Thursday, February 24, 2011

Trip to Paris

Just got back from Paris, it was a great chance to see art at it's finest. It was amazing to stand only a foot away from Van Gogh and Monet paintings. You could find art and artist everywhere, this is a picture from a small in town near De La Marine that had a square filled with artist.

Walking through the streets just makes you wan to paint. So things at home have been on hold for a week
but it's time to get back in the swing.
This cafe looked like a painting to me, even how the chairs and table are set up. I highly recommend the trip to everyone.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Halloween website I Found

One reason I love paper mache is because of Halloween. When I was young I started making costumes and ever since then I was hooked. Growing up we always went all out with decorations and had the best house in the neighborhood. I will always remember the two twins that lived on the street behind us, my mother scared them so bad one year they didn't come back to our house for candy till they were twelve.

Halloween Costumes (Singer Sewing Reference Library)

As kids we won so many costume contest we started driving to other towns so we could enter the contest with anyone knowing who we were. In the past three years I've been decorating my house and we live in a fairly new neighborhood so in the beginning  I felt like the only one who would go all out but this past year it was nice to see our block step it up a notch and make it more fun for everyone.

I signed up for this website last year called At first it was hard to find time to use it but since I have more time to myself now I started looking into it and I truly have to give it an A++

Great people,very friendly and helpful. It's nice to find people who like to talk about decorations and skeletons in Feb.

My plan this year for Halloween is to go all out and that means lots of work to do.
The Halloween Handbook: 447 Costumes 

Friday, February 4, 2011

Keeping Up with the Listing

Today seemed like I was on the computer all day long, finding the time to paint and then list can keep you busy. I find it helps to schedule myself. At first I thought that I could just do it when I have a chance and keep up but with close to 100 listing and selling a few things along with trips to the post office.

The one good thing about having a job you goto is it slots that time of the day for you and there is only that work to do, when your home I find myself getting lost into fixing things and daily clean up.

The first thing was to put up a wall calendar and mark my work days down and
also so gave myself goals. As much as I disliked the corporate world I do guess there is a few good business models that can help.

So today was listing on Ebay, Etsy along with tweeting, most of the day in the office working. Now time to work on 10 more things for next week. I still need to put together a few videos for YouTube.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Work in progress on Twitpic

A look at the Print Blocks

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Quick Update on the Brady Bunch Horse

We started putting the frame together for the horse. Still need to add Paper Mache' and Celluclay. This is the look we are going for.