Wednesday, December 02, 2009

New stuff for Halloween 2009!

First, I made the local paper! Click here to read the article.

I made candleabras inspired by the elevator gargoyles in the Haunted Mansion for last year but this year I faux painted them and bought new battery operated candles that ran off of AAA batteries rather than the hard to find cel batteries.

This year I got one of my characters stolen! It was the old man with the earphone. I had it out on the yard one night and in the middle of the night someone took it but left behind a few pieces. I guess this'll learn me to tie my stuff down.

I filed a police report (mostly for the story). The police came and asked for a description of the stolen item. I said,"He was about 5/7"...long white beard...wearing a white sheet..." and we both laughed at how silly the situation had gotten. It sounded more like a kidnapping!

So I had to come up with a replacement quick so I had this tea pot thing Ii had sitting around that I always intended to make as part of my display well...I finally used it! My daughters wanted to help with HAlloween this year so i let them paint the metal rebar holding up the teapot and cup so you couldn't see it.

BTW-the water is tin foil twisted up and covered with plastic wrap.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Haunted House Walk-through in Burbank

If you we're in the Burbank area and were lucky enough to find out about this walk- through haunted house...

Then you were in for a real treat! These people go all-out every year and the donations they get go towards a good cause!

They asked me to help design the exterior and some of the rooms in their haunt based upon Burbank city hall and teh AMC theater:

This is how it turned out:

It was so cool! You enetered a lobby area and a host would usher you into an elevator. The elevator would shake and wiggle and when the door re-opened, you were in a different part of the haunted house! (You couldn't tell you were actuall moving about 6 feet sideways--it was amazing! All on a small house lot font lawn in Burbank!

They also wanted an underground basement/tunnel section. They gave me reference photos and I put togetehr a sheet liek this for them:

I found this reference photo and used it as teh inspiration for the cryogenic chamber that Walt's Head would bee frozen in.

Funny thing is, the couple that helped put this on were getting married just a month prior to Halloween. They said they weren't able to do a whole lot this year. Man, this is what they do when they DON'T have time?!

I can't wait to see what they do next year!

Congratulations Jason and Melissa!

Thursday, March 05, 2009


My sincerest apologies...

Because of its "proposed project" status at the Disney studio, I was advised to postpone any postings on this subject pending confirmation as to whether this will go into production or not. If things go as planned, you 'America Sings' fans will be very happy!

I hope you have enjoyed what you have experienced so far. There will be more to come!

Thank You to all of my 31 followers for your kind comments, dedication and support!!!

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