water
The Beginning!

Hi Friends!!

Hope life is treating you well!! A little update is in order :) I'm doing pretty gooood, enjoying life and trying to be as productive as possible in my free time! I'll be sharing some more works in the next few months, hopefully ^^;

Enough about me, I really wanted to take a moment and introduce to you my husband, Ryan Tottle :iconryantottle:. He's new on DA and is working hard on his portfolio as we speak!

ConsciousFeminine Quickview by RyanTottle

If you would be so kind and say hello, and see his most recent works, he'd love you! :P He's a great guy and my inspiration in every way.


Please keep smiling!! :) Love you guys and see you soon!!


Alena

P.S A HUGE shout out to :iconjcroxas: for the suggestion and :iconthebuild: for giving me a DD on the Brownstones to Red Dirt sculpt! It was my husband and my first sculpting project together! :) You guys mean so much to me! Thanks so so so so so much!! :hug: MUCH LOVE!!
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Alena's Blog >>>>>> www.alenawooten.blogspot.com/

Brownstones to Red Dirt >>>>>>> btorpostcards.blogspot.com/

Totoro Forest Project >>>> www.totoroforestproject.org

Alena's Sculpting Tutorial >>> mumbojumbo.deviantart.com/jour…

Monk TurnAround: www.messs.cc/NTS/videx.htm

The End!

Brownstones To Red Dirt LIVE!

Sun Mar 7, 2010, 5:28 PM
  • Listening to: My Kitty Play
  • Reading: Sky Island
  • Watching: God Grew Tired of Us
  • Playing: With Clay
  • Eating: Speghetti and Meatballs
  • Drinking: Dr. Pepper
The Beginning!

The Auction is live on Ebay! Follow this link: Enjoy! :)

shop.ebay.com/brownstonestored…



I wanted to shout out to the world about an amazing documentary that was so heartfelt and so inspiring....made by two colleagues at Blue Sky Studios, Chad Walker and Dave Lamattina... called  Brownstones to Red Dirt  . This documentary is about a pen pal program  that focuses on a group of at-risk sixth graders living in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn and orphans, of the war, living in Freetown, Sierra Leone..It's through the pen pal program that these kids get to teach one another the beauty of life, their life struggles,  and differences .  

The amazing Vicki Saulls, my sculpting colleague,
has organized an art auction Brownstones to Red Dirt Blog to raise money to further help the kids, in both Brooklyn and Sierra Leone.  Many talented artist came together and drew pretty pictures on wooden postcards, which will be auctioned off on Ebay, March 6th-March 13th starting at 8am. All the money raised will help build a library for the kids in Brooklyn, and a new school for the kids in Sierra Leone! If you want to bid, Please save the date for this auction! If you want to donate other ways please go here and contribute!  Brownstones to Red Dirt Donate

My husband Ryan, and I made a sculpture of the kids from the poster above, it will be auctioned off as well!! ;)
    Much love and respect!    Alena




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Alena's Blog >>>>>> www.alenawooten.blogspot.com/

Brownstones to Red Dirt >>>>>>> btorpostcards.blogspot.com/

Totoro Forest Project >>>> www.totoroforestproject.org

Alena's Sculpting Tutorial >>> mumbojumbo.deviantart.com/jour…

Monk TurnAround: www.messs.cc/NTS/videx.htm

The End!

Starting the New Year off with YOU!

Tue Jan 12, 2010, 9:56 PM
  • Listening to: Dishes being washed
  • Reading: Sky Island
  • Watching: Mystic River
  • Playing: With Clay
  • Eating: Coriander Chicken Curry!
  • Drinking: Wine
The Beginning!

Soooo, here I am, sitting in my apartment, thinking about what I should write to you guys. I mean, I miss you guys! Honestly, I miss networking, chatting to old friends, meeting new friends, getting inspired, getting motivated. I realize how much I need you guys to kick me in the butt to start working on my personal projects again :) ! I ask myself why haven't I participated here lately, and all I can say is, work. It has definitely given me a new meaning of exhaustion, more than I thought it would. Getting home from work around 7pm, relaxing a bit before I eat dinner, then before you know it...it's off to work again.

Even though work is absolutely amazing, and fun and challenging...there's always you guys in the back of my mind! I want to be productive, and I think for my new years resolution, it will be participating on here more and get inspired again!

I've started on two new sculpts both are for charity. I hope to share these with you before the end of this month! One is titled "Brown Stones to Red Bricks" and the other is titled "Beautiful Grim". Both are for great causes and I'm happy to contribute! I will write full descriptions of these charities when I post the sculpts. :)

I also wanted to say A HUGE THANK YOU to my DA friend aka :^thebuild: for all the wonderful support he has, and all of YOU have, given me! A Daily Deviation was given to me around Christmas time and was a GREAT surprise! Thank you so much, you guys really help this community grow and if wasn't for you guys, I wouldn't be where I am today. Truly inspiring bunch of artist!

