Saturday, January 21, 2017

The Women's March

I will be marching in my city. A sign made Friday night.

Hats made to give out at the march. Its crafting... just not Halloween. Excited, so I had to share. :o )

Monday, December 12, 2016

The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe, read by Neil Gaiman

There is a wonderful story about how Neil has participated in the fundraiser every year. How he donated a copy of Stardust for the fundraiser, and what happened after, is also a good read.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Dark and wonderful things

Chatting with the artist lead me to this web site with art work that made me very happy.

The artist is Bill Crisafi. The print above, Dreams in the Witch House, is on my Yule shopping list! She was summoned by Darkness is another favorite.

Monday, December 5, 2016


These fortune teller lanterns were on clearance at Home Decorators Collection after Halloween. They are now part of the Yule decorations.

Clear glass with a fortune telling hand on one side and a phrenology head on the other side. Testing diffusion methods with 2 different sheets of vellum. Tried white vellum and wax paper.

Final choice was tracing paper.

Nice warm glow from the flicker candles at different heights.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Vintage Photo Generator

My early 1900s swim dress costume from Halloween night.

You too can have fun making your own vintage photos at the Japanese photo generator.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Skeleton Photo Banner

Found this great canvas photo op banner at Home Decorators. Turned it in to a mirror for guests to see themselves as skeletons. The mirrors in the faces are mirrored plexiglass. The plexiglass is lightweight and held on with duct tape on the back of the canvas.

The plexiglass was used in a stage production. It was pre-distressed so the audience couldn't see in to the mirrors on stage. Mr. Old Fashion Halloween is a scenic designer. He was kind enough to loan me the mirrors. The aging on the mirrors matched the canvas!

Not ready for Halloween to be over just yet. I tried some new things this year, like the banner, that worked well for my purposes. So, stick around, if you are curious, for a few more weeks. I took a lot of photos!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016


Rain is almost a given on Halloween night in Oregon. Waterproof items are a must out in the yard. Found these illoom balloons. My pack had 5 balloons. Zip tied the balloons to the boxwood. The balloons held up to rain and wind and were still glowing Tuesday night. The 2 button batteries used to light the tiny LED can be recycled.