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.
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
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….
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.
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.
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.
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.
Let me know if this inspires you to think about living life and not just existing.
Love Kristi V
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.
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.
Here are the beginnings of some paper mache coffins. they are about 8 inches long and about two inches wide. They have been paper mached and have had one basic layer of clay applied. Now it is time for the sculpted detail. These guys will accompany other table decorations.
Just the perfect size to set on a office desk or on the food table of a party.
Accepting ideas for the details on the coffins. Let me know.