Please be patient with my responses, I want to reply to all of you, it's hard to catch up! I'll respond :) Thank you for your questions and interest in commissions!

Welp that's it for now, I hope all is well with you guys and the new year brings great joy to you!!
:blowkiss:

See you sooooon! :)
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Alena's website >>>>> www.alenawooten.com

Alena's Blog >>>>>> www.alenawooten.blogspot.com/

Totoro Forest Project >>>> www.totoroforestproject.org

Alena's Sculpting Tutorial >>> mumbojumbo.deviantart.com/jour…

Monk TurnAround: www.messs.cc/NTS/videx.htm

The End!
  • Listening to: Ryan Play The Guitar
  • Reading: Shapes
  • Watching: I Love You Man
  • Playing: Clay
  • Eating: Chicken Salad
  • Drinking: Dr. Pepper
The Beginning!

Hi folks!


Here is my work thus far (some already on Deviantart, some from my previous work on the film Horton Hears A Who)

s623.photobucket.com/albums/tt…

Hope ya'll enjoy!

Also working on two more sculpts, stay tuned!

All Horton Hears A Who sculpts copyright Blue Sky Studios and 20th Century Fox! :)

Have a lovely weekend and thanks for all the congrats, it means a lot!!!!

Alena Woot Woot

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Alena's website >>>>> www.alenawooten.com

Alena's Blog >>>>>> www.alenawooten.blogspot.com/

Totoro Forest Project >>>> www.totoroforestproject.org

Alena's Sculpting Tutorial >>> mumbojumbo.deviantart.com/jour…

Monk TurnAround: www.messs.cc/NTS/videx.htm

The End!
  • Listening to: Beneath the Balcony By Iron & Wine
  • Reading: Your mind
  • Watching: Waltz With Bashir
  • Playing: With Zbrush
  • Eating: Birthday Cake
  • Drinking: Wine
The Beginning!

Talk about a surprise!!!! I can't say enough about Deviantart, I think it's the best thing on earth! Really flattered to wake up on my BIRTHDAY and find a daily deviation! I really love the support and the inspirational spirit that is found here. Unfortunately, with my work and personal life, I just couldn't keep up with Deviantart (updating and such) but I did pop on occasion to see what my peeps were up to :)

I will start this new year off right! I'm gonna focus on updating and sharing my art with you wonderful people again! I certainly haven't forgot about this place!! Sculpting is certainly were it all began for me, and working at a job that is nothing but satisfying is all I can ask for!!!!!! I'm so appreciative of life and what it gives. Thank you so much for liking my work enough to give me Daily Deviation, and it couldn't have come on a better day! :)

Some news on my end (part of the reason why I've been absent from here)is that I got engaged recently!

Yes, to a wonderful, talented amazing guy that (well come to think of it) I MET HERE ON DEVIANTART in 2005!!! That's right, this place isn't only for inspiration, you met so many people...someone who may change your life forever! :)

So I have to say, THANK YOU WITH THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!!!!!!!!!!! If it wasn't for this place, I wouldn't have the best job in the world nor the perfect man for my life!


MORE TO COME! I wish the best to each and everyone of you on your journey with your art! This place means so much to me! Keep on producing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Alena's website >>>>> www.alenawooten.com

Alena's Blog >>>>>> www.alenawooten.blogspot.com/

Totoro Forest Project >>>> www.totoroforestproject.org

Alena's Sculpting Tutorial >>> mumbojumbo.deviantart.com/jour…

Monk TurnAround: www.messs.cc/NTS/videx.htm

The End!
  • Listening to: The Nobodies By Marilyn Manson
  • Reading: The End Of Mr. Y
  • Watching: Wall-e
  • Playing: With Zbrush
  • Eating: Glazed Donuts!
  • Drinking: Coffee
The Beginning!

We need to fill 8 positions in the Stereoscopic Position! If you think you can do this job, then let me know, send your info to me and I will hand it in personally.

Send me a note and will give you details about where to send it and such. :)

For more information on Stereoscopic TDs go to www.blueskystudios.com/content…

Enjoy your week!!!

Much love,

Alena

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Alena's website >>>>> www.alenawooten.com

Alena's Blog >>>>>> www.alenawooten.blogspot.com/

Totoro Forest Project >>>> www.totoroforestproject.org

Alena's Sculpting Tutorial >>> mumbojumbo.deviantart.com/jour…

Monk TurnAround: www.messs.cc/NTS/videx.htm

The End!

Totoro Forest Charity Auction!!!!

