Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Izzit Multitasking or ADD?

Soooo many things going on at once. I put the dolls bodies aside to pick on some gourds. And then this quirky little guy came outta nowhere...



This is Java Joe. That is a real coffee cup I used for his body and I used the actual lid as the mold (gasp!) for the lid.

Seriously, I don't know what possessed me to make him but another one of my coworkers is giving him the 'eye'. She is my on-the-spot critiquer (izzat a word?) & wants me to do another as a gift for a java junkie friend. Ha! Little does she know, I hate doing repeats so I have to debate with myself...try him out on ebay and see what the interest is like or just flat out sell him to her without ever knowing. Too bad I don't work for a bigger place...I could do all my business with my coworkers...hehehe.

And the two gourd pieces are nearing completion; an ornie and a candy bowl both in the fashion of the cat on my banner so I will have something to offer soon.

The other news was that I went to the National Haunters Convention in King-of-Prussia on Friday to see all the SpookyTime Jingles goodies up close and personal. Such eye-candy!! And a truly fabulous display. Dani (Ambitions Design) really put forth an outstanding effort to make that a success.

Aside from that treat, I met Claire Lavin who was there to appraise vintage & antique halloween collectibles. She wrote the books Timeless Halloween Collectibles and Time for Halloween Decorations.

Also in evidence were lots of zombies and body parts and some really cool animatronics. I'll have to post some of those pics as soon as I upload them.

8 comments:

Pattee said...

Where is the heck did he come from???? Don't you always work in gourds? Is he different for you?
He's so great!!!!
Pattee

Creepy_Creations said...

I love him, he is sooo cute! You should make more!! Maybe to switch it up do different coffee drinks, then you are not totally doing the same thing!

Jamie

idrawpix said...

Josie, he is sooo wired! You so bad...Teasing your co-workers with him! LOL!
Karen

Skeleton In My Closet said...

Thanks : )

On the rare occasion Pattee, I'll use something else, but gourds are my preference. I do love anthromorphic advertising icons & I just envisioned him one morning while buying a cup.

Jamie, to me that is still like, 'been there, done that' and it loses its joy. it's why I don't offer to do commissions.

LOL, Karen...they are free to bid as well!

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

Oh Girl...this dude is right up my alley! HEY JAVA! WHOOOOHOOOO I absolutely love HIM!
AWESOME JOB!
Cheers!

Light and Shadow Studio said...

Josie, Josie, Josie...This is why I value your friendship, your "art" is so unexpected and bizarre. It gives me things to ponder for days. Love the cup!!! The three eyed uncle look alike will give me chills for at least three more. Don't you think he needs just a little glitter though? Tamster

Gourdqueen said...

Sometimes you really skeer me Jozay! But that makes you happy!
Glitter? Tammy, Tammy, Tammy!

HowlingMoonDesigns said...

Java Joe is Awesome!I hate making repeats of anything myself...But I do like Jamies idea!
Candy