Created my first works to sell, three large skull wall hangings featuring demonically sharp teeth, intricate textures and wide gaping mouths.
After they were completed I thought they would be awesome hanging on our bedroom wall but my wife didn’t groove on the idea … so … you can find them on Etsy.
Today is August 7th, 2009 and I have finally compiled my list of projects I hope to get completed before October 31st.
The list is ambitious and contains a few new props that will hopefully take me outside my comfort zone.
I realize it’s not possible to read the actual list of props but I think some things are better left shrouded in mystery.
Halloween is only 84 days away and the details of the list will be unveiled at that time.
Several weeks ago we spent a weekend cleaning and organizing our garage, during the process we took a few hours to photograph some of the papier mache props stored in our garage. The photo includes about 75% of the props that have been built over the past few years. Absent from the photo are zombie skulls, demon skulls, plain old regular skulls, the sentinels and 14 sets of ribs, arms and hands.
Photographing the props was fun because they were displayed in a fashion that created some interesting juxtapositions as you don’t normally see frogs mixed with pumpkins mixed with gargoyles mixed with whatever.
The whole group of props sitting in our back yard reminded me of a huge papier mache garage sale. Slapping a price tag on each piece would have probably been easier than hauling everything back into storage.
More Photos Here.
Completed five papier mache frogs for summer workshops in June and July at Space Studios in Midland, MI. These large frogs are fun to make and would be a perfect addition to porch, patio or pool.
Instructions can be found here.