Thursday, April 26, 2012

Skelly Boy WIPs

This is what is in on the studio table being painted this week.  I have two skelly brother figures, Horatio and Hubert B. Bones.  These two brothers are the nicest of skelly boys, but they will scare for a mater of fact, Hubert's sign will carry a message advertising that intention. 

It is said that these two boys can be found on Halloween amongst the trick or treaters advertising their scaring abilities in the hope that someone will take them up on their services.  No one has shared with them that they could ring a doorbell, say, "trick or treat," and candy would just be given to them.  Hopefully this year they will find out that a scare isn't necessary for a piece of chocolate.  Well, one can hope that will be the case!

Hope you are having a great week!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Stanley A. Crow

Still working on Ghoultide Gathering pieces and works for next month's PFATT Marketplace.  I thought I would share, "Stanley A. Crow, Skelly Lover", who will be making the fall trip to the Michigan show.  He is a dapper little crow with a fixation for anything skelly related.  He wears skelly buttons, carries skelly candy cups and dreams of dancing skelly figures as he sleeps.  Stanley is shown daydreaming with his wing tip lightly touching the side of his face as he imagines his skelly costume for Halloween.  Trick-or-treating will be here before you know it seems to be a phrase that is always passing through his mind.  (Plus he loves gummy worms!)

Oh, to be a child again!!   Time is flying so I'd better get back to the paper mache clay.  Enjoy your week!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Working on Ghoultide Gathering Pieces

I took a few days off last week to head to Kearney, Missouri, to attend my brother-in-law's retirement party.  It was great fun and we are so glad we made the trip to wish him our best in this new phase of his life.  Congratulations Keith!

The reality of our world was that we needed to come home and get back to work.  Below is "Lil' Chucky Chimp", a small fellow that I completed this week for the upcoming Ghoultide Gathering show in Chelsea, Michigan, on October 5 and 6.  I know it sounds like months away, but honestly, if I don't kick it in gear and work like crazy the next 6 months I won't have much of an inventory for the show. 

And so begins my big push on Halloween work!!  I see many cups of coffee and paper mache clay batches in the hopper in the coming weeks (months)!  Awe, the smell of ghouls and goblins in the studio...come to think of it, not so good! HA!

Have a great weekend!