Saturday, April 30, 2022

Walpurgisnacht

April 30th is the night the witches come out to play in celebration of spring.
Walpurgis Night decorations | © MrsBrown / Pixabay
 
The fertility ritual has been marked in Germanic Countries since Pagan times. Christians changed the name to honor some nun in 777 ad and hijacked the celebration.  However Goethe revived it in the early 1800's as night the witches dance upon the mountain in the play "Faust".  It is seen as a time of year when the veil between the living and the dead is at its thinnest.  Below are some cool German postcards marking the event.



In honor of all this witchy revelry, my Twisted Sister, Baby M, and My Son will join me for a haunted candlelight tour of the Manitou Grand Cave.  We will of course be dressed as witches.


 

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Zombie Day

Today I have family over for Easter.  We celebrate bunnies, chickies, eggy-wegs and the most famous Zombie of all, Jesus.

 He doesn't eat brains you might say but I disagree.  I have met plenty of people whose brains were eaten by the Zombie Jesus.

It really never made sense to me - after all, if Jesus is a God and is immortal, did he really sacrifice by dying a false death?
In celebration however, I got ambitious and made these fabulous Zombie Jesus cookies.  Now you can eat Jesus' brain before he eats yours. 
Tee hee - that's in bad taste Lady M. I also made bloody bunny cookies inspired by Ghoulia Childs.
Sweet dream Debra She Who Seeks.
 


Saturday, April 16, 2022

Peeps and Easterween

 Most people do not feel neutral about Peeps - they either love them or abhor them.  When I  was an animal product eater, I enjoyed the peep experience, especially when they got a little stale and  firm.  However, Peeps are full of gelatin made from boiling skin, bones and tendons of animals, somewhat gruesome to contemplate and definitely not on a vegan diet.  They make fine Easterween crafts though, as seen below.

What sort of produce do you think the hackney_haunts carved?
These are a lot of fun from ghouliachilds.
Peep seance' - so clever.

So what is your feeling about peeps? Love em or hate em?
 

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Scary Bunnies

 Now some terrifying bunnies to darken your Holiday


From Empress Makeup

This one looks like he is suffering from one heck of a hangover.  So does that kid.

https://www.scarehouse.com/

My photo taken in Manitou

 

 

https://dailynewsdig.com/scary-easter-bunnies-children-cry/

 Why are Easter Bunny Costumes so sinister?