Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Linky Party!!

Welcome to my very FIRST 
Halloween Linky Party!!! 
Look at my costume! 
I'm looking fine, aren't I ?!
I have a little Raggedy Ann going on, don't you think? :) 
Don't be shy! 
Come in and join the party!

This really is my first ever Halloween party cause Halloween is not something we celebrate in our country. Well, not on the 31st October anyway. :) If you want to read about it I wrote a little something over here. So, I’m making up for it today.

First off a history lesson. 
I got it from wiki caues we all know that's where you go if you need information these days, right?! :) 

Did you know we have Irish to thank for the Halloween? Mhm. they thought of it first. If it wasn't for their celebration of Samhain there would be no Halloween today. Samhain means "summer's end" and it got all that wicked stuff attributed later on through history.

The carving of jack-o'-lanterns comes from the souling custom of carving turnips into lanterns as a way of remembering the souls held in purgatory. But Americans started carving punpkins cause they were much larger and easily available.

Trick-or-treating derived from "guising" which means almost the same as it does now but the difference is that with guising a kid had to perform a "trick" to get a treat. Nowadays it's the other way around. If you don't give out a treat you get tricked. :)

Now it's your turn! Show us your costume, your decorations, your treats or whatever. Anything Halloween is fine with me.

Link your Halloween post below so everyone can visit you and make sure you talk to everyone. Nobody likes a lurker. Unless that's your costume. Then it's ok. :)

Thanks so much for coming!
Mary Walker
Kristin Dudish
Pop Art Minis
Marcia Beckett  
Robin Panzer
Kitty &Co

Sunday, October 30, 2011

# 30 I'll put Voodoo on your doll

On the last day before Halloween I give you the Voodoo Doll. :)

But wait! 

I’ve done some research and wiki says that there is a practice in Haiti of nailing crude poppets with a discarded shoe on trees near the cemetery to act as messengers to the otherworld, which is very different in function from how poppets are portrayed as being used by Vodou worshippers in popular media and imagination.

We’ve been brainwashed by Hollywood, people! And James Bond is the one to blame. He is, trust me! :)
Voodoo Doll
Oh, well! There will be no more casting spells with Voodoo dolls for me. :)

Are you ready for tomorrow’s party? 
I sure am! 

Make sure to stop by tomorrow on Halloween to link your scary stuff here on my blog and I’ll make sure I’ll come over with drinks and candy.

Of course you can drink. 
Who said you can’t? 
Just make sure you don’t drive home.:)
Grab the creepy redhead and post her on your blog. Just for fun. And because you're super cool! :)

Saturday, October 29, 2011

# 29 Frankie's bride

Have you noticed, my dears, that I have been blogging every day in the month of October?

Yes I have! Thanks to Blogtoberfest. :)

I had so much fun and I hope you’ve enjoyed yourselves as well.

There are 2 days left to Halloween and Frankie’s bride has come to visit.

Isn’t she pretty?
And sexy!
Way to go girl!:)

So, I’ve been digging some dirt on this gal. She’s a creation of the movies in 1935 as opposed to Frankenstein who was created in a book by Mary Shelley in 1818. And they didn’t bother to give her a name that’s why she is known only as the Bride of Frankenstein.
Frankie's bride
How many of you are dressing up as Frankie’s brides on Halloween? 

Will you come to my party? 

It’s on 31st October and all you have to do is link your Halloween post to a Mr. Linky on my blog and the fun will begin. :)

Linking to the Artists in Blogland today.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Catrina 3 days before Halloween

La Calavera Catrina means 'The Elegant Skull'. 

I did not know that?
Did you?
I thought it was a woman's name spelled weird. :)Well, it probably is by now but in Mexican culture where they celebrate Dia de los Muertos, Catrina is known as the skeleton lady.
I’m counting down the days to Halloween. Is anybody else doing it? We have 3 days left and I hope you’re having fun. :)

It’s Friday so that means you’re definitely having fun today because we’re having a Paint Party.

If you want to go trick or treating with me on Halloween join me on the 31st October at my Halloween Linky Party. All you have to do is blog about anything Halloween and link it here on my blog on Monday.

What costume will you be wearing? Tell me, tell me!! :) Grab the freaky girl below if you want to.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Sugar skulls and masquerade on day #27

I haven’t even been aware of this sugar skull tradition until a couple of years ago when I saw it in Blogland. :) See, blogging can be very educational. :)

I joined a sugar skull swap over at the ATCs For All forum and did these four.
I also made some bird inspired masquerade and they go perfectly with Inspiration Avenue Masquerade Ball . :)

If you’re in the mood to party on Halloween you’re invited to join me here on my blog on 31st October. I’ll have Mr. Linky ready for you to link your Halloween post to so we can hop around the blogosphere and spread some love around. :)

I expect for your to wear your Halloween costume to the party. :) Feel free to gab the button.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

# 26 One day closer

First of, so I don't forget. Amy is having a FREE live video workshop TODAY 26h October at 3 pm CST. Come on over! :)

Did you know that in my country we don’t really celebrate Halloween? It’s only been recently with the influence of the American culture that has become more popular but nothing to the extent that it is in America.

