Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween Sunset

Well, that's another 31st of October passed. I'd hoped to get a lot more done for the Halloween Countdown but as I kept falling behind I sort of hoped visitors would look at my last years countdown or my Tumblr page. And I missed the coffin races this year. Last year the races gave me three or four good posts but it wasn't until the 30th this year so I regretfully gave it a miss. Well, I can only add this shot of the sunset tonight and my last minute gang of jacks. This might be the last year I'm giving out candy. There's just not that many trick-or-treaters around here to make a fuss. Next year I think I'll just catch some parties.

So with that, my thanks to all the visitors and posters, hope you had a Happy Halloween and have a good day after!

Monday, October 25, 2010

You're scaring me, Jack...

Finally carved my first jack of 2010. Brrrr... Scary.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Devils Night

This is just a slap-dash photoshopping I did, just for grins, from a vintage bubble-gum wrapper art.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

The Hanging Man

I think my earliest Halloween memory was seeing a crude dummy in a flannel shirt hanging from someone's porch with a bloody knife sticking out of its eye. I was trick-or-treating and I must have been about 6. It's a mystery why this image would have stayed with me for so long but that seems the earliest one I can bring into sharp focus. I don't remember whether I was frightened or whether I found it hokey or anything about what could possibly have burned it eternally into my memory. Maybe it was the idea of someone hanging a real murder victim out in front of their door on Halloween as if to say "If you play a trick on me you just might get stabbed in the eye and hung from my porch with bulging eyes and blackened tongue as a warning the other children!" What else could it mean?

Friday, October 1, 2010

Counting on Fun!

Well, time to take the plunge, again. Last year I was worried that I couldn't find enough material for a daily post for the Countdown to Halloween and I figured I'd pretty much shot my wad by the time it was over. This year I'm that much more nervous but I'm no less enthused so hopefully I won't have anything to apologize for on the big day. I'm not sure what's going to come out of this blog for the next 30 days but hopefully some of you will find the unfolding mystery of it interesting enough.

In the meanwhile, feel free to browse my last countdown, which was successful enough not to garner me any hate mail. It includes last years coffin races and most of the jack-o-lanterns I've carved over the years, as well as spiders, squirrels and cannibals! N-joy!