Fri Jul 11, 2008, 7:47 AM
  • Listening to: The Nobodies By Marilyn Manson
  • Reading: The End Of Mr. Y
  • Watching: Wall-e
  • Playing: With Zbrush
  • Eating: Glazed Donuts!
  • Drinking: Coffee
The Beginning!

Totoro Forest Project is online!!!!!!!!!!!!!


So you recall the sculpture of the Alien guy I sculpted..the one trying to grow the plant? I told you it was for a charity auction, but I didn't give much detail about it. Well....The time is now!!! Here's your look inside this wonderful project that Dice Tsutsumi and a few others organized to preserve the Sayama Forest in Japan!!! (also known as Totoro Forest where director Hayao Miyazaki got the inspiration for his character “Totoro.”)

Here's what the auction entails:

"Over 200 top international artists from animation, illustration, and comics are donating artwork especially created for this cause.
On September 6th 2008 Pixar Animation Studios will be hosting an art auction event featuring all these fantastic pieces of art. All the proceeds of this fundraiser will benefit the Totoro Forest Foundation.
On top of the auction we are producing a wonderful art book of the auction pieces and ... an exhibition at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco."

To look at all the beautiful artwork please go to:
****EDIT- corrected links****

www.totoroforestproject.org

and check out Dice's work at:

www.simplestroke.com/wp/

**********AND...If you want to help out, feel free to donate by clicking "Donate Now" in the top right page of the Totoro website!***************

Also! There is a co-worker/friend/teacher/freakn amazing talent named Danny Williams who just signed up on Deviantart!

:iconpointpusher:

Please welcome him and look at his amazing works!!! :hug:

MUCH LOVE YOU GUYS/GALS!!!!

AWOOT!




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Alena's website >>>>> www.alenawooten.com

Alena's Blog >>>>>> www.alenawooten.blogspot.com/

Alena's Facebook >>>> Alena Wooten

Alena's Sculpting Tutorial >>> mumbojumbo.deviantart.com/jour…

Monk TurnAround: www.messs.cc/NTS/videx.htm

The End!

Learning Digital...

Mon Jun 23, 2008, 4:49 PM
  • Listening to: Ganapati By Donna De Lory
  • Reading: The End Of Mr. Y
  • Watching: Hancock Trailer
  • Playing: With Zbrush
  • Eating: Tuna Melt
  • Drinking: Dr. Pepper
The Beginning!

So I'm learning Zbrush now..and I'd like to share with you my first head I sculpted in z brush (granted, not very good...and pretty rough for working on it for 30 mins) I will most likely change the category to my scraps...so if you want to follow the beginning of my journey with Zbrush, look there! :)

Practice enhances the skills :) I'm definitely practicing! Great stuff to be had!

For those who don't know what zbrush is, it was initially designed as a painters program, that turned 3d. Basically it combines the 2d realm with the 3d realm :) like 2 1/2 D




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Alena's website >>>>> www.alenawooten.com

Alena's Blog >>>>>> www.alenawooten.blogspot.com/

Alena's Facebook >>>> Alena Wooten

Alena's Sculpting Tutorial >>> mumbojumbo.deviantart.com/jour…

Monk TurnAround: www.messs.cc/NTS/videx.htm

The End!
WOW!! I didn't expect that to happen! I'm very shocked and surprised to get a Daily Deviation...it's never happened before O_o

I didn't realize it until I saw the wonderful comments/faves!...The DD was for my Horse and Jockey sculpture, the one that means very much to me! Thanks for recognizing it!

Being here for almost 5 years now, I've seen and experienced so much change and growth with you guys! And I'm glad I can share it with you...it's definitely an amazing place to be! Not to be cliche...I've said in the past, this is the best place for inspiration! I'm proud to be apart of this community and hope you guys continue to enjoy producing the amazing art!! Be as motivated as you can be!

THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT DEVIANTS :hug: And to :iconoilsoaked: for featuring the horse and jockey sculpt!

On another note San Diego is getting closer and closer. Who will be attending? We need to arrange a small meeting if you guys come! I would love to meet you guys/gals ^^!

Much love and more to come (been working with zbrush now) We'll see how that goes ^^;

To be continued mi amigos....

Alena Wooooooten


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Alena's website >>>>> www.alenawooten.com

Alena's Blog >>>>>> www.alenawooten.blogspot.com/

Alena's Facebook >>>> Alena Wooten

Alena's Sculpting Tutorial >>> mumbojumbo.deviantart.com/jour…

Monk TurnAround: www.messs.cc/NTS/videx.htm

Bonjour or Bonsoir!

Sun Jun 1, 2008, 7:52 PM
  • Listening to: My Ipod
  • Reading: The End Of Mr. Y
  • Watching: Movies
  • Playing: With My Camera
  • Eating: Chicken Fijitas
  • Drinking: Coffee Shake yummm!
The Beginning!

