Thursday, July 10, 2008

Weeble Wagons and Old Toys

I found this great new site that is devoted to art and stuff . It is called deviant art .com. Tom turned me on to it. If you want some inspiration or just want to see some great stuff from all over the world check it out. It is a lot of fun. There is quite a bit of fan art but, we can all use a bit of fun.
This is a picture of some more of my toys I just noticed that one of T's stuffy's snuck in the. The round thing that resembles a top is really an old fashioned Yo-Yo. They are really great! You can't mess them up. I always hit some part of my own anatomy with regular YO-YO. I love making toys and games. I guess it comes from being a Mom for such a long time. The Wheeled thing laying on its side is a wooden worm. It is a favorite of toddler's. We made it just the right size for little hands that grasp everything. I also like the Weeble Wagon it has lots of little people that can go on great adventure.

We all need to take fantasy adventures atleast once in awhile. The stress that we all put each other and ourselves under is way to much. Since we are a tribal based creature we ought to spend more time on gathering then on competition.

Well since I am getting Preachy I had better quit.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

July 5 No More Fireworks

Well, I guess that living in Vegas I should be used to fireworks. We (The City and Casinos) tend to blow things up at the drop of a hat. Sometimes, I dream of seeing old buildings and such around here but, Vegas destroys and then scraps and then builds a brand new shiney building. The essence of a throwaway culture.
nywy I thought I would look at these masks on the web and get some inspiration to make some more. I have had images of a new Green Man mask running through my head but I haven't quite got the feeling right yet. Maybe tonight. I am a bit weird, I have to actually see what I want to make in my mind before I can begin work on it. I guess that someothers feel the same way. But I see others burn to create lots of stuff daily. I often wish that I was that way.

That is enough waxing philosophical, The masks are from natural vegatable tanned doeskin soaked in water and white glue as a stiffener. I hope that you like them.

Monday, June 23, 2008

New Toys and Old Songs

The other night I spent about 5 hours copying some of my old albums to CD. Crosley has a couple of cool machines to make this easy for those of us who are still a bit clumsy in the tech department. It also helps if you just want to make the memories easier to listen to. I know the quality of sound isn't as good as a new CD but memories don't need perfect renditon. There aren't to many people who would believe that I had an Old Monkees album hidden in that pile.To tell the truth I was surprised . I was happy to find the old Belefonte and Burl Ives though. Having Two Boys my sound devices have been filled with Metal and Techno to much of late. I guess I should get an Mp3 played and stay plugged in most of the time and give my ears a rest. Anyway along with copying old albums I saved some pictures of a couple of my toy designs to prove that I really do that. Hope you can relate to rocking horses and push toys. We enjoy making them and seeing the faces of kids that that think all toys have to be loud and plastic.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Masks Finally Finished

We finally put means to attach the Masks onto your face. It only took about 4 months. Procrastination is such a good thing. Now that I have finally finished these then maybe I can start working on different materials. We finally have summer weather here so evenings are much more pleasant. I hope that you enjoy this the latest post.
Have a happy!!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Back Again

It has been many months since I have visited. I guess I am a bad blogger. I will post some pictures tomorrow. Once again I will come up with reasons to put off putting stuff up. I suppose that is the song I always sing. Why do today what you can put Off until tomorrow.
I think you might like to see me when I am kicking back with freinds . We are enjoying a beautiful spring day here. The second picyure is another one of my cats. He is pretty laid back when he is asleep. At other times he is a very noisy creature. He tries to make up for his diminuative size by mouthing off all the time. He thinks that he can take on the whole world.I guess it is because he is a boy cat.
I have been talking about getting more stuff on the net for many months and have continued to come up with excuses for way to long, I guess I am as full of hot air as my little kitty cat. Boy Howdy would he be mad if he heard that. He thinks that we cannot do with out him.

Our pool is finally ready to be used for relaxation and fun. Maybe the weather will calm down enough for us to enjoy it soon.

I guess that I should realize that it is Okay to ramble on on these things. Since people don't really read them after all. I could be wrong but it doesn't matter anyway.

Hve a great Day!!!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Memorial to Saski

We lost Saski Cat to old age yesterday. It has been 16 years of very good friendship. She was a funny c o at in that she only attached herself to one person. At first it was Mom and then when Mm got a new kitten she felt deserted and she turned to me. But since the other cats didn't object I took care of her. We will miss her. This year has been hard on us in the pet department. We has lost three, a Guinea Pig, my old buddy Panser, and now Saski.
Tomorrow is a new beginning and we will find some new pets to share our lives. These will be more portable so they can enjoy our adventures on the road and camping.
Well enough of that . time to get busy with other projects.
Thanks for listening.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

We Have Made It Back Home!!

We went to Estrella War and had a great time even though it was cold and very wet. The S.C.A (Society for Creative Anachronism ) is like a big family. The War is the only time I get to see many old freinds. I hope you enjoy the pictures.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Leather Masks Description

I have been asked for more detail regarding our masks.
They are made from Doeskin that was soaked in water prior to molding.
After they dried we decorated them and fixed them.
If anybody is interested , they will be for sale at the Estrella War next week.

War Masks Part 2

Part two the Revenge of the Masks!!Add Image

Maks finished for WAR!!!

We have finished quite a few masks for the Estrella War. Thought you all might enjoy seeing them. We might later put them on Ebay! Enjoy them, Please.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Getting Ready For War!!

We are getting ready to go to Estrella. So we might not be around for a bit. Take care . Have fun and see you soon.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

New Leather Masks!!!

Yes i finally did it!! I did take pictures of the New Masks!! I hope that you like them.

Bye Bye

Lizzie and Saski

Hi! I know I said that I would Post pictures of my new masks but I just love the new pictures of the cats. Lizzie just came into the house after living out side for a year and one half. Saski (the black one) is my old lady and seems to get along well with lizzie. I will post the mask pics in a couple .
Bye for now.

Saturday, February 2, 2008


Hopefully tomorrow I will get around to posting pictures of my latest Leather Masks. I have to recharge my habdy dandy digital camera.

I have enjoyed working with the leather.


Saturday, January 26, 2008

Picture finally

Ifinally put a picture up.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Long time no see.

I guess I ought to visit more often if I want any one to pay attention to this. We have been playing with some new ideas around here . Mostly to avoid silly things like having to put up with family for the Holidays.

Anyway, we have been playing with leather and trying to make masks. The information available isn't very helpful. It seems that experimentation is the only way. We have had some success and we will have some pictures soon.

The other thing we are going to finish this week are games made out of canvas sheets and rocks. They are very portable. We are making them so they can fit into pockets or pouches.
I will get more pictures on this site soon.

Well that is enough for now. I have to finish the cookies .