Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Save the Date and Don't be Late!

It's almost time for the our Big Show! The one and only "SpookyTimeJingle Soiree"!!

This show will feature both Halloween and Christmas original art from the members of Spookytimejingles.com all under one roof!!!

This is a little sneek peek at some of the items I will be bringing to the show! I've got sculpted clay, wool needle felt, altered art, spun cotton ornaments and a few more surprises up my sleeves!

Come meet me at the show!!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

There's some "Frolicking" happening

Halloween Frolicking that is!!!!

I just added some new spun cotton ornaments in my Etsy Shop!!!

A new series that I started called, "Frolicking Feathered Friends" (say that 3x times fast) are made using handmade real feather tree branches in custom colors! These would be perfect on a Halloween feather tree and sure to a highlight in your Halloween decorating!

Spun cotton ornaments are very light weight so they won't bend down the branches of your tree ;-}

Sunday, September 12, 2010

It's all Halloween

This month I've been all about Halloween!

At midnight tonight, the Spookytimejingles site will update and you'll find my Halloween page to be overflowing with treats!

A wool needle felt moon man titled "Once in a Blue Moon" is sculpted from the perfect shade of blue wool.

The spun cotton pieces include a witch art doll titled "Hildegarde" and I pulled out all the stops with this one and it is loaded with details.

Two other spun cotton art doll ornaments include a collectible Dept. 56 umbrella in their hands.

A trio titled "Wee Halloween Riders" are sure to make you smile ;-}

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The new work will be revealed at midnight tonight!!!

Marie Patterson Studio at Spookytimejingles.com

Thursday, September 9, 2010

What's Black & White & Blue all over?

A new wool needle felt that I'll be offering for sale in just a few days at the update for the SpookyTimeJingles website (Sept 13th).

Here's a sneek peek of my completed new Moon Man, titled "Once in a Blue Moon".

On Sept 13th be sure to stop by my page (Marie Patterson Studio) at the SpookyTimeJingles site to read all about him!!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

My PTO Day

Yesterday, September 1st, I granted myself a PTO (personal time off) Day to spend the day with my husband, Jim, celebrating our 31st wedding anniversary.

We pulled out the album and reflected back on the day and I created a collage to share some of the moments.

I can remember when my Mom took my hand as we were to start down the aisle and she looked at me and said, "Daddy's spirit is with us"!

Jim and I spent the day doing what we both enjoy by hiking in the woods by a nearby stream and enjoying nature.

Last time we hiked in this area, we collected the heart shaped rocks we found by the stream bed and since then I put them into a shadow box.

For those of you who follow me, you know that nature is my biggest source of inspiration and on this trip I once again looked at the rocks and I'd like to share with you what I saw. (click on images to enlarge)

From left to right: crescent shaped face, bird head, head with the "eye" (that's Jim in the opening), screaming face, moon over cat, and a shoe

For me these rocks will be a memory of the day as well as a source of inspiration for future projects.

I'd love to hear your comments as to what you see in the rocks!

Friends and family know that Jim is quite a character and he always makes me laugh. He picked up this rock and said, "Look, I found an iPhone!" LOL!

As we hiked out of the park, we saw these butterflies on the thistle and I was so excited to have been able to get this shot.