Posts Tagged ‘halloween’

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Saturday, April 6th, 2013

The back yard is looking green, with near 80 degree weather and intermittent showers everything is growing.


this is what the yard looked liked before we moved in last year:
hgtv back yard view And then we graded it:

I think the grading somehow stimulated the weeds since its knee deep towards the back fence and sides. Ferocious weeds.

there is still much to do to get the property in shape but it will take time. I did get some peppers and tomatoes planted and want to get some artichoke plants.

I also took last years Halloween pumpkin and cut off the top, and put soil inside and watered leaving the seeds intact. Then later dh cut a circle from the bottom and planted the whole thing. I’m thinking the shell will naturally compost itself.

pumpkin I’m excited about it as I would love to grow a whole bunch of pumpkins and the vines are especially pretty and the blossoms edible.

He didn’t want to be a Ghost, He wanted to be Ironman!

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011


Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Sometimes a little mindless doodling is in order. The simplest and most straightforward of tools, pencil and eraser.

This one is touched up in photoshop, but I so prefer the textural pencil marks over the flat patches of color that is digital.


Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

So, for the fun of it, I’m having a giveaway.

I made this monster for my young niece for Halloween (eight years old). Its a Monster that Swallowed a Hair ball, if you look close you can see the hairball.

Because I am not so good at story telling, I am asking that you leave a comment, or a comment and a poem about the monster or a comment and a small story ( a paragraph or two) to be entered in the giveaway. The first winner will be the story or poem that I choose to go with the monster. So, the comments with poems or stories will be be randomly chosen in a separate draw from those who only leave a comment and the winner will have first choice of prize.

If you would like to email your poem or short short story for privacy that is okay with me but please indicate here in a comment that you are emailing it. My email address is patricia at art propensity dot com

Leaving just comments (I do realize we all can’t write!) will have a chance at the remaining two giveaways.

You may have more than one chance at winning. Your name will be entered twice if you comment here and then blog about it on your own blog. And or, have multiple chances by tweeting it or posting it to facebook or twitter. You will need to leave a link in the comments to where you have posted it in order to get credit. I will use a “randomnizer” to pick the winners.

and the prizes are, a print of any of my original oils, 8.5 x 11 valued at 25.00 and this

Day of the dead Siamese Twinssee it bigger here:

Day of the Dead Twins

Or a print and this four inch munny Devil munny

or a print and this four inch munny: munny

Or a print and the four in brown munny “Chump Change”Chump Change

I sell the munnys for 45.00. So, the prize package would be valued at 75.00.

Deadline: Thursday of next week

Thanks for playing along, I’m hoping to see some clever little bits of poem and prose…

Happy Halloween

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

Taken about ten years ago I probably wouldn’t  recognize these kids today, still its one of my favorite pics, always gives me a good chuckle.




Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

I would often practice on my own face and wish I had documented more:


I would use quality face paints that I purchased from a theatrical supply store. The paint was creamy and went on smooth.  For special events there would be kids waiting in line the entire day to be painted and I would paint their whole face, not just a little star or heart on the cheek!

In the neighborhood that I live in we only have a handful of trick or treaters each year which is a dissappointment because I really enjoy seeing the kids all dressed up. Too bad that fear has changed the traditional way of celebrateing the holidays although it does probably mean less pranks from the mischiveous ones.

I watched a movie last night called Factotum which is about the life of Charles Bukowski. It was well done starring Matt Dillon as Bukowski.

I am working on projects slowly as life has been interfering with a variety of necessary agenda items. But I do hope to post new work this afternoon.


Monday, October 8th, 2007

Its been ten years since I was the director of an arts and crafts after school program. I created and ran the program for five years and during that time I watched the children grow up and every year I would paint their faces at Halloween. Cynthia was one of my favorite kids and here she is at 8 years old with face matching top for Halloween.

And this, painted int the same way is sweet Matthew