We do have a national holiday on 1st November called Day of the dead but it’s not the same as Mexican Dia de los Muertos. We’re more conservative visiting the graves and so on.

But we do have a holiday that would be similar to Halloween in February or March. Depends on the Easter. It’s supposed to be on Tuesday in the 7th week before Easter. Oh, wait. You’ve heard of the mask carnival in Venice right? That about sums it up but we have kurentovanje. We go trick or treating, too. Well, I don’t do it anymore but I did as a child.

Anyway. Way back Amy had a Summer Witch Party over at the Flutterbye ning and I even managed to make one witch. :)
Traded to Gina. :)

I think witches are cool. I know in “old” days and in fairytales witches were mean and ugly but these days they are cute, sexy and good.

We’re having a linky party here on my blog on Halloween. There really is nothing to it. Just post something halloweenish and link it here on Monday 31st October. Easy peasy! :) I'll have Mr linky ready.

And I made a Halloween Party Button. :) Feel free to spread the love around. Thanks! :)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Halloween countdown!

The countdown to Halloween has begun! 

It’s perfect you see cause the Blogtober fest ends on Halloween as well and I’ll be back to blogging 3 times a week. Will you miss me? :) I must say I quite enjoyed myself blogging every day. But I’m running out of ATC’s to show you so I can’t keep it up.

I’m starting this party with some haunted houses. I’ve never been to one nor know of one. I did live in this old squeaky house but nothing weird happened. I have cats and any kind of noise that I hear I write it off as theirs.

I have these two cats that open doors and I had friends over a couple of times when the cats would open the door and they were all like What was that! And I was like What? Oh, that. That’s the cat. :) I got used to the noises so much I don’t even register them anymore.

But I used to watch Ghost hunters and I just remembered that they did come to investigate one castle here in Slovenia and their conclusion was that it is haunted. I don’t remember ever being there but I think that I was when I was in an elementary school. We were always going on field trips and I don’t remember a single one.
Hey! Let's  have a linky party on the Halloween? What you say? It gives you a week to come up with a Halloween theme which I bet you were planning to do anyway. I'll put up a linky for you and we can have a party! :) Ok? Deal!

We're having a Halloween Linky Party on the 31st October.

Make sure you'll join! :)

Monday, October 24, 2011

# 24 Surrealistic Story

While the girl with a blue scarf reminisced about her hair, a whooshing sound came over her head.

"Oh my goodness!" the girl exclaimed.

She couldn’t believe her eyes. Was that her blue horse?
He was different. He had wings and a man on his back. But the man wasn’t an ordinary man it was that man of questionable origins that she saw in the window at that place where night meets day.

She shivered as she remembered the old wives tale of the man with no face. Nobody knew where he came from but everyone knew that no woman was safe when he turned up.
She recalled a story of this beautiful girl with golden locks. The girl was sitting by her window one night when she spotted the man with no face by the bushes.

She was startled for a second but composed herself right away to ask him of his business.
He said: “No worries little lady. I’ve come to collect the gold.” 

She was puzzled as she knew her family had no gold.

“Whatever do you mean, kind sir?” she asked.

And before she could finish her words the man leaped straight up to the window and grabbed the girl by her hair.

“I want your golden locks.” the man said in sinister voice.

Before she could open her mouth to protest he pulled out a sword and cut off her head.
The girl with the blue scarf shivered at the thought and thanked the skies for having her mother’s ruby red hair instead of her father’s golden locks. At least ... that’s what she thought.

Linking to The Butterfly Effect.
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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Read on # 23

It's day # 2 of the surrealism project for The Butterfly Effect and the rest of the interview from the FallingLadies.
Fishies in the sky or underwater tiny town?

6. How many pets... 
Nine (9). They are listed with photos on my left sidebar.

7. 2 Goals... one huge and unrealistic one, and one achievable one... 
  1. To be a freaking rock star! It’s unrealistic because I can’t sing. I mean I can but my voice breaks half way so I won’t be singing on the X Factor anytime soon. :) 
  2. To make art for a living.:) 
8. 5 things in your purse besides money and a cell phone... 
Notebook, labello, tampons, one pouch in a shape of a coffee mug and a pen.

9. The emotion or feeling you hate the most... 
I’m not a jealous person so I can’t stand when people are jealous. I just don’t understand it. If you’re referring to an emotion in me that would be fear. I always rationalize so it goes away.

