Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Custom Toy of the Day- The Mini-A Tree!

Recently, I was asked to help my community out with the Anime Convention, Mini A-Kon, here in Denton Texas by making a piece to auction off to raise money for "The Love of Art: Sharing with Seniors" non-profit program.  You can learn more about this program here: www.forloveandart.org and learn how to bring the art experience to those with limited mobility! I have been wanting to make a tree piece for a long time! I got a bit of a chance to do it when I made the custom toy, "The Old Barn's Foundation", but it was not enough! Approaching this custom I was hesitant about making just a tree. I needed a design choice that would keep it compact. My only logical solution was a bonsai tree. In the past, I used to grow and prune bonsai trees for one of my many hobbies. Then a cat ate them... Working on this piece reminded me of the joy of caring for a small designer tree. I might just get back into my old beloved hobby. This piece will be auctioned off by the Stan Lee Foundation Saturday, February 28th at the Mini A-Kon, located at the Denton Civic Center in Denton, Texas. If you want to try your hand at owning this piece, you'll need to be there. If you want to see this in person, you'll have to be there. If you want a fun experience, you'll want to be there. And if you are there, find me. Bring me a blank toy, and I'll do a little doodle on it with my assortment of paint markers! There are also more pictures of this piece below the important messages below. 


Recently, I was being filmed for a convention documentary called, Unconventional. You can see it here. While you are at it, you should check out Johnathan Paul's other video work here. 

Just to let you know all know, I am taking commissions. If you would like to commission me for original artwork, head over to the commissions tab in store to see how. 

I have posted some new shirt designs in my Cafepress store. Head over to my Cafepress store and get a shirt or a couple! 

I will be revamping my storenvy.com shop to sell my toys. Keep watch for some new exciting products over the year. Here's the link: http://taylorlymbery.storenvy.com/

If you have not heard about the Podcast called, "Talking Toys with Taylor and Jeff", then it's time I let you know! Jeff and I are on the show where we talk about toys! (Go figure, I mean Go action figure!) Seems simple enough. We pick out a toy line to discuss in each show. We share our childhood memories, our favorite five, and talk about the one toy in the line that got away. Jeff talks about how he cherished his toys and I talk about how they ended up in the garden! The other show is The pilot episode, where Jeff and Cory break down the Pilot Episode in TV series. The shows are great! If you are interested in what we got, go to Marvindogmedia.com  and give us a listen. You can subscribe to the shows on itunes and get up to date info on upcoming shows on facebook:

If you like what we have, be sure to tell your friends! We need your word of mouth to help us keep making shows!



















All pictures and design of "Mini-A Tree" is copyright © Barnlord Toys by artist Taylor Lymbery 2015. All rights reserved. You can see this piece in Taylor's deviantart gallery here as well. 

Friday, January 30, 2015

Production Plush Toy- The Wereworm Jeff!


I'm still not sure what I was thinking when I first started buying material for this one. I'm not sure what was going through my head, but I am glad that I followed my instincts! This toy plush here is a Wereworm! More importantly, it is Jeff, the Wereworm! And yes, for all of the Talking Toys with Taylor and Jeff podcast fans, this toy was named after my best bud even though it looks nothing like him! This toy is a stuffed plush with a possible wire frame and hand painted plastic face and stinger. He sports glow-in-the-dark stripes and a bright fuzzy body. I already have another Wereworm face and stinger sculpted, so expect another one of these toys to be on its way! The toy pictured is an actual production piece. If you'd like to pre-purchase one, send me an e-mailThere are also more pictures of this piece below the important messages below. 


I have been asked to help my amazing local community of Denton, Texas with theirMini A-Kon on February 28th, 2015. I'll be making a piece to auction there and doing a live sketch session there to add another piece for auction later that day. The money raised will go to the charity, "For the Love of Art": an art group helping the elderly. If you are in the area, stop by and say, "Hi"!

Recently, I was being filmed for a convention documentary called, Unconventional. You can see it here. While you are at it, you should check out Johnathan Paul's other video work here. 

Just to let you know all know, I am taking commissions. If you would like to commission me for original artwork, head over to the commissions tab in store to see how. 

I have posted some new shirt designs in my Cafepress store. Head over to my Cafepress store and get a shirt or a couple! 

