This just makes me laugh so much,for so many reasons.

The Common Undead Gnome

Months ago, I was going through Dave Lowe's Para Abnormal Web Comic and saw this great one
Originally, I had thought about making it for Mr. Lowe cause frankly, I love his site and his work and have learned a great deal from him.
Then the other day, I checked out some links from Shadow Manor to these gnomes.
My partner and I can't decide which one we like better, but either way, it's being made in my Cave as I type this out.
I'm really not sure which one came first and frankly I don't think it matters. They are differant enough in concept and quite frankly, with zombies permeating all media and genres right now, I think this was an inevitable double creation.
With Halloween and Haunt enthusiasts, there seems to be such a give and take from one another, that there is no black and white, just grey area. I'm really just happy people are willing to just do it.

Poster roughs for ya's

All right kids, As Father to the House of Diamonds, I am proud to inform you of the upcoming event at Reflections Cabaret in Halifax Nova Scotia trhis coming October 24th.

Below is the poster for the event. Feel free to download it and distribute it as you will.

The next poster is simply a rough for the upcoming Turnabout show and premier's dinner.
The only thing missing is the date....which I do not have, but here's something to look at anyways.
Frankly, combining a Turnabout Drag Show and roast beef  dinner is harder than one would imagine....


Got the Date from Dennis, here's the final.

DUCKLING: Ball Ads for Mosdesto and St Catherines

Hey all. This post is one that may or may not concern you, but it certainly does to my little duckling.
Here are the Ball ads for the cities that you requested. I'm sure the spelling is fin and that the images will print out well....though they may have to be sized down a bit, something I'm sure that you can do if necessary.
Please download them with my blessing and such and such.
For those of you who don't know what these are, a quick overview. These are ads to appear in Chapter of The Imperial Court Systems chapters' Ball Program. The lovely lady in the picutre is Her Most Imperial Sovereign Majesty, The Sassy And Classy Ruby And Emerald Eagle,“She Is All That Jazz!” Empress 10 Of Halifax And All Of Nova Scotia:C. Leah Cruise and the charming gentleman is His Most Imperial Sovereign Majesty, The Diamond Ruby Scorpion With A Topaz Tail, The Kid At Heart Who Loves His Rainbows, Emperor 10 Of Halifax And All Of Nova Scotia: Nate N! Bent (previously referred to as Duckling....long story, another time perhaps.)
You can learn more about The Imperial Courts System and the Halifax Realm by clicking here or by visiting your local library. You know, the place with all the books about TV.

St Catherines

Introducing : Gourdon Stein

Here is the final product of about 40 hours of work. I took a few pictures of the process, which I'll be adding to this post once I can compile them all (as they are scattered over three cameras).
But the essential process is a combination of ideas from Dave Lowe (thanks for the googly eyes painted as rivets), Stolloween (pretty much the better part of the construction and recipes).
Paper mache, mache clay, some hot glue and pieces of this and that I had lying around and clearing out old paint bottles I've had for at least 4 years. Truly an exercise in recycling and reusing and reducing what clutter I had in my workspace. I gotta say this is one of my fav pieces I've ever made.
He sits about 20 inches(500mm) high and is roughly 36 inches (900mm) round at the middle.

Here are the final pics as his top coat was drying.
Stay tuned for the steps involved in his creation in a separate post.

Halloween Costume

So, by running around and checking out some websites, I stumbled across this link to make a Stormtrooper Helmet from Milk Jugs.
I went through the rest of Lindsay's site and absolutely love the resourcefulness of making something great from something so common that she can do.. It really gets my fire going for making.
My partner and I are planning to make a few (for the boys) and see what we can do to scale them up a bit fr adults.