I made these around last December I think. They have been hanging in the backyard since then. Finally got around to lighting them. Old roots and sticks attached to soup cans that were inspired by Pumpkinrot’s “1922” Halloween Haunt. Just a fun experiment....
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Monday, May 28, 2018
Made a shrunken apple head sculpt inspired by the old Vincent Price kit artwork. Instead of casting it in latex or resin, I used gelatine. You can melt gelatine, cast, and pull a casting in under an hour. It comes out of the mold flexible but will shrink and dry out in a week or more. But still larger than real apples when they shrink ,like the two next to it.
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Been wanting to do this for a while. Inspired by Pumpkinrot's work, haunt, and fascination with vintage Halloween. Building a full-size scarecrow can get cumbersome when taking out to a location. This is small scale scarecrow around 26" tall. The bucket head is a small herb container and the shirt is a thrift store baby shirt. The pants are made out of a dog food bag. I was scrounging around when I didn't want to go back to the thrift store. I definitely want to make more...
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
I've been looking thru all my books of Halloween ideas and found this doodle of the haunt I was aiming for. I suck at drawing, I know. Most of these are done at red lights or when I am on the go.I have so many ideas but not enough time.
Originally there was going to be several goblins frolicking around, like in the old vintage postcards. Waking their vampire master.
But the year just zipped by. Helping The folks out more, backbreaking work outside in the Florida heat, and prepping for twins turning 21, caused me to cut back this year. While it was the right thing to do and it helped me have one less thing to worry about, it was tough. Especially as we got closer to the big holiday. . I had enough props collected to set up and even Halloween morning I had time to decorate. But a Jerry Springer -like fight between my bad neighbors interrupted my flow. It happens frequently. I feel like I live next to a frat house run by Joe Dirt's mom. Serious. So the past couple of Halloweens have been less than magical because of them. Trying to have a yard haunt with a spooky mood or vibe is tough with them yelling "who wants to do a fireball shot!" in your driveway to all passerbys . To say I was irritated is an understatement. I have to find an alternative haunt location next year. Maybe my sis's house or a friend's place. I was even was thinking of walking around and checking out other houses decorations. We'll have to see.
In the meantime, I want to work more on my sculpting and casting skills. I have a so much to learn. I also want to challenge myself to start selling some small works on Etsy to help pay for supplies like clay and resins. I'll keep the blog current but I am also on instagram too if your curious. Halloween may be over for now but there is always another to look forward to. Thanks for coming by!