Saturday, October 1, 2022

Friday, September 30, 2022

It's that time of year!

 Greetings, foolish mortals!  

I'm back in the spirit, and ready to get down to Halloween.  This has been a really hard year, with a lot of personal issues and major depression early this year, but I'm out of the darkness in my head, happy again, and ready for some good times and fun.  

I had some website downtime due to moving to a new web host, but that should all be resolved now.  If anyone notices any missing photos or links not working, please shoot me an email to let me know!   

Hurricane Ian came by and visited us yesterday, and thankfully didn't stay long or trash the place, so I spent the day cleaning the garage up a bit so I can start pulling my Halloween totes and bodies out of the attic.  Today, the last day of September, I'm hoping to get them all down and start going through everything so I can get to decorating the inside of the house for the PARTY!!!!  I am not letting anything stop me this year from doing what I do best, creating a fun, haunted atmosphere for my friends and family to join me in celebrating the very best season of the year.  

Unfortunately, my work schedule is probably going to cut into my time as we are gearing up for our new system and workflow, plus finishing up the move to the new warehouse, and I won't get anything new done, but who needs sleep anyway?

I'm ready for this Halloween.  Stay tuned!

Sunday, November 7, 2021

The Halloween from Hell

Halloween 2021 was supposed to be my great comeback with tons of prepwork completed to my house to get it back in shape for company.  Instead, it was a lame and pitiful showing of last minute "throw it out in the yard" BS, with no party despite all my hard work, and the entire month of October was just a giant cesspool of depression.

Halloween 2022 WILL be the year.  It WILL, not matter what.  I NEED this.

The display for this year can be found here:

http://theghostess.com/2021.htm



Friday, September 10, 2021

The Dead End 2021, I hope

 Spent the day working on the rough draft for my party invitations for this year.  Unfortunately, I had to scrap my original plan of voodoo dolls/poppets because I ran out of patience and mojo for making those incredibly time-consuming and tedious monstrosities.  Instead, I am revamping a previous version of an invite I've done before.  It's one of my favorites, fun to make, and most of the people we will be inviting this year have never seen them, so it will be fresh for them.  

The computer part of this is the worst.  I hate being stuck on the computer.



Most of the planned house projects and repairs are nearing completion soon, so I can get rolling in earnest on Halloween fun.

Friday, May 21, 2021

What to do when you have to stay off your feet?


Arts & "crafts" for the win!  

Managed to injure my foot doing yard work a couple of weekends ago, and it's steadily gotten worse, so this weekend (my weekends are currently 3 days long) I decided to work on some prototypes for this year's shenanigans.  Wrapping wooden beads is hard.  That is all.

 

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Halloween 2020

 So, I didn't make it in time with Goliath.  He made it out to the display, but he isn't Goliath, he's a faceless winged demon looking thing with a monochromatic greenish gray paint job.  Bird Girl also didn't get done, but I put a red spot on her and she was fine.  We had a decent turnout for our culdesac considering the circumstances of the world these days.  We had about 50 kids come by.  Pictures on the left in the navigation pane on the website, under 2020.  

Or, click here:  http://theghostess.com/2020.htm

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Will I make it in time??!!??

 I'm getting closer, but I am afraid that I won't finish Goliath in time!  I scored a day off today, and worked on Goliath for most of the day so far.  I have 2 fans on him right now trying to aid in the drying time.  Once he's fully dry, I can sand him down some and get his head and hair done.  I'll probably get his loin cloth done today too.  I am getting ready to start on the wings now, but here is the progress so far: