Wednesday, February 29, 2012

New Ehag Emporium piece! "Halloween Wannabe Easter Bunny"

"Halloween Wannabe Easter Bunny"
SOLD ~ Thank You!

Lately I've been playing around with Mohair and for this new piece
I decided to give him a retro haircut so he has a Mohair flocking coat.
This little bunny saw the vintage style Halloween cat striking his classic arched back pose
and thought he'd give it a go himself. In true "Gattamelata" style 

"The Gattamelata" by Donatello in the Piazza del Santo in Padua, Italy

He strikes his best pose, and of course, instead of the classic cannon ball as depicted 
in classical equine sculptures, he's chosen the next best thing... 
a Halloween colored Easter Egg!  

This is an original sculpted papier mache crossover piece, an Easter Bunny who really wants
to be a Halloween Cat, and is practicing his pose!
Hand scissored and antiqued Mohair felting, with German glass eyes,
set on a 3" x 5" wooden base with a vintage style Halloween card design.
6" Long from the tips of his ears to the tip of his tail. 4 3/4" (H)

Halloween Wannabe Bunny is available for purchase tonight at 9pm (EST)
and is my offering for the February 2012  Ehag Emporium. There are going to be some
extra nice pieces this month so be sure and click over and check out the fabulous new 
Halloween folk art by the EHAG Artists.
To purchase Halloween Wannabe Bunny please visit my Etsy shop

Monday, February 20, 2012

Coming down the bunny trail!

Look what coming down the trail! Cuddly bunnies Galore!
I've been experimenting with some old world felting techniques
so stay tuned to see how they turn out!

The Flowering Pear trees have been blooming a treat, 
and a sure sign that Spring isn't far away!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Giveaway's and then some!

Hey! The PFATT group is having a Valentine's Day giveaway! Whoo Hoo!
I'm contributing a miniature bunny, and I know there will be several other fun pieces from our members 
and we'd love to have you come and join in the fun! :-)

Oh my goodness! Where does the time go?
I know it's been a while since I've posted anything. Holidays and all that, plus I traveled up 
to Oregon to visit my Dad for his birthday and was gone a while for that.

You never know about the weather up there this time of year and look
what greeted me the first morning...

Lovely, silent snow!
I know many of you out there have had your fill of snow, but
for a Southern California gal it was a fun surprise!

Beautiful to see, but too chilly to really be outside
trying to take any photos.

It was much more comfy to sit and enjoy the little Hummers through the big picture window.

We had homemade lemon cake and Southern Chess Pie
for my Dad's birthday! Very yummy!

After the snow, came the rain, and lots of it. So much so, 
that it flooded the little nearby
town of Turner, Oregon. 
We were able to drive around a bit the next day and you could 
see where the rivers were still overflowing their banks.

I spotted this fellow on an embankment, enjoying the extra damp.

A Nutria!
Their name sounds more like a food bar than an animal
but it actually means, "mouse beaver".

They look like a cross between a beaver and a large rat. They're no
lightweights and can weigh up to 20lbs! They were
 imported from South America, and have now set up residence in many places
across North America. 

I had a lovely visit and look what I woke up to on my last day.

Before my trip I'd misplaced my camera's battery charger. Oh poo.
I ordered one sent up to my Dad's and I guess the camera goblins were not appeased ,
because the new one didn't work! Phooey!
I'm sure the misplaced charger will magically appear once I buy another one. lol

After I returned from my trip I unfortunately had a little call into the Paramedics.
It seems the bottom fell out of my Magnesium. Muscle spasm's galore, and no fun I can tell you!
But, that's another story and I'm on the mend, so.....
that's the scoop for now. :-)