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09
Dec
11

Needle Felted Little Zombie For Sale!

By now you might know the drill. At midnight on 13th of every month the SpookyTime Jingles site updates. That means a lot of very talented artisans will have a whole slew of new one-of-a-kind art pieces will be up for grabs! It’s really pretty cool to see what they’ve all cooked up each month. I hope you check it out.
And me? I’ll have a new item for sale too! It’s a little zombie I put together based on artwork by illustrator Vince Dorse.
Get all the details on this sale on my STJ page!

 

Run Red Run Needle Felted Zombie Coffin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The illustration by Vince Dorse that I used to needle felt the Coffin Zombie

10
Nov
11

Needle Felted Zombie and Day of the Dead Skeleton For Sale!

Wow! Has it been a whole month already? Where does the time go?  Well, as you know, the 13th of the month is that magical time when SpookyTime Jingles gets a total update with all kinds of awesome new artwork!

So, at midnight on November 13th I’ll be placing not one, but two custom-made one-of-a-kind needle felted dolls on sale! The two pieces I’ve created this month are a brain-munching zombie and, to honor the Dia de los Muertos celebration observed on November 1 and 2, a Day of the Dead inspired skeleton.

For some reason I keep thinking that perhaps the zombie was an accountant in his former life. And maybe his name was Frank. But he’s dead now, or rather UNdead, and looking for brains. Speaking of brains, the design for the zombie came straight from my brain to the wool… so, there are no working sketches this time.

Run Red Run Day of the Dead skeleton

18
Oct
11

Three Needle Felted Monsters Sold In One Week!

Some of my little felt monsters have escaped! The Mummy, Vampire, and Frankenstein are all going to terrorize new homes!

As is always the case, while making these creatures I fell in love with them. It’s a little difficult to see them go, but I’m so excited to see them headed off to new adventures with new families. These guys made me smile, I hope they do the same for the new owners.

A big thank you goes out to the buyers… and a special thanks to SpookyTime Jingles for hosting the sale!

Run Red Run Needle Felted Monsters

10
Oct
11

Needle Felted Frankenstein and Vampire For Sale

The 13th of October marks another SpookyTime Jingles update.  To celebrate Halloween, I have not one but two items for sale this month — Frankenstein’s Monster and a little vampire so cute he could charm the plasma right out of you.

I designed The Monster with a wire armature in his shoulders to help keep his arms up in strangling position.  He’s sad because he just wants a friend…or a wife…or an undamaged brain.

The little vampire has his own wooden coffin to snugly sleep in during the day.  I rarely make anything this small, but my friend Vince spotted the coffin while shopping for art supplies and then designed a vampire to fit into it. Curse him and his constant flow of ideas.  Check out his blog to see the design and all his other great illustrations.

 

 

 

09
Sep
11

The Mummy is for sale

The Mummy is up for sale on the SpookyTime Jingles site starting at midnight on September 13! You can buy him by clicking here and getting all the details at the Run Red Run page.   I saw a sneak peak of some of the other art and it all looks great, so be sure to take a look around.

This time Vince Dorse did a quick design sketch for me to use as inspiration.  He told me not to feel bound by the design, but to play around a little and experiment.  As a result, a few things changed along the way and I’m pretty happy with the outcome.

I also have a few more photos of The Mummy in my photo gallery for you to see.  Let me know what you think!

 

 

 

 

 

21
Mar
11

The Horseman Rides Again!

As promised, here’s a better photo of the Headless Horseman’s horse (he’s actually jet black, but the flash washed him out).  If you choose to believe the ghost story was just a hoax perpetrated by Brom Bones, then you can call this horse Daredevil.   This was my first horse doll as well as the first time I experimented with an armature.  There’s always room for improvement, but I think he came out pretty good.

I had plans to put a saddle on him, as well as a face plate and fancy reigns.  But in the end, I decided the Headless Horseman wouldn’t dress his steed in a bunch of fancy doodads.  And the saddle would be obscured by the rider anyway.  So what you get is a basic horse with just a bridle and reigns.  Below is a photo of the horse with his rider.  Check my last post for work in progress photos.

 

 

 

The Headless Horseman rides tall atop his demonic charger.

14
Mar
11

Daredevil work in progress

What’s a Headless Horseman without his horse?  When I was felting the spooky Hessian I planned to make him a trusty steed to ride, but wasn’t sure if I could actually do it.  The friend who designed the horseman for me decided I should handle designing the horse on my own.  I was a bit nervous at first, but I was determined (and encouraged) to do it.  So, here’s a shot of the finished horse (better photos in my next post) and below are some of the work in progress pictures.  Not too bad for my first horse.

Since the horse was going to have a rider, I needed to make an armature for support. This is the first time I ever worked with an armature.

Working with the needles around the wire proved challenging.

But the hard work paid off! I used dozens of horse photos for reference to get the musculature right.




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