Month: October 2015

Halloween Countdown 2015 and Fingerprint Follies: Jason Voorhees!

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HEE!
I made a card for a dear friend who costumes as Jason.
I mailed it, but he doesn’t have computer access right now. I can show you guys and I won’t spoil the surprise.
Yep, that’s a fingerprint for his head/mask. I had such fun on this tiny drawing.
Happy Halloween Eve, everyone!

Halloween Countdown 2015: Sox Appeal!

I fully admit I am no fashion plate.  Having to take care of a lot of animals, I have to dress for comfort, easy movement, and I have to often be ready for disaster. Although I do try to not dress like a four-year-old, I am quite addicted to holiday socks, and Halloween carries the best and looniest hosiery imaginable. Presently,friends have now caught on and GIVE me socks, which is awesome. Here are some of my favorites:WP_20151025_007

Argyle kitties

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These are old, and an unusual grid with black ghosts!

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Mel gave me these…they are AMAZING!!

WP_20151029_003I‘ve also had these for many years. Halloween colors seem to lend themselves well to argyle. 🙂

Halloween Countdown 2015–Mini Freddy!

He’s done! He’s done! And he’s all ready to go meet his inspiration and go home with him on Halloween at Walker Stalker Con!!
Oh, wow, I can’t wait.

We also did a little photo shoot….

Oh, Mini Freddy, you little badass, you…:)

EDIT Here are some other in-progress pics I had forgotten to include:

Halloween Countdown 2015: Vintage Stores!

I am a flea market/antique store NUT. The store has to have the right blend, however. My friend Carla, who runs a store called Curious Possessions here in my town(which is my favorite) calls the mix “eclectic”. There are a few true antiques here and there–objects over 100 years old,plus items from the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. 80’s items are minimal, and I would say 19990’s and 2000’s items are not welcome at all. No Barbies, no Nascar. Lots and lots of chippy, scratched items and things arranged in interesting, quirky ways that give you all sorts of idea on what to do with them.
Come enjoy a little trip through my two favorite vintage stores in my area– Vintage Village and its next-door neighbor, Curious Possessions.

Halloween Countdown 2015: Freddy Puppet Progress!

I am so excited. I got kinda recharged with classic horror movies of my teen years recently, namely the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. So when I heard that Robert Englund would be appearing at Walker Stalker con OVER HALLOWEEN, I was all over it. And since my dear husband started me on a tradition of making little funny puppets for famous actors when I meet them at cons, of course I had to get started on a  Freddy Krueger puppet.

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So first comes the basic hand puppet, or “glove puppet” as I specifically call it. Your fingers operate the two hands and the head. This kind of puppet usually cannot have a moving mouth, but it can do so much gesturing with its arms and hands(however short they may be :D) and it can pick up things with its hands. They are also easy to make and so cute and small.
I’m making Freddy in red cotton and painting flesh over it,leaving gaps where the red muscle shows through. Later I will add more detail with markers.

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Working on his sweater. Painted red fleece. It’s a bit crude, but once it’s all together the crude stripes may add to the grunginess of the character.

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While the body and head are drying I do a quick fitting to make the hat. I also have him a small pompom nose,like a  Muppet nose.

Stay tuned for more progress!

Halloween Countdown 2015: Happy National Black Cat Day!

Hello Everyone! It is National Black Cat Day!

If you love black cats, please share this post. Black cats are still to this day associated with bad luck and, sadly, are more likely to be put to sleep or wait a long time to be adopted from shelters. Many grow up in shelters because people simply pass them over because of their color. It is time to put the superstitions about black cats to rest. If you own a black cat, please post photos of them on social media today and help spread awareness about the Joy of Black Cats!

Here are ours in our rescue:

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