Monday, August 31, 2009

New Creations on Arts A Flutter

Wow!!!! Is it September already?! Where did the summer go. I've been locked up in my studio for so long preparing for my Fall shows that time has just slipped by! I got LOTS of new Halloween creations finished and will be posting them over the next few days.

Now that it's the first of the month (well, technically tomorrow), that means its time for a new update on Arts a Flutter. This month I'm offering two rolly polly Halloween characters. Both the pumpkin and devil are hand sculpted from paper maché and paper clay. I'm loving using paper maché for the base as it gives the pieces lots of weight and substance. Sculpting the heads and details in paper clay gives me more creative freedom.

Be sure to check back soon for a sneek peak at some of my newest Halloween goodies!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Veggie Guy

I have always loved vintage "Veggie people." A traditional German Halloween icon, these rolly polly fellows always make me smile. A lot of wonderful artists I know make characters in this vintage style (Lori Rudolph and Jorge Rojas to name a couple). I thought it high time I gave one a try - with the Chicken Lips spin to it, of course!

The wonderful thing about these guys is that their look lends itself perfect to my big toothy grins! I constructed this fellow with a Fast Maché base to give him weight and substance. I sculpted his head and arms in Paper Clay, which gives me more control for shaping and sculpting. He is painted in acrylic washes, airbrushed, stained, given oil paint details and then sealed.
I also made a hanging ornament, just for fun!

I've made 4 veggie guys for the Fall season; two are going to my Fall show but the other two are up for grabs on my ETSY shop.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 17, 2009

The Skeletons Are Here!

Seems like my postings lately have been so much on the "WIP side." That's why it's very satisfying to be able to post work that has actually been completed!!!! Last month I sculpted 8 skeletons, here are a few of the finished bone daddies. I still have a couple yet to paint - including the "Farmer" skeleton and his chicken (I'm saving that for last!).

If you want to see my latest offerings for purchase, including some skelly ornaments - check out my ETSY shop. These bony fellows will surely enhance your Halloween season - no "bones" about it!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

And the Winner Is...

Drumroll please.....

The winners are Marie Patterson Studio and Cody Goodwin Artist! I was overwhelmed with the number of entries I received as well as all the wonderful words of praise and encouragement! You all are so wonderful and I wish I could give every one of you a prize!. I do promise to have another giveaway before the end of the year, so stay tuned.

Now, if you didn't win and you just gotta have a Chicken Lips creation of your own...well, the new issue of Spooky Time Jingles releases tonight at midnight, and I've got a few new Halloween goodies to tempt you with! Here's a peek....
Thanks again to all my blogging friends! Your support is so appreciated!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Chicken Lips Giveaway!

It's is so hard for me to believe that I've been blogging for a full year now! I was dragged kicking and screaming into this virtual world...and now I never want to leave! I have met sooooo many wonderful online friends and supportive customers in the last year. I sincerely appreciate all the feedback, comments, suggestions and encouragement. You have all helped feed this blog!

So, as a small token of my appreciation, I'm having my first Chicken Lips Blog GIVEAWAY! You can have the chance to win one of two holiday ornaments! The rules are simple....leave me a comment here on this post and I will throw your name in the hat. Or, if you want to DOUBLE your chances of winning, then visit my web site at and sign up to be on my mailing list.
Next Wednesday I will draw the names of two lucky will get a pumpkin, the other a snowman. Who will the lucky winner be????