Wednesday, October 21, 2009

It's like Christmas around here!

Well, not quite. In fact it's the most Halloween that my house has ever looked. I just can't stop buying and making decorations! What I mean is that I've been getting the wost wonderful gifts today, I can't control my giddiness!
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...

Building an armature.

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...

13 comments:

Dawn said...

Beautiful...

Veronica Lodge said...

Can I come over for some goodies! LOL

PhoenixWitch said...

Where did you get your halloween tree? I have been looking for one around here but haven't found anything.

Mother's Moon's Message said...

what a wonderful day you have had....

^..^Corgidogmama said...

How creative and fun.
Knock, knock, I'm coming over.....to holiday land...and those cookies are mine!

Booga....only kidding...

Bonnie Story said...

I adore the work in progress pics - that is a wonderful idea and I know you will create something wonderful. Notes from past days: That jack-o-lantern headed horseman you posted the other day is astonishing, just brilliant! I'm so glad that your giveaway turnout was great. I have been telling lots of my friends about your artwork, maybe some of them signed up. It's really fun seeing your blog at this time of year - a big kick for me. I'm hooked! Bonnie

Lin said...

OMG! I want that cat!! He is adorable and you are soooo talented!! I'd pay extra if you make him 47 lbs and orange stripey!!! :)

Possible Impossibilities Studio said...

Ooooo! Love the cat in mid stride! Can't wait to see him, or her finished!

Buttercup said...

I wish I was in PA today. Your Halloween tree is great. I found my way over from Corgi Dog's Mama.

Kelly said...

...Oh, wow! I can't wait to see your kitty when he's finished. Very cool...

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Cookies and ornaments and crafts galore! Awesome stuff. :) Good luck with the pumpkin carve. We saw some artists carving away while we were at Longwood Gardens. It was really neat to see how carving is done on such massive pumpkins! Too bad our vacation hadn't fallen one week later, or we could have seen YOU at work! I'll be anxious to see your photos. :) Theresa
PS By the way, we loved Kitchen Kettle Village - another great recommendation. Thanks!!!!

Jennifer Rose said...

cookies! :D those look really good, nice of her to send them

your cat is coming along nicely, wonderful look on his face :)

Realtor Toronto said...

Hi. Very nice. The situation with decorating is pretty similar to my situation. I think I've finished but I always find or buy something what can be used for decorating. And the costs are rising and rising. It's like never ending story. I like your Halloween tree, very spooky.

Take care,
Julie