Thursday, October 10, 2019

Halloween art & stories wanted

Did you hear that?  Oh it must have been the house settling.   Did you just see that?  A trick of the eye.  Maybe you better check it out.   Oh I have the shivers so let's go check on it.  We're safer in groups, right?   

Our blog is looking for the best art or stories on here to post for Halloween.    Do you know the origin of Halloween?   Does it have to do with old Celtic myths?   Do you have superstitions?   My husband to this day will hold his breath going past a cemetery.   It just so happens this is a common thing as I learn others do it too.  By the way, do people still make their own costumes? I still think hand made costumes are the best.  Good luck and let's make a fresh pot of tea, pull up a chair and hope what's in the closet is just a mouse.

Make a post!  Send me your email.  Click on my label and you will get it.  I get you approved so you can post some Halloween stuff.

An illustration for the story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by the author Washington Irving

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Sylvan #3

Another 8x10 acrylic from the forest series. This view drew me for two reasons: the near absence of green and the strong shadows. It was well-balanced, with fallen trunk and shadows at right angles. The flesh-colored leaves lent themselves to a variety of hues in strong sunlight.

A white sapling grew up between branches of the fallen giant. Behind me, some rusted and sagging barbed wire kept out a pair of curious black labs who tagged along (the slats at lower right are a collapsed fence section). But they found adventure in a ditch filled shoulder-deep with cold water. One of them dove in, paused to drink, then went slogging ahead to explore how far the ditch ran.