Friday, October 31, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Cupcake cakes are fun and practical for a party or get together.
Whatever the occasion, or what ever you dream up, the big stars in the sky, are the limit for a Cupcake Cake!
Friday, October 24, 2008
Well.... He wasn't on long before someone fell in love with his sooo sweet & irresistible charm, and snatched him right up. So, yesterday he was packaged with lots of love and sent off to his new home......
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
You know it's wrong , and even feel a little wee bit guilty thinking of a juicy cheeseburger, piping hot french fries and a chocolaty shake ( To dip the fries in!). Soon, those thoughts turn into uncontrollable raging cravings... And before I can go on to.... paint another art piece, sculpt another sculpture, I must go to the GOLDEN ARCHES!!!!
Into my my old Ford pick-up I go.. I just cant wait to taste some yummy fast food, it has been Soooo long. The closer to Micky Ds I get the more my taste buds water in anticipation for those hot , fresh crispy french fries...
I can see the golden arches up high in the sky. I'm getting closer , I'm almost there...
As I approach what I thought was there... To my despair Mickey Ds is no longer there.... WTF! When did this happen? LOOKS LIKE SALMON TONIGHT!
Monday, October 20, 2008
I thought I would try my hand at some candy containers inspired by the vintage German collectibles. Except with a Dianie Mac Flair !!!! Please forgive some of these "not so good pic's" as I am a photographer IN TRAINING! My Honey Pot, Mr.Mac is the pic taker. However, he is very busy in his shop creating another magnificent flute. ( I didn't want to BUG him on my whim to do a WIP;)). These two little characters you see above, are not quite finished as they are drying. The one on the left is a ghost ( he will be painted tomorrow, I CANT WAIT) and the other ,without the head will be a snowman! The ghost when finished, will go on e-bay for adoption.
How it all began: Well... with my grandsons empty juice bottles ,washed and sterilized of course. And, some Styrofoam balls.
I took the lids off the bottles and placed a fairly large piece of plastic wrap over the bottle . then, I replaced the lid. This gives me a line between the body and the head which would be the opening. I cut a styrofoam ball in half and glued it to the top of the lid, serving as an armature.
My preference of clays for this particular project is Ave's Clay Shay for the body. It is a very durable clay. For the head, I use Apoxie Sculpt for extra, extra durability. I want them to be durable enough to be used by children.
I pull the wrap up over the lid with a twist tye. I then sculpt the body. after it has dried thoroughly, I pull the wrap down over the body as seen in the third pic (above). Then I sculpt the head that also serves as the lid. when fully cured, the piece will be ready to paint and embellish. Stay tuned for the finished piece and auction link.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Look at this fabulous yet spooky character! Parker did this all by himself, not even a picture to look at. Kari, Parker's mom would try to offer advice and guidance along the way as all mommy's do. Patiently & quietly in the most pleasant voice Parker said... Mom, please be quiet.
Kari and I both winked and smiled at each other.. as we realized Parker was doing just fine without our help.
At the end of the punkin painting day as Parker helped me clean up, He looked up at me with this wonderful painted pumpkin that he had done, and said Grandma .. do you want to keep this pumpkin? Ohhh, Sniff, Sniff I just love that little boy and the pumpkin he made for me.
This was a wonderful day!
Friday was a most beautiful Autumn day. My grandson Parker, and his mom Kari, would be coming over later in the afternoon to paint pumpkins. WHAT FUN! And what an awesome Autumn day to be outside and Artsy! Before Parker's arrival, I wanted to work on some frightful Halloween Props for my front walkway and front porch. I had already been working on this project a few days before and was called away for something or other. Isn't that the way it goes? I am always pulled here or there with a many of my own projects in between. Hah! It's a wonder I get anything done. But I have learned to enjoy the journey in what ever direction I am pulled. As you walk up to my porch sitting in a chair to greet all the ghost and goblins on Halloween night, is Headless Harry. I sculpted this head many years ago from terracotta clay. His eyes are cut open so that a light can be placed inside to shine through on Halloween night. OHHH SOOO SPOOKY!
And then we have "That way Jay" This Scarecrow will hopefully scare the pants off you, or... maybe just direct you to the treats.... ( Jay still needs some work I don't think he's scary quite yet. Do you?)
Just in case your too afraid to notice that Jay is pointing that way to the treats.. Here is a an old wicked sign to help...