My name is Jean Marie Smith and I love Halloween! As artist-in-residence at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve, every year for the past ten years I've created and sculpted/painted hay bale art to bring smiles and joy to children and adults at the Halloween Haunted Hike.

After reviewing popular trends and interviewing friends and family, I finally settled on which characters I would use. My criteria include one book character, one iconic cartoon character, and something for all ages. Some of the bales are double-stacked, or placed on end or on sides, depending on the character to be sculpted.

I so enjoy watching parents and children gather around the bales for photos as they create warm and lasting memories. I love hay bale sculpting so much that I already have plans for next year that include Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street and Smokey the Bear!

If you're interested, you can find my previous post here

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Monster From "Where The Wild Things Are"

Monster From "Where The Wild Things Are"

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Koala King 1 week ago

Surprised his horns can stand up!

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R2d2

R2d2

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Koala King 1 week ago

So detailed wonder how big the Death Star is then

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#3

Ugly Dog From "Ugly Dolls"

Ugly Dog From "Ugly Dolls"

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#4

Bart Simpson

Bart Simpson

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Koala King 1 week ago

Mastered the big forehead!

#5

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

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CR82 1 week ago

this one is amazing!

#6

Skye From "Paw Patrol"

Skye From "Paw Patrol"

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#7

Max From "Where The Wild Things Are"

Max From "Where The Wild Things Are"

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#8

Chase From "Paw Patrol"

Chase From "Paw Patrol"

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Koala King 1 week ago

That is so good!

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Moxy From "Ugly Dolls"

Moxy From "Ugly Dolls"

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#10

Iron Man

Iron Man

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Koala King 1 week ago

Don’t take off the mask

#11

Boots The Monkey From "Dora The Explorer"

Boots The Monkey From "Dora The Explorer"

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darubyprincess 2 days ago

:D

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Dora The Explorer

Dora The Explorer

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Koala King 1 week ago

I’m sure blue is behind her head

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#13

Daddy Shark From "Baby Shark Song"

Daddy Shark From "Baby Shark Song"

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Koala King 1 week ago (edited)

SWIM SWIM

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Mommy Shark From "Baby Shark Song"

Mommy Shark From "Baby Shark Song"

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Koala King 1 week ago

Daddy sharks fin is stealing the moment