Thursday, October 27, 2011

Happy Thursday! (GHDP part 2)

Well another week is almost gone....Monday, I was thinking "I can't wait til Friday". And BOOM! here it is. How is that possible?
That means only 3 more days til Halloween! YAY!
Just heard the weather report...cold and possible rain on Monday. NNNOOOOOOO!!! Cold I can deal with...but no rain, please! Maybe Mother Nature will wait until after all the lil' critters (I mean children, of course) go home.

*Now for a GHDP update*
Before I begin the update, let me share with you a FLASH I had (I'm sure this will come as no surprise to anyone who knows me). I have recently discovered that......I am a procrasitnating, semi-perfectionist with no patiences at all. Why am I telling you this? Well, one, I think as an artist it amazes me that I accomplish anything. I have been "artistic" for as far back as I can remember. And I have realized that the older I get, the less patience I have. And two, because I wanted to use molds that I made a few years ago for a couple of the faces for these dollies. I wanted to try using Celluclay (an instant papermache). I followed the directions, added the water, mixed it thoroughly and proceeded to fill the molds. The directions say..."20 minutes to demold and 24 hours to completely dry". That was 3 freaking days ago. They are still too wet to remove from the molds without completely destroying them. Which I do not molds are plaster. They suck the moisture out of materials. Or at least that's the idea behind using plaster molds. And it worked great on the latex that I used the last time. Now, seeing as I have no patience, this is making me crazy(er). I may not be able to demold these things until sometime this weekend. So, needless to say, there is no chance in hell that I will complete this project (let alone, mail them out) by Halloween. I'm really bummed about this. I will however, be creating new ones (faces) from scratch...probably this weekend as well.
Boo-hoo, boo-hoo....ok, I'm done crying and bitching now. Just needed to get that out. :)
In the mean time I have been working on their little bodies...So far, So good!! Wanna see? Sure you do!

my two molds ~ that are truely working my last nerve.
wish me luck ~ so I don't throw them on the floor. :)

here are two that I have added decorations to. they are little plastic pumpkins
that I found at Michaels. and I added some 'swirlys' around them.

close up of the green & white vines

close up of the black & orange glittery vines

and this one, just did this prior to this post.
a black & orange 'button bow'

So, three out of 4 have additional "bling-y" things added to them. I think the fourth one is going to have a bow as well, but I think I want to do more of a ragged bow. Frayed edges and such. Not sure yet....that may change (a hundred times) before I get it completed.

Has anyone been watching American Horror Story? Wow! This has been a fantastic show. I'm hooked! My neighbor, Amy, is too! Just when you think it can't get any stranger....yeah, right. This is definately an FX show. If you haven't seen it, I encourage you to watch it. I'm lost in the story already and it's only had four episodes. The house is amazing....I would so live there! Haunted or not! :)
The last episode (wednesday night) had Zachary Quinto in it. It was weird because he just came out like two or three weeks ago and he played a gay charecter that the house got. It was strange that this would be the first character you see him portraying right after his announcement.....planned? Makes you wonder.

wonderful, creepy and highly entertaining

Zachary ~ I wonder if my daughter was 'beeping'
(funny story ~ remind me to tell you about it sometime)

the 'Murder House' ~ when can I move in?

I guess that's all for dogs are asking to go out. Nature calls!  :)

I'll leave you with this......

my daughter's california pumpkin  :)


1 comment:

  1. Oh how I know the frustration of things not working out as planned! lol But I've learned that if something I wanted to happen with my art and it didn't means that it wasn't supposed to in the first place. If the faces don't work out maybe you're supposed to paint their features in..... but I'm crossing my fingers for ya :D They are looking adorable!!!