“And above all,
watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you,
because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.
Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”
― Roald Dahl

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Let Us Fly...

 “Fly without wings;
Dream with open eyes;
See in darkness.”

Three Muses Challenge this week is 
                                                                     This is my creation.

Giving Thanks

 How was your Thanksgiving?
We had the best time!
I didn't have to cook this year..
and it's been many years since that has happened.
I was more than grateful for that.
We spent the day watching movies and eating things we rarely have anymore...
Like cookies and chocolate:) 
We also spent a lot of time baking ...that's always fun.
Helena loved it!

She baked her first cake.

I made a few cookies:)
Krampus and Cthulhu.

As you can see we really got into the decorating.
Can you see Nosferatu? 
He was a snowman cookie that got a makeover...:)

It was silly and fun
 turning regular shapes into creepy creeps.

Remember this little demon girl?

Well,  I had the opportunity to purchase another incredible creation from the
extremely talented, 
                                                                       Johnny Oxen.
 This one is called "A Fragmented Loop"
I love it's drippy feet!

 Not only did he send the painting..He send a few other goodies as well.
& look at the box he sent it in!
It's covered in his amazing artwork too!

 My wall is looking better and better..
It really inspires me!!
You know how it is when you just look at a painting and it 
makes you happy?
That's how this affects me.

I couldn't throw out the box with his drawings on it, 
so I cut them up and displayed them.

 My collection is growing..and this is only the beginning. 
I hope you get a chance to visit his Instagram.
His work is awesome.

This is very exciting...
At the end of October I applied to be on the 
Canvas Corp creative crew
and I got chosen!
I'm elated over this!
There are so many talented artists to work with...It's such an honor.
This coming year will be filled with many new art projects.

This post may seem to be all over the place
what with the cookies and the artwork...
But I really think that
finding magic and beauty in everything has made magic and beauty appear everywhere.
The more I look, the more I find.
I have much to be grateful for.

I found a quote I really like that sums this all up. 

 “If we do not feel grateful for what we already have,
 what makes us think we’d be happy with more?” —

Have a great week...I'll see you very soon!

Monday, November 16, 2015

post Halloween post:)

Wow, is it really the middle of November??

That just flew by!

I meant to post our Halloween photos much sooner..
so much has been happening lately.
Well, I'll show'em to you anyway:) there isn't that many.

you probably know we celebrate Great Pumpkin night on the 30th...
I've done this for almost twenty years..
We have good food, lot's of treats, scary movies and music..
then at midnight on the 31st the Great Pumpkin leaves toys and candy by the front door.
This night is like Christmas Eve for us.
 Helena carved her first pumpkin by herself!

This year I made our dinner using some recipes I found on line,
I made feet loaf..which looked absolutely disgusting,
giant fingers...just bread sticks with almond nails
 pulverized ghosts..(mashed potatoes)
& goblin guts...which were carrots and peas...
(I didn't know what else to call them, haha)
Did I take pictures??
 NO of course not! I completely forgot:-/
I do have some dessert photos,, which were pretty simple..
We didn't want too many since a huge load of candy was on it's way..

Last year The Great Pumpkin brought me goodies.
This year was no exception.
 I received the best jewelry I could ever get in my life...ever!
I love Hellboy so this ring is perfect for me.

I also got this awesome tote bag I admired at Barnes & Noble a couple of weeks ago...

And this!...this was JUST recommended to me by an amazing person... 

and somehow the Great Pumpkin knew!
It was absolutely the best!
We had an incredibly fun night.
After the gifts and candy,
 we went for a drive...
no exorcism sounds this time though...haha

was bright and cloudless...not my favorite, but it was cool out there.
Helena was transformed into Jordy Verrill.
Here she is on her way to watch the Goosebumps movie.

She insisted that we go as Stephen King characters...
So I was a random vampire...(Salem's Lot?)
This is a picture she took of us at the end of the day.
minus her mold, uni-brow and my blood stained mouth.
We had a great time...

I am sorry it took so long to post this.
The days have really just slipped away here.
I have a winner for the Bride of Frankenstein canvas though.
Holly, from Gypsy Spirit Rising!!


Now we can get to the rest of the holidays. 
Which I am looking forward to..
We're practically out of November and you know what December brings right??
Yes..my birthday!!!
Speaking of birthdays though..today is a very special day..
It is the birthday of a wonderful person!
If you get a chance head over to her blog or Instagram and say hello.
Okay, I will be back here really soon.

Have a great day!