October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween! I love this time of year. It is so much fun getting dressed up and walking around in the cool crisp air; getting to see all of the creative costumes. My mom was very creative with my sister and my costumes when we were young and sewed each one. I think one of my favorite costumes was the year I was Cinderella: poor and rich. My dress was split down the middle…one half of the dress was rags and the other side was a ball gown. We ratted my hair on one side and on the other side put my hair up in an elegant twist. What was your favorite costume growing up?

In the above pictures you will see Seth’s and my attempts at carving pumpkins. I don’t think they will be featured in Martha Stewart’s magazine any time soon…but we had a wonderful time creating them! I don’t know about you, but the shape or the stem of the pumpkin always tells me what face it wants before I carve it. Because of the long stem shooting up into the air I imagined a startled face for my pumpkin.

The other picture is an illustration that I just finished! I purchased the computer program painter a few months back and that is what I created this illustration with. (With a little help form Photoshop and Indesign too!) I really love working with painter, it is amazing how much that program can do.

I hope you have a fun Halloween!