I could write a novel on my experience in Paris..but let's just say that Paris is incredible! All the hype and amazing stories I've heard about Paris kind of made me worry that my expectations would be too high and that my journey there wouldn't be nearly as people mentioned. However, it was all that and more!! it exceeded my expectations...the experiences was so amazing, and it wasn't even the main attractions that made it, it was the little encounters with random people, the cute cafes and living the life of Paris for 9 days!

I met someone here on Deviantart that really made my trip that much more enjoyable!!! Check her out at: rvaya.deviantart.com/ She was nice enough to show us around, shop with us, and share her stories living in the Paris life. Very inspiring! She made us special souvenirs, which were caricatures of Anastasia and me. Such a surprise, considering she only had a day to do it! Wow...check it out! :)

Also met two very nice artist randomly walking down the street of Paris with Anastasia...we all started talking and one of the guys, Richard, invited us to a restaurant (where he worked as a magician) While people eat, he goes around doing magic tricks for entertainment! It was quite "magical" to watch. Good times all around!

Oh and a cute little place that I thoroughly enjoyed was a book store called Shakespeare and Company....anyways yeah, great place!!

Here are some pics that I took while I was there, some days I couldn't take pics because my camera battery died, but you can see some of the events that I captured!

www.flickr.com/photos/9711249@…

Mike Defeo's sculpture show was a huge success! A big turn out and the happiness on Mike's face was such a nice thing to see! He did it, his first show and in PARIS! How amazing is that. I know there were a few people interested in buying his work, I'll give you updates as I get them!

I also met the most amazing, talent in Paris. His name is Gerald!! www.geraldraws.blogspot.com/&n… works at the studio called Xilam Animation studios in Paris, creating wonderful animations! I got to visit the studio and met even more talented artist that I had the privilege to hang out with around Paris. Gerald really welcomed us to Paris and made it like home for us! Thanks to you!

Like I said, I could write a novel about all the experiences I had, but I should leave it simple. Thanks guys for making my trip memorable!!!

Hope you guys out there in the deviantart world are having a wonderful time in life! Keep smiling and try to think positively...You guys are amazing artist and such inspirations as well! Thanks for all the support, it truly is the best art community ever! :)

Much love to everyone,

Alena


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Alena's Blog >>>>>> www.alenawooten.blogspot.com/


Alena's Sculpting Tutorial >>> mumbojumbo.deviantart.com/jour…

Monk TurnAround: www.messs.cc/NTS/videx.htm

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORT MY WORK AND FOR THE COMMENTS/WATCHS AND FAVS!!!

The End!

Paris!!!!!!

Sat May 10, 2008, 12:12 PM
  • Listening to: My Ipod
  • Reading: Feng shui books
  • Watching: My empty new apartment!!
  • Playing: With Clay
  • Eating: www.veggiediner.com/images/may07/tostadas.jpg
  • Drinking: Water
The Beginning!

YES! My first time traveling over seas and I will be doing it in less than 3 weeks! I'll be traveling there the 20th-28th of May..so excited!

I'll be there supporting my very very talented, amazing, taught me everything I know, sculpting supervisor MICHAEL DEFEO ( www.michaeldefeo.blogspot.com ). <<Check out his work, it's brilliant! Though that's only the brink of his hand work! If you are going to be in Paris or live there, please feel free to drop by and meet him in person!

The opening will be the 22th of May. Any other questions please email me about it!

Paris Invitation


I'll be updating this deviantart sucker very soon as well, I'm almost finished with my auction piece!!! :w00t:

LOVE YOU GUYS/GALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Alena Wooten

P.S. A loooooooooonnnnngggg sssshooottt, but thought I would ask................WOULD ANYONE LIVING IN PARIS BE WILLING TO PICK ME UP FROM THE CDG AIRPORT THE 21TH OF MAY AT 10AM ON WEDNESDAY?? I WILL BE FOREVER GRATEFUL!!! :XD: :hug:




********Also....Save the date MAY 10TH 2008. THIS SATURDAY!!!!!!***************
I wanted to bring to your attention an interesting concept brought on by people around the world! Pangea Day...........

The basic idea of Pangea day is "to use the power of film to promote better understanding of our common humanity. A global audience will watch through the Internet, television, digital cinemas, and mobile phones. Yes, of course, movies alone can't change the world. But the people who watch them can."

pangeaday.org/

Please go to the link to understand what Pangea Day is all about, watch the powerful video and SPREAD the WORD!

Film-makers, lets see what you can show the world!!!!

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Alena's Blog >>>>>> www.alenawooten.blogspot.com/


Alena's Sculpting Tutorial >>> mumbojumbo.deviantart.com/jour…

Monk TurnAround: www.messs.cc/NTS/videx.htm

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORT MY WORK AND FOR THE COMMENTS/WATCHS AND FAVS!!!

