Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Work! Work!

Hello everyone, it's been awhile since my last post yet it seems like only yesterday. First off let me thank you for all your lovely comments and support. I've mostly had my head buried in work trying to meet the show deadlines coming up. All of a sudden I looked up and around me and this place is beginning to look like Giapetto's workshop! I took a break and decided to share some pics of where I'm at.
You can see the finished version of my onion man, that I blogged about on my last posting. I am very happy with the way he came out. He'll be making his debut at Halloween and Vine this September 26th.

What a cry baby! but I love him. He's gonna be a hard one to say goodbye too. I'll just have to make more veggie people won't I?

Some one else that will make an appearance there will be my decked out witch. She was sitting on my shelf unfinished for some time until something jelled. She's all decked out with a veiled hat and mock crock valise. She's all set to go, I wish I could say the same.

I haven't finished the back of her hat yet but she's coming along nicely.

Some other fun pieces that I actually finished in this latest batch were my candy container boxes. I haven't done these in awhile for lack of boxes but I was able to get a hold of some square ones that I caught my fancy.
Their heads jiggle on tinseled coiled wire, they are very animated when handled.
Lastly while I was taking some pics of what I've gotten done guess who thought it was all about her. In between setups she must have decided she was ready for her close-up. This is Talula!

She was rescued from the brink of death a couple of months ago with a really bad cold. She's worked her way into my heart much to the Chagrin of my other cat Cosa. She has brought much inspiration to me. She reminds me of the starlet character in "Roger Rabbit", her name escapes me now, I think it was Jessica Rabbit. Anyway her line was was that she was just drawn "bad". Well the same goes for Talu, she looks mean but is a real sweetheart.
Well back to the trenches.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

First STJ listings

Hey All, been awhile since my last posting but I'm excited to announce my first listing on SpookyTime Jingles this next update on the 13th at midnight. Here is a sneak peak at one of the items.

Been keeping busy, busy, busy with prepping with the for the upcoming shows. Had a moment to visit my local bookstore and pick up a cop of ArtDoll Quarterly and BHG special publication of Holiday Crafts. Wonderful articles on Scott Smith from Ruccus Studios, ans Joyce Stahl from Enchanted Productions in Art Doll Quarterly. One of Joanna Parker's craft projects is featured in the Holiday Crafts Magazine. Of course I saw a couple of other artist I recognized in these publications thanks too all the wonderful artist I've met through this blog. Hope more of us will be featured in the upcoming year. There is a lot of wonderful talent out there we just have to put the word out. I believe that now more than ever with the economy being what it is, people are looking for value. What better value than original art and crafts.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Coming Right Along

Hello everyone, just wanted to share how all the WIPS are coming along. I've been working feverishly to make the next update on SpookyTime Jingles and keeping to my schedule for Halloween and Vine. These WIPS are mostly for HV. I've alway been fascinated by the anthropomorphic vegetable and fruit for Halloween from the 20's and 30's and always wanted to give them a whirl. Here's my attempt at them and I must say I'm really enjoying the vegie people so far. They still need all the frills but so far so good.

The crying onion is favorite so far, although pickle man is a close second.

Then there is the Halloween fairies which seem to be making their magic even without their wands. I think these are a product of pain medications but oh so real to me. I have plans for them or should I say they have plans for me. I think this is the beginning of a long friendship

Finally of course there's Twinkle, she's Robert's baby over at Halloween Fanatic. Twinkle seems very happy on her pumpkin perch. Although you wouldn't know it from the pumpkins face. Do come back around to check out my sneak peek of the listings for STJ.