Gothtober Quinceañera Day 10 with Moonhouse Productions!

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Oct 102017
 
Visit www.gothtober.com and click on DAY 10 to see quite the party from Moonhouse Productions!

Day 10 is brought to you by Moon House Productions, also known as Paprika Clark and Emily Hansen. Emily and Paprika are multi-talented creative types. They met after college and have known each other for over 20 years – but they never played with dolls together until they brainstormed the idea for their Quinceañera-themed Gothtober project.

The characters starring in Dia de La Quinceañera started out as previously loved Bratz and Monster High dolls tracked down on Ebay and garage sales. Each was carefully auditioned and screen tested, then hand painted and costumed in (mostly) custom made clothing. The Moon House crew managed to spend weeks designing the characters and crafting the look and style of the film without dancing the dolls around and talking for them…. Much.

In the end our favorite character ideas were the ones that filled out the film as background artists – the Ghost of Frida Kahlo and our Dia de los Muertos figure, who are both at the party repping the ancestors. Long live our honored forebearers!

After many layers of artist’s acrylic paint and Mr. Super Clear sealant and some strategic use of polymer clay, the dolls were ready for their closeups. Emily’s son, Trenton, improvised and performed the musical score, and Emily put her magical effects and editing skills together to make the gem you see before you.

We enjoyed these creations immensely, and look forward to making many more variations on these themes in the future. If you would like to see more on the doll-creation process (and possibly buy one of the “actors” for your own collection), please visit http://castlesintheairfoundation.org/moonhousedolls/

Find out more about Moonhouse Productions and other Gothtober contributor bios are here! 

Day 2 with Comic Artist Jenn Paige Gordon

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Oct 022016
 

 

Visit www.gothtober.com and click on DAY 2 and enjoy a lycanthropic comic by Jenn Paige Gordon! 

It is said that werewolves are shapeshifting creatures with mindblowing strength, speed, reflexes, and senses. Werewolves have a rich, long history. It was in the year of 1591 that German villagers cornered what they thought was a regular wolf and were stunned when it turned out to be not a wolf, but a man named Peter Stubbe from the same village. Just to be safe, they put Peter on a torture wheel, and eventually, his head ended up on a stick for everyone in town to contemplate. It hasn’t been much easier for werewolves since. Just ask Remus Lupin! 

Jenn Page Gordon arts her way through the southland and beyond, navigating and forming wonderful freestyle words and watercolors with bright gorgeous hues and adventurous state of paint! Her pieces are the works of an explorer, vivid views from a traveler, whose work brings you something new every time you look. If you happen to visit one of LA’s many coffee shops, you may catch her schlepping just beyond the bend, napsack on her back, paintbrush in her hand, adventures to be told!

Find more of Jenn’s wonderful work on Instagram as Evening_Creatures!