Monthly Archives: October 2010

Stabby Bites

Stabby Bites Originally uploaded by frykitty Asparagus, cream cheese, tortilla, sriracha sauce (and a little food coloring).


Ginko Originally uploaded by frykitty Clever tracker–I had to make one piece of a nine-piece puzzle, themed on Fall leaves.

Bottle Tree Ranch, Dracula 2000

Just the latest Letterbox Trading Cards: This is a bloody Gerard Butler from Dracula 2000, a favorite terrible vampire movie.  The carve doesn’t look like him, but it does look like the photo, which really didn’t look much like him.  *shrugs*  Very happy with the vampire. My homage to Elmer Long’s Bottle Tree Ranch, for a Route 66 swap.

Best 10/10/10 Ever. Includes Spooky Linkdump!

The agenda: Lunch at Bocelli’s with a new friend.  She gave me a stack of awesome LTCs!  Then, met up with some other friends and headed off to the Halloween Bazaar, where we met the Great Pumpkin, and saw lots of super costuming and tempting vendors.  Oh, how I wanted a steampunk raygun!  I collected a bunch of cards, so… (more…)

Gomuban Relief Printing Plates

After reading a thread on Atlas Quest, I decided to try a new carving material: Gomuban Relief Printing Plates.  Quick version: I love this stuff, and it will be my go-to carving material.  It isn’t perfect, but it is very, very nice.  As you can see, it’s thin: 1/4″.  One side is blue, the other green, with a black core. … (more…)

2010 Portland Area Haunts

Okay, here’s the list so far: Davis Graveyard is a huge yard display, and is not optional–if you’ve never seen it, you simply must go.  This year, haunters from all over have sent in spectacular sculptures for the new spider tree.  I can’t wait.  Starts October 8. 13th Door. Run by the same folks who own Glowing Greens,  13th Door… (more…)