Thursday, October 31, 2013
Halloween feels like a rather lonely night for me. Sitting in the kitchen waiting for the next batch of ghouls to ring the bell or knock, desperately thinking how I need to get out of here. I am utterly tired of feeling like a guest wherever I am.
Despite waiting for Halloween all year, this years costume was a relatively last minute choice and not exactly how it was intended. Something quite classic is generally the route of my choosing, and perhaps the Cheshire Cat is somewhat of a classic. Had I chosen it earlier and had the time to order fabrics, it would have been nice to have a big cozy costume in the same character, perhaps more recognizable that way as well. Oh well. Perhaps next year? With any luck, by next Halloween things will be different and I'll be in a place of my own to decorate and feel comfortable in. Apparently it is very difficult to find an old shell of a building around here...
As Halloween winds to a close, I keep the pumpkins lit for as long as I'm awake, soaking in the warm (sometimes slightly burnt) pumpkin aroma that you only get this one time of year, and relaxing to Beetlejuice for the second time this spooky season. What better than a classic to end the night?
A lot of painted bits were in the works this year including one of my new favorites. While hurrying along in the Dollarama one day, I rushed down the craft aisle for a mere bottle of black acrylic craft paint, I spotted a round wooden pumpkin shaped cut out, ready for painting. I knew exactly what to do with it. It was two dollars, and it was mine. Often a time I have oggled over vintage cardboard die cuts and never being able to justify spending way too much on cardboard, this was the perfect opportunity to have such a style without the price. It was hand painted with mere dollar store craft paints and a little time.
That's all for now. It's technically Halloween here, my pumpkin is glowing, and my asthma is acting up. Spooky greetings to all and to all a dreary night.
Sunday, October 27, 2013
I finally decided to take photos of this years crop of pumpkins before things are carved, cooked, and roasted. It was a big crop of little pumpkins again this year, with three larger "hybrid" seeds used from last years crop. The hybrid seeds grew so well! If you cross pollinate two different varieties do be sure to plant at least a few seeds the next spring, they WILL do well.
Finally, my last swap was sent out a while ago and received by my partner. It was a "evil or sweet cupcake" swap, so I made two spooky and sweet pieces to send. One was, of course, the cupcake, and I accompanied it with a "pumpkin ice cream cone" complete with jack-o-lantern faces.
Here's hoping everyone is enjoying this spook-tastic season!
Monday, October 21, 2013
Winter here we come?
Friday, October 11, 2013
What should I be for Halloween? I feel lacking in any classic yet exciting ideas...
I just feel...lacking, lately.
This post perhaps makes no sense, but my brain feels like it's not making sense either. Let us just try to immerse ourselves in this long fall weather, colours, and upcoming Halloween excitement...