Friday, January 29, 2010

EHAG Emporium makes it's debut!

Mark your calendars! The grand opening of EHAG's Emporium is January 31st at 9PM EST!

EHAG (Eclectic Halloween Artists Group) is a wonderful group of artists that I am proud to be a part of. These are artists that specialize in creating one-of-a-kind Halloween collectibles. And now for the first time ever, EHAG is opening the doors to the Emporium...a special blog dedicated to showcasing one work of art from each participating member. In most cases, the creations are exclusive to the Emporium!

This month, I'm offering a lovely witch named "Wilomina"'s a sneek peek. To get the full picture, drop into EHAG's Emporium on Sunday at 9pm est.

UPDATE: Willomina has been SOLD! But stop by the Emporium and see the wonderful creations that are still available! 

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Birds and the Bees

Spring is just around the corner, and I have two newly finished creations that honor the season! Both of these pieces celebrate Spring - and for those of you still suffering from the Winter blahs, I hope they brighten your day.

Bee Boy is hand-sculpted from Paperclay on a wood base. He's a big fellow, standing at over 16" high. He proudly holds his prized Honey Pot (removable).

Blue Bird is a new design. She is sculpted from Paperclay and sits atop a wooden box - ideal to store a trinket or two.

Both of these one-of-a-kind creations will be available exclusively on Arts a Flutter on February 1st.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Hippity Hoppity, Easter is on it's Way!

Okay, so maybe it's still a couple months off, but I've been working on a whole bunch of bunnies; big bunnies, little bunnies, Easter bunnies and even Halloween bunnies!
It won't be long before these furry fellows will be ready for a home. Check back soon and find out how you can nab one of my original bunnies...before they hop away!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Cupid is Here!

Every year I try to make at least a couple Cupids to usher in Valentine's Day. This year, I've made both a standing cupid and a sitting one. Both are hand-sculpted from Paperclay, painted in acrylics and oils, and both have adorable rusty tin wings. One stands on a wooden base, while the other sits on a little wooden box. This is the first time I've made anything like this, and I'm really happy with the results! The box is a perfect way to store a couple trinkets or a few pieces of wrapped candy.Both cupids are currently looking for good homes and can be found exclusively at my ETSY shop.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Holiday Hootenany on Spookytime Jingles!

Starting tonight at Midnight (EST), the virtual doors will open on yet another month of Halloween and Christmas offerings from the many talented artists of Spookytime Jingles. But this month is something special - it's time for the annual Holiday Hootenany! Which means that many of the artists (including myself) will offer Valentine's-themed pieces. Here's a sneak peek at mine, titled "Cold Hands, Warm Heart." Unfortunatley, time has really snuck up on me and I will only be offering one Valentine's piece for this update. However, I have a couple of Cupids in the work right now which will done next week. Look for an update soon!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Cleaning - Phase 2!

I just finished the last of my January cleaning. And this was a BIG one! My workshop. Here is where I do all the "messy" stuff; mixing clay, sculpting, airbrushing...anything that makes a mess! It took a while to clean this up - you wouldn't believe the state that it was in. :(

I also made a new "drying closet" for my clay. Last year you may remember that I put a dehumidifier in a sectioned-out part of my studio. This worked great in drying the clay quicker and more thoroughly, except in the summer it made my work area almost unbearably hot! So, I've re-invented the drying closet by putting the dehumidifier on a wire rack shelf and surrounded it with a plastic shower curtain. This keeps the heat in and makes the dehumidifier more efficient. A preliminary test showed that it's going to work great! Kind of like a big dehydrator. Hey, maybe I can start making jerky!

With all the cleaning complete, it's time to get to work. I've already started on a couple Cupids for valentines and some Springtime bunnines will soon be hopping by!