Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Femme au gros arriere train marchant dans la pluie!

I know you dont understand what it means, that's the title of this creation. It means ''Fat ass Woman walking in the rain!'' that is a nice one!!!

I made a with steel wire and black tread. I stiffened the tread using a big amount of Paverpol, creating drops. Here are 3 views of that lady.

Bye Bye

Saturday, 16 October 2010

White Fur Reindeer

Hi, this is my begining for Chrismas Stuff...
As I own a restaurant, i need to get ready early november as for Chrismas decoration. This year we have decided to have a white theme.
So here are the Reindeer heads that will be hanging in the restaurant lobby.
I've started, with this one who is 24'' tall, in fake fur.
I search the web for a few hours, trying to find some kind of pattern to do this project, but coudn't find any, so I think sometimes it is faster to do it yourself, and in the other hand, you will have your own design, but of course i needed to '' cut a few heads'' to achieve a good pattern. But i dont mind sharing this pattern, you just need to tell me how can i do this kind of thing...
It is stuffed with fiber and mounted on a shaped plywood. For the antlers they are not stuffed, i put electric wire inside them to give them a shape, and all electric wires are taped inside the head to be more sturdy.
I like it very much, but a little small.
So i made this one using the same technique but bigger, this one is approx 34'' tall depending how I put the antlers. For these antlers i used bigger wires, but they still are a little bit soft, if i do some more i will need to find a way to make them stronger.

Here is a picture of the two side by side.

And after all why not do one for outside, so this one mesure 44'' tall, and is made of heavy canevas, covered with fiber glass resin. That was the first time I worked with resin, and belive me, it smells a lot, so don't do this inside.... and because it was kind of yellowish, i painted it with a nice white exterieur paint.
And guess what? I mannaged to make it hollow, so it is lighted from the inside!!! Cool isn't?
I will post pictures when everything is gone be installed.

So there it is!
Have fun in this so dark and rainy day of october, i'm saying so, but it is my favorite season...

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Pumpkin Pie Season

I Know This is not related to to main theme of this blog, but i need to share my PuMpKin PiE Recipe. I transform over the years a Caramel Pumpkin Pie, and Finally this year i've come to this amazing version.

So Here is the recipe

Caramel Pumpkin Pie

2 cups of sugar
1/4 cup of water
1/4 cup of salted butter
1/4 cup of heavy cream
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 pinch of salt
2 cups of pumpkin puree

For the pumpkin puree, i naturally do mine, but not with any kind of pumpkin... I use the flat one, in French we call it ''Citrouille Cendrillon'', i translate it with ''Cinderella Pumpkin''

For the way to make puree you can go tho this blog, where i took the pumpkin picture, they explain the perfect way to make it.

Now, Start with sugar in a saucepan, add the water, and over a medium-high fire heat it up until caramelized kind of medium dark color, remove from heat and add butter, stir well, add cream, stir well, and then the rhum stir again.

In a bowl, beat the eggs with salt and vanilla. When done, slowly mix the eggs preparation to the caramel.

Add the puree, and pour the mix in an unbaked pie crust, you will need a big one 12 inches...may be..!?

And cook in an preheat oven at 325F for 50 to 60 minutes.

That's it!

Of Course this one is nice with a coffee or a chilled glass of milk, But I've found that this pie goes so nice with ''La Fin du Monde'' a flavorfull beer from Unibroue , a strong blond beer with spicy flavors.

NB as you can see i didn't put any spices in the pie, it's on purpose, with the nice caramel flavor, you don't need any...I think!

Bon Appetit!

I will come back in a few days with a chrismas project! Yes already!