Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Window Displays and EHAG giveaway

Before I became a full time artist, I was a “Visual Merchandiser” for major Mall developers. I quit my merchandising job in 1998 and started sculpting full time.
I have been helping out a friend with decorating some OLD vintage Display windows in Downtown Saint Joseph, Missouri. Here are some photos of the windows. I really enjoyed getting to working in the windows, but they sure don’t have wonderful windows like them anymore!
Because of my new puppy Elvira (The destroyer) I cannot decorate my house for Halloween so decorating the windows filled my void!
Happy Halloween to ALL!
Bugs & Hisses

Go to our EHAG art blog too win some Halloween goodied...the link is on my blog.
Good luck!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

My Puppy Elvira had OCD

My Poor little puppy Elvira (7 months old and 55#)had surgery on her shoulder yesterday! She is so very sore and cries a lot, BUT we do have her on pain meds. I thought she just had growing pains, but after the vet visit and x-rays she was diagnosed with OCD:

What is osteochondrosis (OCD)?
Osteochondrosis (also known as OCD) is a common, painful disease in dogs. It is characterized by an abnormality in the cartilage-to-bone transformation. As a result, cartilage and bone fragments may break off into the joint space. Osteochondrosis is not a form of arthritis, however, it often leads to arthritis. Larger breeds of dog have a genetic predisposition towards the condition, which results from rapid growth. (The pain from osteochondrosis is similar to the “growing pains” experienced by adolescents.)

Here is a photo of my little Franken-elvira!!

Bugs & Hisses

A wonderful Day with a Wonderful friend!

Feeling like Christmas!

I spent the day with my good friend Diane Houlk, the founder of The Puppetry Arts Institute. We visited a very cool shop named “With a French Accent” in the historic Corbin Mill. The shop was WONDERFUL!! The merchandising is outstanding!! I took a photo of Diane by the Santa display and also a wonderful French puppet theater from Loyon, France that the PAI hopes to add to our collection.
Enjoy the photos!
Bugs & Hisses

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

My auction donation to "Hollywood Halloween"

This is my donation to the
"Hollywood Halloween,” a fundraising event for the educational programs of the Saint Joseph Symphony, the Robidoux Resident Theater and the Performing Arts Association.
I designed a Halloween tree “Classic Horrors” It has eight of my Hand sculpted Ornaments. Dracula, The Monster and His Bride, Wolf man, Creature from the black lagoon, The Mummy,
Phantom of the Opera and Nosferatu. The garland is a real 8mm 1955 film of “The Revenge of the Creature” The Tree will be auctioned off Saturday night October 18th
I had fun designing the tree!! To find out more about “Hollywood Halloween” visit the Saint Joseph Symphony site:


I will also be dressing up as a Witch to greet the guests...this should be fun!!
Bugs & Hisses

My Favorite October song "Moondance" by Van Morrison

Well, its a marvelous night for a moondance
With the stars up above in your eyes
A fantabulous night to make romance
neath the cover of october skies
And all the leaves on the trees are falling
To the sound of the breezes that blow
And Im trying to please to the calling
Of your heart-strings that play soft and low
And all the nights magic seems to whisper and hush
And all the soft moonlight seems to shine in your blush

Can I just have one a more moondance with you, my love
Can I just make some more romance with a-you, my love

Well, I wanna make love to you tonight
I cant wait til the morning has come
And I know that the time is just right
And straight into my arms you will run
And when you come my heart will be waiting
To make sure that youre never alone
There and then all my dreams will come true, dear
There and then I will make you my own
And every time I touch you, you just tremble inside
And I know how much you want me that you cant hide


Repeat 1st verse

One more moondance with you in the moonlight
On a magic night
La, la, la, la in the moonlight
On a magic night
Cant I just have one more dance with you my love

Van Morrison Moondance song