Tuesday, January 16, 2018

A few holiday gifts to show you

Hello dear readers!  I received a few spooky gifts at Christmas and wanted to share with you.  I will bore you all now with pictures.
 Raven skull jewelry from my Sister in law. This came from Etsy pendant and earrings.
 Skeleton anatomy socks from Baby M.

Owl sculpture from My Twisted Sister number 1. The talented artist is Henry Dupere

There, I kept it short so you did not have to endure too much.  Now go have a beer - it is almost happy hour.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Local artists

Last night I attended meeting at the MAC. While waiting for the judges panel to make a recommendation, I discovered a great artist named Angela Hartshorn-Kerr.  Her work is amazing.  Here is a little of her work being displayed at the Manitou Art Center.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018


Just in time for the Grandogs visit, my new gates were installed 2 days before Christmas.

Why am I blogging about this?  Because I channeled my inner Tim Burton and designed these gates on Photoshop. Then my talented contractor Adam cut, powder coated and installed them.  Here they are.

 I am quite pleased with the results.  They are designed to encourage Bambi to eat elsewhere as his Lordship and I have big garden dreams for 2018!

Monday, December 18, 2017

Mystery Solved

Lately, I have been seeing and hearing a lot about Joy Division, an obscure British band from the late 1970's.  I liked Joy Division when I was in high school, unlike those around me who were enamored with bands like Journey.  But I have been pretty baffled lately with the sudden frequency of references to this band - like hearing them in my local grocery store and seeing a fellow in a restaurant in Santa Fe with this t shirt on.  

Why does everyone suddenly love Joy Division?  Why not the Stranglers?  or Fad Gadget? or The Boomtown Rats? or Wire? or The Buzzcocks? or Magazine?  I could go on and on about the great music from the late 1970's/early 1980's.

But then his Lordship and I watched Stranger Things and it all became crystal clear.

So here is to Ian Curtis and the commercial success he has achieved 37 years after he took his own life.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Last Day of Creepmas

My Readers - I have enjoyed a wonderful wacky sleigh ride of Creepmas fun with you.  Alas, it is over.  

Along the way, I have heard from many friends whom I would like to acknowledge here.  Thanks to Deborah She Who Seeks, Donut, Sarah the Geordie Goth, MK, The Insomniac, Dr. Theda, Mason, Haunted Eve, Old Fashioned Halloween, Spooky Vegan, Beth, and Neale for their supportive comments. I have also made a few new pals whose blogs I am now reading. Diana at Diana's Creation and Holly at Holly's Horrorland.

For my final post, I share my new fire grate.  We had it fashioned down at the Metal Mama's by Jason.  I gave him a very crappy design I made on photoshop and from that he created an awesome fire screen.
As a friend said, just channeling my inner Tim Burton. That's Grissom's voice you hear in the background of the video.

 And with that, I wish you adieu.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Stockings and Other Creepmas Decor

I have a few other craft ideas for your Creepmas decor.  Above is our spider sculpture that we surrounded with lights.

I finally modified a stocking I purchased some time ago after Christmas at Michaels. I added the ribbon and the bow.  Michaels sells a nice 12x12 black paper that is easy to cut but looks like velvet. I used that for the letters and bats. However, when I went back this year to match a stocking for his Lordship, I had no luck.  Everything is in burlap and white - no burgundy velvet in sight.  Guess I am the only one getting my stocking stuffed this year.

 I also printed some dancing skeletons wearing Santa hats and holding lights onto vellum.  I put these around some holders salvaged from old candles.  These pictures were taken with a votive inside.  I since changed to a tealight and now the skeles feet are visible.

Hope you are enjoying Creepmas.  Only two days to go!