Sunday, February 28, 2010

My Papier Mache Experiment!!!

A couple years ago I decided that I wanted to create my own Woodbaby. What is a Woodbaby? may wonder! A Woodbaby is the brand name of handcrafted puppets that sit on one's shoulder and are, kind of, animatronic. They are usually sold at Renaissance Festivals since they are usually fantasy figures, often times, part dragon and part something else. The person who came up with the idea of using bicycle brake line to make the head movable has patented the idea and has a great business and a great following. See his website for examples

I had removed the brake line from my own bike because I was impatient to understand how this would work. Drastic I know but I figured I can either buy a new brake line for a puppet or buy a new one for my bike!! I believe that Woodbabies are made with Sculpey which I love. So, initially Sculpey was my choice of medium for this project. Later on, however, I stumbled upon some Youtube videos about papier mache. I quickly became a big fan of papier mache artist Dan Reeder. See his wonderful work here...
or click on his blog from the list of people I follow! After looking at many papier mache galleries and tutorials especially Dan's, I was inspired that papier mache was something I HAD to try! So I did just that for this project and I LOVED it!!!

Anyway, I wanted to share the beginning shots of, what was supposed to be, my version of a Woodbaby. As it stands right now, the body has been made to stand alone and not lie on one's shoulder as Woodbaies do. And the limbs, altho they WERE movable at one point as you will see by the pictures, are now stiff. These changes came from the advisement of others and the fact that the size of my puppet sort of excluded him from sitting on one's shoulder! His head DOES move, however, which WAS my ultimate goal!!! You will see from the slideshow the progression of the skin and the shape of head and body. The brown speckles in the initial stages were from me not mixing my papier mache well enuff. You may also note that one of the horns becomes crooked as he progresses. This is because one of them had fallen off and had to be reattached. When I reattached the horn...evidently, I didn't get it straight and although I could have fixed it I thought it added character so I left it crooked. The horns, spikes and claws were made from Scupley.

I will post the beginning photos and the latest one's I currently have in my computer right now and the "almost finished" one's later tonight or tommorrrow! Currently, he is painted and his wings, which were attached last night, are hopefully dried and ready to paint. I also created a pedastel for him to stand on! Enjoy and let me know what you think!!!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Some You've Seen and some CG

Just thought I'd post this for something for you to view while I come up with my next blog post. Also, those of you (and you know who u r) who have not yet COMMENTED on the last 2 or 3 posts...please see the right margin for a list of old posts and use this time to do so!!!...Thanx!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

We are what we THINK we are!

Every one of us is energy...a vibration. Your thoughts....your beliefs create reality.

Sound and/or CREATE order out of chaos!!! Watch this but be ready to turn volume down especially if you have pets!

Friday, February 5, 2010

A Peace Movement You Should Know About....Zeitgeist!

There's a humanist movement going on right now that I want to promote. It started with a little video called Zeitgeist which mostly dealt with debunking religion showing its astrological context as well as showing the repetitive reuse of gods. I implore you to watch all 12 parts.

Then they added to it and got more into the economy and all of its puppet masters. Watch all 5 parts of this. Trust me it's VERY current....


Now they're promoting their Zday which is about a thing they call the Venus Project. You can go to their website at to learn more about it and please watch this little promo. If you agree with the sentiments, and I hope you do, then please consider joining.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Boxes I've created

I thought I'd share some old creations. Both of these ended up being gifts for my Grandmother. This is an oval cardboard hat box that I decoupaged with various clipart, photos of my Grandmother's children and loved ones as well as scenes from Virginia where she grew up. I also used paint, paint markers, stamps and old Scrabble tiles (a game she cherishes) and then glazed over it all with antique decoupage glue.

This is a wooden box that I decoupaged, painted and embellished.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

I am, currently, developing my next big post so I thought I'd fill the void by sharing this Youtube video. It shows that I am not alone in my consideration of alien existence. Isn't it time to think about this? By the way, the video I included in my last post has more than one part so make sure you watched all of those!!! And DO watch part 2 of this video as well!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Connecting Aliens with Religion

Great reverence has been given to astrology in almost all ancient religion and cultures. It's clearly evident in ancient texts as well as in the varying locations where massive structures were built that science is still mystified about today with regards to their creation. The Great Pyramids were once thought of as being tombs for Egyptian kings but that theory is questioned by many people. Some believe it was a great library while others speculate that it was the earliest power plant. Currently, I lean toward the latter theory for reasons that I may discuss later.

People are starting to realize how much astrology is in their religious text and questioning its presence there. Even though, astrology is considered a sin in many cases, it answers many other theological questions. For instance, the mysterious Genesis 6 passage regarding the copulation between fallen angels and human women...

Genesis 6:1 Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them, 2 that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose.3 And the LORD said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.” 4 There were giants on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.

Religious apologists have tried many different tactics to explain this passage but none that make sense. The Sons of God were, in my opinion, fallen angels. So God's punishment for this was to wipe out all of earth by flood except Noah and his family. Why? Well, according to the story, Noah was "perfect in his generations". One sees later that Noah is far from perfect even by biblical standards. He gets drunk and walks arond naked! So a popular conclusion is that Noah is considered perfect because he and his family were the only ones not contaminated with fallen angel DNA...they were pure. This may be a shocking theory to some but one needs only to consider the strange amount of importance placed on geneology throughout the Bible as well as the purity of sacrificial animals to see its validity.

