Amped Emberley Vignette
On Friday my 8-year-old was doodling out of an Ed Emberley book and having a rollicking good time putting this together:
I ran across it a couple of times over the weekend, and by Sunday noon, looking for something fun and easy to relax with, I could take it no longer. I had to do my own.
If you don’t know about Ed Emberley art books,
they are full of little doodles of things in an step-by-step instructional format. Each little doodle takes only seconds to complete.
The real fun comes in the embellishments.
So I sat down and played around with some doodles for an hour or two:
did a little massaging on the ‘puter:
and then went to work on my real goal: an amped up Emberley shadowbox vignette. And here it is!
By the way, the picture on the wall is a reproduction of a watercolor of a beastly fellow by the name of Uncle Cato. Uncle Cato’s portrait was painted by the versatile and multi-talented Jeanette Andromeda, the brilliance behind HorrorMade.com, among other many enterprises.
The little vignette is not finished. I’ll probably keep it on a corner shelf and keep adding little things — some furniture, more wall-hangings, etc. — when I need a relaxing distraction. But now you know the kind of things that fill a lazy Sunday afternoon around Graowf’s den.
Grisled Claw Gin
In the novel I’m writing, and several short stories, Grisled Claw is a popular brand of gin. It is a particular favorite of Graowf.
My daughter drew me a grisly claw hand for the label I made for it. Then I recently made a bottle stopper based on her drawing.
The stopper is cast in resin from a silicone mold I made of the claw as I sculpted it in Sculpey.