Sunday, October 31, 2010

Zombie Walk, Asbury Park, NJ 2010

what a time we had at the zombie walk! it started off fairly warm down at the beach, but that didn't last long as the wind start kicking up and the sun went down. This year, we attempted to break the Guinness Book of World Records (the record is held by Seattle) and we needed over 4,000 zombies to win. we haven't heard the final tally yet; but i bet we beat it. these are some of my favorite images from yesterday. the rest of them you can go see here:

here's me dressed as "Scrailyn Monroe". i only had a few minutes to be beautiful before i was zombified and dosed in sticky (fake) blood.


how cute is this family? i want to be that grandma when i am older - ready to go and have fun, no matter what!

everyone wanted to attack and eat me - is it because i wasn't signing autographs? do all celebrities get treated this way?


this girls mouth was grossing me out with the fresh (fake) blood on her teeth. then she leans over and says to me, "i love your purse!" Goes to show you, even zombies still have taste!


here's Dillon getting counted by Guiness


these two were great! i told him, "darling, i'm not doing any interviews right now!" (love how he is still trying to interview me as the other zombie wants to attack!)

FAB children!

creepy twins!


this guy was creepy! for the picture i was begging him not to take me away.

4 linked Links from Legend of Zelda. that's Alana (Dill's girlfriend), Dillon, Ruth (Alana's mom) and Charlie

AmaZing costumes and makeup!

LoVed these children!


if this isn't an anti smoking campaign..........


at a bar later when zombies behave badly!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Holiday mode

So since i've gotten home i have unpacked everything, cleaned house and then moved onto holiday stuff. I've got a show coming up next month in New York, Baubles and Bling, so i've been busy working on a few things for that. I've got plenty of jewelry in stock since i am horrible about listing it on etsy (one of these days!), so i've been making a few holiday themed projects. I've been making wreaths using some of the vintage items that i have been collecting for the past few years. So besides that, it's been pretty quiet around here.This weekend, Dillon, his girlfriend, Alana and I are going to the Zombie Walk in Asbury Park. I shall be dressing up as Marilyn Monroe zombie. Cross fingers for warm weather and NO rain! and of course, i shall post pictures of the event, which should be really, really interesting and cool. They are going for the Guiness World Record for the most zombies, so it'll be lots of fun!

after the show is over (Nov. 18th), whatever i didn't sell will be listed in my etsy shoppe.

also, don't forget about my blog hop that is coming up soon. here are the details from the original post which can be found here:

I wasn't going to introduce the hop til Nov. 1, but decided to do it now for a few reasons. first of all, as i said, top hats are hard to find. if you do come across one that fits you and it is under $60 then snatch it up! (if you see one antiquing, flea market, etc.) But what i was thinking, with Halloween right around the corner, costume top hats are going to be plentiful and using one for the hop is totally acceptable. i've been looking at stores the last few days just to get an idea and i've seen some super inexpensive plastic ones for a few bucks, to a nicer one that was $20. so by letting you know about it now, the better chances you have of finding something to use.

you can also look online, ebay, etsy, costume shops, etc. i've been researching online as well and they are out there. i saw one just yesterday on etsy for $35 (gone today though!) there are some newer ones on ebay for "buy it now" at not so bad prices ($45 ish)- but again, you are welcome to use a costume top hat.

The unveiling, or actual hop, will be Friday, Dec. 3rd ; that gives you 2 months to get ready! i will have a linky set up that morning where you can come to my blog and add your link to your post. i'm doing it that way because it'll be easier not to have to remember if i've emailed you that you are signed up, etc. so the responsibility is up to you to remember to come back and link up. i've told so many people about this hop, so i am hoping it will be a good one and fun! feel free to leave a comment here though, so i can gauge the interest.

Now, the best part! I will be picking a winner for the best in show (prize to be announced later) - so decorate your hats, go over the top, use your imagination and have fun. on your post, i'd really, really like it you also showed us a picture of you in your hats, which is going to help me in the judging. Please ladies, don't be shy, be proud and model your hat! i too will be playing along and decorating another hat - the ideas are flying! think feathers, think fou fou, think dolls, think outlandish!

I will keep posting reminders about the hop and there is a button you can grab for your blog to help remind you. feel free to blog about the hop and get the interest going!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Colleen Moody

I am very excited to announce that Colleen Moody will be coming to teach at Lemoncholy's Studio, January 2011. She will be teaching us this beautiful bird doll, who is modeled after Christine, from "Phantom of the Opera" . She's been in Prims and Art Doll magazine and is well sought after to teaching her charming and elegant dolls. She's been a pleasure to work with in planning out this class.
As of now the class is sold out, but I will be taking names for a waiting list, so feel free to email me at if you'd like to get on the list.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

I have returned!

Wow, i feel liked i haven't blogged in forever! it was a busy few months for me, but now i am home for awhile. I've just returned from Connecticut where i was teaching at the art retreat, Art-is-You. I say this every year, but boy did we have a blast! It is a very low key, but enthusiastic, creative art retreat. Dear friends and new friends have been made here. Each year gets better and better. Yes, I am busy, busy, teaching, vending and participating in activities, but I wouldn't have it any other way. This year Jo Packham, of Where women create, took my soldering class and gave a lovely talk during our Sunday night dinner. I even took a day off from teaching to take a painting class with Laurie Meseroll.


Thursday morning I planned on getting my booth set up for vendor night, but instead ended up taking a FUN class with Sue Langley Pelletier, where we made super cute snowmen. I'm glad i took a break and participated. I made a darling little snowbirdie. You must take a class with her, it is simple pure freedom to play and create with very few rules.

here's Colleen in the perfect snowman glitzing stance


On Thursday night, we had a little evening activity called "Art Crawl", where a few of us decided to dress for the retreats theme of "The Wizard of Oz". I dressed up like Glinda and Jane dressed up like Dorothy.

after "Art Crawl", some of us ended up having a little too much fun at the bar and ended up participating in the now famous 2am flamingo races:

(don't even ask what i am wearing, i don't know myself!)

Scott and i; he ended up wearing my Glinda wig and i ended up sporting my top hat

This years charity, Little Baby Face Foundation, raised over $5000. Next year's charity was picked and its our very own Marlene's, Honey Comb Cottage. (she was VERY surprised!)

the girls themselves, Ellen and Sallianne

Andrew and I. He's looking dapper!

Jo working hard at her soldering

my soldering class hard at work. All 15 of them finished their necklaces (14 in class and one finished in her room later!)

Jo and i model our necklaces

Lucy proudly models my crown and necklace (she's a bit of a celebrity, so she has to wear her shades) btw, the crown is a class i will be teaching at Art-is-You 2011.

good friends (taryn, jane and di)


after our bus trip to Elephant Trunk flea market - it was fun!

a day of painting: my friend, Pam and her daughter, Kasey, drove up from NYC for the day to take Laurie Meseroll's class with me. we sat in the back and had a grand time!

our table at dinner for Jo Packham's speech

Miss Queen Bee herself, Marlene!

the last night of the retreat (at the bar). we totally adopted our bartender, toni; what a great sport she was to deal with all of us. hopefully she'll be taking some classes with us next year.


also, if you haven't been keeping up, i'm having a blog hop - you can read all about it here!

slide show!