The End!

Paris!!!!!

Tue May 6, 2008, 2:27 PM
  • Listening to: Old Town By Moby
  • Reading: Feng shui books
  • Watching: My empty new apartment!!
  • Playing: Softball, First Blue Sky Game is May 7th
  • Eating: Deli sandwiches!!
  • Drinking: Coke float...odd I know :)
The Beginning!

YES! My first time traveling over seas and I will be doing it in less than 3 weeks! I'll be traveling there the 20th-28th of May..so excited!

I'll be there supporting my very very talented, amazing, taught me everything I know, sculpting supervisor MICHAEL DEFEO ( www.michaeldefeo.blogspot.com ). <<Check out his work, it's brilliant! Though that's only the brink of his hand work! If you are going to be in Paris or live there, please feel free to drop by and meet him in person!

The opening will be the 22th of May. Any other questions please email me about it!

Paris Invitation


I'll be updating this deviantart sucker very soon as well, I'm almost finished with my auction piece!!! :w00t:

LOVE YOU GUYS/GALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Alena Wooten

P.S. A loooooooooonnnnngggg sssshooottt, but thought I would ask................WOULD ANYONE LIVING IN PARIS BE WILLING TO PICK ME UP FROM THE CDG AIRPORT THE 21TH OF MAY AT 10AM ON WEDNESDAY?? I WILL BE FOREVER GRATEFUL!!! :XD: :hug:




********Also....Save the date MAY 10TH 2008. THIS SATURDAY!!!!!!***************
I wanted to bring to your attention an interesting concept brought on by people around the world! Pangea Day...........

The basic idea of Pangea day is "to use the power of film to promote better understanding of our common humanity. A global audience will watch through the Internet, television, digital cinemas, and mobile phones. Yes, of course, movies alone can't change the world. But the people who watch them can."

pangeaday.org/

Please go to the link to understand what Pangea Day is all about, watch the powerful video and SPREAD the WORD!

Film-makers, lets see what you can show the world!!!!

____________________________________________________________________

Alena's Blog >>>>>> www.alenawooten.blogspot.com/


Alena's Sculpting Tutorial >>> mumbojumbo.deviantart.com/jour…

Monk TurnAround: www.messs.cc/NTS/videx.htm

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORT MY WORK AND FOR THE COMMENTS/WATCHS AND FAVS!!!

The End!

Please Vote!!!

Fri Apr 18, 2008, 1:04 PM
  • Listening to: Whirlwind By Dispatch
  • Watching: My Neighbor Tortoro
  • Playing: Out Side with a glove and ball!
  • Eating: Steak and Mashed Papas!
  • Drinking: Soda Pop
The Beginning!

My friend/talented co-worker Andrew Leung needs your support! I'm trying to get the word out the as best I can....so I send it to you lovely people! I hope you guys will support him as much as you have supported me! Love yas! :hug:

...From Andrew>>>>>>
"This weekend is the last weekend to vote for my Heinz commercial, on which Monday they'll decide to who wins! If it wins the vote, it will have a shot at being played during next years Superbowl. Anyways, vote as many email addresses you have today, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday once a day. We're in the final lap now and I want to thank you guys for all your support!

My commercial is "Searching for Heinz Ketchup in NYC" by Andrew Leung and you can vote for it at

www.topthistv.com/vote.aspx . "

thank you so much!!!!!!
-drew "


HOPE YOU GUYS ARE WELL!!!!!!!!! :D

Alena :w00t: en


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If you haven't had the chance to see Horton, this weekend would be the perfect time to get acquainted with those lovable characters, including my favorite--KATIE! :)

katie


...and if you want to see some of the characters I sculpted look out for the second to last council member in the panel, and one of the wickershims (the one at the end eating the bug) (to name a few).


Musica for the month of April!!

******Artist: Citizen Cope******

youtube.com/watch?v=xAuQmJzt_q…
youtube.com/watch?v=ZUfh5mbjjr…
youtube.com/watch?v=dcH-54qeS0…
youtube.com/watch?v=nvsArhwfsd…
youtube.com/watch?v=bo7K4B1yPu…


********Also....Save the date MAY 10TH 2008.***************
I wanted to bring to your attention an interesting concept brought on by people around the world! Pangea Day...........

The basic idea of Pangea day is "to use the power of film to promote better understanding of our common humanity. A global audience will watch through the Internet, television, digital cinemas, and mobile phones. Yes, of course, movies alone can't change the world. But the people who watch them can."

pangeaday.org/

Please go to the link to understand what Pangea Day is all about, watch the powerful video and SPREAD the WORD!

Film-makers, lets see what you can show the world!!!!

