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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A Little Preview...................

.......of things to come. The EHAG (Eclectic Halloween Artist Group) eBay group is having a winter challenge on January 26th. The theme for this challenge is "The Weather Outside is Frightful". What could be more perfect..........no? lol The weather here in Ohio has been pretty frightful this past weekend with a mix of snow, sleet, winds and cold........brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. (Is spring here yet??????????) =o) Below is the piece that I just finished. This candlestick was in our shoppe, brought in by one of our consignment artists, and I had one of those light bulb moments when I saw it! A head could go on top of those knobs on the one side and that could be her arm holding the candle! =o) I hand crocheted her little Halloween scarf and her little hat out of fun fur yarn. Has anyone ever tried to actually crochet with this stuff? You cannot see your stitches at all! It's definitely not for amateur crocheters like me! LOL You just have to try to feel for your stitches amongst all those little furry things......heck, I should have taken my magnifying eyeglasses off to do it, since I couldn't see anything anyhow! hahaha!


So I sat down one night last week and got out the package of paper clay that my good friend JoycEE had her hubby pick up for us. He works in Cuyahoga Falls and there's a Michael's close by, so he's the designated paper clay picker upper............lol (Thanks Murph!) =D

You see, my first experience with paper clay was at the 1st PFATT Fest held in Berlin, OH at the Coblentz Country Cabins. It was taught by my dear friend Christy Meyers of Ccswhimsies. What wonderful memories I still have of that day! All of us sculpted snowman heads that day and they were all taken back home to be finished and listed on eBay. I still to this day wish that I had kept that first snowman............he was sooo cute!


Below is a pic of some of the unfinished heads that we sat in front of the firplace to dry.........


Well, I have since then only sculpted twice. Both were snowmen..........I just can't get past that little carrot nose! My second paper clay sculpt is pictured up above in my banner and below...........


I will make sure that I post the link when the EHAG challenge starts so you all can see the frightfully creative items that all the EHAG artists come up with this month!

40 comments:

Sonia said...

They are very pretty....

Smiles

Sonia ;)

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Wonderful Lori!!!

vintagepaletteart said...

Thank you both Sonia and Jen...........=o)

Enchanted Productions by Joyce Stahl said...

Hi Nana!

OMG this new little one for the Ehag challenge just makes me giggle! I love her!

I've tried working with that fun furry yarn too....it's impossible!

You know....I think you need to sculpt more! Much more! And we have the Designated Paper Clay Picker Upper at our disposle at any time! LOL!

Hugs,
Joycee

vintagepaletteart said...

Poor Murph...........he has no idea! Hahahaha!!!!!!!!

Awwwwwwwwww.....thanks Joycee!

Kathy said...

Love your work!

idrawpix said...

Great theme for a challenge. The weather is frightening! Looking forward to seeing all the resulting artworks.

Tina said...

Simply awesome. I'm always amazed by your work
T

Sam I Am said...

awwww nana...you got skillz girl!!!

man we had fun that week..i miss you girls...i miss all hanging out and creating together..sharing stories..and drinking :)

hehehehe

vintagepaletteart said...

Thank You Kathy, Karen, Tina! =D

Sam......I miss you girls too! That first Pfatt Fest will always hold a special place in my heart........*sniff* *sniff*

Flor Larios Art said...

Ice Queen scone. BEAUTIFUL!

Brenda said...

Lori! I love candlestick Dudette! What a great idea!
Brrrr, here we are, wonderful Ohio winter. Best thing, hunker down and create!
Brenda
xxoo

Carolee said...

Awwwwww.....such sweet faces!! You should definitely do more sculpts - they're great!! You're inspiring me to get out the paperclay again, hehe....

~ Carolee

Designs by CK said...

Lori ~ Your EHAG winter Challenge piece is FUN!

Chris :-)

tattered 'n torn prims said...

Oh lori!!! those are awesome!! Very fun!!! You rock girl!!! Keep warm!!! BRRRRRRR!!! Why don't ya just go ahead and keep this crappy weather down your way?????? tee hee hee!!! Hugs!!
Stace

vintagepaletteart said...

Thank you so sweet Flor! =o)

vintagepaletteart said...

Brenda....you are so right! It's FREEZING!!!!!!! I told JoycEE that I'm on a 2 hour delay today! hahaha

vintagepaletteart said...

Carolee.........just do it! You have amazing skills girlfriend! =o)

vintagepaletteart said...

Thanks Chris! Now if the Challenge date will just hurry up and get here! I can't wait to list her......=D

vintagepaletteart said...

Oh NO Stace.............I just have to share it with you too! ;o) See......I'm such a loving a sharing person! hehehe

Stay warm!!!!

Ronnie said...

Boy, I have to get out more. Am I the only person that has never heard of paper clay!? Thanks for the education. Amazing creations. LOve this stuff.
Ronnie - in 10 degree Georgia

vintagepaletteart said...

Ronnie......yes you do! lol J/K You would rock at paper clay girl!! Run to your nearest craft store and buy yourself a package to play with!

Kingfisher Farm said...

Great work LOrilicious!! I have a pile of paperclay stuff unfinished. I guess it just isnt my thing! Pam

vintagepaletteart said...

You have to get a lesson from the queen of paper clay Pam. My first one that I did alongside Crusty was my most detailed one yet. I was too scared to pick the paper clay up after that. I think it took me like 2 years before I attempted another one.

Frippery said...

Love the faces. I can't wait to see all the challenge entries. Pam

CCs Whimsies said...

Awwww... My nana... I still love seeing each of your creations born that day. You all did so great!

I love the EHAG Challenge piece!!! Great work, Nana bean! Love you! Christy

vintagepaletteart said...

Thank you Pam! =D

Awwwwwwwww.......Christy (Crusty) Let's have another lesson, shall we?

Caroline said...

Thanks for stopping by! Joyce is very sweet. Did she mention the warped mentality?--lol

The candlestick guy was a great idea and turned out wonderful. :)

vintagepaletteart said...

Thanks Caroline!


No, Joyce just mentioned how nice you are......she never mentioned the warped mind..........*giggle* =D

Sweet B Folk Art said...

Your challenge piece is great - perfect for the theme. I can't beleive you made the scarf! that furry yarn is the worst!

- Sweet B

vintagepaletteart said...

Thanks Sweet B! This is the longest I have ever had to wait to list a challenge piece....LOL I usually don't finish until the day of or the day before. That yarn is something else! I have a new admiration for the people that work with that kind now! ;o)

Melissa said...

Wonderful faces Lori! You have wicked skills woman!

Cris said...

I just came across your blog on my sister's (Tamale Cat). I have been checking out your art work. Very interesting! I love it!

Lotti said...

Hi Lori!

Many thanks for visiting my blog.I´m so happy about this.

This is a very beautyful blog. I like it so much!!!

An your snowman heads are so adorable. I like them all.

I will call in again and again ... and again ...

suzanne.artist said...

I love seeing the artist's process, thank you for sharing Christy!

You didn't win the Twinchie give-a-way this time around, but will have one again this Feb.


Beautiful blog, just wonderful!

Suzanne U.

vintagepaletteart said...

Thank you Melissa! That means a lot to me coming from you.........=D

vintagepaletteart said...

Hi Cris! Thank you for stopping by my blog for a visit! Hope you will stop back again..........I'm off to visit yours now! =D

vintagepaletteart said...

Awwwwwww.......thank you Lotti!! I will back to visit you also! =D

vintagepaletteart said...

Oh Darn Suzanne! Off to see who the lucky winner was! =D

Lotti said...

Hi, Lori!

Here I am again ... to take a look.

There is something new and I have to read ... yes, yes ...