Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Win a Mud Man!!!

We donated a Mud Man to Portland Center Stage's Promising Playwrights Program.

So you can win your very own Davis Graveyard Mud Man. This is a custom piece that was built specifically for this auction. He is over 7 feet tall and has a LED light in his hood that shines down on the tray in his hands that is perfect for holding Halloween candy for your trick-or-treaters!

He is currently in the theater lobby featured on the PCS website.

Help us support this great cause and contact the theater to buy tickets ($5 each) or email us and we will arrange for you to pick them up at the Graveyard.

Happy Halloween

Back at the Pumpkin Patch

We will have a few of our props featured out at the Haunted Pumpkin Patch this year. He also donated tickets for all the gift bags for our fundraiser for Portland Center Stage :)

Our friend Craig who runs the place contacted us to see if we had anything to sell, so we sold him a few of our extra props, a mud man and a coffin. We hope to do more work with him next year.

It is a great corn maze and we hear that he has done it up big this year. We will have $1 off coupons on the back of our FAQs at the Graveyard. Pick one up and stop by the corn maze it is a great adventure!!!

And, the fresh corn on the cob is yummy!!!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Our new scaffolding

Our good friend Preston had metal catwalks built and painted for us to use on our scaffolding for the cathedral facade. It made it sturdy and easier for people to walk around. We were able to have 2 people on the scaffolding and the upper panels, trim and top pieces went on much faster. It is made out of aluminum with holes in it for the weather and grip treads so you don't slip. We even build out platforms for the ends to make the sides easier to reach.

The Display is up!

It was a LONG weekend. We started at 9am on Saturday morning we were done by 8:30pm Saturday night and most everything was up in the yard. We got up a little later on Sunday (in fact Chris was not feeling well so she didn't help out). We spent most of the day on Sunday doing the details.

We could have NEVER pulled this off without the help of everyone who showed up both days to give us a hand. This display would never happen without all our wonderful friends and family you give so generously of their time.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Last few props

Finished painting the last few tombstones and props for this year. We made a few auction props for the fundraiser and a gift for a business that is helping out.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Typical scene in our shop

Just a funny picture of the things lying around in the shop right now.

Do you hear that?

Its the clock ticking down the minutes until we setup the display. AAAAAHHHHHH!

Here are some photos of the work we did this past weekend.

Chris is a sculpter!

This is a Houdini monument we are working on. Chris says she used her one-time-only sculpting skill to create this bust out of a foam head a box for latex gloves and some newspaper soaked in monster mud.

I say FANTASTIC and hope this isn't the last time!

Monday, September 01, 2008

Last 3-day weekend before Halloween

We worked on halloween stuff all weekend but don't have a lot of pictures to show. In spite of the wet weather we were able to get a lot of little stuff done. It has become our Labor Day weekend tradition to put out the sign to entice the neighbors about the upcoming display.