Here's another piece of traditional art! Today it's Calla Lillies, which I happen to like quite a bit. Again, River provided the sketch, and I did the inking and coloring. I'm much happier with how this one turned out, though I can't put my finger on exactly why. Maybe because there's more detail? I've been… Continue reading Calla Lillies
River came up to me today and said, “Let’s write haiku!” So we wrote six haiku together, and split them up to post on our respective blogs. Enjoy~! Chocolate for a Valentine Sweet dusky velvet Cocoa, vanilla, and cream Chocolate for you ❤ Flowers If I had no words, these would carry the message I… Continue reading Haiku. Just Because.
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. 🙂 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfcV07bPNOo A cute and more unusual rendition… Continue reading Le Ball Masque–Maskless Face Decorating!
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!
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.
Jack-o-lanterns--everyone's favorite orange faces. 😉 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*
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~!