Archive for October 8, 2013

The Grey Men.

Posted in Uncategorized on October 8, 2013 by anuvuestudio

I wanted to make some astronaut-looking guys…(my own version). I went to the depot looking for some type of bucket for the head piece. I always get totally absorbed in Halloween while walking the isles. Those poor people are forever trying to help me, a lone woman in the plumbing or bolt section. While trying on buckets in the main aisle, I gathered several onlookers who are not aware of my eccentricities.  They seemed to be fascinated by the large orange one’s so I decide that had to be the right bucket!  As you can see, I’m not allowed to use some of the tools (after the ladder incident) so Mike did the cutouts. He did a fine job in between the second and third quarters.


And the depot made it easy because their advertisement has a perfect square for a template!


Still a work in progress and even I don’t know what they’ll look like. Those dear Grey Men have been everything from Vegas Show Girls to Scary Circus audience members. They are always good sports and they never argue with me….



Posted in Uncategorized on October 8, 2013 by anuvuestudio

This is the time of year when people at work parade all sorts of trash by me. It’s almost a dare at this point to see just exactly what I’ll make out of say…a left over center ring when the tape roll is out. Some are frankly frightened to throw anything out because I tend to linger over the dumpster by shipping. They think I’ll fall in someday. One year I collected tubes (see the alien ship year, maybe 2010?). Now no one will pass me without offering up a tube. I’ve never made a robot so I just started collecting anything. Boxes mostly, but then Mike came home with a box of big cups from work…and my brain took off again.


Again, silver!!!! Though George isn’t done yet, you get the idea where he’s going. Mike keeps stopping me from spraying in the wind. You know HB, always windy. I have to sneak outside and try to cover him without painting our house, car (or the neighbors). He’ll get covered eventually.


That’s my frozen dumpling tray on his…um…groin and wait until you see the deviled egg tray that covers his light up holes!


The cups worked well for arms and I added all that edging out of something I found in a garage drawer. Hopefully it wasn’t necessary…


George is embarrassed because his back-end is not covered yet.  His head is my Hoag bucket from surgery. Nice touch huh.


I’m working on Henry while the wind blows. I have to be careful about placement after an incident last year. A light in my graveyard had slipped, accidentally lighting a stone cherub’s “pee pee”.  I heard a conversation from the kitchen window:  a small child asking his Mother why the “pee pee” was lit up. In my total confusion I haven’t move that fast since High School track. I saw and quickly rectified the offensive pee pee and all was good in Halloween Land.

50’s Space Helmets (my version)

Posted in Uncategorized on October 8, 2013 by anuvuestudio

Space Helmets

Start with some 99 cent store strainers and add a fruit cup topper (or whatever that red thing is supposed to be)


Add pipes from the depot and spray them all silver…

Doesn’t silver transform everything into wonderful things… well maybe not silver spandex…


add some breathing tubes


Show off your model (get a signed in blood waiver)


Attention hound. He’s fighting me over his right leg. He thinks he looks more fascinating with one leg. I think this is just flaunting because he doesn’t have to wear pants this year.