Monday, August 30, 2010

Ghoultide peeks!!

For the next few weeks I will be giving you sneak peeks of works traveling to Ghoultide Gathering, October 2. This is "Count Heinrich Hardbitten"....a sweet sort of fellow if you don't mind the fact that he is a vampire (especially scary for the pumpkins, squash and gourds since he is vegetarian). The Count is dressed to attend the "Pumpkin Ball" at Mill Race Village, which will be happening after the artists set up their displays and leave them the night before Ghoultide Gathering.

Rumor has it that one of the artists' characters got on the internet and somehow contacted the other artists figures and characters and decided it would be fun to have a party without the humans the night of October 1. My little fellows started showing up with Venetian style masks in the cabinet I have them stored in and that is when I knew something was up. One of the pumpkin fellows finally broke down and fessed up about the gala event.

Looks to be quite the party. Maybe Carolee, Johanna, Pam, Joycee or Lori will sneak out with me carrying flashlights to see if we can get pictures of the ball on October 1st. I hate to miss a party!

Monday, August 23, 2010

No Air Conditioning Today

This will be fast...we had a loud bang yesterday morning in the furnace room and discovered shortly after that we had no air conditioning. We got the fans out, called for help and found out there wasn't a control panel in town that would work on our system so we will be without AC again today and possibly tomorrow. I realized I got grumpy and didn't play nicely with others yesterday when I got I'm shutting off the computer for the day to remove it as a heat source.

On a more positive note, I completed the painting on this little owl yesterday after I took the photo, and I'm seeing some progress with the painting on a number of other pieces. Lots to do, but I'm in the mood to paint so I'm off to get some work done!

Have a great day and stay cool!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Works in Progress

Work continues on a group of figures destined for the Ghoultide Gathering show. I can't believe I'm down to about 40 days to get everything sculpted, painted, packed and ready to go. Time is flying!!!

I took a break from sculpting over the weekend and was able to put some base coats on a few figures and completed two heads. It doesn't seem like much when I look at the white paper mache still untouched by paint on most of the figures left on the shelves. I'd better get back to work!!!

Have a great week!

Monday, August 9, 2010

EHAG's Next Generation Halloween Art Contest

What: A Children's Halloween Art Contest
Who: Children ages 10-14
When: Now thru August 31st, 2010.
The winner will be announced by September 7, 2010
Where: Online at the EHAG Facebook Page and EHAG Blog click on the links for more information regarding the contest
How: Parents email an image of your little ghoul's Halloween themed artwork to along with the young artist's name, age, date, contact info, title of piece and medium used.
Prize: $100 gift certificate for art supplies from the winner's art supply store of choice.

The members of EHAG know that there are children out there that love both art and Halloween as much as we do, so we thought this would be a great way to encourage both them and their work.

Good luck, and we look forward to seeing your creative Halloween art entries!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

August Already?!!

I'm not in a state of panic yet, but I have a lot of work to get done between now and October 2!! If I'm a little less frequent with posting, please understand that I'm in the studio building the inventory for the upcoming Ghoultide Gathering show in Michigan. Where has the summer gone?

These are a few of the pieces I have drying and today's scheduled sculpting includes witches and vampires. So much to do and under 60 days to get it all done.

Wish me luck!!! (I see some long days ahead in my future!)