Sunday, November 29, 2009

Reason No. 1, Why I like Halloween...

better than Christmas: Halloween doesn't require one to untangle an impossible knot ball of twisted icicle lights.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

First Sketch for 2010

The ledgend of 'Stingy Jack' is a new legend to me. I love jack 'o lanterns and this year, I wanted to find out about their origins and how pumpkin carving became a Halloween tradition. Basically, the legend states that Jack was a 'stingy' man and got himself into trouble by tricking the devil twice and making a deal with him, that he would let him out of his imprisonment, only if he promised not to take Jack's soul when he died. When Jack did die, heaven did not allow him in, because he had been such a terrible person and the devil would not let him into hell, because he had promised Jack that he wouldn't take his soul. So, now Jack roams the earth, with a carved turnip, that contains an ember from hell, that the devil gave to him, to light his way on his lonley travels.
At first, I didn't really think too much of the ledgend, but when I started considering new characters for my cemetery, Jack was the most logical character that I could think of, to put in a haunted cemetery, that also contains many jack o' lanterns and two pumpkin headed scarecrows.
So, here's my first sketchs of Jack. I hope to get him completed for the 2010 Halloween season. I'm also hoping to make him my first prop with movement =)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

My Kind of Christmas

Happy, smiling faces...

These guys are from last year, but I plan on much more of the same this year =)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Freaky Food

The hubby and I had a blast giving creepy names to all of the food at our Halloween party.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Spooky Scents For Christmas Presents

I'm very excited. I just ordered two candles (Haunted House and Midnight Mass) from Dark Candles, for Christmas =) My Mom wanted ideas for presents, so I happily obliged =) Since I all ready have an account with them, I ordered them myself and I'm having them shipped to my parents house, so that I won't be tempted to open the package. I cannot wait!

If you haven't experience Dark Candles lovely scents yet, I suggest that you give them a try =)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Day Old..

I really enjoyed my JOL's this year and was super happy that I got to enjoy their warm, glowing grins for a few nights following Halloween =)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

New Scarecrow

This big fella was a new edition this year =) I hope to make more creepy pumpkin critters for 2010 =)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

More Halloween Pictures

There's an Edgar in the ditch!
Big JOL scarecrow.

Scarecrow with smiling, glowing minons.