Halloscream! Eeek

When we lived “up north” we got over six hundred Trick-or-Treaters at Halloween. Our street was burnt pumpkin smelling, over the top decorated, and so much fun.

Jim made three tombstones cut out of wood. I painted them.

Ibraka U. Fase
U. B. Kryin
N. Bleedin

It was fun to observe passers-by trying to sort out what they meant.
If you are too lazy to figure it out (I would be) here’s the deal.
“I break your face. You be crying and bleeding.”

We miss our Halloweens! In our new ‘hood we might get a handful of hobgoblins. But, the good news is our friends, Charki and Doug, moved to a wildly busy Halloween neighborhood in St. Petersburg. And they invite us, as well as our former Grove Avenue neighbors, to come there for dinner and spooky stuff.

Charki is arguably the most creative humanoid I’ve ever met. And Doug is onboard with helping put together her over-the-top plans. Plus he comes up with a dozen or so all by himself. Maybe he’s the second most creative person ever.

Check out these scary photos!


Doug cut all those “waves” out of wood and drilled them to a 2 by 4.


Charki made this!


We bought our squid hats last year.
Hiding behind the bathroom door. Horrifying.


All up and down the street neighbors hang pumpkins in the trees.



The best news is we are permanently invited!  Yay!  October 31st plans for a lifetime.

A Scary Halloween Image

I was digging through my art closet and stumbled across these drawings I did years ago. Just in time for Halloween.

There was a long period when I would draw pieces and parts, scan the drawings, drop them into Photoshop and manipulate the artwork. You see that little spider flying off standing Pumpkin Witches hat? That’s the same spider flying with her on her broom.

Somewhere in my big old computer, there is a treasure trove of similar drawings. I did fairies for a while. Fat fairies. How did they hold their tubby bodies aloft?  I remember one was named Peony duPigginpont.  She wore a yellow tutu and had flowers on her head.

A girlfriend, Judy, and I wrote a counting book called Monkey Ballet. I spent months coloring monkeys. Maybe tomorrow I’ll light up the ancient not Mac computer (I forget what it’s called) and see what else is living in there.

Now for your Halloween viewing pleasure, I present Pumpkin Witch and her green-eyed cat, Blackie.  Spooky, huh?



Aren’t these beauties graceful?