Friday, December 18

That time of year . . .

So, for now I've given up trying to wrangle all my Halloween costume pictures into any kind of worthwhile post and have decided it's time I got into the current holiday season.

Last year I was lazy about making cards for loved ones, but this year I've come up with something really grand. For Halloween it was all about the zombie girl scouts, now I give you The Winter Snail!

He represents those of us who move a little slower this time of year and who wish we could carry our own cozy shells with us everywhere we go. He has sharp icicle teeth with which to crunch candy canes, toffee and other treats.

And,yes, the candles on his back could be used to set multiple and untraceable fires, but I like to think he just uses them to light the long winter nights so people don't have to drink their rum and eggnog in darkness - and we all know there's nothing so depressing as sitting in the dark, drinking rum and eggnog.

He'll be on all the cards I send out this year, mostly as a painted stencil. The pics above are from a special delux one-off card, so I'll post pictures of the stencil version a bit later.

Well, 'tis the season and all that!

Monday, November 2

And now . . .

In their full glory, here are the zombie girl scout badges:

Originally there were six badges

but only four were fully made. Igor drew all of them, he also drew a fifth one and I think I'll take my sweet time finishing it so that it's nice and detailed.

Next: Halloween Costumes!

Tuesday, September 22

With Scissors on My Arm . . .

This is my official project blog. It's the first day of Fall and I am brimming over with ideas, which I'm finally ready to bring to life!

I've been gluing and sewing and sketching and writing and binding and gluing some more and, most of all, cutting things for years - but I am finally getting organized about it all. I'm not sure if I want to someday start selling all the weird little things I make, but I do want start making them of the quality that I could sell them if I chose to.

So, what are the three 'Q's? Quality Quirky Quackery! I will also be striving to come up with some better 'Q's.

Assisting me in this endeavor will be my trusty project book, the original Little Book of It Could've Been Worse. I made it about two years ago and in it I've recorded some of my better ideas.

And as the book says, Now

Recent Inspirations:
The Tim Burton's Tricks & Treats shoot
The I Heart Tim Burton photo shoot(these photos are actually from here)

Burnt Flower tutorial from barbolot on craftster

New York World's Fair (also the specifically 1939 New York World's fair photo pool)