Sunday, August 19, 2012

Hooray For Halloween

There's been a drop in the temperatures around here. We're no longer having 90-100 degree days. Some rain has come through, not enough to quench the drought conditions but enough to bring back some green to the lawns.
Some schools in our area began last week, so with these cooler temps and breezes, it's beginning to feel like Fall to me.  My Halloween fever has been taken a notch up and I decided it was time to break out my collection of Halloween magazines and greeting cards. I have over 15 magazines, those pictured are just a drop in the bucket. I'm always looking for more when I'm out shopping.  The same goes for Halloween cards, I'm particularly drawn to the vintage ones.
Just thumbing through them while sitting on the couch after supper , I start getting pumped up. Last year I had bookmarked a couple of art pieces I wanted to try. This year I'm going to do them.

While at my local Micheals store I found some great ribbon with skulls on it.

I've pulled out the little altered art Halloween book I began last year and I've completed two page spreads in it.

I was wondering how everyone else with Halloween fever copes with their condition.?

Friday, August 3, 2012

Late Summer Thoughts On Halloween and Autumn Fever

Hope you all having a nice Summer.   It's still hot and dry here  in my neck of the woods. I'm gathering and harvesting what little herbs I've been able to keep a live ,growing and bug free. This heat has made the bugs, squirrels. chipmunks and moles very cheeky and aggressive. It's been a battle to keep what I have.

The Grandinroad  late summer catalog arrived last week. As I quickly flipped through the pages I came across this one.  It's their early tease for Halloween decorations.
It did its job alright. I let out an involuntary Ooh and got this big surge of happy fall and Halloween fever.

I know I know it's just August but what can I say, seems like my Fall fever strikes early and early every  year.
Needing a fix I wondered if Hobby Lobby would have any decorations out now.  With our neighborhood stores gearing up for going back to school, I thought there was a small possibility that they might have some out.
 Yes, they had several store aisles filled with Fall, Thanksgiving and even Christmas things but not a speck of Halloween to be found.    My inner little girl was stamping her feet and shouting, "No fair!!"
Then I spotted one small kiosk with some rather tame and limited Halloween items. Made me shake my head in disgust!

So my current plans are to begin creating on my own Halloween decorations, recipes and potions. I'll be sharing my art and such with all of you.
Are you all susceptible to Halloween fever too?