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As some of you know I have moved to Oregon and not just any ole’ town in Oregon but Halloweentown. What does this mean exactly? Crazy, mad dash, don’t leave your brain at home, overwhelming, insanity in October. Yes, that is right… insanity. Oh My Great Pumpkin!! I’ve always wanted to live in a place that celebrated Halloween and boy did I pick it. Although I’m sure Salem, Mass. is just as mind blowing.

So in staying with my ‘jump in with both feet’ mentality, I decided to build the Pumpkin Arch I’ve wanted for years, but could not have in Alaska. Along with joining my local friends in some of their Halloween events that they produce every year. I’m going to get my fill of Halloween in one large dose and there isn’t even a chaser!

Below is the Arch, day and night shot, the only thing missing in these photos is the witch hat for the witch pumpkin. I will also have window Projections in two of my windows, one is a witch scene and the other a pumpkin scene.

 

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I can’t show the previous canvases I create for a special project, yet but I can show what I did create for the WCHC Silent Auction! These two are each on 8×10 canvas and each holds his or her, carved pumpkins. The Pumpkin’s have pumpkin seed teeth and guts.
If you’re interested in them then come on down to the West Coast Haunters Convention at the Doubletree Portland, Oregon on Saturday May 16th. They will be displayed outside the PDX Costume Ball and all proceeds go to Charity.

I’ve been working on some canvases for a project, these are all spoken for and it’s a bit of a secret so I can’t show the completed photos just yet. I can show some teaser photos though!! I plan on making more of these after I’ve completed these.

I have also updated the tabs on this here blog. I combined the Etsy and Ebay stores into the Links tab. I also added The Whimsy Attic tab that will eventually link to my website…once I get it created.

 

Completed another canvas. This one is called Kerr Mugen:

 

I’m working on some new canvas’s. I need some quick art that I can sell to help make some money for my WCHC Trip.  I have some new paints coming in, and need to wait on those but until then I will make up a few to get the process down faster.

Here is the one I have finished so far. Raven Silhouette 5″x7″ Mixed media: SOLD

 

I have the three Ghosts finished. Now on to Scrooge and Marley. I think I’m going to do a door knocker for Marley, we will see…

 

I have finished the Ghost of Christmas Present. I’m hoping to get all five dolls done before Christmas, but only being able to work on the weekend is making it difficult. I will take better photos of them when they are all done, but for now here is the Ghost of Christmas Present…

 

I don’t normally create Christmas items, but this year I decided to do A Christmas Carol display at work. I’m making 1/12 size art dolls of Scrooge, Marley, the Ghost of Christmas Past, Present and Future. I haven’t quite figured out the display yet but I’m using the same table and Victorian Canvas’s that I had up for Halloween. Everything will be Scrooge’y and not overly Christmas’y.

 

Here is the WIP of the Ghost of Christmas Present;

 

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I have finished the Pumpkin Diorama with three days to spare… woohooo!! I did set an earlier deadline for myself so that it could sit on display at work before the Auction. I didn’t keep track of time it took on this one, I was having fun doing it, so keeping track slipped my mind. As for cost to create, I lost track of that too but if I had to guess it would be under $30. I had to buy the Pumpkin, foam and some of the wire, the rest is stock from The Skullery, or as my Fama calls it, Mini Michaels. Heh!

The price that I would put on this one, if I was going to sell it, is $200. I’m hoping it brings close to that at the Auction. The one I made last year, which wasn’t as detailed, went for $75.

Here are a few more WIP pictures:

Here are the finished pictures:

I decided to create another Pumpkin Diorama this year for the United Way auction at work. I created one last year that can be found here.
This year I’m using the same size pumpkin but it is white instead. I had seen a white pumpkin online that had been antiqued with glaze and I liked the look. The concept was going to be a haunted house but I wasn’t sure if I wanted to do an inside scene of a haunted house or make the pumpkin the house instead. I chose to do both.

The house itself I was going to make out of wood but I really didn’t want to. It was going to be a lot of small cuts, etc. I decided to use fun foam instead. The house form is 1/4 foam, then the smaller stuff is the thin foam. Much more easy to cut!

Here are the pictures up until now. I’m at the stage now where I am using expanding foam inside the pumpkin to build up the area the house will sit on. I will paint the brick chimney while I wait for the foam to dry.

 

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