Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Mouse and Pumpkin update

It has been a very snowy/rainy spring here, and this week has continued that trend so rather than sculpt clay that won't dry,  I decided I needed a change of pace and painted the last two days.  Here is an update on the little mouse on the jack-o'-lantern. 

The piece isn't finished yet, I still have a lot to get done on the mouse face and need to work on the color contrast on his body plus he needs some Monkey-Cat touches, so I will show you the little fellow later after he is done. 

Also in the photo are some white paper mache pumpkin forms drying and waiting for their turn for some paint. I have lots to do so I better get cracking!

Have a great week!

Friday, April 22, 2011

A Little Halloween Mouse

Sorry for the long delay in getting a new post up, but we went to Montana to a niece's wedding over the weekend so I was gone for 5 days.  The bride was beautiful, and the day was lovely so we were so glad to be able to share in the couple's joy.

The little fellow below is a new figure for me...a mouse.  I have him posed on the top edge of the jack-o'-lantern appearing to need the stem of the pumpkin to balance himself.  I'm still contemplating if he needs a Halloween bucket or not.  He doesn't have one in the sketch, but I'll know as he starts to get some paint on him if it needs a little more flare.

I'm off now to go get back into the paper mache clay.  Have a great weekend!


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

New WIPs for Halloween!

Now that some of the other business things are taken care of I am back in the studio playing in paper mache clay.  I have a few skelly boys started (armless and naked at this point), an owl candy container, owl figure, and owl-head handle, plus Jakey Boo (cat) in a jack-o'-lantern and a crow head.  They really don't look like much at this stage, but I'm just thrilled to be in the clay again.

Ah, Halloween, it fills my heart with joy to play in the imagery of the season!  I will show updates as the little fellows develop accoutrements and accessories.

Have a great week.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

PFATT Marketplace April Updates

PFATT Marketplace updates today at 10 a.m. Pacific time (11 a.m.-Mountain, noon-Central and 1 p.m. Eastern). I will have two little candy cups, "Witchy Poo" and "Boo Bite" (BOTH SOLD-Thank you!) as well as .....

two little bunnies that were recently returned to me from Prims Magazine.  The characters below are "Rudy Rabbit" (SOLD - Thank you!).... 

and his younger brother, "Russell" (SOLD-Thank you!).  Both rabbits were featured in the current issue of Prims and will come with a copy of the magazine to document their provenance. 

If you are interested in any of the works go to PFATT Marketplace and enjoy all of the eye candy from the artists that make up this terrific group! 

Thank you for your support and interest in my work!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Have you ever experienced the feeling that time is on your side and everything is flowing well, and you are getting a lot of things done, and then realize that there was something you forgot about?!!  I almost forgot about the PFATT Marketplace update this month.  I flipped the April calendar open and had an OMG moment.   Where is my brain?

Fortunately, I already had some candy containers made and primed, and was then able to turn to one of my trusty-rusty sketchbooks for quick ideas for figures.

The little witch is done, the vampire is blocked in and will get finished today, photographs and edits tomorrow, and then back to the computer to complete the listing for the unveiling on the 10th.  Gosh, and everything was going so swimmingly!!

Have a great week and happy creating.  Off to go paint!