____________________________________________________________________

Alena's Blog >>>>>> www.alenawooten.blogspot.com/


Alena's Sculpting Tutorial >>> mumbojumbo.deviantart.com/jour…

Monk TurnAround: www.messs.cc/NTS/videx.htm

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORT MY WORK AND FOR THE COMMENTS/WATCHS AND FAVS!!!

The End!
  • Listening to: Tonight By Lykke Li
  • Reading: The Catcher In The Rye
  • Watching: My Neighbor Tortoro
  • Playing: Claaaaay
  • Eating: Chimichanga
  • Drinking: Corona
The Beginning!

****EDIT****

If you haven't had the chance to see Horton, this weekend would be the perfect time to get acquainted with those lovable characters, including my favorite--KATIE! :)

katie


...and if you want to see some of the characters I sculpted look out for the second to last council member in the panel, and one of the wickershims (the one at the end eating the bug) (to name a few).

****END EDIT****

I'm sorry I've left you for so long!! I've been working hard on TWO sculpts...that one of the girl on the stool holding the coffee cup (by David Cabrera-About halfway done with her) and another sculpt (my OWN design and idea) O_o is for a charity auction...more info on that later! It's been crazy, but so much fun! I hope to post them....soonish, I know I always say that, but this time I will.

I would have posted the sculptures I worked on for the movie "Horton Hears A Who", but Fox/Blue Sky wont allow any work from the movie for websites/portfolio purposes unless it was approved with appropriate copyright messaging. Ah well..maybe I can work something out.

Other than that, thanks for those who saw Horton!!! We all appreciate your support and glad you liked it...I've received some great emails! :XD:

Musica for the month of April!!

******Artist: Citizen Cope******

youtube.com/watch?v=xAuQmJzt_q…
youtube.com/watch?v=ZUfh5mbjjr…
youtube.com/watch?v=dcH-54qeS0…
youtube.com/watch?v=nvsArhwfsd…
youtube.com/watch?v=bo7K4B1yPu…

Also, my wedding toppers are still open! Let me know..I have a few people interested and will be working on those soon as well! :)

And I will take a day to reply to all of you, its been crazy, I did read all of your comments to my journal, I really appreciate it! :hug:

To be continued......

Alena Wooten

P.S. If you have facebook let me know, its a fun place to network :)


********Also....Save the date MAY 10TH 2008.***************
I wanted to bring to your attention an interesting concept brought on by people around the world! Pangea Day...........

The basic idea of Pangea day is "to use the power of film to promote better understanding of our common humanity. A global audience will watch through the Internet, television, digital cinemas, and mobile phones. Yes, of course, movies alone can't change the world. But the people who watch them can."

pangeaday.org/

Please go to the link to understand what Pangea Day is all about, watch the powerful video and SPREAD the WORD!

Film-makers, lets see what you can show the world!!!!

____________________________________________________________________

Alena's Blog >>>>>> www.alenawooten.blogspot.com/


Alena's Sculpting Tutorial >>> mumbojumbo.deviantart.com/jour…

Monk TurnAround: www.messs.cc/NTS/videx.htm

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORT MY WORK AND FOR THE COMMENTS/WATCHS AND FAVS!!!

The End!
  • Listening to: Alanis Morissette
  • Reading: Horton Reviews
  • Watching: My Neighbor Tortoro
  • Playing: With Cards
  • Eating: TV dinners..mmm boy :P
  • Drinking: Dr. Pepper
The Beginning!

It's A Wrap!! Horton will be playing in 3,900 theaters across the nation tomorrow!! FRIDAY is opening weekend for Horton and we are all excited to see what you guys think!!

Hope you all get watch it opening weekend and support the movie and love the movie and enjoy the movie every bit!! :D

We had our "premiere" and wrap party here in NYC and it was a blast! Take a look at the pics below, fun times indeed!:

www.flickr.com/photos/9711249@…

Also, I'll be posting (very soon) all the sculpts I worked on for Horton Hears A Who...some include Trees, bushes, some main characters and some side characters. My very first movie and my very first sculptures for a movie! I hope you enjoy!

:w00t: :w00t: :D More to come and GO SEE THE MOVIE THIS WEEKEND! :D :w00t: :w00t:

****Update****

Horton...
International Release Dates!