10. If you could have 50 pounds of anything except money or gold what would you want? 
50 pounds of chocolate would be delish. Ice cream would work, too. Oh, but nothing can beat diamonds. :)

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Just plain weird #22

Next week it’s all about the surrealism at The Butterfly Effect. I thought I’d give it an early start since I’m planning to count down the last 7 days to Halloween.
Freaky ballerina on a huge Trojan horse.
And FallingLadies made up some questions for us to answer so here I go. I'm gonna split it in half so I'll have something to write about tomorrow. :)

1. What should you be doing right now instead of sitting on the computer?
Making myself some coffee. I wanted one about half an hour ago but then I got a phone call, I had to go outside to get the dogs, then my mom had to tell me something so in the mean time I forgot to make myself some coffee.

2. What's the messiest area of your house? and dare you to show us...
Wow! That would be my studio. It was all perfect until I started bringing in boxes from my previous apartment. It’s like a bomb exploded in there. I would show you but that would mean I had to get up and go upstairs and I don’t feel like it.

3. 5 simple things that make you happy right now, above and beyond the obvious like your family and your health...
  1. My pets. I find myself constantly amused by them. :) 
  2. The fact the snow is melting. 
  3. ATC’s make me happy. I love trading them. 
  4. Candy. The frog shaped kind. 
  5. That coffee from the first question would make me really happy right now.
4. When did you last cry?
Today. I cry all the time. Just give me something to watch. It can be sad or happy. I cry either way. My hubby is teasing me all the time.

He says: ” Honey, it’s ok. That didn’t happen in reality.

Well, f*ck you!
If they cry, I cry. :)

5. Favorite book...
Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Crazy Friday # 21

Sorry guys for being late to the Paint Party Friday.

We had snow yesterday and it caused the electricity to go out 4 times and it messed up the internet modem. We had to wait until today for the repair man to come over and fix it. He was quick by the power went out again a couple of times right afterwards.

All is well now. We had 15 cm of snow but it’s melting quickly. I had to shovel the snow twice yesterday though.

Here’s a little senorita to remind us of the warm and sunny days. :) 
 She’s big. I think her face is bigger than mine.
 Hope you’re having a great day.:)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Just random #20

It's Thursday and it's about to snow. Some random stuff to entertain you.
I just realized today that this lady has already been introduced to you before. But she's cute and she doesn't mind. :) Hope you won't either.

* I'm watching past seasons of House. I'm not even sure if I like them but I'm bored. Isn't it funny how they keep treating patients on a guess? Does that happen in real life?

"This looks like cancer let's give you chemo. Oh, no, now you're worst it looks like it wasn't cancer after all. Oops! Let's guess what's wrong with you again."

* I'm also watching The X Factor. I get embarrassed when people suck and I cry when people are brilliant.

* A couple of days ago or was it last week? I received one really cool mail art. :) Valerie sent me a big envelope of stuff. Awesome tags and this tiny little canvas with an easel. I love it! Thank you! :)

* You know how you can get a foggy effect on a painting if you seal it with a matt finish? Not over all just like splotches of fogginess. You can fix it by putting gloss finish over it. And if you want matt finish you put that on top of the glossy one.

* Past couple of days I was entertaining a thought about what I would do with the money if I won the lottery. I don't play but my dad does. He's been doing so for about 30 years for sure.
* You know how people share like funny/informative photos on FB? I recently saw this photo message shared that said something about vegetarians killing plants, help end the violence. Wait I need to find this and quote it.

"Every day, thousands of innocent plants are killed by vegetarians.
Help end the violence."

Now, I don't eat meat so I guess you can call me a vegetarian. But I don't lecture people about it or try to convince them to stop eating meat. I feel it's a personal choice and today everyone can get information on the internet if they wanted to.

But I do support certain messages that enlighten mistreatment of animals. Many people are not aware how animals suffer so they can get meat on their plate. Once you know, it's up to you what you do with that information.
So, this vegetarians killing plants is referring to messages about animals being killed. And some of my FB "friends" were commenting:

LoL! -- Funny! -- I'm so sharing this!

But I don't think they understand how ridiculous that comes across.

Cause last time I've seen omnivore eat they always had a side of potatoes and a salad next to their meat. And those hamburgers sure do look delicious between bread. Not to mention drinks that are made out of plants like wine and beer.

So, the ones calling for an end towards plant killing are omnivores who are also plant eaters.

Go figure! What a smart message.

I know it's supposed to be funny and sarcastic but it's just plain sad that people don't see the ridiculousness of that message.
This one as well has been posted before. I don't know what I was thinking. :) But I don't feel like searching for another so she's staying put.
Now, before you comment, go read the whole thing again. Cause in my experience when people read about something they disagree with don't bother reading on but feel very passionate about voicing their opinion at that precise moment.

This is not a post about what you eat or not. I don't care what you eat. I care what I eat. But if you feel so strongly against vegetarianism at least find a smarter message to post on your FB wall.

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