Sunday, August 28, 2016

New/Last Doll

OK, the last one for a while at least. I had to have him since my arms in the SCA are a merman and I have always had a thing for mermen and merboys. There is a lot of work needed to make him a finished thing, but here is the blank Soom, siren/merboy I just bought. When I am done he will have a dorsal fin on his head (I hope), hair and shading and will be amazing looking.


Monday, August 15, 2016

War Coronet

For the first time I took all my stuff to make leather coronets with me to Pennsic. Turns out it was a good thing as I ended up doing this one for a gentle from Lochac (Australia). He knew what he wanted and I was lucky the people who sell cabochons are just down the street from my shop and had the large stones I needed. I just hope it holds together, as the extreme heat and humidity made it not want to stay glued. This is Leather, Acrylic and artificial Moonstones and black stones. Number 42

My Shop At War

For the past 31 years I have set up "The Magic Mirror" at Cooper's Lake in PA for 2 weeks and sold art. Sometimes with other artists, sometimes not. This year was mostly me except for a few pieces by my friend and co-owner of the shop, Theddaeus Shaffer, and some tunics and pottery by Anna Kuberth.  Robin brought some premade stuff and crocheted some pouches to sell. It was a good war sales wise, even if it was very slow and sporadic.  This is the latest incarnation of the shop, it has been done with two 10 x 20 carports for the past several years. The rugs are new this year and worked wonderfully. My old rugs were mostly wool and I ended up getting a bad rash from them for the past 2 years. So, here are some pictures of "The Magic Mirror".

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Back From War

It was very hot and rained at the worst times. But I needed it and it was good for me. If you don't know what Pennsic is look it up here;

Not 100% accurate but not bad and from a few years ago.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Off To War

Well it is that time of year again, I am off to the wilds of PA to sell art and be medieval. Look up the Pennsic War if you want to know exactly what I will be doing.

Leaving the son home to guard the hose...he is not well enough to go.

See you in 2 weeks.


Sunday, July 17, 2016

Reminder For Themed Art Book

Reading the comic book "Lady Mechanika" they mention the Arcana Mundi, a hidden world and that made me think I should do a set of art for a book that is all fantastic, mystical or mythical creatures and scenes and call it the Arcana Mundi!  Maybe change it slightly to the Arcanum Mundi since it will be a book. So I am posting this here to remind me.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Now With New Title

OK, finally done. the idea was always to have him with a feather in front of him. I found the Egyptian hieroglyph that I wanted to use, looked it up and low and behold it was exactly what I should use. It is the symbol maat, it is the feather used by Anubis to weigh against the heart to see if you are worthy once you die.   Over all I am pretty pleased with how this came out. "Judgment of Anubis", 16 x 20, Acrylic and Prisma Color on Canson board. SOLD,  prints available. Picture 41.