Monday, September 20, 2010

First Halloween Sculpture of the Season

But definitely not the last. I hope to have a few of these guys done before the big day rolls around!

Polymer clay around an alluminum foil core. The design was inspired by the people at Killer Pumpkins. Mind you, this is only a rough beginning. Hopefully they'll get better with practice!

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

New Links

Continuing my link-luv for the Halloween season, here's the latest batch of websites that have sparked my fancy. I'll get organized in the columns on the right side of the screen at some point, but for now, the horror/Halloween stuff is going to remain mixed in with everything else.

Oh, one more thing: Three days until "Talk Like a Pirate Day!"

And now for the links:



The Raven's Barrow

Hauntcast - Radio for Haunters and Halloween Fanatics

Haunted Cauldron

The Dead End

There! That should keep you busy for a while!

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Why Didn't I Think of This?

Awesomeness. Pure awesomeness. And no, I'm not even sure that's a word!

We pause in our preparations for Talk Like a Pirate Day (Sept. 19th!) to look at what I SHOULD have put together back when One Ring and I were married in 1999. Oh, well. If we ever do a vow renewal, this is definitely on the list for BEST DECOR EVAH!

Haunted Mansion Wedding

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

New Halloween Link

Okay, so work took longer today than I thought it would (and with my hours being extended to 9 Monday through Thursday, that means there was A LOT of work). Anyway, i'm going to point you towards a website that I just discovered today. Killer Pumpkins is the work of John Pellico and is positively chock full of awesomeness. I'm thinking of designing (if I ever get a free moment between now and Halloween) a polymer clay pumpkin sculpture based on one of his paintings. Anyway, look and enjoy.

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One Ring brought to my attention the fact that I have not put finger to keyboard for this blog in quite some time. Even after I had a good run of putting up at 6 or so posts per month (waaaaay down from years past), it seems I have run into the writer's equivalent of the Sargasso Sea, and am up to my gunports in seaweed!

So, here's what's going on:

1) One Ring and I (and her parents) put together the nursery for Simon. He's due on December 16, and preparations for his arrival are well in hand.

2) Clay classes at the craft store are in full swing. I'm not too crazy about the projects that the store selected for this month, but it's a way of crafting while getting paid for it. And that, maties, is not a bad thing at all!

3) Important days to remember: Talk Like a Pirate Day is this Sunday, September 19th! In other important news, Halloween is approximately 47 days away! Now if someone can point me in the direction of a good ghostly pirate story that I haven't seen / read yet, I would be grateful!

4) Work is ... work. Enough said there. I'm thankful beyond measure to have a job, but when One Ring, her parents, and I went to the treasure coast of Florida for a (all too) brief vacation, the idea of not returning entered my mind many a time!

Okay. More will be posted shortly, as links and Halloween issues abound!

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