It’s Always Halloween

Happy All Souls’ Day. (belated as of the time of this posting.)

Halloween has come and gone and I am now at the time of year where I desperately try to cling to the spooky vestiges of the past and dread the coming of jingle bells.

This Halloween I ended up spending mostly alone with the cat. Worse ways to spend a holiday I guess, though not very exciting. At least I did get to participate and attend the annual local Monster Show again.

I got accepted early, I have lots of time, nothing pressing on my schedule, a new set of paints I love playing with. I have everything but…motivation. Or ideas. Or a concept.

So we are off to a great start as usual.

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In Which I Ramble on about Ghosts and Ladies that Go Bump in the Night

So October is here, and gone.  I was intending to post this sooner but the month was a blur of comings, goings, deadlines and disasters.  Probably poor excuses, but it was a poor way to spend what is normally the happiest time of the year for me.

For the occasion of Halloween a local store decided to hold a monster themed art show and they were kind enough to let me join in the fun.

So I get in the show, no worries right? Well actually I realize that “Monster” is a pretty big heading. Are we talking classic movie monsters? Modern monsters? Urban legends? Zombies? The list goes on.

After a bit of mentally throwing darts at a board for ideas and coming up with nothing  a friend suggested I try to do something with “those Japanese ghosts like that one artist you obsess over.” Continue reading