“Demeter’s Harvest”- Thanksgiving Inspired.

As the leaves turn to a warm color palette, and the fall breeze sneaks by, the autumn bounty is ready to be harvested just before the winter .  It is a time of thanks and appreciation.  This day means different things for everyone.  A day most cultures observe at one point, it’s a celebration of…

Countdown to Halloween: 14 Days To Go!

Another week and only 14 days to go.    Nothing says Halloween like a good old witch.  Pale green skin, exaggerated nose accessorized by a hairy wort, pointy brimmed hat, completed with a cackle.  Nothing short of a caricature, I assure you. I once was directed  to a book titled, “Juniper” by Monica Furlong by an acquaintance…

Countdown to Halloween: 21 Days To Go!

Welcome to the third post and second installment of “Countdown to Halloween” with 21 days to go.  The first installment I delved into spiders, the creepy crawlies of Halloween, and did a graphic art piece that strung twisted vines to form a spider. As you know every week my artwork will focus a bit on the Halloween Spirit, and I…

Countdown to Halloween: 28 Days To Go!

Creeping crawlers and intricate webs, spiders have been mascots of Halloween for years.  Insects in general can be rather frighting under the right circumstances, but why the spider?  Why is the spider on every Halloween decor,  every cupcake, and a glimpse on every haunted spectacle one can find?  Is it their intricate homes?  Does their…

The Countdown Begins: 30 Days Til Halloween…

Now it begins.  The Pumpkin carving, creepy costume, apple bobbing, time of the year where kids have a good excuse to gorge on candy, and adults get to act like puberty never set in.  A time where cosplay isn’t just for nerds, pranks can freak the daylights out of total strangers, and the law enforcement…