Monday, April 7, 2014

Witch Heart Scarecrow

Been working on this for a few weeks. A wastebasket, irrigation tubing, old prop arms, and lots of leftover house paint used as glue.

Released Scarecrows

Like someone we all know, I "released" a couple of scarecrows in the local woods. I think I did it back in November. They are in a spot where you can see them from the road and I see them every time I drive home. You have to really look at the tree in the middle to see it; just above the palmettos. 

Small Projects

Got one of those drill bits for drilling in glass and added some drain holes in some of my witch jar tikis since they are outside all year round. Also add some more of the model flocking to make them mossy.
 I've had this weird shaped root for a while and decide to attach it to a jar. For when ya want to go creeping around in the night with a witch jar!

Friday, January 31, 2014

Forest Lantern

Made this today since I had to get some supplies at the craft store. My take on a Witch's mossy lantern. Didn't take too long, dried moss and a wood craft bird house thingy. Yes, it's a fire hazard, so don't worry( to my crabby neighbor lady who hates fire pits ) Sorry for the lack of posts. I've been busy, I mean, lazy. I've been getting my creative jones-ing out at work since my bosses threw some cool and fun projects my way. So by the time I get home, I just flop on the couch. Yesterday I finally put Christmas stuff away in the attic! Seriously. So the garage shelves are open for me to start working on Halloween stuff.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Goodbye Halloween

 Finally got the last of the props out of the yard today. Took longer than usual since I worked late Friday and Saturday night. Thought it was fitting to send the Gourd up in flames. It caught fire a few weeks ago any way by a votive candle. Halloween was fun. Lots of ToT's, some crazy moments too.
 As crowds started picking up, I looked over to see an older woman pick up one of my witch jar tikis and then drop it and walk away. Then later, a neighbor dressed up decided to stand in my graveyard behind a tree and scare the kids as they walked by. Really? All we could do was laugh, but when he came over to us during a lull, I politely told him it was not a good idea and he left. 
 I didn't meet a lot of my goals this year such as several new mache creatures, better lighting, and a pre-Halloween teaser video. Oh well. I liked how the witch came out ( last years zombie ), and the pumpkin creature costume. It got a lot of compliments. The new fence came out nice too, but I need more the keep out the crazy yard crashers next year.
 The video of my costume my wife took on my phone is too dark so I will reshoot some day footage of it on my digital camera. Procrastination and poor timing led me to get new tires Thursday morning. But while I sat in the tire place I was already making plans for 2014. Gonna revisit this theme again in more detail.  I also want to solve my tombstone/graveyard problems by attaching tombstones to a base with weeds and groundbreakers all together. Maybe look into solar/battery LED spotlights too so setting up is easier. I'm actually pretty motivated and ready to start trying new things.
Oh Yeah, I might let my neighbor, the yard crasher, lay in the coffin next Halloween. Then I'll lock him in it. 'Til Thanksgiving.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

The Pumpkin Deadly

The witch has been stealing scarecrows and placing them in the graveyard to form the Pumpkin Deadlies. An evil mix of jackos, wood, and the rotting dead, they do the witch's bidding.
Inspired by Pumpkinrot's Deadlies/Deathlies.


The Witch's Graveyard 2013

In a cage of wood and bone,
the old graveyard is now her home

more to come....