Friday, August 31, 2007

The 2-Headed Croc and the Pig

This is how I found it:
I decided it needed some wildlife, but not just any wildlife.... It needed a two-headed crocodile. Here's a close up:The frame is pretty awesome too, but it gives me splinters. 21"x27"

This next thing isn't much of a craft. I had a red plastic piggy bank that I gave to charity. Right after I dropped it off, I realized that if I had painted the eyes red, it could have been that ghost pig from "The Amityville Horror" named Jody that floated around outside the house. I was PISSED. Luckily while I was out thrifting last week I found a blue one. I quickly colored the eyes with a red Marks-A-Lot, and voila: She's living over the dryer now to collect all my husband's change. He pays off like a slot machine.

I have decided that I really need to get busy on some decoupage because my case is getting awful heavy. I'll get back to you on that.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Gill-Man and the UFO

"The Creature from the Black Lagoon" is hilarious, and if you haven't seen it put it on your To-Do List. In tribute to the creature, I decided to add him to this painting:
Here he comes!
Feel the fury of the close up:
The second painting needed something, but I didn't know what.
Luckily a passing UFO lost steering control and smashed into the snow bank, providing just what I needed:
Close up:
"Gill-Man" is 19 1/2" x 23 1/4" with frame, and "Snowed In" (that's what it says on the back) is 21"x27" with frame.

I have been busy lately with things not related to crafting, so not much has been going up here. Next month is not going to be much better I'm afraid. But with Xmas coming the crafting should pick up. I have two more paintings lined up, some more etching planned, more sewing, more shrinky-dink experiments, and two more blank sets of matrioshka dolls. Also I have a pretty cool lampshade that may or may not get decoupaged, depending on the flammability warnings on the Mod Podge label... In other words, bear with me - I have more things piled up in my head than I have time for. Save me a seat at the crafting table!