I collect vintage fabrics and look for it at yard sales, Goodwill, Salvation Army, thrift stores, and barn sales. I have decided to upcycle the smaller pieces by silk screening Wiggly Loaf and making soft plush pillow toys. Each one unique and one of a kind. I have a few up on my bigcartel site, click below to check ‘em out. Woo Hoo!!!
Hand Made Silk Screened Wiggly Loaf Plush Pillow Toys
Here’s a video of me Printing these toys via Facebook
Rattler #1 for you all to enjoy.
I have been an Arts and Crafts camp counselor since 1984. This past summer I thought it would be fun to make an underground newspaper with our campers age 8-15. I wanted to give our photo department a boost with a ‘zine project mixed with a class in making comics. This way campers could draw, photograph, write, and create games, and have it all bound together into our own magazine.
Our camp already has an official yearbook called
I have been an arts and crafts camp counselor for most of my summers since 1984. Working in the woods and along the lakes of Maine during summers have been the best days of my life. I like working in the art room with kids so I can steal all their great ideas. Over time my own daughter became one of the campers, so here we are getting into two generations at camp.
On my way to pre-camp set up each season, I am busy getting the art room ready as my daughter and wife stay home unti
I’ve been in the mood to create some new games and here is the first completed paper game, The Pitik of Glory. Players take turns trying to finger flick a penny, bottle cap, or glass blob into the hole in the goal post. Who ever can get it in from the furthest away wins. Players start at 20 inches away and if you miss you try again at 19, 18, 17 until you get in the goal. Your score is the number you got a goal from. Easy to play, hard to master.
Print the three pages of the game here
This is the classic triangular folk peg game often found at Cracker Barrel restaurants done Illuminati style with a hand carved block print of the All Seeing Eye. Illuminati Game by J.E.Moores of JEMTOY.
Gibbs Library in Washington, Maine has some of my Mythical Maine JEMTOYs on display to support the launch of my book, Snotgrass which contains all kinds of strange critters that creep through the muck and mire of Maine. If you’re in the area, take a photo in front of the display case and tag me – I’ll click LIKE on it!!! Wa-Hoooo!
It’s spring! The weather is getting warmer, so it’s time to make toys!!! April 18 download the Kindle version of How To Make Resin Toys for only .99 cents! Each day the price slowly returns to full retail price. Act fast and get the book at the best price you can! See chart above for pricing schedule for the Kindle Countdown Promo!
It has come to my attention that King James got the Kindle App for his wooden leg just in time for the All Fools Day free promo of my book, Snotgrass. Download my book Snotgrass for free starting April 1st, or get the paperback version for your shelf. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and then wonder why. Really. Check out the Amazon reviews for more info!
Philly Lou Bird is upset that he’s part of my book, Snotgrass. Don’t worry, I intend to donate half the profits to protect the endangered mythical creatures here in Maine. Be sure and do your part, download the Kindle version of Snotgrass today, and have a laugh or two. Here’s a preview from the book, a chapter called Side Hill Gouger.