Sunday, June 13, 2010

STJ Update today... Goes LIVE at NOON!
Here is my Bad Jack lit in the dark... No photo editing, this is really how it looks...

I am excited about this months update as I have several new fun things made! Here are three shakers, seen below, a vintage moon with a detailed painted party hat...a hissing cat and lots or tiny stars and jacks,...a wicked good devil shaker with a black red and tan hand stitched crepe collar....and a hissing black cat shaker with a painted hat that boasts a scary grinning jack, a hoot owl, and a skull! Woot Woot! Halloween is just around the corner! I have been so busy I am now dur a good workout..or a run..or a thrift store adventure...something out of the studio! But I know I can't wait to get back to work as I have 2 shows to prepare for!

And yes we have a Hootenany this month, too, in preparation for the upcoming Independence day! Here is my take on that holiday! He looks like he's from TEXAS! Maybe he's a staunch Republican? Or a Democrat? I don't know because...I'm NIETHER!! But I enjoyed the Americana color palette.
Here is a HUGE crescent moon ornie I have been working on for sometime. He's ten inches high, has some heft to him and is quite devilish!

I love this old timey type moon, inspired by the old 1920's Beistle graphics...

And My favorite consort himself,...

And a Grinning Jack Lamp! He is amazing lit up in the dark with the flicker bulb...

He is TO DIE FOR lit up in the dark with the flame like bulb flickering! Inside is painted orange and it just screams "Halloween" when lit!!

Happy June!!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Moon Crescent WIP and More!
Hello all! I have been a busy bee. I had no computer for over a week due to a nasty virus. The good news is I got it fixed and upgraded, the bad news is I lost everything on it, all my pictures from years past. I have many on other sites saved but lost untold thousands. That will teach me to start backing them up. I have been sculpting and keeping up with orders in addition to realizing I had better start stockpiling for the two big shows I am participating in this fall, Halloween and Vine in California in September, and The SpookyTime Jingles Soiree in October. Because I have been filling orders, mostly for my large moons, I do not have any available for eBay. However, I will be offering my smaller ones on eBay as much as I can!
The next STJ update is also around the corner and here are some pieces I have been working on!
The largest crescent moon I have yet made...he may have a friend such as an owl or a bat with him, or perhaps he needs a small party hat,... I still have not decided, but I love his wicked expression! In the background are some other things drying, a devious Jack O Lantern, some smaller moons and crescents, and two larger pumpkin shaped forms as I am going to work on a new kind of jack o lantern.

Unfortunately for me, (but good for my garden!) is the fact that we have had day after day of high humidity and thunderstorms! I love thunderstorms, but they don't make for drying mache!
I need sun! Here is a hard driving rain as seen through my windshield Sunday, when my husband and I had been out to a nursery to buy plants, alas, our plans were dashed!

One sunny morning my four year old, Danny, got into my bucket of joint compound and put his had prints all over the railing of the big upper deck where I work, And I LOVE it! Hope it lasts forever.

Here are some more WIPS out to dry,...
a devil, a wicked Beistle style Jack, a big moon ( commissioned)
another hissing cat, and some smaller moons....

I just love the devil's horns, pointy ears and he may have to come with an earring!

Here is another large double moon I recently finished, already spoken for. This guy is over 15 inches....side A,..
Side B,...
Thanks for stopping by, more pics to come!