Thursday, October 17, 2013
Last Saturday night was spent making a
scarecrow outfit for Mary.
After 4 years of being an army man,
(Yes, I bought it too big to get many
Halloweens out of it!)
Nic wanted to be something different.
I couldn't blame him. So he was
super excited to be
Mary, my good little girl, helped her
Mommy stretch a dollar and let me
make her outfit for her.
After seeing a beautiful woman
on Pinterest with her face
painted like a scarecrow, Mary
happily agreed to be one.
Remember this black cat she made?
They can't wait to go
Monday, October 14, 2013
What to do with an old yellow car?
Make it a get away car for little menaces who
think tricks are more fun than treats!
Or maybe they're just innocently
driving to a Halloween party.
Either way, they're getting
where they're going - Halloween style!
This little ghost is in charge
of driving. Based on his
expression, he must be driving
the Pennsylvania Turnpike
during rush hour!
This little trick-or-treater is dressed
up like a bunny. I had a few of these
for Easter and instead of an Easter
egg I have her holding a JOL
bell and goodie bag.
The witch is my fave!
Like the bunny, her head is actually
a vintage doll's head and her
body is needle felted.
I used black velvet leaves and trim
taken from a 1930s hat to make her
skirt and cape.
She holds a flag in one hand
and flying bat in the other.
Reminds me of my younger years...
the excitement of getting dressed up
for trick-or-treating and
Funny how taking my own kids out
now is just as fun.....in a totally
Don't wait up!
Thursday, October 3, 2013
This is the actual pen and ink drawing I
copied from the picture below.
Obviously, I didn't choose this picture for its beauty,
but with so many different lines and values,
I thought it made a great learning piece.
This is the original. Mine has a much longer
neck, which was a mistake on my part. But,
since it's a caricature, I actually liked
Next, I'm doing a charcoal drawing taken from a
photo of a real polar bear and her cub. I can't draw animals,
especially real-life ones, which is probably why
my teacher's making me do it!
With so much going on since school started
it's nice to have a little something of my own.
Hope you're all taking some time for your
own creative outlets!