Sunday, November 25, 2007

5 Random Things

Kim Hardt of http://kimhardtoriginals.blogspot.com/ friend, fellow artist and EHAG member has tagged me to write 5 random things about myself... so here goes.

1. I am a very impulsive person... I wanted a cappuccino, so I bought an espresso machine.

2. A day doesn't go by when I don't think about sculpting or creating something.

3. I need ambient noise to fall asleep and am a die-hard night owl.

4. I collect feather trees and have lost count of how many I own.

5. I hoard art supplies, new and old.

Here are the rules:1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.2. Share 5 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.3. Tag 5 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Arbutus http://arbutushunter.blogspot.com/

Becky http://federico-fantasy-art.blogspot.com/

Johanna http://johannaparkerdesign.blogspot.com/

Carolee http://kingofmicestudios.blogspot.com/

Patty http://woopitydooart.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Happy Holidays... a little early, but my Christmas auctions on ebay start tonight

Please click on the pic to enlarge it and see the three Belsnickle's that will be up for auction... with a reserve.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Sticks and stones &... a whole lotta' hot glue

Do you remember Grade 3?
It seems like a lifetime ago to me!
After one school trip to a local Pioneer Village, your child is required to create a log cabin for a class project with blueprint and timeline.

Now, I have made some rather large bark and pinecone houses in my day... but building a log cabin is another story.

This project was a family affair. My Mom collected the twigs, I had the bark (yes, I collect bark) and the glue sticks. Aunt Melissa had the know-how. After roughly 8.5 hours of adult work (sorry, adult supervision) this is what you get.
It's a beauty, if I do say so myself! It has a working door, acetate windows with muttons and even has moss for the chinking!

I hope Bailey gets a good grade, but regardless this twiggy baby is going center stage (when it comes back home) with a string of mini lights to light up the interior.
Please click on the pic to get a better view.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Hallowe'en 2007 ~ Trick or Treating on the Dark Side

Here he is in all his glory!

After one hour of face painting Bailey was transformed into Darth Maul (just so happens, he's my favourite sith.)
Thankfully, my sister Melissa was there to help!!
If I didn't say it last night, I will say it now... Thank you Aunt Mo (for everything!!)
She supplied most of the costume, all the face paints and her time.
Bailey supplied the idea and displayed a fair amount of patience. Me, well I made the horns, helped to paint the skull cap and his face.

"Boo" had a blast trick or treating last night and I am sure he will remember it for many years to come!
He was thrilled when people recognized his Star Wars character and better yet... he knew he had the "best" costume on Halloween. (At least on our block!)

Hope you all had a devilish Hallowe'en ~ Ours was amazing!!
(Please clcik on the picture to enlarge it)