Saturday, September 15, 2012

Halloween is fast approaching....

.... and my mojo is FINALLY back!  I had a headache earlier, and went to lay down to take a nap, but for some reason I could not stay asleep.  My mind started to wander, and the next thing I knew, I was thinking of Halloween and the ideas were flooding my brain!  I grabbed my sketchbook and pencils, and headed to the dining table and just babbled on and on to Emily and my friend Beth while I sketched a rough layout of what I sort of want to do with the first room you come into when you walk into the front door.  From there, it avalanched into my pulling out the Dead End idea scrap book, old invitations, browsing through past years' photos... I am ready to start on some new stuff for this year!

The only issue I am having with the new-found "spirit", is the lack of both time and, more importantly, money.  I have to use things I already have around the house and in my "stock" of Halloween thrift and junk treasures, recycled stuff, and scraps.  I have also started a new job, which requires some overtime, but I also have a more normal schedule and I LOVE what I do now.  :)

I can't do everything I planned to do at the close of last year's season, like the new pumpkin patch display; nor do I think we will be able to get married at the party like Tom and I wanted to do, but I HAVE to get something new going for this year's display and for the inside of the house.  I have so many ideas right now, for one room in particular in the house, and a few ideas for outside that will just be minor cosmetic changes to the existing cemetery layout and maybe a new prop or two.

All I can say now is that I am really happy that the ol' feeling is back; I missed it so!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Lower turnout than last year :(

But I had fun anyway.  We only had about 30 or so actual trick-or-treaters this year, and about that many adults accompanying them.  I was running behind, as usual, but I did manage to get into costume by the 2nd set of kids, so I was able to get out there and get a few scares in.  Several people commented on "Peter", and I told everyone that the display will be different next year, so they must come back.  Of course, we may not even be here at all next year, but that's a whole 'nuther story.  ;-)  I had a little fun with the post-Halloween photos when everyone was gone and it was nice and quiet.  Photos located on the main site (  Hope everyone had a Happy Halloween.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Peter, Peter, Trick-or-Treat Eater

The past few posts have been my teasers for this one.  It's been a very long time since I finished a prop - well over two years.  I decided to finish that pumpkin head prop I started and gave it a body as well.  I present to  you, "Peter, Peter, Trick-or-Treater Eater".

Monday, October 24, 2011

Sunday, October 23, 2011