Saturday, July 31, 2010

Hooray! It's EHAG Emporium Night!

Here is my July EHAG Emporium offering...
"Brimstone", the Gourd Goblin.

This little GG is 6 3/4" to stem tip and 5 1/2" wide.
He snitched the 12" Witch's broom, which has a real Sulphur Crystal imbedded in it.

Brimstone is hand sculpted of Paper Clay and as you can tell,
he's quite the muscular fellow... you see... Gourd Goblins creep about in the dark of night...
neath piles of leaves, and stacked straw. Often, a glimpse is taken
of them moving about on their stubby vine legs
in the odd corn field and empty pumpkin patch.

His little Broom can be gently moved ... Or, did he do that himself?

Brimstone is signed and numbered 1/1, Original.

Please contact me via e-mail if you're interested in this fun piece.
Thank you so much for looking!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Lookie Lookie Sneekie Peekie!

The EHAG Artists are at it again, and the doors to
 the EHAG Emporium will be
beckoning you in, this Saturday at 9:00pm (EST)
So, mark your calendar, put out the dog, bring in the cat,
set the timer, put your galoshes on, and put za candle back...
Spectacular new original Halloween Art will be making it's debut!
Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Here she is! The Lovely Miss GiGi of Booger Swamp!

Isn't she elegant as she waves to the crowd, and is presented
her bouquet of Deadly Nightshade Berries!

GiGi, or Gourd Goblin as she's affectionately known... is listed on ebay tonight
for the special PFATT Tuesday challenge.
Diminutive but mighty... You might want to pop over to ebay and have a peep!

Monday, July 19, 2010


Just one more week (well, a week and a half) till the Ehag Emporium once again opens it's doors!
Check out the three great giveaways the Ehag Artists have donated this month.
All you need to do is simply sign up on their blog for a chance to win and be sure to check back
on July 31st for new works from all of the Ehag artists!

Oh.... and one more thing.....
I've been naughty and remiss in not posting this sooner.... but I would like to thank my Virginia friend,
Pam Gracia of "Soft in the Head".
On the 4th of July, I learned that I was the winner of Pam's Tea Party Blog Giveaway! Ha Cha!
Now the tricky bit will be deciding what lovely Soft in the Head item to spend my gift certificate on!
WhooHoo! Thank you Pam!

And another thing.....
PFATT Tuesday is tomorrow so type in PFATT on ebay to see what fun art the members have created for this months theme. My "Miss October 31st" piece is still in the works and will be listed tomorrow evening.

And another... nother... nother... extra thing.....

Here's a bit of beautiful for you!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Have a Safe and Sane 4th of July!

Whoo Hoo! It's that time of year again, when the quiet of the morning is uplifted with crackling firecrackers,
and the occasional familiar Piccolo Pete whistle!

There was always a sense of anticipation when you would see the Red Devil Fireworks stands
starting to pop up all over town.
Those stands were such a magical thing, and there was something about the glow of the exposed light bulbs, the red, white, and blue packages and the wafting smell of gun powder and starter punks in the air.

There was always that hope that your Dad might spring for the deluxe assortment box with the extra giant cones, and maybe a roman candle or two or three! "Roman Candle? No, they don't sell those here!" Can we get the big box then?!

Of course we had to have a few boxes of sparklers! They used to only come in a brilliant white, but in later years, we could buy sparklers that threw off red, or green sparks. What fun, spinning them round and round, or writing your name in the air with the brightly glowing and spitting sparkler stick.

I was always mesmerized by the snakes. They always seemed the most difficult to light and my Dad would say, "That's going to make a mark on the sidewalk", so we would "grow" our snakes on the edge of the driveway. How did they do that?! Those long winding black sooty snakes would curl and just keep on growing like a Phoenix, from that little round disk.

One of the last fireworks to be pulled from the box was the little, put together yourself, "Clipper Cabin". Oh! What does it do?!... well.... My Dad always carefully assembled the little country cabin and lit the cone... and we waited... and waited... and the chiminey started smoking. Ahhhh. Peace on the Frontier,,, until we'd ignite the whole thing and it would burn in a blaze of glory! lol

And then there was Joe.
He wasn't one of the flashy, sparkly, glowing, fizzing and whistling fireworks. You simply unfolded his little cardboard stand and lit his Hobo stogie and watched the glowing embers.
Unlike the cabin, we extinguished his cigar before it got too close to his face.
But... I guess Joe was at the heart of the "Safe and Sane" Red Devil campaign and from a simpler time.
I don't know why, but  "Smokey Joe" was one of my all time favorites. :-)

Wishing everyone a wonderful
4th of July!