Sunday, March 25, 2012

Thurston Youngblood


Count Thurston Youngblood

Thurston is a one of a kind, Original Folk Art Halloween Candy container created by me Penny Grotz. He can store wrapped candy's or other items. Below is the story of this mesmerizing dude. 

Thurston Youngblood is a Dracula, Vampire, Dracule whatever you choose to call him. Thurston is a clever one. On halloween night he tempts children into his lair by sitting in a candy dish. The kids are lured into his diabolical scheme and when they reach in for candy Thurston bites them on the neck and sucks their blood. However Thurston does not harm the children other than a minor bite on the neck. With a little antibiotic ointment and a band aid it should heal up quite nicely. As with most vampire, Thurston fancies himself as quite the ladies man. 
Thurston was created from Paper Mache and paper clay. His base is painted with a Halloween scene of a cemetery, skeleton, jack o lanterns or pumpkins. man in the moon, bats and a cat. 
Thurston measures 8 1/2 " tall by 3 1/2 " across. 
Thurston has been faux antiqued with washes of umber. Several coats of polyurethane were applied for protection. He will come artist signed and dated with a 1/1 indicating he is a one of a kind and will not be recreated. If your interested in purchasing Thurston you can find him on my ETSY

Sunday, March 4, 2012


I'm Baaaaaaackkkkk!!!!!  

 Sorry I have not been posting or offering any Holiday art but I have several characters in the works. This old crone is up for sale on my Etsy. You can read her biography below.

"Ms. Hildegarde Spellman"

Hildegarde is a one of a kind  Halloween witch candy container.She is constructed of papier mache and paper clay. Her base is a recycled jar that I have thoroughly sanitized and deodorized. She has been painted in soft black, burnt orange, antique white and soft yellow.
Hildegarde has devised a wicked plan to entice the kids into her lair with candy from her container. When they reach in for a piece she snatches them up and plucks a hair from their head for her magic potion. She's not all bad and will then release the child back into the autumn night running in fear. 

 I have faux antiqued her with umber washes.    Hildegarde measures 9" tall by 4" across. 

She will come artist signed and dated(on the bottom) with a 1/1 signifying she is a a one of a kind and will not be recreated. I have applied three coats of polyurethane for lasting years of durability. 

Materials-paper mache,paper clay,glass jar, acrylic paint,polyurethane.

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