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Watercolor Painting: Mermaid Cloud ~ Under the Sea ~

Here is the finished painting of one of the sketches River posted yesterday! Apparently there's a Twitter challenge going on right now called "Mermay," hence the underwater theme. First up is Mer-Cloud; Mer-River still needs to be painted, so I'll post about her later. ^w^ It's been quite a while since I used watercolors--I'd almost… Continue reading Watercolor Painting: Mermaid Cloud ~ Under the Sea ~

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Le Ball Masque–Maskless Face Decorating!

Hi! This weeks theme is 'Le Ball Masque'--but what do you do when you don't want to, or can't, wear a mask? The answer is simple, my friends...Face Painting! Videos: There are a bunch of YouTube videos about Face Painting--here are four that I thought were nice. πŸ™‚ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfcV07bPNOo A cute and more unusual rendition… Continue reading Le Ball Masque–Maskless Face Decorating!

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Make your own Chocolate Spider!

Hello~ Today I will be showing you how to make a chocolate spider! Behold, the chocolate spider! BWAHAHAHAHA--*ahem* Step one: Melt some chocolate. Step two: Spoon your melted chocolate into a plastic bag, then twist the top shut and snip the end off of the bag. Step Three: Lay some plastic wrap over a plate.… Continue reading Make your own Chocolate Spider!

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The Month-Long Halloween Extravaganza!–Spooky Soundtracks.

Hello again. This week, I'll be covering...spooky soundtracks! And ways to hide your speakers for Halloween night, so that you can play eerie music around your house. Let's start with that first, shall we? In the bushes. It may seem obvious, but one of the easiest places to hide your speakers is in your shrubbery.… Continue reading The Month-Long Halloween Extravaganza!–Spooky Soundtracks.

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The Month-Long Halloween Extravaganza!–Jack of the lantern strikes again!

Jack-o-lanterns--everyone's favorite orange faces. πŸ˜‰ However, jack-o-lanterns don't need to be carved from only pumpkins! In fact, the custom began in Scotland and Ireland, with the people carving not pumpkins, but turnips and potatoes! You don't see a turnip jack-o-lantern very often in the U.S.A, though. And jack-o-lanterns have a myth surrounding them, about a man named 'Stingy Jack'. As the story goes, Stingy Jack tricked the Devil into promising to never take his soul. When he passed on, he couldn't go to heaven, because he had led a rather unsavory life, but, true to his word, the Devil refused to let him into hell either. When Jack protested that he had nowhere to go, and not even a light to see by, the Devil mockingly tossed him a burning coal from his fire. Jack carved out a turnip and put the coal inside to make a lantern to light his way. And thus, the jack-o-lantern was born! With all the creativity people have, the jack-o-lanterns are no longer simply faces; they can be dragons, houses, a silhouette against the moon--anything! Which brings us to the next part of my post...*cue dramatic music*

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The Month-Long Halloween Extravaganza~!

Hi, guys! You may have noticed that I changed my theme again--this time, to Strange Little Town, to get into the mood of Halloween! Speaking of Halloween, some friends and I are doing something special this year--a month-long Halloween Extravaganza! Every week in October, we'll be posting something Halloween-y on our blogs. And we are...… Continue reading The Month-Long Halloween Extravaganza~!