JAMAICA>>>>>>>>>>03/12/2008
TRINIDAD>>>>>>>>>03/12/2008
GERMANY>>>>>>>>>03/13/2008
RUSSIA>>>>>>>>>>03/13/2008
SWITZERLAND>>>>>>03/13/2008
UKRAINE>>>>>>>>>03/13/2008
MALAYSIA>>>>>>>>03/13/2008
SINGAPORE>>>>>>>03/13/2008
ARGENTINA>>>>>>>03/13/2008
BOLIVIA>>>>>>>>>03/13/2008
CHILE>>>>>>>>>>>03/13/2008
D. REPUBLIC>>>>>>>03/13/2008
PERU>>>>>>>>>>>>03/13/2008
PUERTO RICO>>>>>>03/13/2008
AUSTRIA>>>>>>>>>03/14/2008
DENMARK>>>>>>>>>03/14/2008
NORWAY>>>>>>>>>>03/14/2008
SPAIN>>>>>>>>>>>03/14/2008
SWEDEN>>>>>>>>>>03/14/2008
ESTONIA>>>>>>>>>03/14/2008
ICELAND>>>>>>>>>03/14/2008
INDONESIA>>>>>>>03/14/2008
BRAZIL>>>>>>>>>>03/14/2008
CENTRAL AMERICA>>>03/14/2008
COLOMBIA>>>>>>>>03/14/2008
ECUADOR>>>>>>>>>03/14/2008
MEXICO>>>>>>>>>>03/14/2008
URUGUAY>>>>>>>>>03/14/2008
VENEZUELA>>>>>>>>03/14/2008
BELGIUM>>>>>>>>>03/19/2008
BAHRAIN>>>>>>>>>>03/19/2008
JORDAN>>>>>>>>>>>03/19/2008
OMAN>>>>>>>>>>>>03/19/2008
HOLLAND>>>>>>>>>>03/20/2008
HUNGARY>>>>>>>>>>03/20/2008
KUWAIT>>>>>>>>>>>03/20/2008
LEBANON>>>>>>>>>>03/20/2008
PORTUGAL>>>>>>>>03/20/2008
QATAR>>>>>>>>>>>03/20/2008
SERBIA/MONT.>>>>>>03/20/2008
SLOVENIA>>>>>>>>>>03/20/2008
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES>>03/20/2008
AUSTRALIA>>>>>>>>>03/20/2008
HONG KONG>>>>>>>>>03/20/2008
FINLAND>>>>>>>>>>>>03/21/2008
UK>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>03/21/2008
LATVIA>>>>>>>>>>>>>>03/21/2008
LITHUANIA>>>>>>>>>>>>03/21/2008
PHILIPPINES>>>>>>>>>>>>03/22/2008
CROATIA>>>>>>>>>>>>>03/27/2008
SOUTH AFRICA>>>>>>>>>03/28/2008
TAIWAN>>>>>>>>>>>>03/29/2008
FRANCE>>>>>>>>>>>>>04/02/2008
EGYPT>>>>>>>>>>>>>>04/02/2008
CZECH/SLOVAKIA>>>>>>>04/10/2008
GREECE>>>>>>>>>>>>>04/10/2008
ISRAEL>>>>>>>>>>>>>04/10/2008
POLAND>>>>>>>>>>>>>04/11/2008
ROMANIA >>>>>>>>>>>>04/11/2008
INDIA>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>04/11/2008
NEW ZEALAND >>>>>>>>>>04/17/2008
THAILAND>>>>>>>>>>>>>04/17/2008
ITALY>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>04/18/2008
TURKEY>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>04/18/2008
BULGARIA>>>>>>>>>>>>>04/25/2008
CHINA>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>05/00/2008
SOUTH KOREA>>>>>>>>>>>05/01/2008
JAPAN>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>07/12/2008

Alena Woooooten

********Also....Save the date MAY 10TH 2008.***************
I wanted to bring to your attention an interesting concept brought on by people around the world! Pangea Day...........

The basic idea of Pangea day is "to use the power of film to promote better understanding of our common humanity. A global audience will watch through the Internet, television, digital cinemas, and mobile phones. Yes, of course, movies alone can't change the world. But the people who watch them can."

pangeaday.org/

Please go to the link to understand what Pangea Day is all about, watch the powerful video and SPREAD the WORD!

Film-makers, lets see what you can show the world!!!!

____________________________________________________________________

Alena's Blog >>>>>> www.alenawooten.blogspot.com/


Alena's Sculpting Tutorial >>> mumbojumbo.deviantart.com/jour…

Monk TurnAround: www.messs.cc/NTS/videx.htm

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORT MY WORK AND FOR THE COMMENTS/WATCHS AND FAVS!!!

The End!

Questions!

Journal Entry: Sun Feb 3, 2008, 10:44 AM
  • Listening to: Apre Moi Le Deluge By Regina Spektor
  • Watching: Sweeney Todd &lt;&lt;Great!
  • Playing: With My Hands
  • Eating: Home Made Burritos
  • Drinking: Dr. Pepper
The Beginning!

Heeey everyone!! Gaaah, I had this journal already typed out, and then the internet crashes!!! grrr, okay, so anyways How's everyone been! Its a new year, anything new happen thus far?

