Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Seniors can blog too...
My name is Charles Batte. The last name is pronounced "bat", except of course by all of those who know me, and they pronounce it "battie". I am really new at blogging. I have followed lots of blogs for years, but I have not tried this before. So here goes...I am an artist who creates colorful figurative collectibles. I spent many, many years in professional theatre and opera as a costumer. I love period costumes and once I retired and became Senior Citizen I thought it would be fun to continue a hobby of making very elaborate art dolls for fun and profit (?).
I have been really fortunate to be accepted as a member of Halloween and Vine which is a group of artists who make all things related to this fabulous holiday and have a sale once a year in Petaluma, CA. This year the date is Sept. 25, 2010. Be sure and check out the website, which is great fun and has a list of all of the other artists who will be showing their work.
It is always time for Halloween at my house. Here is a photo of Speedy who is the first of my series called Hell on Wheels.
I hate reading really long posts, so this is it for today. If you would like to see more of my work...I have making this stuff for about 16 years now...go to my website.