Friday, October 26, 2007

Tin Foil Hats - Anti Ghostification Devices

Today is Friday....Grandson Day!! And this Friday I have all three grandsons because the schools have teacher's convention on Thurs. and Friday. Uncle Kaine is also home today, at least this morning he is... and he loves to tell the nephews stories and tales to "haunt" them...esp. this time of year...*L*

Soooo, as Kaine was busy taunting the grandsons, I was checking some things online... one of the online words for today seemed to fit right in...
ghostification noun : to become a ghost.

To help fight off the chance that Kaine's antics and stories would ghostify the grandkids, he made them tin foil hats to wear...*L*...and they gladly donned them for the morning . Although eventually, they became tin foil snowballs that the older two grandsons used to try to get a pesky fly that was buzzing about.... *L*

And Kaine...having done his uncle duty for the morning, decided to head upstairs for a short nap.... and it's only 9:30!! sheeeeeeeeesh

Time to head out for a bit of work, errands, Good Will-ing and exploring the homes nearby that are decked out for Halloween... some BIG time & scary decorations too...
Maybe I need a tin foil hat before we leave, eh?? *L*

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The start of a new assemblage...911-Forgive.. and some really cool stuff I found!

So, I've not been blogging much here lately... partly because I was gone, and then catching up, and partly because I've gotten into myspace and facebook stuff lately too.... I am addi......err, dedicated once I find something fun like that..*G*

Anyway... here are a few things I've been up to lately... some recent Good Will finds...and one thing from Uncle Hunk's Junk ... I love 'em... not sure yet what I'll do with the giant speaker thing...but it was too cool to pass up, and it was 25% off, so HOW, oh HOW could I pass THAT up??

And then I have these really cool clocks too that I found... The bigger one has clock faces on all four sides, and the other smaller one, which is leather covered, just has a clock on the front side. It's been good deal days for me in my shopping excursions lately!!
And here is a start to an idea for the "9/11 Forgive" assemblage. Here it is laid out, not yet permanent, so things may change, and I already know I am adding some words from The Lord's Prayer to one part... "forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us..."
More to come in the next few days......

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Retreat... a step forward.

Heading out today, SOON, to a Province V Diocesan Youth Ministry retreat in Saugatuck, MI. Been a busy few weeks here, no new assemblages to show, although I have accumulated some cool stuff to use in some... I have a few laid out, but still in the beginning stages... hope to get to more creative endeavors next week. Soooo, I'm off for 3 days of sharing with other adult Youth Ministry leaders... time for reflection, prayer, fun, food, wine, board games and more...*S*

Pray for my safe travel, esp. no bad traffic or delays in and thru the Chicago/Gary area...uggghhh....

Sunday, October 7, 2007

It is finished.... The Hollywood Glamour Torso

Hurrah!! I finished the latest torso assemblage...

Here are pictures of it... I'm excited to see about getting these into a gallery soon to sell...but it's kind of funny, I feel like I NEED to keep them..although I have NO space for them, and they are kind of taking over the house just now too..*L*
They are kind of like a part of me... it will be bittersweet letting them go. But hopefully someone will really, really love them too.

Soooo... what shall be my next one.....????

More to come soon....

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Hollywood Glamour Torso

I have just about finished (I think?) decoupaging the pictures of Hollywood starlets on the torso... I still need to polycrylic it with about 10 - 15 coats, then set the insert in it and epoxy it.
I also need to paint the stand and the cap that will go on the top of the neck (I think I have something cool that will look good on the top of the cap too).
I am going to get a hammered silver spray paint for the stand and cap that will look nice with the silver star box insert in the torso.
Sooo, for now, here it is about halfway finished. I'm happy so far with the results. *S*

More to come in the days ahead....