What a great summer we had in Victoria! The weather was spectacular and I got to spend a fair amount of time in one of my favourite places... the beach.
Hubby and I also had a lovely week up in the Okanogan (Canada's wine country in the interior of British Columbia) sampling all the wines and having a very delicious experience in the five star restaurants attached to the wineries.
In September, we ducked down south of the border to Portland for a stay at the Kennedy School hotel for few days and then over the Oregon shore visiting Cannon Beach, Seaside and Fort Stevens. How lovely it is at Fort Stevens with its miles and miles of white sand. The drive back up through Washington state is one that I always enjoy. Yep it was a good summer all around.
I was anxious to get home... I missed messing around in my art room and I had a big box of goodies from Blick that I brought back with me that I could hardly wait to get into. Nothing like a couple of weeks away from creating (and a trip to the art store) to get my juices going again. And.. with Halloween around the corner, the idea for the Pumpkin Gals popped into my head one morning while I was at the pool (I do my version of water aerobics every morning for an hour or so at the crack of dawn). What fun it has been coming up with these two beauties!
I chuckle every time I look at them... and now that they are finished I am a bit sad... the juice, the fun is always in the getting ready to create phase and in the creating itself!!
Now I just know you are going to ask...what are they made of? It's polymer clay sculpted over very large glass Christmas bulbs. The bat and the cat are also made of polymer clay. The bat is attached to a pipe cleaner so that it moves when you touch it. The cat just lounges around and looks smugly cool! They are free standing but can also be hung on a Halloween tree or in a window. I just chuckle every time I look at those false eyelashes!
Halloween is just around the corner... what are you going to create???
Till next time, have an artsy week,