Wednesday, August 29, 2012


"Eat, drink and be SCARY"

It's coming.  Halloween IS coming.  I know this because the great, fat spiders are busy building great fat webs.  Huge webs.  The Halloween kind of webs that get in your hair when you inadvertently walk into one.  The kind that are so beautiful you want to press them between two pieces of glass and save the creepy forever.

I know I am rushing the season but I can feel  the spooky coming on.  And for a creator of miniatures that spooky and scary gets into the miniature work.  I am busy at work getting ready for the IGMA Show but I am distracted by all the ghostly things that could be made in miniature.
So in honor of the harbingers of Halloween and the Day of the Dead, my friends the spiders, I made up this poor mourning mother pushing her poor baby for eternity in it's carriage.  Unable to accept the loss of her child, she died of grief.  But not before she wore herself thin and wretched walking the baby to the ends of the earth.
1:12 scale Mourning Mother

I know this is not for the faint of heart but the idea was suggested to me by one of my sick customers and I love her for the brilliant idea.  If you really hate this let me know and I'll give you her name.

"Halloween wraps fear in innocence, as though it were a slightly sour sweet.  Let terror, then, be turned into a treat..." Nicholas Gordon

Great mourning outfit, don't you think?

And yes, folks.  IT'S A CANDY HOLIDAY.  What's better than that?
And what's your favorite part of Halloween.  Tell me below.

Yes, she is one of a kind.  Thankfully.