Saturday, July 31, 2010

Halloween Crunch Time, and Where Have I Been?
Hi everyone and anyone who still reads this poorly attended to blog. I look back on last summer's posts and every few days I was writing and posting! This summer has blazed by me. I HAVE still done a lot of fun and outdoors things,...and am leaving yet again for a trip tomorrow! I am taking the kids to Myrtle Beach, the South's biggest tourist trap (outside of Florida!). We will be staying at a hotel with a water park right on the beach!
With major shows coming up just around the corner, shame on me for traipsying off! Good thing I am prolific and work well under pressure, cause I will be under pressure when I return!

Here are a few choice shots from the last couple of weeks, when I managed to leave the studio,...
Out at the farm, my sister and I spent a few days soaking up the beauty there, swimming, messing with the horses, and re painting our Father's farm house while he was off on a back country trip out West.
We revelled in being alone out there, together, and felt like we were mere teens again!
One night it rolled up a magnificent thunderstorm, and the colors looked like this,...

Sugar, our Appaloosa, is my age, 37. Young for me, but that's OLD for a horse. We don't ride him anymore, but brush feed and spoil him. His pasture mate is also pretty old, Whiskey is in his twenties. The horse I had from the age of 14 to 30 something is no longer with us. He was a magnificent quarter horse, tall and pitch black, named Charger. I took him with me whenever I moved in my twenties,..I miss him so.

Can you STAND the color of the sky? The wind was blowing and about 30 vultures were riding the currents in the dark swirling sky overhead. It was magical!

The willow at the little pond,..
Me tromping around barefoot in the good mud of the big pond,..

A beautiful morning, I love spending the night out there!

Grasshoppers are in plague form out there! There are about fifty on every fence post,...and they swarm through the tall grass. I just love how this looks almost biblical and ominous, the dramatic sky in the background...

and more eeriness, running trails were soaked near my house. We have had lots of good rains! I love to run late and into the dark...

And lots and lots of art has been made,..
I took a couple of orders for this Wart Jack, he was sent somewhere special to be published in a yet un-announced mag!

A Halloween crescent and a tiny double sided party moon ornie!

This lamp is on eBay now!! He ends Monday night!

So does this devil,...

A new character for me and one I will be making a few more of for shows.

I love the way the collars add flair to the moons! Plus allowing them to sit flat on a table,...

Here is a new cat lamp, also on eBay,..I make the hats out of recycled packaging plastic so that they may glow a bit, too,..

Off to pack for my trip, and when I return, it is
Halloween Crunch Time!


LuLu Kellogg said...

I am glad you had such a good time! I am drooling over all the new creations. You just amaze me with your talent!

I am working on lot of goodies for the Soiree and can't wait to get to see you there!


Shes Off Her Rocker said...

Oh LuLu!
That is fantastic! I cannot wait to meet you. Dusti may be there too! Oh we are going to have so much FUN!!
Can't wait.

Dustin Pearson Harlan said...

Love it all Bran. Had so much fun with you at the Farm! I know you will get everything done, as always!