Archive for the 'RAMBLINGS' Category
October 9th, 2011
Wrapped our four day Great Pumpkin Workshop this past week and the results pretty amazing…nine very cool pumpkins were created by nine very awesome people.
August 20th, 2011
Spend four fun filled evenings at Legacy Art Studio and Gallery in Midland Michigan creating your very own papier mache pumpkin.
Scott A. Stoll will teach you a variety of techniques and lead you through the process of building an incredible pumpkin using your own design.
The class is fun, fast paced and chances are good you will make a few new friends during the process.
All tools and materials are supplied and no experience is required.
Time and Dates:
Tuesday, September 27th 6-9pm
Thursday, September 29th 6-9pm
Tuesday, October 4th 6-9pm
Thursday, October 6th 6-9pm
Cost: $95.00 per person.
To register please contact Hannah Manges at 989-835-1655
Legacy Art Studio and Gallery, 716 George Street, Midland, Michigan
The Great Pumpkin Workshop is recommended for ages 12 and older. Participants will need to use a variety of tools such as scissors, sharp blades and hot glue guns. The class is physical requiring standing, bending and lifting during each three hour session. Please wear comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing. The workshop uses wheat flour, drywall joint compound, white glue and latex paint and may be unsuitable for those sensitive to these materials.
August 2nd, 2011
This year I told myself I was not creating anymore papier mache pumpkins…none, nadda, zip, zero.
As always my plans change during the course of the year…need to be flexible.
First off I will be teaching a papier mache workshop in late September, four sessions teaching the techniques required to make a pumpkin from a trash bag and recycled materials.
I’m working on the course description and details but will tell you that the classes will be offered at Legacy Art Studio and Gallery in Midland, Michigan.
Legacy is a great place with a good vibe, check them out if you live in the Midland area, you can also check them out on Facebook.
The second reason I’m making more pumpkins is that I’ve had requests for more tortured pumpkins…so I’ve got about 20 in the works that will be offered in my Etsy Shop in a few weeks.
And finally I will be making two more pumpkins for the winners of the “Build Me A Pumpkin” contest held on my STOLLOWEEN Facebook page.
You can find the details on www.torturedpumpkins.com .
Stay tuned for information on the upcoming workshop.
July 31st, 2011
We are at the “92 days until Halloween” point in the year and for the last couple of weeks it has averaged 92 degrees at least here in Michigan.
This is the time of year where most DIY home haunters kick it into high gear attempting to scratch those items off the to-do-list as quickly as possible.
So as you are hunkered away in the air conditioning remember this….
As you are building your masterpiece(s) keep in mind that The Mad Lab contest is currently underway, you still have plenty of time to build and enter as the deadline is September 21st, 2011.
There are two contests going on simultaneously with each winner receiving a Bucky Skeleton…here’s the best part….chances are good that you are probably already planning on using the required item in your prop.
One contest requires the use of foam:
“Foam is the weapon of choice for the static prop build. This includes, well, pretty much any foam. Great stuff, insulation foam, styrofoam, pool noodles, craft foam, egg shell foam, upholstery foam, foam board, foam packing peanuts…Ok you get the picture.”
The second contest requires the use of a wiper motor:
“Ahhh the wonders of the wiper motor! Whether you are well acquainted or a novice this little device can open a door of haunting possibilities. Hit the salvage lot or head to Monster Guts. Use of a wiper motor is the only SEI requirement for this challenge.”
Pretty cool, thanks Doc for another cool Mad Lab….and did I mention she is giving away two Buckys?
Click the picture to enter The Lab!
July 23rd, 2011
Twelve creative pumpkin designs so far in the “Build Me A Pumpkin” contest…who will be number 13?
Visit www.torturedpumpkins.com for contest rules and entries.
July 19th, 2011
There be pirate skulls in my Esty shop.
Click the pic to begin your voyage matey!
July 16th, 2011
June 29th, 2011
New tutorial on building the Arsenic Asylum miniature and digitally compositing the indivisual elements.
Click here for the tutorial.
June 29th, 2011
June 29th, 2011
Check out some of the new creations in my Etsy Shop, they all need good homes.