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Felt Pumpkin Shakeup by MadeleiZoo Felt Pumpkin Shakeup :iconmadeleizoo:MadeleiZoo 142 27 Blue Meanie Costume! by MadeleiZoo Blue Meanie Costume! :iconmadeleizoo:MadeleiZoo 49 20 Inktobering! by MadeleiZoo Inktobering! :iconmadeleizoo:MadeleiZoo 55 14 Felt Pumpkins! by MadeleiZoo Felt Pumpkins! :iconmadeleizoo:MadeleiZoo 77 19 Working on something big... by MadeleiZoo Working on something big... :iconmadeleizoo:MadeleiZoo 106 52 Magical Mystery Machine by MadeleiZoo Magical Mystery Machine :iconmadeleizoo:MadeleiZoo 170 63 Washi Skull Journal by MadeleiZoo Washi Skull Journal :iconmadeleizoo:MadeleiZoo 49 8 Abbey Soup by MadeleiZoo Abbey Soup :iconmadeleizoo:MadeleiZoo 95 30 Airmail: Freedom Bird by MadeleiZoo Airmail: Freedom Bird :iconmadeleizoo:MadeleiZoo 150 34 Partners in Crime by MadeleiZoo Partners in Crime :iconmadeleizoo:MadeleiZoo 87 7 Peace Rex + INTERVIEW by MadeleiZoo Peace Rex + INTERVIEW :iconmadeleizoo:MadeleiZoo 47 17 MadeleiZoo Channel Art by MadeleiZoo MadeleiZoo Channel Art :iconmadeleizoo:MadeleiZoo 39 8
Chinese Proverb (ANIMATION) :iconmadeleizoo:MadeleiZoo 63 28
Hiya, George Harrison! by MadeleiZoo Hiya, George Harrison! :iconmadeleizoo:MadeleiZoo 92 29
Panpir (ANIMATION) :iconmadeleizoo:MadeleiZoo 124 56
Mini Felt Succulents by MadeleiZoo Mini Felt Succulents :iconmadeleizoo:MadeleiZoo 136 23


WAS 63 by CastleGraphics WAS 63 :iconcastlegraphics:CastleGraphics 127 6 Inktober 2018 - Day 2 by Sieskja Inktober 2018 - Day 2 :iconsieskja:Sieskja 411 22 Grumpy Space Chicken Collage by DragonCid Grumpy Space Chicken Collage :icondragoncid:DragonCid 27 1 Wilhelm -  the nightmare Sentinel by hikigane Wilhelm - the nightmare Sentinel :iconhikigane:hikigane 138 1 Inktober: Key by yanadhyana Inktober: Key :iconyanadhyana:yanadhyana 109 5 Bujo - October 2018 by griffsnuff Bujo - October 2018 :icongriffsnuff:griffsnuff 185 19 Walking fish brooches by Lyth Walking fish brooches :iconlyth:Lyth 3 0 Urial by AngelaRizza Urial :iconangelarizza:AngelaRizza 227 4 Baby plant dragon (open) by Shegoran Baby plant dragon (open) :iconshegoran:Shegoran 138 26 Parasite gem OTA by Shegoran Parasite gem OTA :iconshegoran:Shegoran 167 32 lineless lavender dragon (ota) (open) by Shegoran lineless lavender dragon (ota) (open) :iconshegoran:Shegoran 202 32 Run Now by SHADE-ShyPervert Run Now :iconshade-shypervert:SHADE-ShyPervert 457 15 Night Festival Kickstarter book rewards by michellescribbles Night Festival Kickstarter book rewards :iconmichellescribbles:michellescribbles 167 6 The Fish (Chris Squire) by KabouterPollewop The Fish (Chris Squire) :iconkabouterpollewop:KabouterPollewop 49 3 The Moon emoji by Tommy-Slowpoke The Moon emoji :icontommy-slowpoke:Tommy-Slowpoke 1 1 Tiny Memory Guardian Idol - Hebe by hikigane Tiny Memory Guardian Idol - Hebe :iconhikigane:hikigane 26 0

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    Donated Oct 21, 2018, 7:45:37 AM

I've been hella busy and haven't really kept my dA peeps up to date.  SO MUCH has been happening!

