Thursday, October 8, 2009

Altered Pumpkin Anyone?

October is rolling!
So a couple of things to talk about..
So I have decided to post up my "Photo A Day" and "Art A Day"
pics at the end of every Friday.
So as not to drive you all crazy.
If your into it- cool. If not- no problemo.
I'll post here and on Flickr.

Lesley and I thank you all for you lovely Birthday wishes.
Its very cool hearing from you folks.

I do believe the "blurker" population has gone up lately.
I know .... because I'm doing it myself... it happens.

For those that don't know...

blurker - noun - A blog lurker.
Someone who reads a lot of blogs but never posts any comments.

I know.....lately... my posts.......not so exciting.
But at least give a shout out.

Let me know you got a pulse.
Myself... I'll do the same. I need a kick in the ass lately.

Been in a bubble when it comes to responding to Facebook.

Starting this weekend we will start having a few giveaways again.

So speaking of hearing from friends.... a few local folks have gone missing lately.

Not really...
They just can't be found lurking around the world wide web,
and some of the usual artistic hangouts.
You know who you are.

So Lesley and I were thinking of an altered art/Halloween project
to help bring you all out.
Most likely one of the weekends before Halloween.

Something like an ....

Altered Art Pumpkin Contest!
Anyone up for this?

Already the images are forming in my head..
pumpkins with legs, wings, stamped, carved, dressed, warped,
grunge pumpkin, distressed pumpkin, patched pumpkin,
fused pumpkin, bees waxed pumpkin, collaged pumpkin, etc...
Perhaps a local artist get together.
Also perhaps an online contest for those living afar.

I'm throwing the idea out.
To see who bites.....
Perhaps a local store would like to help host?
( At least for the local folks)
Or perhaps we will do the entire contest online.
People will send photos by due date, etc..
I'll post. You vote.
Lesley & I will put together a few prize packs.

Let me now your thoughts. Sooner the better.
You can email me at:
or leave a comment.

Like I said things have been quiet out in blog land lately.
If we get more than a handful of people interested.
We will start the ball rolling.....
Hope to hear from you all.


Lindsey said...

Sounds like a good idea guys.....count me in, i need something like this!

Lindsey said...

quick question..... do we have to use a real pumpkin or can it be fake?

Jack and Cat Curio said...

It can be fake.... I think that would be cool..

Jack and Cat Curio said...

Good to hear from ya Lindsey.

Linda Cain said...

Well, you guys found my Grunge Punkin! And now I found your great idea....I did this without knowing about your contest. Does that make me Psychotic? Ha...yes. Psychic...not.

Your Friend in ART,
Linda Cain

Lindsey said...

cool because i just got an idea and i think if i used real it would know in AZ....

i know my blurk status has been high lately.. glad you guys are doing well!

Chia said...

This sounds fun and the seed of an idea jumped into my head already. I'll have to ponder it while I'm scrubbing grout this weekend and see if I can figure out how to make it happen. The cool air and open windows are bringing back the inspiration fairies and begging me to get creative again. Now if I can just manage my time a bit better and have more play time.

Heartinmyhand said...

I could be talked into this. I'll let Miss Carlene know

Jack and Cat Curio said...

Love ya both... sounds good.

Darcy said...

Sounds like a great idea! I'm in California, so the online contest would be great for me. Love your site. Just started "blurking" and receive your posts in my email. Definitely inspiring.

M said...

Sounds like fun! I'll be on the look out for any details for us locals.

Birgit said...

Hi there,

Have I already said hello to you? I am not sure, but I know that I visit your blog regularly and have it bookmarked, too. :) I leave lots of comments left and right, so that's why I don't know if I ever commented on your stuff. Well, now I do! I love your style -- a bit dark, a bit grungy. Perfect!

The idea with the altered pumpkin is great. I presume it's okay if I take a photo of a pumpkin and then digitally alter it?

Oh, before I forget -- thanks for your free graphics. :)

Happy creating
and greetings from Munich,

JWood said...

i'm in mike and leslie! sounds intriguing...

Birgit said...

Hi there,

Ten days ago I already commented, wondering if a digitally altered pumpkin is okay, too. Does silence mean yes? ;) Anyway, great idea to get people motivated. :)

Happy creating,


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