I will be revamping my storenvy.com shop to sell my toys. Keep watch for some new exciting products over the year. Here's the link: http://taylorlymbery.storenvy.com/

If you have not heard about the Podcast called, "Talking Toys with Taylor and Jeff", then it's time I let you know! Jeff and I are on the show where we talk about toys! (Go figure, I mean Go action figure!) Seems simple enough. We pick out a toy line to discuss in each show. We share our childhood memories, our favorite five, and talk about the one toy in the line that got away. Jeff talks about how he cherished his toys and I talk about how they ended up in the garden! The other show is The pilot episode, where Jeff and Cory break down the Pilot Episode in TV series. The shows are great! If you are interested in what we got, go to Marvindogmedia.com  and give us a listen. You can subscribe to the shows on itunes and get up to date info on upcoming shows on facebook:

If you like what we have, be sure to tell your friends! We need your word of mouth to help us keep making shows!










All pictures and design of "Wereworm Jeff" is copyright © Taylor Lymbery 2015. All Rights Reserved. You can see this piece in my deviantart gallery as well here

Friday, January 23, 2015

Production Plush Toy- Cosmik Cat!


This toy marks a new year for me as a toy designer and fabricator in a couple of ways. First, as I progress as a toy creator, I push myself to be able to make a toy that is able to be reproduced by myself in mass to offer to you all. This toy does that by using molding processes and liquid plastics. Second, it solidifies my ongoing desire to make creatures and monsters for a living! I love making bright and colorful little monsters for you all to take home! If you think about it, my artist name, Barnlord, signifies that I work with creatures. They just happen to look like monsters! So, without any more hesitation, I present to you, "Cosmik Cat"! This project has been kept hidden in the dark for a while. I've been waiting for a good chance to spring him fourth to the public. The make-up of this creature is mainly fuzzy plush material with a scaly vinyl underbelly. His face and claws are made of a lightweight plastic with paint application. His tongue is made of a flexible silicon and his collar is a combination of plastic and soft goods materials. The toy pictured is the first prototype. I will have many more made soon. If you'd like to pre-purchase one, send me an e-mailThere are also more pictures of this piece below the important messages below. 


I have been asked to help my amazing local community of Denton, Texas with their Mini A-Kon on February 28th, 2015. I'll be making a piece to auction there and doing a live sketch session there to add another piece for auction later that day. The money raised will go to the charity, "For the Love of Art": an art group helping the elderly. If you are in the area, stop by and say, "Hi"!

Recently, I was being filmed for a convention documentary called, Unconventional. You can see it here. While you are at it, you should check out Johnathan Paul's other video work here. 

Just to let you know all know, I am taking commissions. If you would like to commission me for original artwork, head over to the commissions tab in store to see how. 

I have posted some new shirt designs in my Cafepress store. Head over to my Cafepress store and get a shirt or a couple! 

I will be revamping my storenvy.com shop to sell my toys. Keep watch for some new exciting products over the year. Here's the link: http://taylorlymbery.storenvy.com/

If you have not heard about the Podcast called, "Talking Toys with Taylor and Jeff", then it's time I let you know! Jeff and I are on the show where we talk about toys! (Go figure, I mean Go action figure!) Seems simple enough. We pick out a toy line to discuss in each show. We share our childhood memories, our favorite five, and talk about the one toy in the line that got away. Jeff talks about how he cherished his toys and I talk about how they ended up in the garden! The other show is The pilot episode, where Jeff and Cory break down the Pilot Episode in TV series. The shows are great! If you are interested in what we got, go to Marvindogmedia.com  and give us a listen. You can subscribe to the shows on itunes and get up to date info on upcoming shows on facebook:

If you like what we have, be sure to tell your friends! We need your word of mouth to help us keep making shows!










All pictures and design of "Cosmik Cat" is copyright © Taylor Lymbery 2015. All Rights Reserved. You can see this piece in my deviantart gallery as well here

Monday, January 12, 2015

Painting of the Day- "Morning Flight"!


"Morning Flight", is a 12" X 24" canvas acrylic painting that I made for my father for Christmas this last year. I wanted to make him a painting that had two of his favorite things; nature and ducks. I chose the early morning as the setting because it reminded me of going duck hunting with him at an early age. We would always go out very early and sit in the duck blind. I probably talked the whole time and drove my father crazy, but he'd take me along. Even though I didn't stick with duck hunting as I grew up, these adventures with my Dad always stuck with me. This painting reminds me of those mornings. It reminds me of the beauty of nature. You can see this piece in my deviantart gallery as well here


I have been asked to help with my awesome local community of Denton, Texas with their Mini A-Kon on February 28th, 2015. I'll be making a piece to auction there and doing a live sketch session their to add another piece for auction to raise money for a local project. If you are in the area, or surrounding area, stop by and say "hi"!

