Finished and Sealed!!!

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The Spider Witch’s Hat, and Mr. Moon all are ready to go. I am still working on my Creepy Clown’s hair and then he will be complete.  I will do better photos to post for sale but wanted you to get the first peek. Let me know what you think.

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Out of Commission

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WP_20160723_13_36_27_Pro As spooky as it sounds, it can be really scary. I have a chronic illness, so there are times when I am down and cannot produce because all of my energy is given to bare minimum tasks. But I am up and running once again with greased gears. So that being said, stay tuned in the next 24 hours for some new pics. I am taking the pictures today and preparing them for the sites. Please forgive the long absence and see you later.

Love Kristi V

Sixty Seven Days and Ten Hours To Go….

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Harvest Dance

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DAYS

HALLOWEEN!!!!!!!!!

 

Now that back to school stuff is finally settling, I am back to concentrating  on my next haunting experience. Making Jack o Lanterns, Witch Hats, Haunted Houses, etc. all day and night. Share your favorite part of Halloween….

Spookily Yours

Kristi V

 

Halloween is an Inspirational Time Indeed….

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I have been working on the idea of  some inspirational paintings for Halloween. The first one  is of a clown with a very cheesy grin that is almost fake. He will be full of color and patterns, but nothing real. The message is what is true. “Are you going to go crazy if you don’t do what really makes you happy???” Don’t settle in life. Go after your dreams and live life, not just exist.

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The second one is of a scarecrow. He is kind of in a different world. Scarecrows are designed to represent a statue of a person in a field to scare off birds and critters. To say the least it doesn’t work. He is pointing to a framed world with a staircase. This world is your dreams. It represents where ever you want to go. The catch is you have to be present to participate in it. We seem to go through life like robots and not really living on purpose. We go with the flow and follow along. Take control of your life and live, not just exist.

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The third is of a clown that is surrounded by many worldly things we think will make us happy inside. Not to say these things are not fun and that we shouldn’t enjoy them, but internal happiness doesn’t depend on them. On the other end, sometimes we don’t do anything to make ourselves happy. We just go day in and day out doing the same old things. Loosen up and have fun. The message of the clown is that he wears a mask of happiness, a fake smile if you will. Perhaps it is time to look inside and measure our internal happiness meter.

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The last one is about life and how we spend so much time looking for a type of heaven instead of making our lives heavenly. Then we lay in our death beds with so many regrets. The ghost gives a message of living everyday like it is your last.

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Let me know if this inspires you to think about living life and not just existing.

 

Love Kristi V

Blog Happy

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So today I posted ten posts. Yes 10 posts! I know the general adage is one daily, weekly, etc. And I hope to eventually set myself up on such a routine. But for now I post when my schedule permits. We have two family businesses, eight children, and two grand babies.  So needless to say time is arranged in very creative ways. Today I actually have a good amount of time that I can contribute to my desk work, which is not just blogging.

So make sure you look back over the last ten posts to get all of the new info on my art projects.

Thank you

Kristi V.

How I Made the Leaf

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The leaf was a fascinating project. I wanted to make a dead leaf. So I took wire and taped cardboard to it. I cut out shapes of cardboard that matched each part of the leaf. I then used a wire to position it like it was crumbling in on itself. Then I applied layers of paper mache clay to resemble more of the folds and grooves of the leaf. I had to be careful to make sure every seam and edge were sealed with clay. Then after it set for a week with each layer applied, I painted it with various colors to resemble a dead leaf and shadows from the folds. Then it was sealed and applied to the pumpkin.

I really enjoyed this little addition. Just might repeat it.

Kristi V.

 

A Creepy Swamp Tree

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Ok I have this vision in my head and I am in the stages of trying to make it a reality. I want to make a table  decoration of a haunted house in a swamp. So this is part of that project. This will all be made with paper mache and model supplies. Right now my main swamp tree, which is dead and hanging over, looks like it has moss all over it.

This was a tedious project as I had to continue to adjust the support for the branches.

I will continue to post on the project as a whole. It became more entailing than first thought. But it is really fun.

Stay posted!

Kristi v.