Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Filler Post...but busy in the art room!!!

Hello Everyone:)

Just wanted to let you know, that I'm currently
working on two major pieces to be posted later
this week, but in the meantime, (as I've been a
bit late in my posts), was my last post, (my entry for
Retro Cafe Arts 'Shrine Contest' which is coming
up to the closing date of September 2nd, so there's still
time for you to enter! ), was such a major project,
that I thought I'd wear myself out, but the two pieces
I'm working on now, will be just as involved and intricate,
so I'm in hopes of them being interesting posts for you all.

So I'm referring to this post as a 'filler' post, in hopes
that you'll see a bit of eye candy, and to update you
on all that is going on 'behind the scenes' :)

So, no, it's not Christmas in July, as I've been seeing on other blogs and such lately....

It's Halloween in August :)
(This is Jake, our Animatronic Butler, 1 of many of
my husbands animatronic collection)

There are so many Holidays and events in peoples lives,
but my husband and I celebrate only a few days
a year. Always our birthdays, our Anniversary,
usually Christmas, and the occasional Valentine's Day,
as we've been married 24 years this September, and
do not have children, ( or much family anymore),
but Halloween is one Holiday we both relish 
with complete abandon, 
and enjoy like a couple of kids. 
Our home ends up being the 'dumping ground'
for all things 'tacky and wonderful'
in Halloween decorations, mostly inside,
but outside in our yard as well.
My husband's collections of Animatronic witches,
goblins, skeletons that overtake our home each year
(some are as tall as 6 feet!), is always backed up
with his incredible collection of 'Michaels Craft Stores'
'Halloween Lighted Village' pieces...
( that's a whole other post down the road!),
but my thing is my collection of Halloween Art Dolls
and Primitive Halloween Dolls, that end up all over
the place along with every other Halloween goodies
we spot each year to add to our collection.
(Not the greatest picture, sorry)
But this is to prove, that I do know how to sew:)
Each year it gets hung up, and I'm always 
motivated to drag the sewing machine out, but
the last couple of years that's usually forgotten
about by December, (grin).

Anyway here's a couple of Halloween projects that
I completed...
From my Vintage Photo Collection...
I find I don't collect very many photos of men,
but this one is one of my favourites...
Can you imagine kissing that fur under his nose!

Halloween 'Story Board'
It was a fun piece to make, using all the great
Halloween embellishments that the stores fill up
with, and no matter how many boxes I have
left over each year, I always end up seeing something
new, and getting more for the next round of crafting.

Another little 'goofy' piece that I enjoyed playing with:)

So, behind the scene's, I'm also working on a few
'Giveaway Contests'
that I'm currently working out the details for
to host on my blog in the coming weeks with
some of my Favourite Suppliers!
 With Prizes
of Gift Certificates, and Products 
for the winners!
I'm really stoked about this, as I am not a
business, or actively selling my art and crafts,
but want to help promote some of the
wonderful Internet Shops that have given me
such great service, and great support! 
(As well as promote my blog with 'followers' 
as down the road, I may be considering an 
Etsy Shop, or something along that line as
I am being encouraged to do).

So do check back often, as I can see a flurry
of posts in the near future!!
Cheers to you all!