Friday, April 8, 2016

Spring planting...

A few years ago I broke up a couple of skulls, stuck them in pots, and planted plants.  It wasn't quite the look I was going for but I left them outside and I keep adding plants each spring.  I had forgotten that I stuck a solar light in one of my pots.  I took the trash out after dark and here's what I found.  I like it.  I like it at night, in the dark....


Love the lighting...

Oh baby...

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Ok, my witches, it's all about the ride...

I found this on Pinterest and Facebook.  I tried to find the original post and found this:
   

You don't need to be a freegan to think this is a fantastic deal, but someone on craigslist posted thisadvertisment for a free used witch broom in New Hamshire.  Ad text follows: 
You don't need to be a freegan to think this is a fantastic deal, but someone on craigslist posted this advertisment for a free used witch broom in New Hamshire.  Ad text follows: 


FREE, the perfect ride for your mother in law or for some of you-your wife. I have only one available and cannot hold. This will be a first come-first serve basis. Great gas mileage, very little use, was parked most of the year under cover and only taken out in the cool month of October. Does not burn oil or leak fluids. No dents or even road blasting, everything works as it should, divorce forces placement. My loss is your gain! Happy halloween! 
http://www.dailyturismo.com/2012/10/free-used-witch-broom.html



http://www.dailyturismo.com/2012/10/free-used-witch-broom.html

Worth it for the ad alone.......

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Monday, October 26, 2015

Skeleton selfies....

And here's what to do with those "dead" cell phones...


Note:  Must be brothers ~ rabbit ears

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Oh my eye...my eye...


Absolutely CRAZY lighting on this....I don't know how in the world of sports this happened...



Monday, October 12, 2015

Screening...

Working on a fireplace screen for the old mantle.  I like the skulls.  I like the wrought iron look.  I like the fire & ice lighting (more impressive in person/video).  I like the vines.  I always like the look of rogue vines indoors where they shouldn't be.  This particular mantle is mounted on the wall but doesn't have a fireplace.  The trick to make the wall look like a working fireplace.  I'd like something opaque behind the screen and the lighting behind the opaque piece to project the shadow/hint of a hand or face.  The trick is to find something opaque to use that isn't cheesy or bank-breaking.  Still on the hunt but in the mean time this works...



Friday, October 2, 2015

Spiffy new glasses...


Art in the Park this year had a great booth with crazy treasures made with kitchen doo-dads.  This pair of glasses that look as awesome on me as they do on the skull is made from egg beaters, salt/pepper shakers, and an adjustable car antenna.  If the antenna is pulled out to its full length I cannot walk through doorways.  They also made fabulous head bands with meat cleavers, cork screws, bats, knives, etc.  Trouble is I've lost their card.  I will keep looking...



Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Pretty fangs...


It always makes me wonder when people say, "I saw this and thought of you."  I do have a Halloween obsession.  True.  I do have a tendency to look at things differently than some of my friends.  True.  My friends go on walks and find the unusual/unwanted and haul those unusual/unwanted items home as gifts for me.  I have a unique collection of bones, skulls, etc that is growing because of my friendships.  I always wonder at how often I'm thought of.  I am loved...

Gifts of love...

Monday, September 28, 2015

Devil's Claw...

Devil's Claw grows in the Southwestern part of the US.  It has a nasty barbed/hooked seed pod with two long thin "arms".  Truly is a vicious plant...


Devil's Claws

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Jawbone of an ass...



Well, it's not really jawbone of an ass but that is the term that popped into my mind when I filled this old milkshake bucket with deer jawbones.  Nope, not a hunter but I do gather the strangest things when I go for walks.



Sunday, September 6, 2015

Pumpkinrot ~ 10,000 Blog Posts

Awe inspiring....

I don't know about anyone else but he has inspired me for years.  His vision, his craftsmanship, his dedication, his imagination, his creativity, his humor, his integrity, and his lovely Bean........thank you for all you've given the world of orange and black.  Thank you....




Pumpkinrot ~ 10,000 Blog Posts

Friday, September 4, 2015

Johanna Parker Designs....


I do love Johanna Parker's Halloween designs....


Would love to have the owl candy jar to match the black cat on the left...sigh....

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

I have a vision...

Part of the reason Halloween fascinates me is the unexpected.  Nothing more fun than a double take.  I found eyeball flowers on Pinterest.  This would be my vision.........


Pretty little witch's boot

Add a little light...



Pretty green eye.........

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Potions...

I'm always thinking about potions, potion bottles, where, what......
I found some bottle labels on Etsy that I like a lot.  As I was searching the Bedlam Supply Co. page I found a couple of bottles that she's made using her labels.  I bought the Cthulhu bottle.  The little charm appeals to the girl in me. You never know if the item is as good as your mind thinks.  These are.  I'm very excited about working with the labels I bought.  It was a good find.

Bellam Supply Co.


Had me at the little charm



PS ~ The Blood Root bottle is the real deal...original


I actually like the bottle of spikes on the left