First one came UPS this morning from one of my dear customers and now friend, Paulette. She bakes dozens and dozens of delicious cookies over the holidays to sell and she sent me some to sample. I shouldn't say sample because she sent enough that I really should put some in the freezer! She also sent Zoe an awesome Halloween book and two beautiful cards. Paulette and I are working on a children's Halloween book. Hope to share more about this project soon.
Then the mailman came with a package at noon with a super cool ornament I won from Tracey Kraft of Studio at Wadsworth Noll. You can check out her blog: Whisperings 13.
Isn't he great! I've been looking for some ornaments for my second Halloween tree and I love how he looks on it. Think I 'll keep him out all year!
So in my euphoric state I had to create some art. Not just my normal but something fresh and new. I have made several painting and sketches over the years that I wanted to turn into sculptures so I thought, no time like the present. Last year I painted a black cat with some mice riding on his back and I thought he would be fun to sculpt out of paper clay. Here's a few work in progress photos...
Just adding the clay.
Main cat nearly finished. Have to work on the paws, mouse rider and maybe a fancy saddle pad for him. Yippee, this is fun!!!
If you're in South Eastern PA tomorrow, come see me carve a giant pumpkin at the Chadds Ford Great Pumpkin Carve. I'll be working on pumpkin #21 - I may be wearing a witch hat. Now, what to carve, what to carve...