This year I decided upon the task of becoming a coral reef. Here is the progress so far.
Yes, it’s August, but it’s also less than 3 months away from my favorite holiday: HALLOWEEN! What better way to start my summer (and birthday month) than to begin planning the theme of our annual Halloween Party. Ballots were cast and it was decided “Whatever Jen Wants To Do” was the decision. Well, I obviously went with the theme that would lend itself to the most innovative and creative display. Therefore, our theme was voted as <insert drum roll here> “Sinful Sideshow”. Pretty much a Creepy Circus but without the abundance of clowns so as to not scare away anyone with clown phobias. Ironically, the new American Horror Story season is ‘Freakshow’. We are just SOOOOO trendy!
Here are some of the posters I came up with after photoshopping some old and new elements together to make some creepy and sinful posters for the entrance (our main decor area).
Next comes all the fun purchasing of the items that will REALLY being this to life and all the little details. Oh, and my not so favorite part: the mechanics of getting some fun elements to work…..
A few months ago I was approached by a talented group of singers called Coastal Chorale. They perform several times a year in the Gulf Coast singing everything from Christmas music to pop favorites. I designed their new program, tickets, and was asked to photograph their dress rehearsal. I was stunned at the caliber of talent that they were showcasing and had a wonderful time both shooting photos and listening to their music program. Here are a few of my favorite photos. Visit their site at www.coastalchorale.com.
A homemade Christmas ornament that is a miniature of my grandparents house. I made one for my parents house last year and thought it would be nice to do it this year for them. It’s sculpted from polymer clay baked in an oven, then painted with acrylic paint. It’s still drying and waited to be sealed with matte spray poly.
The most recent photos of my hotel key rose jewelry. Pins, earrings, necklaces and rings are available for purchase in my Etsy.com shop. Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org for custom orders. All colors are available!