Friday, February 5, 2010

TGIF for Office Olivia

Since I have done several men in careers - demo, dentist, firefighterUPS driver but only one woman in a career, the nurse - I decided that I needed at least one more woman at work.  (When I punched the Inspiration Fairy she was working but I'm only counting working humans - I guess the butterfly blog babes could count as swimsuit models)

I saw something in a needlework magazine to inspire this.  The caption was "If a woman's work is never done... Why start?"  So I gave Office Olivia a coffee cup as her prop.  Amazing how she holds it with no fingers!  Do you think we could get SU to make me a couple of hand shaped punches?

I thought about naming Office Olivia - 'Cubicle Carey/Carrie' but then we'd just have to argue about how to spell the name.  I also considered 'Executive Ellen' but she would have a better chair.

Here is the chair by itself - just to help you figure this out

And someone (I'm sorry, I forgot who) asked me for a bee awhile back and I just haven't been inspired (lazy fairy) - anyway, Andrea Walford has one on her blog here.  So cute!  Hope that helps you out.

20 comments:

Patricia Gessner said...

Ellen, this is too cute! You are just amazing!!!

Anonymous said...

She is super cute Ellen!!

Sara

CarrieNixon said...

WOW!

Right up there with Santa in his jammies and Jay and Conan! Definitely one of my favorites!

I can't believe my Bird punch won't even ship until
March 1st!!!!! :(

Have a great weekend!

Cubicle Carrie

Dawn Olchefske said...

Love Office Olivia...great job!

Stephanie A said...

She is so effecient looking! I wondered if you could try a small flower for the fingers and put it behind the cup and bend them a bit to look like she is holding the cup? Just a thought.

Robbe said...

Fantastic job Ellen. I love her! :):)

Anonymous said...

LOVE her, now I need her to take my place at work today. Hours are 10-8:30. Kidding, love your blog. April Vicary

CarrieNixon said...

Yeah, you used one of the blossoms for Santa's hands I think?

Ellen Kemper said...

Yeah... I coulda (shoulda) used a flower but they just didn't look right for Olivia's polished appearance.

I decided no fingers looked better than clumsy fingers.

If/when I use her on a project I'll cut something freehand. I just try to avoid freehand for the blog stuff (if I can). I think it scares people - those same people that don't like to draw mouths or eyebrows.

Ruby said...

She is adorable and she is perfect for Boss's Day (of those who have female bosses of course!). As for the fingers I hadn't noticed until you pointed it out, but after all we are our worst critics aren't we! Love your blog!

Carolyn Sharkas said...

OMG! She is the best yet! She is absolutely awesome! She would need curly hair and a bigger bottom to be me, though, lol. The coffee cup certainly fits. Great job, as usual. You amaze me daily.

hugs,

Carolyn Sharkas said...

oh, I forgot. could you use one of the flowers from the three flowers punch for fingers?

just a thought.

hugs

Carol said...

Fantastic Ellen, you're sooo clever love her and the chair is great.

Laura Lipe, Pisgah Forest, NC said...

Well, she's just too cute!! I love her and that she's in an office chair!! Great job!!
Smiles,Laura

Anonymous said...

My favorite "character" so far, but love everything you do it seems. Alene

e_donaldson said...

Love this! I am so not smart enough to even begin to figure out how you made her! She looks amazing though!

- Elizabeth
www.missimagination.com

Gloria said...

Ellen, you are amazing!!! I never cease to be impressed by your creativity. Thanks for sharing. I love your blog.

Linda Callahan said...

You are so right - Olivia is too shapely and put together to have clumsy hands - they would be well manicured for sure! She is delightful!

daffyscrapper said...

Hi Ellen I just love your blog! I double punch boho blossoms and small circles or similar shape for hands or if it is a bigger thing double punched scallop oval for hand holding something. Isnt it fun finding solutions to these little problems

Wanda in NC said...

Oh, Ellen, I believe I love this one best of all now. I can see myself making these and sending them to everyone at the office. This particular one I'd send to my ex-boss - she has the red hair, and headed here in NC from Dallas, TX of course. But she's a doll! It definitely reminded me of a friend who has such great posture all the time - but I'd have to make her a blond. Sure wished you had more time to list the punches you used for all of this. Not sure I can tell yet. But I'll continue trying. TFS