Saturday, October 25, 2008

A Scottie Halloween

Every year our local newspaper, Columbus Dispatch, has a pet costume contest for Halloween. This year I sent in the picture of Frodo as Darth Frodo & this picture of Fiona and Frodo as Garden Bugs. I got a message from Joe Blundo asking if they indeed were my pets & that the results of the contest were to be in Monday October 27th issue of the Dispatch. Now, I'm not saying they will get their pictures published, but I'm pretty certain that they'll get in the paper. If so, that is the 2nd time for Mz. Fiona. Her & Skyeblue won 3rd place one year as The SUPER-SCOTTIE girls. They of course took their prize money & bought Pig Ears!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Breast Cancer Turtles

I'm sorry, but I keep forgetting to mention that I was one of the artist who worked on the Pink Ribbon Turtle project. All the money is to go to breast cancer research. Please check this website out to be able to see the Turtles & to purchase either tickets for the raffle or products with the Turtle's image.

thank you

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


Here is my Oliver. He is from a class I took with Cyndy Sieving. It was her class on face & body building. I had a blast turning my doll into a vampire. I've worked in a hospital lab for 25 years and have always wanted to make a vampire. I can't tell you how much money I'd have accumulated over the years if only I had collected a dollar for each time I was called a vampire, or had to endure the endless lab vs. vampire jokes. Yes, rich enough to own a private island perhaps.

I did enter Oliver in the competition for EDAC (Enchanted Doll Artist Conference) back in July. I entered the beginning professional category. Oliver got be a 3rd place ribbon. The story I had with Oliver was that he was a "model employee" working in the Blood Bank through his lunch break. The glass tube has paint in it...I actually had someone ask me if it was real blood! And the bag is just a bag with painted yarn to give it a more natural look. I actually had a couple people stand shocked when they saw that I really didn't bead the whole thing. But, if you look real close, Oliver does have some beads on his cape. I think he is perfect for this time of the year...oh & yes, he gets his pay in units! Of blood, that is!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Pet Halloween picture

It is time for the annual Columbus Dispatch pet Halloween costume contest. Yesterday, we decided it is time to get the costumes out, find the dog treats, and get the cameras going. My first pictures to share is of Frodo as Darth Vader. He was so funny when I put the costume on him. He saw me coming up to him as he was standing at the fence barking at the kids playing soccer, and knew something bad was going to happen. WRONG! It was fun. Well, to me it was fun... At least Frodo did let me put the costume on. He even didn't freak when I put the helmet on his head. His legs are too short to actually fit in the sleeves, but not too bad. We put him on the swing in the back yard and when we reviewed the shots it actually looked like he was sitting in front of one of those green screens for CG effects. I'm going to send this into Joe Blundo with the caption, "Come to the Dark Side". We are going to try to do some photoshop magic and see if we can get a more Star War background, but I think with his dark color you really couldn't see his adorable head. But anyway...enjoy Frodo Baggins as Darth Vader. LOL!