Friday, April 17, 2015

Been busy

Does anyone blog anymore? 
I rarely come here to read up on those I follow. 
How is everyone? 

Well, for me.....I've been busy. 
Working a FT job. 
Trying to get my art 'out there'. 
Joined the local Art Community.
Showing pieces at a local yoga/cycling place.
Enjoying where we live. 
Stressing over where we don't. 
How is everyone. 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Animals can be ghosts too...

It's been 1 year and 6 months since we have lived here.
It's been 18 months of, what is that?
It's been 547.863 days of happenings...
not daily, but happenings nonetheless.

Most recently was yesterday. 
I attempted to take a nap in our bedroom. 
(It didn't happen, not because of this)
The cats are blocked off in another part of the house. 
I shut all the bedroom doors. 
I'm in bed. 
I feel, what feels like, a cat walking on the bed...
and walking further towards the pillows.
From the feet to the head. 

I know there is nothing there, because times before - 
before when this would happen, I'd look.
There is never anything there. 
Nothing that I can see. 

I mentioned this to hubs last night. 
He says 'it's funny you say that because...
'last week when you were in here and I was in there, it felt like something sat down on the bed'.

Today, I again, attempt to nap. 
Again, today, something walks on the bed (but this time it didn't go from foot to head, but more knee to head). 

I relayed this to hubs, and said 'it feels like a cat'.
*some random ghost kitty comment*

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Yesterday, my first EVER....

Fan 'mail'.

Noticed I had activity on my StarvnRtist FB page.
It was a private message from a COMPLETE STRANGER!

'Hey Amy. I love your work. I get to see it at the studio. Small world...from _____ living in ____now too'.
(some of my work is displayed at a local yoga/spinning studio)


Monday, April 21, 2014

I have the opportunity to...

show my work at a local spinning/yoga studio.
A friend told me to contact a studio owner. 
She said he was looking to display local artists, said his studio is more like a gallery than 'gym'. 
I contacted him last Wed and on Friday I met with him and willingly left 3 pieces there, with promises to bring more.
When I met with him on Friday, he told me of his visions of having a show (if he can get enough art (all styles)) to showcase. He even called my work 'quality'.  !!!

Today (with hubs help)...

He told us that 1 of the higher ups at Starbucks is a client of his.
'Mothership' aka Starbucks is far left on last pic.

Ordered business cards today (cross your fingers they turn out alright).
So, this is happening...


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Gunna bite the bullet....etsy, again.

Have been working on some new art, so much so, that it's starting to take over the house...must list them...make room for more and monies to buy supplies.  I. NEED. SUPPLIES.

So, if you're feeling froggy, check me out:

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Zombie Makeup (cause there aren't enough out there)

*I bought a zombie kit, but he wasn't a fan of it*

*zombie makeup TAKE 2*

What you need:
2 ply toilet paper (separate the layers and rip into smaller pieces)
Elmer's Glue
Makeup (regular girlie makeup)


Figure out where you want the booboo/scar/tissue damage/wound?

Using your finger, dip into glue and then onto skin (not too much not too little).

Place tissue (piece by piece)
*it will wrinkle, it will roll, it will build up = NO Worries*
Let air Dry or use a blow dryer (on cold)

I used:
Browns/Yellows/Black/Red or Rust/Green (dark and light)

Browns/Yellows and Black around eyes. 

On / Around the wound: 
Black/Brown and Red
The rest of the face, add color where you think they belong. 

I used the Green as an accent (along hairline, corner of mouth/nose)

I did use the 'blood' that came with the makeup. 
 It was Green, it was gross...but in the end it was very cool looking.

*his costume was fun to do too*

Thursday, October 31, 2013



*The Headpiece* rather heavy.
I used 3 wire hangers to make up the base. 
Then I used 5+ rubber snakes and 4 smaller snakes, and wired them onto the base. 
Spray painted everything black (had previously painted the snakes black),
Used my Medusa dread falls (that I made) and wrapped those into the headpiece.
I read somewhere that Medusa liked shinny, I hit up many yard sales and my own stash to find pieces. 

*The Makeup*
Fishnet stocking over forehead.
I used Halloween black to dab on and then used glitter black powder to set it.
*The Eyes*
White upper lids.
Elmers glue + White glitter.
Dark purple in the crease and a lighter for under the brow. 
Light pink lipstick + purple eye shadow to set and color lips.

Put hair in pigtails. 
Put on 2 dread falls per side. 
Then used the other dread falls to balance the headpiece in place.
*Medusa dread falls - I braided the wavy yarn together in sections.  Then added any lil shiny bits to it.  THEN dropped into boiling water for a few seconds. Pulled out and let air dry for a few hours (days really, only cause I hadn't felt like messing with them sooner). Then strung onto another piece of yarn (like you do putting together dread falls normally).

*Black dress*