Monday, October 31, 2005

Have a Spooktacular Halloween!

Now that's Hallow's Eve is almost past, it's time to get inspired for next year's Monster Mash. But not before your done smashing those dastardly pumpkins . If you still haven't gotten your fill of witches, spooks, and cheesy horror flicks, I suppose you could always carve yourself a Turkey-o-lantern. Happy trick-or-treating everyone!


Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Today's Mood: Witchy


Not to worry...

It's not intended for anyone in particular. In fact, I can't decide if this is a witchdoctor doll or if it would qualify as a Voodoo doll. Although, it actually was intended as a Voodoo doll, just 'cause I like em'. The original idea was to build this guy in silver plate and copper riveting (adorned with various embellishments of metal, shell, feather, cloth, etc), but alas , children, money, moving, and sheer lack of time have prevented such an involved project as of yet. So, what's left to do but sew, right? [The colors aren't quite right in the photos, I apologize]

Keeping in mind this still a work in progress, he looks pretty good so far. I haven't been able to settle on how to paint his face as of yet. The body parts were sewn on a machine and added as hinged pieces with buttons, so the doll can sit and raise it's arms. The headdress is a combination of a pre-grouped feather thing that I added the brown-striped feathers to. The head is actually childrens' air-dry clay applied to a lg. popsiscle stick that I intend to stitch through to keep in place after the head is painted. The skirt is raffia knotted onto a piece of twine by hand. The beading, purse, and feathers in hand were all done by hand. There are a number of other adornments in my head that have yet to materialize, because, to be honest, I lack a certain amout of focus and nevermind my gaggle of children to be cared for. But it'll get done one of these days. I've already got dolls #2 and #3 on the brain already.


Sunday, October 09, 2005

YARR..d art

Finally finished the skull decoration for the front yard and just in time for Halloween. Think I might get one those plant light stakes you stick in potted plants and put a black light bulb in the socket to put underneath. Might make for a spooky effect. I'll update.

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Monday, October 03, 2005

Illustration Friday: Float

Well, it's just a quickie, but it'll have to do for now. I've had New Orleans on the brain so much lately, this was the first thing that came to mind. It's my "Good Fortune" float.

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