Wednesday, March 31, 2010

EHAG Emporium Opens Tonight!!!!!

At 9pm (EST) tonight, the EHAG Emporium once again opens it's doors to reveal some of the best in original, Halloween art.

This month I'm offering "Harold the Halloween Bunny." I was actually inspired by Easter for this particular Halloween piece. I figured even an Easter bunny would get a little tired of chocolate eggs, jelly beans and pastels. Why shouldn't a bunny enjoy the fun and festivities of Halloween!

Harold is approx. 14" high and hand sculpted from papier-maché, painted in acrylics and oils. He is a truly one-of-a-kind piece and is going to go to the first collector that grabs him from the EHAG site. Hop on over and take him home today!

Monday, March 29, 2010

EHAG Emporium This Week!

The wait is over! The EHAG Emporium will once again open it's doors to some of the most amazing Halloween creations you've ever seen! And yes, Chicken Lips will be there! Here's a sneak peek at what I'm offering this month. Can you guess what it is?

The sale begins on Wednesday, March 31 - 9pm EST. Be there when the doors open because all of these one-of-a-kind creations will sell faster than you can say "BOO!"

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like....Halloween!

Halloween has begun to take over my studio, and I couldn't be happier! It feels so good to start sculpting pumpkins and skeletons and witches again. It's like being reunited with long lost friends; that is if your friends happen to be pumpkins and skeletons and witches ;)

My first batch of Halloween goodies are going all the way to Pennsylvania to the National Halloween Convention. Check out the web site (one of my pieces is even featured on the Home page!). Spookytime Jingles is going to have a huge display at the convention featuring many of the site's wonderful artists and Chicken Lips will be right there with them.

I SO wish I could go myself to this show! It is full of amazing decorations, special effects, props and some of the most God-awful frightening "Haunted Houses" in the world! This stuff is right up my alley. As a kid, I used to build "Haunted Houses" in my backyard. My parents and neighbors would indulge me by going through them (often times crawling on their hands and knees). Even with my limited budget of what I could afford to buy in the way of props at my local Five and Dime store, I still managed to scare the bejesus out of them! I can only image what I could do with some of the props and decorations available now. Take a look at the web site and see just how far we've come from plastic spiders and glow-in-the-dark paper skeletons!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Take a Gander at Betty!

It's time for the latest update of Spookytime Jingles! And this month I'm debuting Betty the Christmas Goose! Back when I used to sew (seems like a lifetime ago!), I used to make a stuffed goose that was a huge seller for me. The goose was my own pattern, based on my pet goose Betty (yes, I actually have a pet goose named Betty). After someone copied my design and began selling the goose as her own, I was disheartend and never sewed one again.

But now, Betty is back, this time as a papier-maché creation. This medium gives me the chance to really put personality and detail into her that I could never have achieved with cloth.

In addition to Betty, I'm offering several other Christmas and Halloween goodies. Check them out at Spookytime Jingles.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The End of Spring

Okay, I know Spring hasn't even officially begun, but for me it's over. By that, I mean that I'm finished with my Spring-themed creations for this year. It's time to get busy on Halloween! My bunnies have been a BIG hit this year (thank you to all who purchased them). So to say farewell to the season, I have two final furry friends that are looking for good homes. These will most likely be the last bunnies I make this year, so get them fast before they're gone!
Both of these fellows are available exclusively on my ETSY shop. Hop on over and take a look at these and other creations I have available.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Duck, Duck, Goose!

Before I jump full-force into making Halloween creations, I wanted to pay one last homage to Spring by creating some ducks and geese. For quite some time now I have had an idea to make a "summertime" duck - wearing a bathing suit and holding onto a "duckie" life preserver.
And, I've always wanted to make a Mother Goose..don't know why it's taken me so LONG to get to these ideas - better late than never I suppose. I've also got a Halloween Duck and Christmas Goose in the works as well!

These web-footed friends are in the final drying stages - hope to begin painting them next week. Stay tuned for more photos.