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Brittany Zerkle
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
United States
Hello there, I’m Brittany Zerkle, the owner and creative force behind BeeZeeArt.

It has always been a dream of mine to support myself with my artistic abilities. I discovered Etsy. In it, I found the tools I needed to express my creativity and share my quirky creations with the world. Thus, BeeZeeArt was born. Since then it has grown by leaps and bounds and my work can be found in every state in the U.S. and over 31 countries worldwide.

These days my focus is primarily on designing and producing stuffed animals and their patterns. I draw inspiration from my love of animals, my own personal plush collection, and the knowledge that something as simple as a cat image on the internet can brighten someone’s day. I try to find that perfect balance in my work that is cute, yet quirky, and sometimes even a little creepy.

Gryphon Pattern + GIVEAWAY

Journal Entry: Wed Sep 3, 2014, 2:49 PM
If you haven't yet seen it, I have finished a new gryphon plush :) A gryphon plush is something I've wanted to tackle for awhile. Though I see a lot of gryphon plushies and art dolls, there is only one gryphon pattern available on Etsy and it is part of an entire book. Online when I've searched for gryphon patterns I've only found patterns for MLP style gryphons. So I think this is potentially something a lot of crafters would welcome.

I chose to go with a classic bald eagle and lion type of gryphon. Though I was really tempted to make a gryphon that was part cockatiel, part maine coon (my two pets). In the end though I figured this had a nice classic appeal to it as well as being rather basic so there's lots of room for pattern alterations and additions to create more custom critters.

(I also spent a fair bit of time debating on spelling it griffin or gryphon before I finally settled on one. I've already spelled it gryphon :P)

Gryphon Plush by BeeZee-Art

If you'd like the win the plush I made to demonstrate the pattern, you can enter to win on my facebook page.

As for the pattern I've made it available for purchase on both Etsy and Craftsy.

I may make gryphons for sale in the future, including trying my hand at more unique gryphons, but for now I don't have a whole lot of time for it. This gryphon was created in my "free time" over the labor day holiday and the pattern was put together after my usual work hours. The last night I stayed up until 5am to get it done O.O

  • Mood: Zest
  • Listening to: Pandora
  • Reading: Crossroads of Twilight
  • Watching: Haven
  • Playing: League of Legends
  • Eating: Salad
  • Drinking: Diet Cherry 7-UP

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zent-nightmare Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
your plushies are so beautiful! *-*
BeeZee-Art Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
Natakiro Featured By Owner Edited Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing artworks! I love them so much; you have a great unique style. Here's a much-deserved :+devwatch: :squee:
DancingVulture Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Sierie Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Have you ever considered starting a youtube channel and making tutorials? Once you get enough subscribers, you could make some extra money that way as well simply by recording what you're making anyway.
BeeZee-Art Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I've considered it actually. I think a video tutorial would be much easier to understand than photos of steps.

But I don't have any video equipment, I often work at night when lighting is not so good, and my bird's cage is right next to my sewing desk and he's always banging around or yelling. One time he hung upside down from a bell and swang while screaming into it... for two hours straight...

On top of the time commitment to get things started, it's not something I want to tackle quite yet.
Sierie Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
If you think about it, the cost of equipment is just an investment which will hopefully be returned to you once you start making money off it. As far as the birds go, you can just mute the recording in post production and dub over it with your commentary. Or you could just use text explanations and play music over top of the video, but I prefer hearing verbal explanations myself. : ) That's hilarious about the bird though. Anyway, if you ever do decide to "tackle" Youtube, hit me up. I'll be your first subscriber (and I'll share the crap outta your work)! : )))
Fire-Topaz Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you do commissions/plush trades? I feel stupid, but I can find any commission information. XP
BeeZee-Art Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I don't, sorry!
Fire-Topaz Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's okay! Thanks!
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