Saturday, November 02, 2013

Soggy, Wet Weenie!

Good Post Halloween Day To You All!!

I hope you all had a Fantastic Halloween this year!
Mine started out really...crappy!
I had plans to use a projector. Made a photo folder to run with lots of great Halloween images. But, I guess it wasn't meant to be. The projector blew the fuse three separate times. Finally I gave up and put it away. :(
We then had two groups of kids show up - just as it was getting dark. And of course it began to rain. I was not happy. As it began to rain harder, I started unplugging things. Which was no small feat. I had enough electrical cords and multi-plugs to light up the entire neighborhood! And then it rained I pulled everything back to the garage door. In addition, I made a dry ice fogger, that I didn't get to use. Just as my spirit was crushed and I was ready to call it stopped raining!! YAY!! Halloween was saved! The Halloween Spirits must have heard my heart break! Within ten minutes of the rain stopping the kids started coming. We had 83 kids this year! I know that's not a lot compared to some places. But in my little neck of the woods that's a pretty good number. I had a blast and the kids seemed to as well. I got lots of compliments on the lights and decorations. Several comments on how they remember my house - and of course the full size candy bars! :)
I even had neighbors tell me how they look forward to seeing my house lit up and the hot apple cider. It's always a great pleasure to know that all the work is appreciated. I also started taking pictures this year. That in itself was a major chore due to the rain. I wanted to take pictures in front of the scarecrow but had to settle for taking them from just inside the garage door. Trying to take pictures in the dark, without my glasses on a 2 inch screen was something of a spectacle in and of itself. Because of that, not all my photos came out. What I thought I had turned out to be blurry or completely dark. :(  So, if you are looking for your photo and don't see it that is the reason. I promise I will be better set up for pictures next year. With that being said, here are the pictures......

Jack smoking.
testing the dry ice that i didn't get to use
Jack was happy, he doesn't normally do Halloween
festivities...he usually pulls office duty

2013 set up - prior to the rain

our neighbor Amy, being witchy

closer view of the table set up

this years selection - plus gummy's for 
the younger kids

my dry ice fogger that never saw the light of day

after the rain - reduced to the garage door

2013's first Trick or Treater

nieces and nephews!
this is when it started raining...

niece and her friend

this is me waving goodbye til next year!
Happy Halloween!

My daughter took my grand daughter, 
Shaylor, trick or treating in Tallapoosa

more Shaylor

decorations my daughter took pictures
of while they were beggin'

creepy porch decor

tiny ghost makes me smile  :)

Perry, Jenifer and Kennedy
all ready for their Halloween Party
last Saturday

lil' Miss Kennedy in her kitty-cat costume

me and my son, Ryan
aren't our costumes scary?

Miss Shaylor hamming it up 
before they left for the Halloween party

just one question...
can you tell this is my grand child?
pink Skelly's - ready for Halloween!

Last post I showed you a peek at the claws I was working on. They turned out great! I literally finished them Halloween morning. The picture showed the quick mold I did of my hands...well, that didn't work. I wound up doing a free sculpt and pouring each one separately. You can see me wearing them in the photo above (the one of my waving goodbye). 

styrofoam cups - quick mold container
(forgot to get photos of the sculpt)

first pour of the neoprene

first and second pours...
prior to trimming and painting

painted black and glossy

I think somewhere in the midst of Halloween, sculpting claws, working on Ichabod (no new photos yet), children and grand children I lost my mind. I am taking an online class from Ankie Daanen. Yes, I know...another project! I couldn't help it. It's called 'The Perfect Body'. And I must say that so far it is coming along freaking great! It's being offered from A for Artistic. This past Thursday was the second class...I haven't even had time to open the instructions for this week yet. I think I need an additional 5 or 6 hours in the day. Due to this being a paid class I won't show the pictures of the pattern but I will show you the progress so far....

***HOLY RED HERRING, BATMAN!!!! (No, those were not the expletives coming out of my mouth)

and now the photos...
waiting to be sewn....yes, three of them

sewed and arms and legs...


butt implants...
baby's got back!  LOL

Ok, now that I'm completely frustrated with the internet...
I think that will be all for this post. 
Again, I would like to say sorry for the delay (Friday was a blur...hours and hours and hours purchasing a new car for my wife). And thanks for your patience! I would also like to say a 'BIG THANK YOU' for all the page views (well over 500 in the last couple of days)!

Til Next Time...
Be Good, Be Safe, Be Happy!!

oh yeah....
minus a day or two  :)


  1. OMG....I wish I lived in your neighbourhood. I think there were two kids at our house. Ah well they got a good haul as I gave them extras:)

    I was looking at that same class but I chickened out...what you've done looks good.

    1. Oh Mary Ann, I want to go out where my son is...but I'm too busy passing out candy. They get 400 or more kids. It's a small town but a lot of people decorate and pass out candy. Could you image 400 kids? blows my mind. :)

      I like what I've done so far. It's weird that they did the head / costume class first though...who knows?