Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!



Trick-or-Treat Tip #5 ~ Candy Corn

You knew today's Trick-or-Treat Tip would be about Candy Corn.
Didn't you ? ?

Candy Corn is the King of Halloween Candy. Getting a little bag of it while out Trick-or-Treating makes the night complete. And the Best part about Candy Corn is the Sweet Golden tip on each Kernel.

Some folks like to hold them by their Golden tip so it will be the last part eaten, but others bite it off first thing and maybe even throw away the rest.



Thursday, October 30, 2008

Trick-or-Treat Tip #4 ~ Popcorn Balls

Popcorn Balls! Mmmm! Yum! There's nothing like that crunchy, sticky, sweetness. They can be made just plain or sometimes people add things to them, like nuts, raisins, MM's, even Candy Corn! You'll be sure to get at least one of these while out Trick-or-Treating. But just hope that it is wrapped in cellophane when it is dropped in your Treat Bag. If it isn't then you'll have a glob of yuck! - kinda like the Candy Apple thing. And don't try to eat one when your mask is on! You'll end up with pieces of popcorn stuck to the outside of your mask making you look entirely too goofy!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Trick-or-Treat Tip #3 ~ Costume

People will hand out more candy and treats to those wearing "Cute" costumes vs. those wearing "Creepy" costumes. Keep this in mind when choosing a costume! Though it might be fun to wear that Ghoulish Mask and scare your friends, you may come home with a half full treat sack. Opt for that cute Princess or Cowboy outfit. Or even better, just a plain old bedsheet with some eye holes! (Have an Adult cut the eye holes and make sure it is an old sheet).

Here's a fun game for you to play. Pick out the costume for this little Trick-or-Treater.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Trick-or-Treat Tip #2 ~ Licorice

Licorice is a great Trick-or-Treat Candy.

Licorice comes in all shapes and sizes. From long ropes and little bits to shapes like bats and cats.

The speed of consumption depends on whether you chew it, suck it, or just let it melt in your mouth. And the best part about licorice candy is that it will leave an icky stain all over your teeth and gums so you can gross out other trick-or-treaters with a really horrible Halloween Grin!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Trick-or-Treat Tip #1 ~ Candy Apples, Carmel Apples, Toffee Apples

They go by many names. These wonderful delectable goodies that we can justify eating because they have a nutritious center.

But did you know that you should never, ever eat a candy apple while you and it are both inside a mask? Your face and the mask will get stuck together for who knows how long!! And, should you be given a candy apple while out trick-or-treating, the candy apple should be eaten immediately. DO NOT put it into your treat bag because all the other candy will get stuck to it and then you'll have this big, ugly ball of yuck.

Friday, October 24, 2008


I know, the mere word brings to mind images of sugarplums and candy canes and hot cocoa. (Almost enough to make a person shudder. 'Cause really, there's nothing like Candy Corn!)

But I'm getting off track. My Prim and Whimsy Girls Art Group is having a Group Challenge from November 2-8. The theme is, "A Caroling We Go". Type in PWGL Christmas in the eBay listing search and see all the wonderful things that pop-up.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Peek-a-Boo Kitty

As I continue to explore the world of sculpting, my creations seem to take shape easier. My two latest are part of a series entitled, "Peek-a-Boo Kitty". A little kitty cat is peeking out of a jack-o-lantern in each of the sculptures. They were fun to make and I'm sure the CAT is glad I finally finished them and he could take off his Party Hat! (He's not real fond of modeling) Now CAT can get back to what he does best - leading the puppies astray (for more on that, check out the blog View From the Floor).

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Welcome! To The Halloween Party!

A Party! So much to do! Where to start....

My dress ~ should I have it cleaned?

And my hat ~ it appears ready to wear.

And what should I serve?
Maybe some little fluffy ghosts? Can't you just hear them screaming, "Eat Me!".

Or maybe a few Creepy Cookies? Are they calling your name?

And what would a Party be without some Candy Corn to munch!

Whew! Cooking is such hard work!

It's here! The day is here! We've counted down to Party Day!

The Doors are dressed up with Wreaths and other Seasonal Decorations.

The old fence at the end of the drive and the hitching post are adorned with their Autumn finery. Ready to Greet the Guests!

And the house is decorated.

Oh look! The Skelli Bunch is showing you some of the decorations they put up.

The bathroom even put it's best face on!

The table is set.

and Mr. Skelli is pointing the way to the Brew.

There's even some wee cups for any Fae Folk that might show up.

The tree is lit.

What is that I hear? Someone coming down the drive?
Oh look, The first guest has arrived.

