Friday, August 31, 2007
Dapper Boy Boy is looking pretty snazzy in his spatz, purple bat wings, pointy hat and long black frock coat with pumpkin buttons. Don't you just love the look on this kid's face? Just the way he is standing you can tell he thought he was quite "the man"! This Halloween pennant was so much fun to make because my goal was to use a lot of colors, textures and subject matter and I think I did all three. The back of the pennant has a hand painted pumpkin on orange polkadot paper with surrounding collage. It's available to purchase in the Honey Girl Studio Shop.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
This assemblage is created inside a 4 inch diameter tin, painted orange with an overlay of black paint. Decorative papers in complementary Halloween colors grace the inside. A copy of a vintage photo, moon and witch bottle have been hand colored and applied with dimensional foam dots for a layered look. Four decorative paper backed glass marbles (moon stones) are secured in front of the witch librarian. The definition of a librarian was cut out of a children's dictionary dated 1960. Black ribbon with white polkadots is wrapped around the outside of the tin. The bottom of the tin rests inside the top of the tin on top of a burnt orange flower with a paper center. This one was fun to make as it was a custom order for my dear librarian/artist friend in Canada! I hope she likes it!
Thursday, August 23, 2007
I have entitled this assemblage, "Miss Dora Duncan's Pumpkin Patch". It has all been carefully layered inside a small painted tin adorned with decorative papers and a vintage photo with a black velvet hat. It is available at the Honey Girl Studio Shop. I just love making these little theatres of art. You can really pack a lot of things into a tiny space to tell a little story.
Here's a great recipe for pumpkin cookies!
Outside of the tin (closed)
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
"Bats are crepuscular", now there's a term to amaze and stupify your friends and family!
The one bat she is holding on a wire leash, but don't worry the other is securely glued down!
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Thursday, August 9, 2007
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Monday, August 6, 2007
Sunday, August 5, 2007
I'm on a roll now with the Halloween theme! I created this Halloween decoration last night and I've decided to make a series of 3 decorations using the Harvest Moon, a vintage photo of a child and some article of clothing from a witch.....the next one will be a shoe! This piece is created with chipboard, cardstock and decorative papers which makes it super strong. I decided to use the tinsel pipe cleaner instead of wire to hang it as it gives the piece a vintage feel. The moon's face is hand painted with Twinkling H2O so it gives off a subtle shimmer. The hat also has a subltle shimmer to it. The whole piece measures about 11 inches from the top of the hanger to the bottom of the "boo" sign. I named the little boy "Andy"! I think it would look cute hanging on a Halloween tree or just about anywhere! Andy and the Harvest Moon can be purchased at The Honey Girl Studio Shop.
Saturday, August 4, 2007
The year is 1936 and the lady in the ATC is Miss Alice Pemberworth. She lives in a small, neat, clapboard sided house right smack dab in the middle of a small midwestern town. She is the town's librarian and is known for her gift of locating any book you need to answer your most burning questions. She is quiet and unassuming but Miss Pemberworth has several secrets. The first secret is that she likes to mix up love potions in her garage; the second secret is that she is a witch (kind of goes along with the whole mixing potions thing, eh?) and the third secret is that she likes to concoct new and exciting mixed drinks with the main ingredient being gin. Miss Pemberworth always throws in a little vitamin C into her potions. Her theory is that "the C", as she calls it, makes the potion work quicker. Now whether this is true or not is unclear, however there can be seen quite a few gentlemen callers heading to Miss Pemberworth's house on any given Thursday, Friday or Saturday night. Of course, the gentlemen may just be going to sample her famous gin concoctions..........one never knows!
Courage in a Dress
Thursday, August 2, 2007
My obsession with Halloween tag making has just about run its course and as a result of my manic tag making sessions I have these to offer in the Honey Girl Studio Shop!
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
She Devil Mercedith Gertrude is available in the Honey Girl Studio Shop right now under Halloween Goodies!