As the title says, I have a question/challenge for you fine folks! I fell in love with this drawing by David Cabrera srpaquito.cgsociety.org/galler… and so I started sculpting it, however, I don't want to officially delve into it, until I can ask permission. I tried sending a private message on cgSociety, but it wouldn't allow me access. Which leaves me to ask if you know him or have any info I could use to contact him? It would be of great help :)

Also, who's all going to SDCC this year? July 24-27 We should figure out a meeting place for the deviants and maybe to have dinner or something :) Lets try to make something happen! Looking forward to it!

Alena Wooooten

P.S. If you noted me for commissions, could you please email me at lilgizmo@gmail.com it makes it easier to keep track of :) Thanks for your patience.

Music of the Month-*if it doesn't start playing right away, read the name of the song and click that name in the playlist.*

Apre Moi Le Deluge
By Regina Spektor
www.radioblogclub.com/open/884…

Oh My God
By Kaiser Chief
www.radioblogclub.com/open/281…

Lost Souls Forever
By Kasabian
www.radioblogclub.com/open/120…

********Also....Save the date MAY 10TH 2008.***************
I wanted to bring to your attention an interesting concept brought on by people around the world! Pangea Day...........

The basic idea of Pangea day is "to use the power of film to promote better understanding of our common humanity. A global audience will watch through the Internet, television, digital cinemas, and mobile phones. Yes, of course, movies alone can't change the world. But the people who watch them can."

pangeaday.org/

Please go to the link to understand what Pangea Day is all about, watch the powerful video and SPREAD the WORD!

Film-makers, lets see what you can show the world!!!!


That is it for now... hope you enjoyed the music!


____________________________________________________________________

Alena's Blog >>>>>> www.alenawooten.blogspot.com/


Alena's Sculpting Tutorial >>> mumbojumbo.deviantart.com/jour…

Monk TurnAround: www.messs.cc/NTS/videx.htm


THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORT MY WORK AND FOR THE COMMENTS/WATCHS AND FAVS!!!

The end!

The New Year!

Journal Entry: Sat Jan 5, 2008, 5:48 PM
  • Listening to: my friends
  • Watching: I AM LEGEND
  • Playing: With Your Mind
  • Eating: Noodles
  • Drinking: Water
The Beginning!

I hope everyone's enjoying their new year! I wish the best of luck, health, and happiness to you and your family! :D

For me, my new year is going smoothly (knock on wood). This year, I want to do something different than just random sculpting commissions. I really want to keep focused on one thing...which is going to be a big task for me (because I'm A.D.D. most of the time) haha. So this one task I'm talking about is...........making a business sculpting WEDDING TOPPERS. My friend and I are tag teaming to create the best ever wedding toppers in town.

I want to announce that (beginning in early April) my amazing, talented, co-worker/ friend Rafael Zentil rafaelzentil.com/ and I will start taking request for wedding toppers.

How it works: He will design the caricatures based off the front, 3/4, and profile pictures you send to him. From there, I will take the designs and sculpt the caricatures. More will be explained in a later journal, this is just to announce the plan and see who is interested out there. Let me know and we will make it happen!

In other news, the movie "Horton Hears A Who" www.apple.com/trailers/fox/hor… which I had the privilege of working on, will be playing in theaters MARCH 14, 2008!! I hope everyone can see it!

There are cool looking posters that will be release as well, take a look: www.canmag.com/nw/9975-horton-…

Other than that, things around my neck of the woods have been quite nice! Just loving  life and all the people that surround me!

********Music for the month*********:
Some Groov'n Music for you to start of the year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sinnerman
By Nina Simone
www.radioblogclub.com/open/250…

D.A.N.C.E
By Justice
www.radioblogclub.com/open/147….

The Way I Are
By Timbaland
radioblogclub.com/open/114310/…

What Else Is There
By Royksopp
www.radioblogclub.com/open/145…


Till I write again, may the force be with yoU!

Over and out,

Alena



********Also....Save the date MAY 10TH 2008.***************
I wanted to bring to your attention an interesting concept brought on by people around the world! Pangea Day...........

The basic idea of Pangea day is "to use the power of film to promote better understanding of our common humanity. A global audience will watch through the Internet, television, digital cinemas, and mobile phones. Yes, of course, movies alone can't change the world. But the people who watch them can."

pangeaday.org/

Please go to the link to understand what Pangea Day is all about, watch the powerful video and SPREAD the WORD!

Film-makers, lets see what you can show the world!!!!


That is it for now... hope you enjoyed the music!

Alena

____________________________________________________________________
Alena's Blog >>>>>> www.alenawooten.blogspot.com/


Alena's Sculpting Tutorial >>> mumbojumbo.deviantart.com/jour…

Monk TurnAround: www.messs.cc/NTS/videx.htm


THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORT MY WORK AND FOR THE COMMENTS/WATCHS AND FAVS!!!

The end!