Monday, June 23, 2008

More lanterns and oddities

Jack O lantern Hot Air Balloon

I made this jack o lantern hot air balloon based on this old postcard. It was so much fun making the figures, I used horsehair for the witch's broom and hair from my cat Scratch's tail for the witch's grungy hair. The devil and veggie people are all typical characters found in the old early twentieth century Halloween postcard art. I love how the net hangs there like spanish moss off an old tree.

Man in the Moon Lamp

Here is my latest and greatest....I took an antique lamp base, painted and dressed it up, and created one of my moon lanterns to fit the top...where a glass globe would normally go! Its up for auction on eBay right now. I hope to do a lot more of these, assuming I can find more antique lamps.