Thursday, August 13, 2009
Back from the Dead
Well, I haven't been dead, but it has been a time of extreme change.
We moved. Please notice I didn't say we're moved *in*. That is far from the case. There are boxes everywhere and I'm wearing the same three pairs of pants and three shirts I can find. I hope to find the rest of my clothes in the future. And the one pair of sandals I can find are getting used to the fullest. They won't make it past this summer as they are starting to fall apart.
I finished a book I started for a friend here at work - my first commissioned piece. Berta is really into Halloween (apparently there is quite the cult of Halloween out there - who knew?) and asked me to make her a book that said Spooky and was as creepy as I could make it. So I dug around in my stash and found this (don't die) book from 1881 that was a report to Congress or something (I doubt if government reports are that valuable), but was really gross looking - all stained and ragged corners and edges. I developed a new style of letters to use and also figured out how to make skull faces. I finished it off last night with my burning tool on the folded letters part (mmm... smelled good!) and skull faces. It looks creepy.