Friday, August 6, 2010

Multiple Tragedies

No big photo update this time, because I really don't feel like it. Two unrelated events have me very frustrated with the whole mess...but I'll keep plugging at it.

First, and more minor of the two, I was building up a latex mold when suddenly, it's container seal broke. $30 worth of latex went from being a mold to being all over my art table and on my paint brushes. Note that that was all of the latex I owned currently....grrr. And it killed paint brushes.

Secondly, last night there was a thunder storm. It killed my computer's ethernet and killed my stereo, at the same time.... though they are both on surge protectors. So, I'm limping by with wireless internet, but my router is on the other side of the house from my computer, so the signal strength is shoddy. I will miss the stereo though.

I'm going to do more work on art stuff today, but I am REALLY fed up. Eh well.

Oh, also, my phones are dead.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Working towards Halloween!

Okay, so last post, I gave hints about my Halloween projects, but unfortunately, I still have no pictures. We had lots of company this weekend, and at least one of them was a carrier for the CREEPING DEATH, so I've been sick the last couple of days.

The Ocular Worm prototype has worked out well, but all the subsequent ocular worms have remained sticky.... I'm using the same kind of paint, following the same steps in creation, and using the same liquid latex as before, but they are curing more slowly. Must be the humidity. Eh well.

As I write this, I'm currently covered in plaster of paris. Ech. I hate getting dirty while doing my art, but it must be done. I spent yesterday in a fever, but managed to get some molds made of alginate...which I'm not sure I like. I'm probably going to have to redo the molds in latex. Oh well.

Mold making is outside of my comfort zone, but I feel that the molds are needed. I've come up with a new way ( I HOPE!) of making pickled curiosities, which will be cheaper than candles, and hopefully will mean more sales. More on that as it comes.

Next post, I'll at least show the ocular worm prototype, and maybe some new curiosities, as well!

Until then, here's an instructable I found about making your sweet little baby into a three armed mutant.