Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Working on Ghoultide Gathering Pieces

My apologies for being so tardy in posting a new update here on the blog.  Time is passing so quickly for me and after losing so many weeks to the alkaline burn on my hands I am spending very little time on the computer and as much time as possible in the studio.  I'm getting up earlier, going to be later and I am making some progress so I thought I would share one of the pieces I just completed for Ghoultide Gathering.

This is "Clyde, the Batty Hat Cat," one of nine new paper mache sculptures I'm in the process of finishing to take to Chelsea, Michigan. I will have 5 cats this year for the show, two shorter pieces and three with the longer legs.  I've been having some fun with their accessories so I'll keep you posted with additional photographs as I get them edited. 

Back to painting for me so I can then get back to sculpting.  Awe, the cycle of the studio!!!

Have a great week and stay as cool as possible!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

PFATT Marketplace is Updating

Time is flying and it seems my wings aren't flapping fast enough.  Where is the time going?  A month has already gone by and it is time for another PFATT Marketplace update on Tuesday, July 10th at 10 a.m. Pacific Time ( which is 11 a.m.-Mountain; noon-Central and 1 p.m.-Eastern), with a "Christmas in July" theme.  (It has been so hot this summer that the thought of a snowy Christmas sounds very good at the moment!)  UPDATE:  BOTH SOLD, Thank you!!

I took the time in the middle of the Halloween madness currently happening in the studio to paint a Christmas candy cup with a little snowman on the front and wreath on the back for the update. These candy cups can be hung on a tree as well as to be used to hold a small bag of Christmas candy for decorating a small table space or where you just need that extra "something" in a Christmas grouping.

In addition to the Christmas candy cup, I will also have one Halloween figure available this month, Hubert B. Bones.  Hubert carries a sign to communicate that he "will scare for candy" on one side, and the other side of the sign that says "Boo", to indicate how he plans to scare...which is important since he has no ability to speak.

Like many of my skelly boys he has a tremendous fondness for spiders.  There is one on his sign, one on his top hat and one on the back of his vest. 


Those busy little spiders created cobwebs for Hubert on his bow tie, vest, top hat and sign.  There are many little details on this piece, hours of painting, and this will probably be the last full-sized Halloween piece I will offer on PFATT Marketplace until October. 

Hope to see you on PFATT Marketplace this month and thank you for your consideration!

Have a great weekend and stay cool!