Recently, I was being filmed for a convention documentary called, Unconventional. You can see it here. While you are at it, you should check out Johnathan Paul's other video work here. 
Just to let you know all know, I am taking commissions. If you would like to commission me for original artwork, head over to the commissions tab in store to see how. 

I have posted some new shirt designs in my Cafepress store. Head over to my Cafepress store and get a shirt or a couple! 

I have opened a storenvy.com shop to sell my toys. Here's the link: http://taylorlymbery.storenvy.com/

If you have not heard about the Podcast called, "Talking Toys with Taylor and Jeff", then it's time I let you know! Jeff and I are on the show where we talk about toys! (Go figure, I mean Go action figure!) Seems simple enough. We pick out a toy line to discuss in each show. We share our childhood memories, our favorite five, and talk about the one toy in the line that got away. Jeff talks about how he cherished his toys and I talk about how they ended up in the garden! The other show is The pilot episode, where Jeff and Cory break down the Pilot Episode in TV series. The shows are great! If you are interested in what we got, go to Marvindogmedia.com  and give us a listen. You can subscribe to the shows on itunes and get up to date info on upcoming shows on facebook:

If you like what we have, be sure to tell your friends! We need your word of mouth to help us keep making shows!

All pictures of "Morning Flight" is copyright © Taylor Lymbery 2015. All Rights Reserved. If you know my paintings, I urge you to find the "Grayskull" in the piece! 

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Custom Toy of the Day- "The Old Barn's Foundation"!


"The Old Barn's Foundation", was a Christmas gift for my niece this last year of 2014. I had heard tale that she liked old barns and when I was first going into the idea of making a barn piece for her, I thought of just making a painting. Every time I would think about working on a barn piece, I couldn't see myself working on a painting. It needed something more! After giving the project much thought, I decided to make a barn from a Creatology blank toy. The true test for me was if I could make a barn and yet keep the look of the toy. I decided to use the head of the toy as the barn, but make the body the roots and dirt. That way I could keep a lot of the look of the toy there. I sculpted roots into the feet and body. I made roots into the hands and built up the land around the left hand. I used potting soil and natural dirt for the cover of the roots. I sculpted in the tree into the hand. The leaves are a type of model moss. Finally, I used very small wood sticks to make the barn on the head. At first, I was wanting to use a cube headed toy, but could not find one. I opted for this pie shaped head in a time of need. In the end, I think it worked out better than what I had initially planned. A little paint, some details, sanding and corrugated cardboard, helped finish the rest of the head. When I first finished this piece, I didn't want to get rid of it. I love this piece! I am very happy to know that it has found a good home. As always, I'll have more pictures after the messages below. 


I have been asked to help with my awesome local community of Denton, Texas with their Mini A-Kon on February 28th, 2015. I'll be making a piece to auction there and doing a live sketch session their to add another piece for auction to raise money for a local project. If you are in the area, or surrounding area, stop by and say "hi"!


Recently, I was being filmed for a convention documentary called, Unconventional. You can see it here. While you are at it, you should check out Johnathan Paul's other video work here. 

Just to let you know all know, I am taking commissions. If you would like to commission me for original artwork, head over to the commissions tab in store to see how. 

I have posted some new shirt designs in my Cafepress store. Head over to my Cafepress store and get a shirt or a couple! 

I have opened a storenvy.com shop to sell my toys. Here's the link: http://taylorlymbery.storenvy.com/

If you have not heard about the Podcast called, "Talking Toys with Taylor and Jeff", then it's time I let you know! Jeff and I are on the show where we talk about toys! (Go figure, I mean Go action figure!) Seems simple enough. We pick out a toy line to discuss in each show. We share our childhood memories, our favorite five, and talk about the one toy in the line that got away. Jeff talks about how he cherished his toys and I talk about how they ended up in the garden! The other show is The pilot episode, where Jeff and Cory break down the Pilot Episode in TV series. The shows are great! If you are interested in what we got, go to Marvindogmedia.com  and give us a listen. You can subscribe to the shows on itunes and get up to date info on upcoming shows on facebook:

If you like what we have, be sure to tell your friends! We need your word of mouth to help us keep making shows!

And now, pictures!











"The Old Barn's Foundation" is a custom toy that is copyright © 2015 by Taylor Lymbery. You can see it listed here on my deviantart page