Saturday, October 17, 2009

Halloween & Day of the Dead projects

Dearly Departed (spread 1 - cover)
No, I haven't fallen off the face of the earth! My non-art job has been incredibly busy, and then I got the cold that's going around, so I'm moving in slow-motion. But here's what I've been working on. Above is Dearly Departed completed for the Ten Two Studios design team challenge, which I had mentioned last month. I used a paper bag book and colorful Day of the Dead designs from Ten Two Studios. You can see all the pages in my Dearly Departed Flickr set. The book will also be on display at the Bay View Book Arts Gallery later this month for the 2nd Annual "Darkness Falls" show.
Dearly Departed (spread 4)
If you haven't been over to Ten Two Studios lately, Lisa's been posting daily Halloween eye candy from the design team and others. Kooky & creepy - Be sure to scroll down to see everything!
Halloween domino charms side A
Next weekend, I'm attending Raevn's Nest Art Retreat in Cedarburg, WI. I registered for this back in March, and I can't believe it's almost time! I'm still running around trying to get my class supplies. I signed up for three workshops: 3-D ATCs with Laurie Mika, Make A Scene with Jill K. Berry, and Hinged Copper Locket with Richard Salley. (There are photos of the class projects at the bottom of each workshop page.) I'm also participating in a Halloween-themed charm swap at the retreat, and so I've been working on those (using dominoes and images from Ten Two Studios, of course). This is the reverse side of the charms above:
Halloween domino charms side B
I'm also working on ATCs for the Milwaukee ATC group's next meeting, which happens to be on October 31, so not surprisingly the Halloween & Day of the Dead theme won the vote. I've been doing a series of Witchy Women, with these fun collage sheets
Double, Double, Toil & TroubleFire Burn and Cauldron Bubble
You can see the rest of the set on Flickr. So that's what's going on here!


Terri Kahrs said...

A BIG "Wow" for all of these Halloween goodies! I'll be off to flickr next to see your photostream. Wishing you tons of fun in your workshop. Those 3D ATC's sound so intriguing! Hugs, Terri xoxo

vintagepix said...

Thanks, Terri - I can't believe October is going by so fast! Whoosh! I'll definitely post pix from the workshop (though it may take me awhile :o)

Mel said...

All of your projects are FABULOUS. I love those dominoes, and the Cowper quote is perfect. I can't believe that Raevn's Nest is only a week away!! :D

Michele said...

I'm very glad you haven't fallen off the face of the earth! I especially like those collage sheets! If it weren't for reading American blogs, I think I'd have completely forgotten about Halloween this year. At least I can enjoy all the festivity from a distance.

vintagepix said...

@Mel - thanks and where did the year go?? See you next Friday :D
@Michele - Is there no Finnish equivalent to the pagan basis for Halloween? I hope you'll at least carve a turnip into a jack o'lantern! ;)

Melanied'Anjou said...

Those project are tremendous, well done, Vintagepix! So nice to see someone with a passion and talent! Makes me want to create such things on my own!
Melanie d'Anjou

vintagepix said...

Thanks, Melanie - Hope you are creating away :D

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