August 27, 2006

Fast Forward to Halloween!

Here is the little gourd ghoul I made for Phin.
This is the newest member of the trio...a little mummy gourd. He has Mou-Ah-Ha-Ha written on his tummy.
This is Ragged's "Ready for the Ball" little gourd witch.

Our gourds along the fence are doing beautifully. We've counted thirty-five so far. I've been reading more about when to cut them from the vine in the "Foxfire Books", and it said to let them go through two frosts to harden the skin. I go out to check on them every morning and every afternoon just to trim them and see how they're doing.

Hub and I went to Cumberland Gap again this week-end...yes, we love it there. I spoke with one of the merchants of a primitive art shop and asked her if they bought from locals. She said they did, but she'd have to take a look first. She said she bought them outright from the artists and then marked them up for whatever she thought she could get. I'm such a novice at this that I don't have a clue about all the buying and selling part of it. But I did notice that Hub's ears perked up, and he became much more interested in what I'm doing!
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August 25, 2006


Here's my piece on the quote "Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly".

Looking forward to seeing more creations, people! :) Posted by Picasa

August 21, 2006

More Boxes!

For Cate ...

*Jack & Sally Box o' Love*


*A Midsummer Night's Aubergine Dream*

Eeee! I couldn't help it, those names just presented themselves : .)

August 20, 2006

Art Challenge!

MadRetz and I like encourage and inspire each other to do more art, so we dream up art challenges. Our most recent challenge was to create a mixed media piece using the quote: "Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly."

Here's my piece : .)

Now, I challenge the Nudge-Nudge contingent to create a mixed media piece using this quote and post it here!!!

Have fun with it!!! Good Luck!!! : .)

August 14, 2006

The Dragon*Con hat

This is my hat for Dragon*Con, the big sci-fi/fantasy convention I'm going to with my DH and friends over Labor Day weekend. A big part of the whole experience is costuming. I'm not so much going to participate as to watch, but I thought I would at least like to have something interesting to wear while I'm there. The area I'm most interested in down there is the Youth Literature tracts, so after long consideration of various characters I decided to go as "Tiffany Aching" from Terry Pratchet's Discworld series The Wee Free Men and Hat Full of Sky

Here is what I patterned my hat after

Here is my hat with our messy "little" room behind it.

And here is what it looked like wearing it in the dusty mirror.

The little guy on the top kind of swings around while you walk.
I made the hat by copying the characters from the book cover, then creating backs for them so they'd work in 3 demensions and then had them laminated for sturdiness and sewed them on to the old witch's hat (which btw, I think I wore for halloween when I was 12 and my mother kept and used as decoration on our porch for years) with gold thread.

It will pale in comparison to most costumes down there, but if nothing else I hope it becomes a conversation piece.