Thursday, September 29, 2011

Vampire Graves

The story is that these two unnamed slab covered graves are the final resting places of two vampires. I've found nothing to support this but Stone slabs were often used to cover the graves of suspected witches. The purpose was to keep them from coming back.

Haunted Places Around Knoxville

Another Day With No Ideas

This time of year I am asked, "What is this years scare crow going to look like?" and I have to honestly answer, "I have no clue." What usually follows is a look that implies that I am keeping it a secret. So here is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth... I have no earthly idea what this years scarecrow is going to look like. I really wish I did so that I could start working on it.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Friday, September 23, 2011

A little classic horror

One of my all time favorites. Most people don't know that The Fly was released in color and the sequels were done in Black and White. You can't go wrong with Vincent Price. This was a time when directors had to rely on story instead of computer FX.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Paper pulp Clay

I mixed up some paper pulp clay the other day and made a ball just to see how the recipe turned out before I tried to build anything with it. The stuff is rock hard and really stable. I wish I had tried this years ago.

Monday, September 12, 2011

The announcement has been posted

Worked on some new techniques this weekend, so far so good. Going to see how well home made paper clay works.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Time to start things back up

The past few months have been super busy leaving no time to work on props or attend to this blog but things are starting to even out so I am back. The clinic business is booming and my survival bracelet business has taken off as well, so things have been hectic. This weekend I am going to start on my scarecrow design for this years Scarecrows in The Park Contest. I'm going to try a few new things this time and see if I can challenge myself, hopefully it will work and I can take home my third victory.