Thursday, July 31, 2008
I decided to post some pics of the progress of my zombie stand and how it was made. I used some old pickets from our fence and a scrap 2x6 to create the stand. The uglier the wood the better.
I then taped off an area and roughly painted in the dark blue. I also painted the 2x6 black.
Then I printed out my text to use as a template and transfered it onto the wood using chalk.
I painted it...
then I distressed it using sand paper and more paint. So there you have it.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
In keeping with the circus theme, I thought I'd share pics of the new additions to my dining room. The dining room has all things circusy ( is that a word) in it and I found these masks and thought they'd look great in there. I may take a pic of my PT Barnum zombie among my other circus stuff.
Here's what I've gotten done so far on the zombie. All that's left are the legs and then it's on to making the stand for him. I'd be a lot further but I got distracted this week and found myself making baby shoes when I really should have been finishing him up. I've got a busy next few months and I can't really procrastinate anymore. But the baby shoes did turn out cute. I'll post a pic later. I promise to get a better pick of the zombie when he's done.
Monday, July 14, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
Thursday, July 3, 2008
I've decided to do a plush version of P.T. Barnum as a zombie, for the Night of the Living Artist show. He's not someone you think of when you say artist. But he was a collector who created a world he wanted to share with an audience. I've chosen him because of my obsession with the circus and the many art related projects I've done about the circus over the past couple of years.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
I was recently invited to participate in this, Night of the Living Artist, show that will go up October 10th and run till October 31st. The concept for this show is brilliant. Using whatever media I prefer, pick an artist ( living or dead ) that has influenced me in some way and Zombify them. Awesome! Right up my alley. Funny and creepy. I'm working on sketches now and I'll post them soon.