Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Graveyard ACEO

I'm not sure why, but I don't really do many Aceos. However, I've really been in the mood for painting lately, and aceos are great for that. Here's what I concocted last night:

I recently read Neal Gaimon's The Graveyard Book, and was inspired to paint a graveyard. If you like Gaimon's Coroline, chances are you'll love his Graveyard book.
The card is painted with acrylics, and I used bailing wire to make a nice iron fence. I had a lot of fun painting this thing, so look for more aceos in the near future!
Available here.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Dogpatch USA

Does anyone remember Dogpatch USA? It was a hillbilly themed park in north-east Arkansas. I went there once when I was a kid and now can only remember fragments of the trip.
The park has sadly been abandoned for years now. It closed its doors in 1993, I believe. For years, I didn't know about its closing, until we passed by and saw its condition.

It is sad, but there is a haunting beauty to it all. Check out these pics:

So do any of you remember Dogpatch? There's a ton of pics around the Internet showing the park in its abandoned state, but none of its heyday.

If you have any pics or memories to share, please, do. I would love to see them!!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

New Ornament and World's Smallest Frog

I whipped this little guy together over the past couple of days and he's now available on Etsy for a special low price. Check it out!

My wife and I went to the park, and I saw this little frog and couldn't resist getting a pic with it. Notice the ring!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Still Here

Sorry for the long absence. I've been really quite lately, but have been busy working on new pieces when time permits.

I have some new Christmas items on the way for the next STJ update, along with something for Halloween, and a door prize, so stay tuned!

I keep forgetting to take WIP pics until I've already started painting, which isn't always a very flattering phase. I'll try to remember next time.