Thursday, August 26, 2010

I'm entertaining myself

Summer is almost over.  Thank Goodness.  I have been sleeping in later every day, and unable to go to sleep at night without a darn sleeping pill because I slept in so late.  But the pills make me groggy, so I sleep in again.  I need a reason to wake up early- so I am very glad work will be starting soon.  I need a life ;)

I have been busy though.  Though autumn is not yet in the air, I know that Halloween and Dia De Los Muertos are both creeping closer- I know because of the little countdown thingy right there ->
So I am making ATCs of "Skelly heads" as Lyn calls them.  I like that word; skelly.  Calaveras they are also called.  I've been playing with watercolor pencils and colored pencils. 

Anyone else do ATCs that wants to trade?  I might have to find an ATC trading blog.  or you all will be getting these as Halloween cards.

I've got more in the works:

Then after those, I have to play with the Holiday Gift idea I was thinking about, start a quilt I cut out months ago, and make some toys for an upcoming set of twins from my best friend's family as well as to drop off for unsuspecting people to find.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Love the jaunty attire!

Lyn said...

Oh yes, I love your skelly heads. I'll show those to my son - he'll love them. They look like Skullduggery Pleasant.

If you tell me how to make ATCs then I'll trade with you!!

K(Banterings of a Basketcase) said...

ATCs are artist trading cards- they are typically made by hand one of a kind in the size of a playing card- or even on top of a playing card- 3 1/2 by 2 1/2
here's some links- ok one link (my computer is starting to feel the retrograde and won't right click at random times)

Mara said...

We don't celebrate either in the Netherlands, although Hallowe'en is now getting to become more popular.

Love your skellies!

AlphaBetsy said...

I love Calaveras!!! I would love to swap some ATCs. Whatcha want?

Her Mom said...

Sounds to me like you have things to do. But I could ship you Bailey and Shasta if you need help getting up early.

SuziCate said...

Love your "skelly heads"! You have been busy, busy, busy!