Monday, October 31, 2011

In retrospect...

So all in all a good night. we had 20-30 kids which is far better than the 4 last year. Gave out nearly all the candy.

The scarezone looked awesome. I added two red LEDs for the eyes and simply wrapped electrical tape around it with a 3 volt battery... they are still lit 4 hours later. I also added 4 drops of cinnamon and apple scent to the fog and it smelled wonderful.

The scarezone went up on Sunday afternoon and came down in less than an hour.

As always, I'm saddened by the final death nail in the haunt season that is Halloween (It starts in March for me )

I couldn't be more pleased with the outcome... That being said, it's not the end of the tree. He will return next year with a companion of some sort hopefully.

I have a story forming in my head and wouldn't mind telling it this way. I already have some ideas on how to improve the process.

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Building the Soul Tree

So the work continues. This blast of cool air is just what I needed to get this thing to dry... and not a moment too soon as Halloween is next Monday. I found nearly a perfect heart for him at Target (the only thing is it is slightly small). But it looks like a real heart and pulses a red light. More pics here

Stage one is almost done. the next step is to use paper clay to smooth out the inconsistencies. the paint and seal! But before that happens I have to somehow figure out what I need to do to make the long fingers above his head support their own weight.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Aftermath

I apologize to anyone who has been following for the complete and utter lack of updates since 5 days before VUDUCON. Things have been really busy and there are so many social sites to keep up with.
VuDUCON was a complete success despite the last minute threatened cancelation. Had a great time and sold enough to break even for this year and last year… Yay! Oddly, I sold more from last year’s series than this year’s so I’m glad I brought them back. Also the costume worked out very well. More pics can be seen on my
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I have finally put both my art series up to purchase on Zazzle. You can pick up a 4x6 print for a paltry $.70 if you were so inclined ($4.85 for a 8x10) Yes that means all 20 of my prints would cost a mere $14.00 (Plus S&H). If all goes well, Burghal Mythos will be expanded to a book by next go around.
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The soul tree is coming along. Hopefully it will be done by Halloween so the 5 kids who show up to my house on a Monday Halloween will be impressed. The picture was actually taken about 16 work hours ago so it is way behind. The two biggest drawbacks to papier-mâché art are that it is time consuming and that if you live in a humid climate, like Florida, it dries ridiculously slowly. The upsides are the cost and you can pretty much build anything you could with clay or fiberglass.