OMG, I just googled that book (by Ransom Riggs) and can't believe I haven't heard of it before. That looks to be so right up my alley. I can get the kindle edition for only $3.99 on Amazon and will get it tonight after my tablet is charged. Thank's so much cmarion3, you've just opened a whole new world for me to explore.
Ahh, that's so sweet, you've made my day. There is a Clermont, it's where Jim Beam's distillery is located and some areas around there are pretty spooky. The Parkers have been our weekly margarita buddies for over a decade now. He and Hubs are big gun nuts and we had a few discussions (over margaritas of course) about the possibility of firing a wooden stake from a gun. Mr. Parker even gave me the shells to use and they both got a kick out of it.
I made this zombie sheep for Missing Willow in the mini 13 Halloween swap.
I got a little toy sheep from meijers (discounted because it had green goop on it) and after cleaning the sticky goop off went to work with my dremel and knives.
I dremeled a big slit on his back and carved out part of the mouth.
Then I started harvesting parts from one of those little plastic skeletons for the spine, jaw with teeth , a hand and a foot. Getting the teeth was the hardest part. That skeleton was so tough to cut but I finally got what I needed.
After making various bites and chew marks and gluing in the teeth and spine I painted him up. I also ripped his belly open and added some guts falling out (made with a glue gun). I opened his little mouth and shoved a bloody hand in it and added a big drip of bloody slobber.
For the background I blended a picture of Missing Willow's farm with a scene from the movie "Black Sheep" (which I watched for inspiration), added a gloomy sky to set the mood and embilished with the fence and Missing Willow Farm sign. Then I added a little moss and glued on a little bloody foot so he would have something to snack on later.