Saturday, October 4, 2008

Papier Pumpkin Palooza

Just got word that both of my papier mache pumpkin classes have filled to capacity at Space Studios. Guess a lot of folks want to make pumpkins this year.The evenings of October 17th, 18th, 19th and October 24th, 25th, 26th will be filled with papier mache making fun.

My last class was a ton of fun, I can't wait to see what the new students come up with...pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere!

Inspiration: Swamp

Swamps are facinating...dense, filled with life but at the same time ominous and filled with death. These photos were taken at The Chippewa Nature Center in Midland, MI during a summer hike.

The photos strike a chord with me, the colors, the textures, the light...something evil is lurking beneath those waters.


Friday, October 3, 2008

Three Spiders

Completed three new papier mache spiders for the 2008 display. Need to do some modifications of the paint such as toning down the white drybrush and adding red to the eyes.

The spiders were created with plastic grocery bags, water bottles, wire, newspaper, cardboard and broom bristles.

Latin Names For Tombstones

Need some creative words to put on tombstones?

Use Latin words such as "indomitus" for fierce, "formidinis" for terror, "mortis" for death and so forth.
They look great on tombstones and sound very ancient and evil.
Don't know problem, use this English to Latin online translator to get whatever you want.

Granted you will probably be the only one that knows what the words mean but the effect is sort of chilling.

English To Latin Translator

Simply input words like demon, fear, death, torture, etc and you will get numerous Latin variations..pick the best sounding or looking word and put it on your tombstone.
Roman numerals also look great on tombstones, especially the year you built the tombstone.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

October 2008

Welcome to the first day of October, my favorite month of the year.

The above photo is the view from our kitchen window, a large maple tree advertising the fact that autumn has arrived.

Much to do and the clock is ticking very loudly.


Blog Widget by LinkWithin