Well, looks like it's my turn in the barrel. The older son asked
me to make some figures for his yard for halloween; Grim Reaper, witch,
ghost, couple of pumpkins. The dau-in-law and grand-dau are very much
for it too, so looks like I'm stuck.
I did a google image search on halloween yard art, and came up with
a myriad of pictures. Printed a batch out, and took them over
yesterday, for them to choose what they wanted. Last I counted they'd
picked out 9 (nine), and counting. I told 'em I ain't making 9d. The
kid is supposed to be picking up some OSB or plywood, probably scraps.
As soon as I get the wood, and choices, I'll start. Should be able to
sketch them out, cut 'em out, and paint. No biggie. Except it's YARD
ART. Urk. I've got a NOS pantograph I could use to scale up the
pictures, but I'd really hate to sully it so. So, it'll be freehand,
and if push comes to shove, could craw a grid on the picture, then a
larger grid on the wood, and scale up that way. That's a handy way to
do it if you don't have faith in your drawing skills.
Yard art. How could I have sunk so low? What Gods did I piss off?
Alas, alack, woe is me.
What is life without challenge and a constant stream of new
- Peter Egan