Vintage Vitale: Pet Rocks!


My mom left me this note at her place today with these two little rocks I painted for her when i was a kid. I LOVED painting pet rocks. These are the only kinds I did which were just a full-on face; my later ones were painted as if they were little guinea-pig-shaped creatures with nifty designs on their backs.

The One-Eyed Christmas Beast, 2015

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Since my mood has at last improved,I finally got around to creating this year’s One Eyed Christmas Beast. It may be 2016 now(at LAST), but this is for 2015. You can see last year’s  One Eyed Christmas Beast here.
Here he is being welcomed into the family here at Ice Station Eyeball.

The Continued Armor Party Manual.

And here we have the rest of the Armor Party Manual for my friends’ Christmas gifts. Click on the images to read about them. 🙂

Halloween Countdown 2015: Our Jack O’ Lanterns!

I thought y’all might like to see the JOL’s I made for our front doorstep. I made them all (except Charlie and Terry) several years ago and I feel we have the perfect amount and variety.:)

Poor Little Dink.


There’s a bit of a sad story behind this little Shrinky Dink. See, a few years ago, I thought I would get to return to a place of employment that I had sincerely enjoyed. It was a creative job, I had made friends there and had learned a lot of techniques, and was I was truly looking forward to diving back in after a seasonal hiatus. Alas, I was not asked back and was told my skills wouldn’t be needed again. I had made this little Shinky Dink zipper pull to put on a new tote bag I had bought specifically for work. Still,I hold no malice and would totally jump right back in if asked. I love the people there.

Christmas Countdown: I made this.

In a similar vein to Matt of Dinosaur Dracula, I snookered myself into getting a $5 value pack of pom poms, pipe cleaners,and wiggle eyes. Why, I have no idea, it’s not as if the entire room I am sitting in isn’t loaded with crafting implements. But it was shiny, it was sparkly and festive, and I had vivid dreams right then and there in the store of making cute little pom pom friends to attach to bright colored packages for Christmas.

Well, I got inspired upon finding this BIG pom pom. Don’t  ask how I got the pom pom. I didn’t make the pom pom, and I wish I had, because I would love to make monstrous sized pom poms. Lo and behold, big red fluffy thing was the perfect canvas for…this.


And, similar to Matt’s request, I need a name!!