Saturday, September 22, 2012

Panels of Spooky!

Good Day Everyone!

Ok, before we delve into the weeks events, what do you think of the 'new' white layout? Better? Worse? No opinion? I think I like will be changed for Halloween (October) but I think I may go back to it afterwards. And what about the new header? I thought it was time for a change. The drawing and the decorative letters came from a website I found this past week....and of course I forgot to write it down. I will let you know the name of it as soon as I find it again. Leave me a message and let me know what you think!

Can you believe another week has gone by? Where does the time go? Swoosh! and it's gone.
Well, we are a week away from decorating....I can hardly wait! I've been really impatient. I was going to start pulling things out yesterday but decided I'd better neighbors already think I'm crazy.

I've been working on the panels...I got two more constructed and one 'skinned'. Not sure if I like it or not. I think it will work for what I want. At least, I hope it will. I still have to apply paint to the two that are sitting here starring me in the face. The 'skin' is a vinyl wall decoration. It looks good but boy is it cheap! I managed to rip it two or three times attaching it to the frame. Fortunately, the rips are in places you will never see. I forgot to take a picture of the frame before it was covered. Here's a couple of progress pics.....

the 'scene setter' is what i used for the panels.
the crow and tree branches will go inside, i can't
wait to put them up (picture coming soon!)

here's one of the panels. it's aprx 4ft x 8ft
there will be two, one on top of the other and
then two on the sides that are vertical, to create a 'room'

and a close up of the bats

My youngest grandson, at least until December, just turned two a couple of days ago. Talk about feeling old. My children make me feel old but my grand grow so fast! Yes, you read that son and his wife are expecting in December. This will be four for them. I don't think the 'birds and the bees' talk worked..or maybe it worked too well? Maybe I need to get them an illustrated version of the book cause I don't think they've figured out what causes babies. HA!! Anyway, come December, my wife and I will have another little bundle of joy to spoil (and send home)!
My daughter and her boyfriend are at the house this weekend too! They're spending a couple of days here and then on Sunday we are all going to my son's to celebrate Rylee's 2nd birthday! It will be nice to have everyone together.

In between working on the panels and the fence I have managed to squeeze in a little time for my 'Forrest' project. I will post pictures of that in the near future...don't want to give too much away! LOL! All I can say right now is that it's coming along wonderfully!

And now.....
We come to the Giveaway reminder!
I've gotten some really good responses from people! I can see where everyone and their uncle has been to the page to check it out! I've also gotten a couple new friends as well! I'm thrilled that people are stopping by to 'play'! We are just over a week away from the drawing, so if you haven't gotten involved - Do It Now! :)  Here's the link again in case you missed it....

Be sure to say hi to my new friends!
you can see
Melissa's page here
and you can see
A dog's Mom here

Well, I think that's all for this post.....
See you soon!
til then...
Be Good, Be Safe, Be Happy!



  1. Oh! I love the B&W image in the header. Is it a Harry Clarke? Yes, please, for a link to the lettering and the picture, if you have the time.

    The red chamber with bats sounds like a wonderful project. Only a week to wait, huh?

  2. I like the new look. Your new header is very cool:) That bat panel is amazing. You better post lots of pictures when you finish decorating.

  3. I do like the look. Not hard on the eyes at all and I can stay as long as I like!

  4. Thank You Ladies! I am so glad that the new look was met with good reviews! :)

    And Miss, what an eye! Yes, it is Harry Clarke, you never cease to amaze me with your knowledge. :)

    I will post gobs of pictures Mary Ann!

    And Mrs. may stay as long as you like. :)

    1. Oh, I'm blushing! I'm always game for a bit of 'Spot the Illustrator.' Big Aubrey Beardsley fan.

    2. I'm sure it's a lovely shade too! :)
      You know I had to go look up Aubrey....I didn't recognize the name. Now the illustrations, those I recognized!

    3. Lol! I'd be careful where you look! Beardsley's illustrations for the Lysistrata are screamingly funny and very, very vulgar.