Sunday, October 18, 2009

Okay, so I love Halloween - it is such a fun & frivolous holiday. I love the icons & being able to look a little on the dark side. Even though I no longer decorate for the holiday (my son is grown) and there is the time factor, I still enjoy doing art around it. Last year I created little tins with Halloween icons in them and gave them to my friends and coworkers. This year I decorated some wooden coffins that I found at Michaels. I had originally planned on doing an art doll to go in the coffin, however they were smaller than I thought they would be and the doll would have been really tiny to fit into them. Instead I decorated them with papers and embellishments that I found when I bought the coffins.

I also had to make one of the flower dancers with a more ghoulish slant. Lucky for me, Michaels had black roses and other embellishments I was able to use - including the ribbon with "Happy Haunting" that worked perfectly as a sash for her. She reminds me of a homecoming queen.
Her "crown" is a thick pipe cleaner with a craft button (it was a tree, I cut off the trunk and the shank and added rhinestones).


Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

She is hauntingly beautiful!!! Love Her!!!!!
hugs, chris

Patti G. said...

Nina, what a beautiful update! I HAVE FALLEN INTO FAIRY HEAVEN!!!!!!!!!
The fairies on your wooden fence took me right into magical imagination wonderland! I LOVED THAT!!!!!!!!!!! They are each one a treasure! And seeing your GALZ and Dollz, honestly, you look ever so happy Nina and that makes me smile!!!!!!!!! Great job! The logo, you girls in clever and artsy outfits, and all the dolls.......just yummy!

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