My friends know me as a Lucille Ball type--spastic, rushing two directions at one time and just about as clumsy. So, what's "Lucy" up to now???
I am preparing to open a shop on Etsy called "Autumnforest Haunted" that will marry my artistic tendencies to my psychic abilities. I am taking pieces that are found that have very strong emotions attached to them and putting them together in art pieces, wall hangings and jewelry that will amplify the emotions and complement them. This is my first piece (above) which is a clock made from an old air filter cover, a rusted circular saw blade, leather binding,rusted washer and bolt, and vintage dominos for the numbers. The name of it is "Alpha Male" and the pieces are extremely strongly permeated with masculine energy, intelligence, and a need to direct and command as a leader. The banner I just designed and I hope to open the shop during this hot summer, probably in June. I am trying to finish assembling more items so there's enough to open a shop with. I've been collecting them a lot. My home is looking like a junk shop and I love it!
Next week, I'm taking a ghost hunting overnighter in the mining town of Globe. You recall a month or so ago I went there with Julie from Above The Norm and Debe and Ginny. Well, we decided we needed to stay in a haunted B&B schoolhouse up on the hillside looking down at the town atop of the all the wonderful mining geology! I will be doing a short film involving Dale the Doll at some abandoned places and cemeteries along the way for something sinister and spooky. I will be also getting to hug another blogger, Devin from My Favorite Monsters who is on the road the way we're headed.
Now, speaking of the hugging a blogger, I have am right now writing up a proposal for the book and going to submit it, hoping to get a publisher to bite. My hope is to take maybe a month off and get a buddy so I don't have to drive around the country alone and hit the road to meet and hug bloggers that I interact with on here. I'm looking for a nice variety of folks who when I get to hug them and spend some time doing whatever hobby it is they write about on their blog, I can interview them and learn more about the bloggers and why they blog and what they get from it. We all know each other so well, it's crazy that we're like a family and yet we haven't met face-to-face. I think it's a great symbol of the Internet and the connections we make, but this is making them real and 3-dimensional. So keep in mind I may be wanting to contact some of you for a potential part in the book.
As well, I am compiling the Haunted Formula book with Julie from Above the Norm and that will actually be dedicated to the people who followed my last summer's research on my blog, so you lucky folks will have your name and blog address in a dedication if you want.
Okay, did I mention I have a day job? What the hell! I'm hoping to give it up real soon and be able to do the things I'm passionate about. I have all of you to thank for my endeavors. You take ideas and make them seem feasible. I hope I can repay you some day--with a big hug in person!