Thursday, October 4, 2012

Fall is in the air

Today I spent about an hour outside.  It was a much needed break from the fumes of refinishing wood floors and I had to do something while the first coat of Poly was drying.

It was about 80F degrees outside but on the deck was a nice crisp layer of leaves and acorns. Even in the warm temperatures I could see the changes in the shadows and there was a breeze rustling through the drying leaves on the trees.

Yep, Fall is in the air and it is this time of year that I always start thinking about Halloween.  Now if you didn't know it, that is my absolute favorite holiday ever.  When else can you dress up and be as stupid looking as you want to be and nobody cares at all?

Case in last year at a Halloween party.  Theme was clowns and since real clowns scary the living crud out of me, I decided on insane killer clown.  Was a hit at the party and you should have seen the looks from the customers at IHOP when we stopped for a late-night breakfast. HAHA

For many years I worked for a haunted house in Charlotte, NC and I really miss doing that.  It started out as a way to make a little extra money and by the time I left there I had been in a few TV commercials and even made the cover of a local newspaper.  Nothing like giving people the chills to make for a satisfying night of work. BWUHAHAHAHAHA!
Since this blog is really supposed to be about my miniatures, I thought I would toss out a few pics of a little fella I made a couple years back.  His name was Jacob and he was a troubled soul.  He is about 8" tall from the base to the top of his head.  I used plastic skeleton parts as a base, but the remainder was constructed by me, including the feathered/flocked crow.
You should never work with black magic if you don't know what you are doing, especially if your fellow villagers frown on that sort of can be bad for your health.
His name was Jacob, on a farm he did toil.
No matter his efforts nothing grew from his soil.
He was caught by the village asking aid from below.
Now he hangs in his field, just him and a crow!


 Till later!


  1. Jacob is perfect for Halloween! Great work.
    Bye Faby

  2. Me gusta tu espantapájaros.
    Tiene estilo y está impecablemente realizado

  3. Thank you both for the very kind words.