Pixel: Purple Star First of all, remember that picture I posted of all the animal armatures?  It's going to be a stop motion film, but as you can see there are TEN puppets, and that's a LOT for one person to handle...especially when the cheap materials I was using kept breaking or chipping or peeling or just NOT DOING WHAT THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO.  And I sort of just...rage quit.  So the half-finished puppets are all safely packed away in a box until I no longer wish to run them over with my car.  I can't say when I'll get back to it, but if you know me, you know that when I say I'm going to finish a film, I MEAN IT.  It just might take me three years to get around to it like with Monkey Eye.  So I guess stay tuned.
Working on something big... by MadeleiZoo 

Pixel: Purple Star Second, I was going to a local art show thing with some friends, and one of them brought along her friend who's a musician a couple towns over.  Turns out he's looking for an animator to make a music video for his upcoming single, and my friend had just shown him my work (mainly Wood Colored Foxes), and he really liked it!  His new song mentions woods and is kinda slow and wandery, so the style fits perfectly.  The musician is also really cool and open to my crazy experimental ideas, and BONUS, his music is dang good.  He's even paying me pretty decently (you know, for two artists sorta at the beginnings of their careers).  Money aside, I'm extremely excited for this project!  I was pretty bummed about closing the door on the animals film, but quite a kickass other door has opened.
 ***Edit: Progress on the video! Little Red Arrow - Right  Inktobering! by MadeleiZoo ***

Pixel: Purple Star Third, my felt cacti are being stocked in a real live brick-and-morty store near where I live!  It's a beautiful, artsy little shop called Salted Sanctuary Soap, and it's got high-quality small-batch body products as well as lots of handmade gifts from other local artists.  The owner found me on Instagram via the farmers/craft market where I have a booth every Saturday.  And then, when I went to show her my products and line sheet, she not only made a small wholesale order but also offered me a part-time key-holder position right there on the spot!  So now I have this awesome clerk job in a nice-smelling little shop where the work is SO much easier and more chill (and better paying) than back at JoAnn.  PLUS I have tons of down time to work on my stuff!  This is seriously the best thing to happen to me in years, and I am so freakin grateful and just bouncin' off the walls with happiness. :love:
Custom Felt Cacti for Sale! by MadeleiZoo

Pixel: Purple Star Fourth, I've been making brand new FELT PUMPKINS for fall that are also being stocked at the soap store!  Available on Etsy...
Felt Pumpkins! by MadeleiZoo
Pixel: Purple Star And finally, just yesterday I got my first giant Etsy order!  The most items I'd ever made for a single order before was only like a dozen, but someone from a big office ordered THIRTY-FIVE mini cacti for all their employees!!  They need them by the end of the month, and on top of all the pumpkins and things I need to finish for market, smaller cactus orders, the music video, and my Halloween costume, I'm a little overwhelmed.  Never mind Inktober, which looks like I'll be skipping yet again. :/  But this is the best possible problem for an artist to have.  I've been in "famine" for the longest time, and now I've finally reached a "feast."  I feel so incredibly lucky. :love:

Sorry if all of this sounds like bragging...but I've been working so hard for YEARS and am excited to finally share some success! 

So what's my secret? hard for years.  The more you put yourself out there, the more likely you'll get to be in the right place at the right time.

Also coffee.

Cheers, friends~
:heart: Madelei
  • Listening to: endless Beatlegs
  • Reading: no time for that
  • Watching: no time for that either
  • Playing: what is time
  • Eating: yes
  • Drinking: all the coffee


Madeleine R. Mathis
Artist | Professional | Film & Animation
United States
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Experimental Animation BFA, CalArts 2015
Interned at Screen Novelties 2014


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catfitemike Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the llama! :) Here's one back at yah! :D
ark-shade Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2018  Student Artist
Thank you for the llama. For my appreciation here is a llama. You are always welcome to visit me anytime. 
Minty-Pen Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2018
Thanks for the llama OwQ
Mariodan23 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 1, 2018
Happy Belated Halloween. Here's a Halloween video. Hope you enjoy it.………

MadeleiZoo Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2018  Professional Filmographer
Why thank you very much, 10/10 very spoopy
yuukiartda Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
hello, pleasure to meet you  Neko squee by Senpai-Emoji  its been a while but 
i just came by to send gratitude for the llama! jumping llama 
and here is one for you as well!   
if you are interested, please take a visit at my gallery!

thanks again and happy Halloween Pumpkin Halloween Ghost Halloween Candy Corn Halloween to you!
Nekinu-the-Outsider Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the llama! Llama Hug 
KatieSapphire Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Blackmambauk Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
New Thank You Piece  Also  I Ve Returned Finally   by Blackmambauk  
Colossal-Studios Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2018  Student
Thank you for the llama!Spideypool - Llama 
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