The Latest Silliness

Here in the Pacific Northwest there are 4 seasons. Not exactly Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer in a traditional American postcard sense, but 4 nonetheless. Here, the seasons are more like Spider, Mud, Mold, and Summer. We are in Spider season at the moment, and the 8-legged beasties are plentiful! Arachnophobes beware! In between getting caught in invisible webs and doing weird little dances, I've managed to add 2 new pieces to the menagerie. 

Meet Gemini. These punkin-headed twins share everything, even a name. I was going for Burlesque meets Victorian meets Circus with this pair. They're bigger than my usual fare, standing almost 18 inches tall.

And they're a bit cheeky.

And secondly is a Halloween Parade of sorts. I salvaged a handful of little antique drawers about a year ago and have been waiting for inspiration. Ta-dah!
The skeleton is my favorite. I'm gonna have to make more like him.

Well, back to the work table... 
See ya soon!


I'm back!

Hi everybody!
I've missed you!
Let's just jump right in, shall we?
I thought it would be fun to pick a subject (in this case, devils) and do a bunch of variations on that theme. That way I get to play with lots of different stuff (in this case, clay and wood and cloth and paper and paint). Here's the first batch:

That last trio was cut out of reclaimed 1/2 inch plywood, carved a bit around the edges, and painted up all pretty. They're pretty big, like bigger than the average head. I think it'd be fun to get them printed onto fabric and make some pillows and ornaments out of them, so that's on my list. In the meantime, you can get the originals here.

I'm thinking I'll make Black Cats and Jack-o-Lanterns next. Wheeee! 

I'll be back soon.


Thinking Small

When I started making this batch of tiny wooden things, I wasn't sure what they'd be. I mean, I had a general idea (bee, bird, bird, bird), but not a complete vision. I thought maybe they'd be brooches, but I don't wear brooches, and very much prefer wall jewelry to real jewelry. I was also thinking about how much I like collecting stuff, but how little wall space I have. So I thought small.
I snapped some pics along the way. Day one, two, and three:
I'm quite pleased with how they turned out, and happy to have them fancying up my walls for a little while as they await their forever walls. Their names are Brimble, Freckle, Grumble, and Blackberry.

So you might have noticed that that snapshot up there of  Day One isn't all birds and bees. There are deer legs and dolly bottoms in there too. . .
. . .for Sprout, Ceryn, and Sprig.

And while I was thinking small, I made these teeny weeny itsy bitsy skellys. . .
Tiny enough for necklaces! So of course I had to make adequate presentation boxes for such skeletal silliness. . .
And last but not least in this week's little lineup. . .

. . .The first pumpkins of the year, Sherman and Carolee. I thought about selling them separately for about a minute, but I'd be a monster to separate them.

"If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way."
-Napoleon Hill
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