Summer was slow coming to Southern California this year (WOO HOO) but now it’s here with a vengeance. The past few days temperatures have hit over the 100’s in many places. Which means I’m not a happy crafter my work space is outside, it’s under a patio cover but it’s still miserably hot out there kind of hard to concentrate on creating. I did manage to finish one new project. It’s a wooden tomb shadow box. I decided to do the story of a vampire queen living in her castle enjoying the blood of those who wander into her woods and ruling the demons around her. I enjoyed creating the story as much as the piece I might even turn it into a short story. I haven’t written fiction in years.
Despite all this heat I keep thinking about Fall and Halloween. I’ve been playing with some vintage photos on the computer and creating some Halloween/witch themed pictures from them. I’m not sure how I want to use them but I’d like to do something. If nothing else maybe I can use them for my Halloween cards this year.
Guess I should quit trying to avoid the heat and get to work. Here are a few pictures of the completed project and for the background story check out the Etsy posting: vampire queen story
August 19, 2010
Nacreous Alchemy had a good week it started off with an order for four pieces from a very nice customer and I was able to finish two new pieces as well. One of them was transforming a traditional shabby chic shadow box into a far darker and less mainstream piece. Those are my favorite kinds of projects starting out with one thing and making it over completely. Here's the before and after:
I was at Michael's this weekend stocking up on supplies. The girl who rang me up asked me if I really like Halloween. ;) Even though the heat has finally decided to descend on us here in SoCal I'm already dreaming of fall and Halloween decor all over.
Posted by Nacreous Alchemy at 4:47 PM