Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Grand Dead Dames

Thought I would share a few things I've been working on for the shop.

It's my Grand Dead Dames.... a series of great ladies...that are Dead!!! I was inspired by my love of Historical Fiction and the t.v. series "1,000 Ways To Die".

I had lots of fun creating these.

Esmerelda Ozera

Gladys Oberbeck

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BORN: 12-28-1890
DIED: 12-24-1912

Happy that her birthday was just a few days away, Gladys had planned for an elaborate Christmas party, complete with old-fashioned candle lights on her magnificent fir tree. But with all the party preparations, Gladys had forgotten to water her fir tree regularly. So when she lighted all the candle lights, they soon started a small fire on the dried out tree, spreading faster than Gladys could say "Eggnog".

Poor Gladys, her Christmas dreams went up in smokes.

Desdemona Guler

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Born: 11-27-1847
Died: 5-25-1870

Desdemona loved to read. One day, while on her way to the weekly book club meeting, she happened to come across some late blooming summer flowers. When she placed her book bag down on the ground while she gathered some flowers to take with her to the meeting, she unknowingly disturbed a nest of African Killer bees. Sadly, Desdemona was unable to escape her attackers and she perished with her bookbag in hand. The bookclub selection was "Hamlet" and Desdemona was fond of the phrase "To be, or not to be..." she just never realized it would become her undoing.

You can all of the ones for sale here

Friday, October 15, 2010

Bad Junk Interiors #1

Hi - Hello - Do you remember me? My name is Kristal and this is my little piece of blogland, but I seem to have vanished from it for awhile. Sorry about that. To say that things have been busy is an understatement. But I am putting my foot down and making things return to normal. Because I enjoy my blog and all the friends that I have made with and all the cool and interesting things that happen with it.

Just like now. Donna at Funky Junk is hosting a "Bad Junk Interiors" challenge on Facebook. How this woman knows that my house is a mess, I just don't know. But I could really use this type of encouragement.

So, are you ready to see a D-I-A-S-T-E-R

Okay, let me fill you in one one thing. One of the reasons I was gone so long was that we took a family vacation. My step-daughter is pregnant (I'm gonna be a grandmother!) and she was going to meet us in Mobile so that all of the family could see her before the big day gets here. While on this trip, I was loaded up with all sorts of goodies from just about every member of the family, hence all the assorted boxes and stuff in the living room. And add to that the fact that I'm still attempting to decorate for Halloween, and two kids, one being 2-years-old and a constant source of bundled up energy, well, it all combined to create this inferno.

Oh, and can I add in the two white/light colored dogs that are oozing hair everywhere...right into the lovely red carpet ( NOTE: If you have kids and dogs, don't E-V-E-R get red carpet!)

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As Gracie would say, "All Better"

Also, to let you know, Donna is hosting a fabulous giveaway on her blog. And I really do mean fabulous. Why I'm even telling you, I don''t know, because I really want to win something from her. So just forget you read that. LOL!!!

Thanks so much for bearing with me in my absence. I promise to get caught up with all my wonderful friends and their blogs. And to make up for lost time with LOTS of blog post!!