Friday, April 12, 2013

Morbidly Adorable Munny Dolls for Adoption!

Morbidly Adorable Munnys & The Record Exchange Annual Fundraiser!

Happy Friday everyone!! I'm so excited to say I sent not one, BUT TWO new Munnys to this year's Record Exchange Annual Munny Auction! They are the very best of friends -- an odd couple if you will!! They are being auctioned off with 50% of the proceeds going to Go Listen Boise -- who operate in the spirit of amplifying the local music scene! These Morbidly Adorable Munnys are dreamily sculpted and magically painted as one of a kind pieces -- all done by me! They are only two of four Munny Dolls I've ever customized. (You may see the previous years' pieces here: & This is the first Munny Skelly I've ever created, and I have such an affinity for water creatures, that I wanted to create yet another octo-girl! I hope to see someone give this bony beloved and the eight legged wonder a great home. I only paint these about once a year to every two years, so unless you commission a custom Munny, don't miss your chance for a super deal!

Artist: Misty Benson (me!)
Munny's Name: Love Goggles Munny Skelly
Materials: Mixed Media (Acrylic Paint and Paperclay) He is about 8" tall.
About the Munny: This playful Munny Skelly devours life with his giant love goggles! Who wouldn't want to have a heart-shaped view? This mischievous minion also has a softer side as displayed by the wistful girl pictured on the back of his hat. All the little toys are just some extra fun waiting to be had by Love Goggles and friends! Zap! Zap!

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Artist: Misty Benson (me!)
Munny's Name: Breaking Away...
Materials: Mixed Media (Acrylic Paint and Paperclay) I believe she is about 10.5"x11"x12" long from tentacle to tentacle.
About the Munny: This Rococo Octo-Girl views life as one big swoon. Wherever she goes, her lovely tentacles are always touching and exploring life. In her hand, she holds part of a broken limb from her own body. When an octopus is captured by a predator or gets stuck in a precarious situation, it may escape by breaking off an arm which it may later regrow. Instead of holding onto things in life that no longer matter to this aquatic angel, she breaks away in order to start anew. Won't you live in her dreamy world?

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Watch these two best friends play together! They like to go on outings and explore!


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To see all of the Munnys in the Record Exchange Auction:

To place an online bid, send an email with the subject "Munny bid" to Please include:

Your Name:
Phone Number:
Artist you are bidding on:
Price of your bid ($5 increments but you are welcome to bid more!)

Go here to find out the current bid: They are updating this webpage regularly, but because bidding is taking place at the store and online, the current bids listed on the webpage may not reflect the current bids in the store. If you place an online bid that is below or equal to the current bid in the store, they will email you and give you the option of increasing or withdrawing your bid. If you have any questions about bidding, please contact The Record Exchange is running the auction:)

Online bidding closes at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 25. The MUNNYs were unveiled at The Record Exchange on First Thursday, April 4, and will remain on display through Thursday, April 25. Final bidding will take place at a special auction closing party from 5 to 7 p.m. April 25 at The Record Exchange. Note: Online bidding ends at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 25. There will be two hours of final bidding at the store following the close of online bidding. No online or phone bids will be taken during the finale, so if there’s a MUNNY you really want, you or a surrogate bidder will need to attend the finale in person. So please make sure to send in your absolute best bids so you won't miss out on this sweet treasure! Yes, they do ship! So you can still take her home even if you cannot pick her up in person!

All proceeds from the auction benefit Go Listen Boise (

You may also go down to the store and bid in person!

1105 West Idaho Street
Boise, ID 83702-5625

9 a.m to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday
9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday

'What is a Munny?' you may be asking yourself!

The toy company Kidrobot who produces limited edition vinyl toys, created the Munny -- a blank character for artists to customize by drawing, painting, piercing, you name it!

This is how my Munny looked when I first received it! It was completely blank and up to me to decide what to do with it:)

I hope you enjoy these cutie pies! Theses Morbidly Adorable characters are looking for someone who will cultivate their love of beautiful things along with their need to cause mischief!

Have a whimsical weekend! Get out there and make some mischief!