Monday, November 11, 2013
The yard display went up on Monday, October 28th and while technically it was the smallest display we have done since 2006 it did feature a lot of new pieces.
New for 2013 were three large Green Demons, two Green Goblins, a dozen papier mache Tombstones and two new Gargoyles.
The three evenings leading up to Halloween were beautiful but Wednesday night the rain started and by my estimation we received over two inches of rain by Thursday morning.
This is the second year of crappy weather but we pushed through the mess and had a fun Halloween all the same.
Hope everybody’s favorite day was fun and safe….now get started on 2014!
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Here are some photos from a Halloween set-up this past August for my part in the Home Depot Halloween Style Challenge. Check out the Home Depot blog here for the story.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
This is the last Pumpkin workshop for the 2013 Halloween season!
This is your chance to start building some great Jack O’Lantern props for Halloween. The September Pumpkin Workshop will allow participants to create their own large pumpkin complete with an elaborate carved face of their choosing. Past workshops have proven to be a very fun and enjoyable experience all while learning many different papier mache techniques.
This unique experience is recommended for those 12 years and older. The workshops can be physically demanding requiring participants to stand, kneel, lift and work in uncomfortable positions. Papier mache can be a bit messy so please dress accordingly. The class uses a variety of non-hazardous materials such as flour, glue and joint compound, as well as latex and acrylic paints.
Workshop cost is $100 per person which includes all tools and materials.
You are encouraged to bring your own drink and snack. Call (989) 750-6457 to register. Payment in the form of cash or check is due at the beginning of the first session. Class size is limited to 8 seats.
Tuesday, September 24th 6-9pm
Thursday, September 26th 6-9pm
Tuesday, October 1st 6-9pm
Thursday, October 3rd 6-9pm
Attention everyone living in the Midland, Michigan area, now through September 28th you have a chance to win a custom built STOLLOWEEN papier mache pumpkin.
Visit Sleepy Hollow Bookshop located at 22 Ashman Circle, Midland, Mi and pick up the rules and entry form.
The contest is simple, design a spooktacular pumpkin design and bring it back to the bookshop where it will be displayed and during the week of September 30th the public will vote on their favorite design.
The winner will receive a custom papier mache pumpkin based their design!
If you have never been to Sleepy Hollow Bookshop you are missing one of the coolest places in Midland, so stop in, browse the thousands and thousands of used books and get creative and submit an entry.
Good luck to all. Be creative and have fun! Please share this with all your Midland friends, I would love to see the Bookshop filled with creative pumpkin artwork!
Friday, July 19, 2013
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
As a child I used to draw monsters and as an adult I continue to doodle monsters every chance I get. This is very special class designed for children 6 to 12 years old who along with an accompanying adult will use their imagination to draw a monster then turn that artwork into a fabulous papier mache sculpture.
During the first two hour session we will look at inspirational monsters in movies and books such as Monsters Inc., Where the Wild Things Are and the Dr. Suess books, then create a drawing and start constructing the sculpture. The second and third sessions will use papier mache and the final class will be painting.
The workshops can be physically demanding requiring participants to stand, kneel, lift and work in uncomfortable positions. Papier mache can be a bit messy so please dress accordingly. The class uses a variety of non-hazardous materials such as flour, glue and joint compound, as well as latex and acrylic paints.
Workshop cost is $100 per adult and child duo which includes all tools and materials.
You are encouraged to bring your own drink and snack. No alcoholic beverages please. Call (989) 750-6457 to register. Payment is due at the first class. Class is limited to 5 adult and child duos.
Kid’s Monster Factory Workshop #1
Tuesday, July 9th. 1pm – 3pm
Thursday, July 11th. 1pm – 3pm
Tuesday, July 16th. 1pm – 3pm
Thursday, July 18th. 1pm – 3pm
Kid’s Monster Factory Workshop #2
Monday, July 22nd. 1pm – 3pm
Wednesday, July 24th. 1pm – 3pm
Monday, July 29th. 1pm – 3pm
Wednesday, July 31st. 1pm – 3pm
Kid’s Monster Factory Workshop #3
Monday, August 19th. 1pm – 3pm
Wednesday, August 21st. 1pm – 3pm
Monday, August 26th. 1pm – 3pm
Wednesday, August 28th. 1pm – 3pm