Friday, October 30, 2009

Frozen in Time with Kaleidoscope Eyes

To be frozen in time could be horrific or fun, depending on what time it is!?
This drawing makes me think of things like DejaVu, Wonderland, and Groundhog day,
fascinating in their own strange way.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

By the Pale Moon Light...

Well as we all know Halloween is almost upon us. I have been looking so forward to this holiday that it is coming out in my drawings. I am also looking forward to some left over candy, wink wink!

By the Pale Moon Light
I Watch without Fright
As the Ghouls and Fools
Chase through the night!

Trick r Treat,


Sunday, October 11, 2009

Luminous Paper Lantern

Since the season turned to Fall here we have the house full of warmly scented flickering candles. Today I was feeling a bit crafty as usual and I wanted to make a paper lantern to go over a candle.

I originally saw the idea for a paper lantern in a Martha Stewart magazine. If you want to make a lantern for yourself, I am sure you could visit her site to find a template or
just make your own like I did.

I had to improvise a little bit, because I only have so many materials on hand. Here is what I used:
8.5 x 11 black card stock, 8.5 x 11 white vellum sheet, sharpies, tape runner, flower punches, scissors and some puffy black paint.
First I designed my template for the lantern onto a regular sheet of paper. Then I cut the template out and traced it onto my black card stock sheet twice and cut them out. Then I taped the two black lanterns together on one side.
Next, I drew some silhouettes onto my vellum sheet (I originally tried to print my images onto the vellum using my printer... this did NOT work, oopsie).
I then cut out my windows to fit the windows in the lantern. I then taped the vellum windows into place on the black lantern pieces.

Finally I taped the final lantern side edges together. I also decided to embellish it with flowers and some pretty puffy and shiny black paint.

For the candle: I used a glass jar and dropped a votive candle in it to protect the fragile lantern from catching fire. This also allows the color of the candle to flicker through the windows of your lantern.

This was a fairly simple project and fun to do! If you decide to create one of your own, please do share!
Happy Creating!

*PS* I just started a new blog that I am posting some of my crafty things on... Please visit