A little bit dark, a little bit spooky...

A little bit dark, a little bit spooky...

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Toe Pinchers ...

(This post was from the holiday season in 2016. I like to tout my dear Hubby's talents on occasion when he creates something, so without further ado, read on and learn everything you wanted to know about coffins, caskets and toe pinchers!)

Do you know the difference between a casket and a coffin?

Traditionally, a casket is a four-sided burying (funerary) box. In our modern day, it is the most common burial box in use.

A coffin - sometimes referred to as a "toe-pincher" - has six sides. It is what you generally think of as being used in olden times, though they still are used today.

During the summer, my very creative Hubby made several mini toe pincher coffins in his workshop, all from various wood scraps he had left over from previous projects. Most of them were either sold during our "Monsters & Merriment" show or given away as gifts, but he still has a few remaining for sale: four natural unpainted wood, and four of which are painted black. 

I think the black ones are the cooler of the bunch, as they look decrepit, and just plain macabre! One of the black coffins has a sculpy skull that he himself crafted, to add to the overall creepiness.

 One of the unpainted wood coffins was featured on "Dr. Gangrene's" YouTube channel during his Thanksgiving give-away, which you can see here:


Update: Work in progress -

One of my favorite aspects of creating is applying the paint... 

... and seeing it begin to bring a character to life.

I'm usually one to make an accompanying poem or story for my characters and have conjured up a rather Seussian bit of prose for Batilda. It's still in the works, in a very rough draft state, so I won't share it just yet, but soon.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Works in progress -

Someone is beginning to take shape...
There's a hint of *who* it is lurking in the background, ha ha.

Taking a very long time doing her hair. Each strand is being rolled out super thin and long, with a mixture of Premo and Sculpey clays for strength. So far it's been three days doing this, with seemingly no end in sight! Hmm, maybe I shouldn't have taken this task of creating a 3D sculpture of Batilda, and instead just left her as a colorful 2D image. 

Nahhh! Who am I kidding! I love a challenge, the more difficult and involved, the better. (But, ouch, my neck and shoulders are aching from placing these long strands on her head, one by one. No worries, just keep the ibuprofen coming and we'll be as right as rain!)

Can't wait to see how she turns out. Will post more pics soon.

Hey - guess what? The first official day of Autumn is next week, Saturday the 21st. YAY!!!

Photo from Pinterest