Would you please answer the door?

If you would like another Halloween Blog Party to visit. Go here A Fanciful Twist .

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Critic in the House

I have a half Siamese cat that fancies himself as an art critic. He will sometimes “critique” the projects I have on my work table. He doesn’t always bother them, just sometimes. His latest episode was pulling all the ribbon roses out of a wall hanging I was working on. Sometimes he is right about the project - it did need to be re-done (bad color choices, etc.)

But I won’t tell him that he's right. Wouldn’t want him to get a swelled head!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

HAGS Theme of the week

The art theme for the week of October 12-18 is Trick-or-Treat, What's your Favorite Halloween Candy.

That's an easy answer! CANDY CORN!

And to represent this theme I have created a Fairy Door entitled Trick-or-Treat. A little ghost is going on his rounds in Fairyland getting his treats. Wonder if he has any chocolate in his bag??

I have also created some candy pockets to fill with treats to give to those little ghosts and goblins that come knockin' on your door on Halloween.

Both items are at auction on eBay.

Happy Haunting!

Friday, October 10, 2008

It's Finally Here!

Yesterday was the day! The opening day of Hockey Season. I have been waiting for that day since May!

Yes, I am the biggest hockey fan. And have been since I was a kid. I have only one favorite team - the Colorado Avalanche. I lived in the Denver area when the Quebec Nordiques moved to Denver and became the Colorado Avalanche. And I have followed them ever since. There is nothing more exciting to a hockey fan than to have their team win the Stanley Cup. Which the Avs did their first year in Denver. I'll never forget that game!

I don't have a favorite player. But there are a couple of guys on the team that I would like to mention. The first is Joe Sakic - he is an all around great player and a gentleman.

The next is Ian Laperriere - he's always one to stir things up.

If you've never watched a hockey game, try it. The constant action is a so much more exciting than football or baseball or basketball. And the skill, agility and ability of a hockey player is so much more than a lot of other athletes.

See you at the rink!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

All Hallow's Eve

Halloween is a celebration of Spooks and Goblins, Spirits and Witches, Mysteries and Magick. What we now call Halloween actually evolved from an ancient European holiday known as All Hollow's Eve. This was the day supernatural spirits were known to wander the earth. It began as the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. Samhain marked the moment when the veil between the living and the dead was lifted and the inhabitants of the two worlds could commune. For about 2000 years, October 31st meant bidding goodbye to summer, welcoming winter and remembering the dead. Samhain marked the death of the old year and the birth of the next. It was a day of the dead, a night of magick and mystery, a time when ghosts and lost souls roamed the land. According to legend, every Samhain the souls of the dead were set free by the Lord of the Dead. It was believed that many of these spirits then roamed the natural world searching for bodies to possess. Families began dressing in scary disguises and noisily marching around their neighborhoods to scare away these immortal souls. This practice became the origin of the modern Halloween tradition of wearing costumes. So the next time you are choosing what to be for Halloween, remember all those spirits looking for a strong healthy body to inhabit, and pick a costume that is truly terrifying!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Tombstones, Graveyards, and the Grim Reaper

That is the HAGS theme for this week, October 5 - 11. How creepy is that! Be sure to check out all the wonderful creations from this group on EBay.

Here is a picture of a Fairy Door that belongs to the Grim Reaper. Sorry this Fairy Door has already been purchased.

And here is another Fairy Door entitled The Crypt . It too is sold.

But here is a Fairy Door which I made especially for this week's theme. It's entitled Spook Night. It is available on eBay.

Happy Haunting!

Friday, October 3, 2008

From Ghoulies and Ghosties.....

To Long-legged Beasties. And things that go bump in the night.

I would be remiss to not include some ghost stories ~ especially this close to Halloween.

I can remember my sisters telling me ghost stories when I was little, trying to scare me. Sometimes it worked. But mostly it made me want to hear more stories about ghosts and other oddities. I have lived in many regions of the country throughout my life and I have tried to collect ghost stories from each area. Many have a common thread running through them.

I am providing some links to stories of ghosts and other mysterious things I thought you might enjoy reading.

Do ghosts really exist? Only they know the answer to that question.

Happy Haunting!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

A Halloween Blog Party

Has anyone ever attended a Blog Party? They're so much fun! On October 18, I will be hosting a Halloween Blog Party. My Party will be held in conjunction with a Halloween Party hosted by Vanessa of A Fanciful Twist.
There will be decorations, candy and a spooky thing or two. Come as you are or come as you aren't. Costumes are optional. Just ring the doorbell and say "Trick-or-Treat" .

See ya then!

Best Witches!