Monday, October 27, 2008

And a big sigh for Monday

So yes, it may seem as though I have been slacking off on my art but I'm not (okay maybe a little). It is a hard transition going from Halloween to Christmas. Plus I don't want to show my winter stuff just yet when the most glorious Holiday of the year hasn't even had its time to shine yet. I will thought give you a little taste of what we have in store!

I have to say I have been working on three-D sculptures more than my paintings. Hmmm not sure way. I think because they are introducing new challenges and are an exciting change of pace. The unfortunate part is that they take much longer. Oh well all part of it I guess.

So please bear with me during this transitional period. This is my first time in blog world trying to figure out timing but after Halloween (31st) I will start displaying whatever Christmas/Holiday/Winter stuff I might have and I will continue creating Christmas until Decemeber. After that I have no idea what I am going to do…. HAHA I guess we will see when the times comes..

As a general rule I am not a 'scaredy cat' but the limits of my bravery were certainly tested this weekend. For years…. that is right years, I have been trying to make my why to Ulster Park, NY to see the #1 scariest hayride in the country!!!!! THE ENTIRE USofA! This year I was finally on the ball and got reservations. You wouldn't believe how fast the tickets fly. Anywho, the participants were Adam, Adam's sister Emily, and myself. Emily and I being horror buff and Adam could take it or leave it. The sad truth is we don't have any pictures to commemorate the evening because they had that place tied down like Fort Knocks. No camera phones no cameras, period.

Since I pride myself on being extremely punctual I matter-o-factly said that I wanted everyone in the car an hour early! I know seems severe but A) it was a two hour drive, and B) we had never been and I didn't want time being in the way. LUCKY WE DID! We got through the gates and hour early and as soon as we got in the power line next to us shorted out and engulf in a blaze! All the while I was by a hawk (which was real, but was being tamed by a handler) when the hawk noticed the adverse commotion he freed himself from the handler and flew into my head!!!!!!!!!!! Folks I couldn't fabricate this if I wanted too. Realizing I wasn't hurt but just startled we made our way to safety. Needless to say all the power went out, and the people who were still at the front gate were turned away to go home. The people who were left inside the park (see lucky we got there an hour early) were able to continue. YESSSSS!!!!!!!!!! IT WAS SOOOOOOO SCAREY. The hayride wasn't that scary but the last haunted house was! Unfortunately due to the fire the last house was closed, but that was okay I don't know if I could have handles being scared anymore! If you are ever in the mid-NY area and are looking for a good time in the Fall that is the place to go!
Okay this was a long post for a Monday. Welcome back everyone I hope you hade a great weekend!



Fannie said...

That is a scary experience, Steph! I'm glad you're okay. Love your Christmas piece.

Jenn said...

Oh Steph! I could have never made it within a mile of that place!! I'm a HUGE scaredy cat! The hawk flew on your head!!?!! I'm sorry I'm giggling!! What an experience:) thanks for sharing!
happy week to you!!!

p.s. your Christmas painting is darling:):):)

LisaLectura*creations said...

Hi Steph! Adorable Christmas painting! I love Halloween, but I don't think I would be brave enough to go where you went.

Also, thanks for your comments on my blog! I used acrylics for their eyes.

Pease Porridge said...

Wow, that sounds like an awesome night, hawk and all. I would love to get that close to a hawk as long as it did not hurt. That sounds so fun. I know we have some places around here that are suppose to be scary, but nothing like that. Halloween is such a wonderful holiday isn't it! I love all your sculptures. I like how you do the eyeballs. Very Nice. Jennifer

Jenny said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, today. Your paintings are neat. I cannot wait to see your christmas stuff. LOL...waiting? Oh not me, as you can see. This is my first year creating dolls, so I am on a wirlwind....

Happy blogging~


Designs by CK said...

Hi Steph ~ Thanks for stopping by, AND I received my lovely package of goodies today. Love all my TREATS..."Jareth" is my favorite. The glitter was a FUN touch and you pack like me. LOL

Thanks for being such a sweet friend!

PS: I totally agree with the "transition!"

Happy Halloween Always,
Chris :-)

carolyn said...

hi ya steph!
Oh my goodness I would have left that house after the hawk incident!
I enjoy scary stuff but not scary houses! I did attempt the ouija board as a hoot last year though!

I love working in 3 dimensions too. It's nice to switch things up every once in a while. Keeps things fresh!
By the way, Christmas stuff is all over the stores now and I have been trying to fit in some holiday stuff even now!

Thanks for stopping by my neglected blog and leaving sweet comments. It's nice to know I am not the only one that gets overwhelmed!


Heather said...

how sweet! I cant wait to see your christmas stuff!~

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