Monday, May 31, 2010

50 Guinnea Undertaker Crow for the May EHAG Emporium Art Sale!

The EHAG Emporium for May is officially open tonight,
and there are many wonderful one of a kind
art pieces available from EHAG's uniquely talented artists.

Possible Impossibilities Studio is offering for your consideration...

50 Guinnea Undertaker Crow

This delightful fellow is fresh from the funeral parlor, as evidenced with a touch
of Kirk Yard dust upon his frock coat, here and there.
He has struck a portrait pose and is entirely hand sculpted of paper mache.

He is outfitted in painted Victorian togs, complete with impeccably starched collar points,
a vintage Amethyst stud for his stock tie and is draped in black funeary fabric with a
touch of velvet ribbon.
Mounted on an aged round wooden base,
his dimentions are 4 3/4" x 4".
price: $165.00 + shipping


If you're interested in making this special piece your very own,
please contact me via e-mail:
All art is sold on a first come, first served basis, and every
effort shall be made to update the availability as quickly as possible.

Payment is accepted via PayPal or Personal Check.
Items ship as soon as payment is received and cleared.

Thank you very kindly for looking.
Best Regards,

Wishing Everyone a Peaceful Memorial Day!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Cinder Folk Owl listing on Sunday AND Happy Anniversary EHAG!!

Up  from the ashes, charcoal and flame,
Is a land where the Cinder Folk creep forth and reign;

Spirits of witches, pumpkin, scarecrow and owl,
Where have you been to set you afoul?

Tis not the scup, but fires castings of dust,
Some with embers, some with rust;

Sleeping then creeping to hearth from the Tinder,
Looking eerily spooky all covered with Cinders;

A frightful charred sight than you've ever seen,
They appear from the soot on this, Halloween!

The first piece in my new series of "Cinder Folk" will be posting this Sunday at 6:00pm (PT) on Ebay so you might want to pop over and have a peep at that time.

The Cinder effect was lot of fun to create and of course, I'm constantly experimenting with new ways to make paint peel, split and crackle. I love sending pieces back in time! lol


EHAG is celebrating it's fourth Anniversary! Ha Cha!
Congratulations to all of the artists that have worked so hard to make EHAG
the premiere and original Halloween Art Group for unique and collectible handmade Halloween art. 

It's also getting to be that time again....
The EHAG Emporium will once again open it's doors 
May 31st and they're starting things off with a fun
guess the number of jellybeans giveaway game!

So log into the Ehag Emporium site and have a go at winning
some fabulous art from several artists all at one time!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

PFATT Tuesday on Wednesday and Whats Blooming!

My PFATT Tuesday, "Mother Goose" poem is
Jack Sprat.

Jack Sprat could eat no fat,
His wife could eat no lean;
And so,
Betwixt them both,
They licked the platter clean.

So, meet Chickie Jack Sprat and his lovely wife Cordelia! :-)

PFATT Tuesday is in full swing on ebay, so when you get a chance you might want to pop
over to Ebay (just enter PFATT in the subject bar) and see what wonderful
Mother Goose themed items the members of PFATT (Primitive Folk Art Talk and Tea) have come up with.

Some lovely Pink Delphinium

When I bought this bush years ago, I was told they were Scottish Bluebells.
I've since seen them in a garden book under another name.... but alas...
I cannot put my hands on it... so.. Bluebells they are!
This is a bush that grows to amazing heights and on the end of each towering stalk
grows vibrant bundles of purple blue trumpet flowers. The bush is just getting going and I'll
show you more photos later.

This is a drought tolerant Pink Rock Rose. The blossoms
remind me of Dogwood flowers.

I was slowed down a bit yesterday while dead heading the flowers and
trimming the groundcover. I was pulling the pine needles out from under the roses when ouch!
... At first I thought it was just a jab from a thorn, (which is usually nothing) but it quickly began to sting rather much and when I looked down, I'd grabed a honey bee that was on the ground! People are always telling me I should wear gloves,
but I much prefer to feel the soil and plant textures with my bare hands.

I've never 
been stung by a bee before, and I must say... I don't recommend it. 
Who would have expected a bee in there anyway? 

I'll be posting Jack Sprat and his wife tonight on Ebay.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Sneek peek at "Cinder Folk" Coming Soon..

As you can see, I've really been playing with antiquing techniques and
I'm really pleased with the textures on this guy.
He's just about done, just a few more finishing touches.
The tricky bit is maintaining some semblance of consistency with the many layers, and
that's easier said than done.
I can't tell you how many pieces I've experimented on, only to have nothing occur when I applied
the resist, or WAY too much...Eeeeee.... but, it's a very fun process and
 they're looking forward to making their debut. 

Also, my Dad's eye surgery went very well, and thank you to all
who sent well wishes! :-)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

What's Blooming Wednesday...

Today I'm dedicating this post to my Dad who's having eye surgery this afternoon. They're repairing a torn Retina and a hole in the Macula.
My Dad has an amazing rose garden up in Oregon and so I thought I would start off with a rose, since they're one of his favorites.
This is a Julia Child- floribunda rose.
It's bright yellow color is reminisant of the golden light of the sun bringing brightness to our day.

My Tallandsia has been secretly blooming on the side of the garage.
Ever enduring, strength in every situation and environment and
a surprise of remarkable color. Always there to please.

One of the largest Double Delight blossoms I've ever seen!
Double the happiness means double the smiles.

Growing among the ferns is the Yesterday Today and Tomorrow bush.
This interesting plant blooms dark purple the first day, fades to lavender the second day and tomorrow will further fade to near white. Bringing color and brightness to the shadows and always a delight.

Sending healing energy,
All my love and blessings.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

We had a wonderful day today, sharing good conversation and delicious food on this,
 my Mom's 51st Mother's Day.

Here's to all the Mom's out there!
For all the unconditional love you give;
The understanding;
The support;
A listening ear;
Tender touch;
The friendship;
The wisdom;
The smiles and laughs;
Thank you...
Thank you Mom.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Black & White Fright and What's Blooming the day before Blooming Wednesday!

Here he is! My EHAG Black & White Fright piece!
This is "Spooky Hoot", and he's listing on ebay this afternoon at 4:00pm.

He's a long way from my first visions for the B & W challenge as my initial thoughts went in the direction of the old film noir horror films. The more I thought about it though, my mind would keep returning to the realm of whimsy and wildlife... and so... Spooky Hoot was born.
An artist's mind is often jumping from one idea to the next and I've found it's usually best to just go with the flow, because if you don't, a form of "writer's block" can take over and doesn't get you anywhere.
As my Metalsmith instructor, Kristen Beeler, is always fond of saying: Just keep moving forward. :-)

Here are some blooms for this week.

This weekend my Mom and I went on the Mary Lou Heard Memorial garden tour.
The day before, it had been a wind storm that I'm sure created havoc with those gardeners that were preparing for the hundreds of guests that would be arriving the following morning.
I thought I would share some of the lovely flowers that were on display.

Delphinium and a wonderful yellow daisy-like flower edged in white.


Oriental Poppy

Stunning Ranunculus