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This stone came to us in the summer of 2010 two weeks before the fair, this was one of those “holy smokes” type deals. The stones surface was absolutely horrible, really no redeeming qualities about it on the surface. But closer examination revealed a true possibility. Well what were we to do? The outside of the shop was covered in large boulders ready for us to carve something into them, and we were on a deadline, do we keep the stone the way it was or do we take the liberty and do something creative.
We took the artistic liberty to reveal what mother nature was hiding from the rest of the world the stone revealed such spectacular color. Who would have thought just an ordinary boulder from a farm had such beauty locked inside.
This species is called Siena.
Our little Mars Bar is obsessed with the movie Avatar, so when she came to me and said “Mom I want to go as Neytiri for halloween” I thought “dear God how am I going to pull this one off.” See in our house we can’t just throw a costume on our kid and call it a day it’s halloween the day to create any character you want to be. With an order to a costume company to get the base of the outfit, a few days of making accessories to go on the costume the arm and leg bands her loin cloth and two days of braiding her hair and about two hours of painting her hands feet and yes her face we had something uniquely Mar’s Bar.
The cool thing was the Wow’s we got and the whispers of ” Did you see the Girl Dressed as an Avatar”, and the people that came up and just said “That’s the coolest outfit I’ve seen in a long time” or the “That’s just awesome”. To top off our night Mars bar took first place in her category and Grand Prize overall.
Yes! I am as proud as a peacock with all my feathers out on this outfit.. See halloween for me the art of being creative and creating a real character and being that character for a few hours a year.
In my prime I’ve taken 1st and Grand Prizes in costume contests my favorite costume was that of a “Dead Hooker” and of coarse “Jessica Rabbit” now that I’m older and a bit heavier and I have a kid those outfits are in retirement. Now I get to live vicariously through my daughter and create any character she wants to be.