Hi everyone, Happy Halloween if you are on the 31st. We didn’t celebrate Halloween here in Australia when I was a child but over the years it has grown with American influence. Mind you, in my childhood, travel and media of the world was not something that was ready available and in my small world America seemed to be on the moon it was that far far away. Mind you I have travelled to USA a few times and guess what? From here down-under, it is far far away but a great place to visit. I am going again in 2012.
It is fun to dress up and have weird food that you would not normally eat, like our bloodied vampire fingers and oh, the next day Michael suggested we have cut-off arms (is there something wrong with my nearly 8 year old Grandson?) Hash browns and fish fingers (yuk for me-fantastic for him) and of course blood sauce.
I borrowed this picture from Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween Halloween is an interesting history, well, as in a lot of history the fact gets rather blurred. It seems it may derive from Celtic but I can’t say for sure, I wasn’t around then even though sometimes I feel like it…:))
Number 6. Oh, I did have fun with this. It came together so quickly and I was intrigued that it had children in it given it was a child…ie Michael who chose the papers. I had no idea what it wanted to be until I gathered them together and it was like a little magic jigsaw. I swear the pieces danced themselves around and in place. My natural method of working is by process. I am envious of people who see the finished product in their head before they start as I feel they have a beginning, a direction; I, on the other hand, have to make a mark and proceed from there, often hit and miss. On this particular piece it was such a thrill to almost see the whole thing from the beginning, very rare for me.
I finished it and because there are so many tiny pieces used I had fragments laying all over the table. I am trying to whittle down my scraps so what is left has to go to the bin. Little brush and shovel at their station – hand action ready – Wait! Oh, look at that little piece, that looks like…oh and that and that. Oh dear here we go, randomrose out of control. I will bin them but I had to just do a little to them before the binning and here they are:
o.k. Number 7
Raided my material scraps. I am not very good at textiles, paper is my thing. I have a dear girlfriend who is brilliant at textile, must post her wall hanging she did, amazing. She dyed every piece of material whether it was silk, cotton or whatever, it took her well over a year. Again, I digress…so…material for me is really a challenge.
- 1 x nosey framed painting
- 1 x thick strand of green felting wool
- 1 x tiny piece of black felting wool
- 1 x brown cord
- 1 x long odd shaped tie-dyed calico
- 1 x stitched threads with dissolvable fabric
- 1 x handmade piece from calico, glue and thread and tyvek
- 3 x little circles two gold one silver
- 1 x strip of burgundy velvet contact
- 1 x the necessary strip of paper – spray painted. I slipped this in to make me feel more comfortable.