Tuesday, May 31, 2011

New Orb

I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!  We had a lovely weekend  here until the tornado warning last night, and yet I still managed to start to put paint on a new paper mache orb.  I have the top and one figure painted, but the photographs of the witch were fuzzy so I'll just show you Ms. Moon today.

Ms. Moon is going to oversee 4 figures that will encircle the sides of the orb.  She is in the center of the night sky and is surrounded by her glow rings, stars and dots.  As I finish up this piece I will show you the side figures and base that Ms. Moon presides over.

Have a great week!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

New Works in Progress

I have been in paper mache clay up to my elbows this past week...really!  I have to admit I was getting a little crazy flinging the paper mache around because I discovered a small piece on the edge of my ear.  Wonder if it was there when I went to the grocery store?  Oh well, such is my life at the moment.

Below is the start of a new group of figures.  They still have many components that need to be covered in paper mache, arms that need to be built, boots and shoes that need to be manufactured, bow ties to be tied, scepters to be adorned, along with other items to be finished before I can paint.

This is the fun part of the creative process.  Anything you can make in paper mache is possible at this point so the mind gets to run freely to imagine and dream of the possibilities.   

Hope your mind is full of magical thoughts and dreams too!  I'm off to go play...uh, I mean work!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

New Skelly figure and Mortimer

I have been busy painting on the sculpted works in the studio and realized I have been neglecting to post. Time is passing quickly for me so I thought I would share with you what I have been up to before another week passes.  Below is "Dr. Dem' Bones", who is actually related to "Baron von Spidey Bones" (previous post), and hence has a bit of a family resemblance....well, as far as skelly figures can resemble each other that is.

"Dr. Dem' Bones" is shown getting ready to attend the Ghoulie Gras, hence his formal top hat and white "bone-tie".  He didn't want to show up for the party without a gift for the hostess so he is carrying Larry Lumina, a little jack-o'-lantern, to present upon his arrival.  Also, the hostess has a hairy creature very fond of bones so he has brought along several bones on twine to make sure the little fellow doesn't try to grab one of the Doctor's skeletal bones again this year.  (He never did get that one rib bone back last year!)

There is going to be one more skeleton based skelly figure coming up so if you happen to be coming to Ghoultide Gathering you will find them there.

I also recently had a reminder that I had not posted the finished "Mortimer on the Pumpkin", so here he is!

Hope you like them and have a great week!!

Monday, May 9, 2011

PFATT Marketplace Updates Tomorrow Morning!!

Time is flying, and unfortunately the speed of me producing new works is not-yikes!!  Must work faster, must work faster, is my new mantra.  I can't believe we have another PFATT Marketplace update tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. Pacific Time (11 Mountain, noon Central and 1 p.m. Eastern) already!    UPDATE: All SOLD...thank you!!

I have three offerings this month,  Baron von Spidey Bones, and two candy containers Lance Lumina and Morrie Moon.

Baron von Spidey Bones is my first full-sized Halloween figure being offered this year.  He has lots of details including his ornate rib cage and the little spiders building webs to help hold his bones together; a rather ornate back of bones, as well, with another spider hard at work;

a small little bone-tie at his neck; a large top hat and a suspicious smiling jack-o'-lantern held in his hand.  He will come signed, dated and numbered by me.  A small note, he is all hand sculpted without the use of molds.

The two candy containers are also handmade paper mache and are hand painted with my original designs.  Both characters, Lance Lumina and Morrie Moon, hold items in their hands and their images overlap a background of a sky filled with stars, swirls and a spiderweb on the back of the containers.

If you are interested in any of the three pieces, go to:
then email me at:
after the marketplace opens Tuesday morning with which piece(s) you are interested in and the cost of the piece.  Please remember to include the cost in your email so that I can keep it fair for all collectors.

I'm off to go mix paper mache clay now! Must work faster, must work faster......

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Painting on a New Skelly Figure

It is a gorgeous day outside with lots of sunshine so the light is excellent for painting.   What am I working on you might ask...Halloween of course.   He doesn't look like much so far with things just roughed in so I will try to remember to take photographs throughout the day to update his evolution.   

Hope you like his skeletonized start!

Have a great day!

Monday, May 2, 2011

One of My Favorite Things

With Mother's Day approaching I thought I would share one of my favorite things with you...goat's milk soap.  I purchased my first bars years ago in a little shop in Colorado, and initially used them to scent our blanket closet.  I eventually unwrapped the still scented soap to use for bathing and fell in love immediately.  I just don't think you can beat this soap, especially if you have dry skin!

I love the patchouli scent (the bars on the right) and I also love the mint scent (left and front center), but I LOVE that they combined my two favorite scents into one bar (top center)!!  It is pure pampering in that little bar of goodness!! 

The bars were cut for me on Saturday and I plan on taking pieces of handmade paper and wrapping the bars as Mother's Day gifts for this coming weekend.   If you need a little something extra to give as a Mother's Day gift, consider a few bars of a special scent you know your Mother would love! (and maybe pick up one for yourself!)

Have a great week!