Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Halloween Circus...

Hello Lovelies!

Prepare yourselves, this is going to be a long (but good) one. First off, I'm happy to announce that Cigar, Creeper & Dark cards are now available in the shop for Halloween or that eccentric friend. I even matted them with an old photo matte I scanned in and modified. Check them out!


In a mere week (September 12th) I will have a booth at the 2nd Annual Picnic Art Show in Portland, Maine. I am SO excited! This will be such a talented group of people, I'm glad I was accepted. Consequently, I'm stepping it up and I'm doing a circus theme in my booth. That's right, pennants, sawdust, peanuts, the full nine yards. I even made a pair of circus pants with suspenders (not to be confused with clown pants) for the occasion! [See the pic below.] I think it will be great. Oh! And I ordered some huge photo prints [16 x 20] to display/sell at Picnic from iprintfromhome and they are beautiful, truly. They're so great, I plan to offer large format prints in my shop upon request... so FYI on that. I will take plenty of booth pics and post them here next week. Wish me luck!

On to wonderful things I've discovered. If you haven't visited the Morbid Anatomy blog you are missing out! Covering everything from tombs to medical oddities to sideshows and circuses all with beautiful pictures, articulate write-ups and links, this is the cream of the blog crop in my opinion. Check it out.

Coming from this blog, I learned about a pretty cool place that I plan to visit if I'm ever in San Francisco, CA. The Musee Mecanique is a museum that houses the world's biggest privately owned collection of coin-operated machines, music boxes and slot machines. From the homepage with that laugh that makes you want to run for the hills or punch something to the dusty apparatuses themselves... this looks like it would be a hoot to see.

Totally random, the Halloween issue of Martha Stewart Living is out and I don't know about you, but I look forward to it every year. (I know, I know, it's Martha), but the ideas get me inspired to create some creepiness and ironically (since I'm making a hearse card set this year), Martha is on the cover as a haunted equestrienne. Check it out!

And let's wrap up with some humor, shall we? Sure we shall. Did you Gentle Lambs read about Japanese Prime Minister Hatoyama's wife who wrote a book claiming she has in fact been abducted by aliens and taken to Venus in a "triangular-shaped UFO"?! She also believes Tom Cruise was Japanese in a former life. All of these adventures are chronicled in her novel entitled Very Strange Things I've Encountered... Riiiiight. I don't think I need to read that book to know the ending...

Until next time: unpleasant dreams...


Kate8085 said...

When are you coming over for a movie night so we can talk all night about how much we love (and how freakin' crazy) old Joan?
"Tina, bring me the axe!" How weird that she was so dramatic in real life that she seemed to pull from her characters..Straight Jacket, awesome.

Morbid anatomy, bookmarked.
The book by his wife, no bookmarks in that..what a weirdo.

I can't wait for pics of the booth and your pants!! Have a great time at the show, looking forward to hearing all about it!

The Stapelia Company said...

Kate if you were closer, we'd be having movie night weekly. I'm sure we both have some doozies we can recommend. And good ol' Joan. NUTS. Wasn't she the subject for Mommy Dearest? (Another not-intentionally-crazy flick).

I can't wait to share the booth photos! These 16 x 20 prints are gorgeous, I'm not going to lie. ;)

cabin + cub said...

I am so glad you clarified that they are circus pants and not clown pants.. since an image of those pants where the waist is a hula-hoop and hung with suspenders flashed into my head. Plus it would be really hard to work a booth in hoop pants without knocking stuff over all the time.

Just saw the Martha on newsstands yesterday... haven't got it yet, but I always break down by October and get it. ;)

The Stapelia Company said...

Hahaha. Nope, not clown pants. These are classy. More like the animal keepers or the circus hands would have worn. Inspired by Carnivale... one of my favorite shows. :)

Bathgasm said...

Found you from Etsy. Hooray for Halloween!