Oct 21, 2012

Old bones

I wanted to share this process for "aging" bones with you all, using Tim Murton's recipe.  After acquiring your bones (buying them or digging them up from the local cemetery the ol' fashioned way) you may want to "age" them by adding color and dirt. 
So, create a "bath" of 1/2 white glue and 1/2 water, then mix in a bit of yellow paint.  Add just a touch of brown, like raw sienna, until you get a color you like.  Get the bone thoroughly wet, allow the access to drip off and then roll the bone in a mix of dirt and dry moss. 
Allow to dry and voila!  Ready for your cemetery!

Oct 17, 2012

2013 on the horizon....EEEKK!

But at least I'm in the 2013 calendar!  Those are my pumpkins on the August page!   So if "Boo!" is something you enjoy saying all year, check out this awesome calendar, produced right here in Ontario!! http://www.hectorturner.com/halloween/shop.html

Oct 15, 2012

Come to Elora!

And see our graveyard!  Tim "aged" a whole pile of skulls and let us use them, they look awesome!  This is my favorite, the roots growing in the eye sockets are inspired!! 
Go to http://www.monstermonth.ca for all the details!  We'd love to see you this weekend!

Oct 11, 2012

Oct 7, 2012

Hallowe'en time = treat time!

I feel a little badly that this year's Online Hallowe'en Artists' Studio Trick or Treat has no "extras" so I thought to post a few recipes here.  It is working well for the tour:  our trick or treaters are finding the art they want without getting overwhelmed.

I have not yet tried these but plan to!  I love the broccoli stem on the cheese pumpkin and the frosting on the kitty cake (no the cake itself).  Thinking of maybe adding black beans to the dip for an extra "ick" factor!

Please click on the pictures for bigger images!

October air

There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls. -- George Carlin


Oct 4, 2012

V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N in Hallowe'en time!

I took two vacation days this week and guess how I spent Vacation Day #1? Setting up the cemetery in Elora for Scare Fair! Yes, I'm fully aware that this is not what most people do with their vacations but it was the perfect Autumn day, the colors are glorious and Mom and I got a lot of work done in 6 1/2 hours! Plus we had Willow along so we didn't have to watch the clock. Plus it was far, far away from the computer!!!
  It's certainly not finished but we got the path and 23 graves mapped out and set up some stones and the area is cleaned up and ready for the extra goodies still to come.  Vacation Day #2 will be spent... decorating tombstones!  I love it!

Look at those trees in the last sunlight of the day and all the Zoo critters in waiting!  It's going to fun, hope you can join us Oct. 19-21 for the Scare Fair!