Friday, April 29, 2011

Glow in the Dark Halloween Graphics

I found this glow in the dark sticker sheet stuck to an old Dynamite Magazine. I tried to rescue the sheet by steaming it off. That didn't work so I thought I'd leave well enough alone. The copyright is 1977 Scholastic. I love the graphics and the combination of orange and aqua. They still glow in the dark when charged. I'm a fan of all that glows in the dark. I'm considering adding some glow to a ghost I'm working on. I also have some candy corn, cats and one creepy clown in the works.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend too!

Friday, April 15, 2011

What to do with a Harvest of clothes pins

If you're like me many things inspire you to be creative. Recently I was doing some basement exploring looking for inspiration. I came across a harvest of vintage wooden clothes pins. These clothes pins were my Nana's(Grandma's) and Busha's(Great Grandma's) they were used and really show their wonderful age. I don't hang many clothes and when I do I don't use clothes pins. After all we have dryers now. So this got me thinking what could I make with these clothes pins. I remember I once had a clothes pin doll. I'm not sure where she is now, I suppose she's hiding out in the basement.
So that brings me to a childhood memory of funny faced fruit refrigerator magnets. Do you remember these I'm not sure if they were from the 50's or earlier. I just remember loving them and their quirkiness. I remember a pear and a watermelon and apple guy. I'm not sure where they are perhaps they are playing with the clothes pin doll.
I decided I would take that inspiration & make some ornaments. So I've made a few batches of Halloween and Harvest Creepling Ornies. Most of the Halloween ones have sold which I'm thrilled about! I know it's only Spring but I'm having fun with Fall right now. Where do you get your inspiration from?

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Blog Award & some Wonderful Blogs to visit

A big Thank You to Jessica at ghoststoriesandhauntedplaces.blogspot for giving me this lovely award! If you love the ghostly realm like I do you must check out her amazing blog. She's also a very wonderful and talented and published writer.
So I'm supposed to pick 15 blogs to award. This isn't easy since all the blogs I follow I enjoy. So here's my list.
Sleepy Hollow Folk Art
Sew Creepy Confections
Lady Lavona's Cabinet of Curiosities
Gypsy Mare Studio
Retro Rudolphs
Bone Head Studio
A Nostalgic Halloween
Byrum Art
Happy Holidays
Drawn to Fairytales
Lisa Nelson's Art
yellow flower
Amalia K.
The Vanity Faire
golly bard
These amazing blogs are in random order. If you love art and Halloween and just amazing talent you'll like visiting each of these! Have fun and enjoy I do!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Windflower & lore

This little beauty is Anemone Blanda or Grecian Windflower. A common wildflower in the Mediterranean regions they do dance in the wind. These beauties don't last for long and were once a symbol of death. According to Greek Myth Aphrodite transformed Adonis into a purple anemone after his death. She loved him so much she wanted him to live on. In Christian myths they symbolize blood spilled by the saints.
Such a pretty little flower with such fascinating lore.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Morel the Mushroom Creepling

If you can't tell already I like Mushrooms. This is Morel he is up to no good! Morels are a real harbinger of spring here. I don't normally see them around our parts until May. This guy is arrived a little early.
Real Morels are a delicacy. There is a wonderful website if you'd like to learn more about them. There are even Festivals celebrating this fungi.
Mushrooms are a symbol of luck & prosperity and long life.