So what does this have to do with aliens? Well, aside form the obvious connection due to the fact that UFOs come from space and stars exist in space, there's also an alignment between ancient religion, legend and artwork. It is, in my opinion, evident, that what should've been impossible for the earliest of our generations was made possible due to the knowledge of the stars that many still refuse as a valid science. It is said, not only by theorists, but also in the Book of Enoch itself that magical knowledge, including knowledge of war and weapons, was given to woman specifically during this union between them and the fallen angels. This explains why God was so infuriated that He decided that a do-ever was necessary (funny thing to need a do-over when one is a god)! This also explains why knowledge was prohibited. When the Bible said "Let us make man in our image" was it God speaking or maybe the fallen angels? I think most would agree that knowledge is power but I think we are learning that, like the Bible says, knowledge can kill us too. Thus, the forbidden tree containing both good and evil knowledge.

Is this theory merely a replacement for religious superstition or is it a truth that has been hidden from us for thousands of years? I don't believe the Bible literally nor any other religious text for that matter but I do feel that it holds some truths given it be reckognized as a mystery which it refers to itself as. There are many other connections that are replete in all ancient religions like the concept of humans being asleep or having some sort of amnesia as if under a spell. Jesus points this out to Peter who had been instructed to, "Watch". There is also the common thread of a god or gods being with man on earth but then having to leave earth after making a promise to one day return. Jesus says it plainly here....

John 14:2 In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. 4 And where I go you know, and the way you know.”

Jesus also says he's not of this world...

John 17:14 I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.

We are all inflicted with our own sentience. Knowledge is almost a plague or disease inflicting us with thousands of unanswered questions...who are we?...where did we come from?...why are we the only intelligent beings that we know of? These questions afflict not only the religious but also the atheist. So to put it plainly, my connection of dots goes as follows....

We were not created in God's image but in the image of the fallen angels aka aliens. This is not a hard theory to accept when one considers how we have described aliens as looking...little grey humanoids. Sure, they have those big, black bulbous eyes but we don't look that disimilar, do we? And while I realize this is our fictional imagery of aliens, I do believe that art imitates life and maybe even vice versa. It should also be pointed out that many abduction claims also describe aliens in a similar fashion. You may say because they are hallucinating and therfore choose the common alien image but, then again, maybe not!...but I digress!!! So, these aliens were fallen because they, themselves, achieved a level of intelligence that they were not meant to achieve either by edict of some supernatural entity or energy or by the natural cause and effect of knowledge=death. They needed us probably as slaves to build their structures or maybe for some kind of genetic testing so they integrated their DNA with the most advanced of earthly life forms...humans. It could be possible that they did this to help us somehow but it's not looking that way. OR it could be that the installation of their DNA which included their knowledge was what CAUSED the human race to become sentient. It's possible that they inflicted consciousness onto a life from that was NOT supposed to have consciousness. If one could inflict consciousness onto an ant, for example, what would happen? The reality of this theory would explain why; earlier civilizations were way further advanced than we are today, why geneology is so important, knowledge is so taboo and God calls Himslef "Us" in the Bible, why UFO sightings are so frequent (as well illusive) and abductees claim to have genetic type operations inflicted on them, all of the similarities between religions AND how all of the, to date unexplained, structures were built. It may also explain Area 51, HAARP, paranormal activity, nightmares, sleep walking, Venus Flytraps and Jumping Cacti but that'll be another blog!

There are many Youtube videos that are much more eloquent at connecting these dots than myself that I implore you to watch and consider.

Monday, February 1, 2010

My Painting Experiment

This was a painting that my mom had did years ago. I always loved it and was overjoyed when she let me have it when they moved to Las Vegas. Admittedly, it was never hung up due to its size and the lack of wall space in my old house. Along with that, it had a very dark subject matter. It was during a very dark time for my mom and so the subject matter was very dark and sinister. Afterall it included the statue "Rape of the Sabine Woman", a bathroom scene and a book entitled "Sinner's Guide" placed on the back of the toilet!!! I loved it as I do all of mom's work but it was kind of depressing and I really wanted to hang it in my new house but felt that the only place it would work was in one of my bathrooms not only because of the content but also because the colors matched perfectly. Unfortunately, it wouldn't fit in my bathroom. So I decided, with her permission, if I could revamp the painting and this is what I've come up with thus far.

Oh, btw,I know I said I was gonna talk about aliens but that'll have to wait.

I haven't decided yet what I want to blog about. I could talk about the freezing temperatures here in Michigan or the strange noises we were hearing in our house last night OR how I noticed that Detroit looked like one of those Life After People shows when we drove through it yesterday to drop my son off at his dad's. There's also, of course, the subject of ramblings over the last State of the Union address and/or my own personal financial state of the union...;) All of these topics, however, fail to illustrate the real interesting pursuits I have been making with regards to connections between UFOs and the pyramids. So maybe, I will gather my thoughts and do a post on that later today or tommorrow.