Thursday, August 18, 2011

Pumpkins a Goblin & a Snowman Clown

I finally was able to finish some pumpkins. I started these last year. Two down and only 9 or 10 to go. The Goblin and the Snowman Clown I just wanted to share. I'm working on lots more! I missed a Harvest show last year it was rained out so I'm hoping to do it this year. It's at our local Cider Mill. They have a lot more than cider & donuts. They make the best fruit wines too!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Vintage Inspired Pumpkin Head

I made this guy and he looks great the top of my spooky tree. Yes Halloween is slowly taking over my house. I made him with a paper disk covered in paper made and then paper clay. Then secured him to an old ribbon container. The festoon garland was a perfect fit where the ribbon once was. The back has spooky sayings on aged paper. He was somewhat vintage inspired. I have another one to finish maybe he will be a white pumpkin.
I am still having some online issues but I check in as often as I can. Wishing all a wonderful rest of the week!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Vintage Halloween Graphics

Now that August is upon us I start looking for inspiration and really getting into the spirit of Halloween. A wonderful place to look and window shop for vintage Halloween is ebay. Anytime of year you can find the most amazing stuff. These next couple months is when a lot of people start listing. You could buy back all your childhood memories if you wish. Napkins and crepe paper with vintage graphics are really popular right now. The ones above are a wonderful example and they would be amazing framed. The spooky tree is my favorite!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

The Art of the Flower

Made by Mother Nature or made by Artist Hands flowers are my favorite! Wishing you all a blooming good weekend!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A Welcome Visitor

Spiders some are stalkers some are web weavers. According to folklore they are a symbol of the cosmic order. Depending on what time of day they visit it could be good or bad luck. Don't kill one inside your home it will rain. This tale I grew up hearing and it is best to let them out!
This fellow is a crab spider and he's a stalker waiting for his prey. He looks just like a crab and he'd fit right in at the sea shore. This one is brown but I have seen crab spiders that are white and yellow too.