Friday, September 30, 2016

Just for Your Halloween Cards!

Just released yesterday by the U.S. Postal Service, jack-o'-lantern stamps!

It gives me the perfect excuse to start making some Halloween cards to send to folks!

I have a couple of international packages to ship today, so I suppose I might as well pick some of these up, huh? ;)

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Speaking of Classics...

Hopefully, Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho is on your list for scary movies to watch in October...

Click on the pic for the trailer.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Who Else is Getting Ready ---

by watching some great old classics?
I just can't wait! Bring on the pumpkin spice!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Creative Mess

 Burning the midnight oil for Halloween and Vine, coming up this Saturday in Petaluma!
 With help, I managed to get the kiln running before I went to bed last night, so I may be able to open it up late this afternoon! One more glaze run and a Raku jack-o'-lantern firing and on to inventorying everything...

A potter's work is never done...

Saturday, September 17, 2016


The latest kiln load for Halloween and Vine is slowly cooling...

Friday, September 16, 2016

It's Coming...

Click on the pic to find out what's in the works...

Monday, September 12, 2016

Rhode Montijo Stickers on Facebook

In honor of the most wonderful holiday, Rhode Montijo has come up with a fun sticker pack for adding some Hallowe'en to your Facebook pics! You can find them by first heading over to his Halloween Kid Facebook page and following these directions:
Check out the Halloween sticker pack that I designed for Facebook! To spookify your pic: 1.Tap on your uploaded pic 2.Click on 'stickers' at the bottom 3.Download 'Happy Halloween' sticker pack 4.Get kooky! ~Rhode
Have fun!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Every Year, A Haunter Gets Ripped Off...

This year, it's Victor Ives, of Halloween Hot Sauce.

Victor has been hand-making hot sauce for a long time, and rebranded in 2013.

He also makes little coffins for his hot sauce, to really spooky them up! He designed his own labels, and each bottle comes with its own toe-tag. Victor has not left out any details on his product!

Apparently, someone brought the design idea to someone at Target, and ripped off Victor's design. Unfortunately, since the designs are slightly different, there's likely nothing he can do about it, except let people know he was ripped off by a large corporation. Corporations like Target can get away with this because they simply have more money to pay lawyers, and a copyright infringement case can go as long as ten years in court! 


Spread the word. You can leave a politely phrased, disparaging message on their Facebook page. I've found social media to be the most effective way to shame a company into doing the right thing. Or if you feel like it, write to them!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

On the Big Screen: Young Frankenstein!

Look for Young Frankenstein in theaters on October 5th, complete with a live introduction from Mel Brooks, himself! From the Fathom Events website:
Date: Wednesday, October 5
Time: LIVE at 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT / 6:00 p.m. MT / 5:00 p.m. PT
Run Time: 2 hours 20 minutes (approximate)
Ticketing: Tickets will go on sale on Friday, September 2.
Special Fathom Feature: Seeing the black-and-white masterpiece on the big screen with an audience is a rarity in itself, but to make this screening a truly one-of-a-kind experience, writer and director Mel Brooks will introduce the film live from the 20th Century Fox Lot in Hollywood, CA.
Fathom Events and Twentieth Century Fox are thrilled to present a special one-night event, Young Frankenstein, in select cinemas nationwide on Wednesday, October 5 LIVE at 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT / 6:00 p.m. MT / 5:00 p.m. PT.
Young Frankenstein brings together Brooks’s inimitable style with a cast of comedy legends, including Gene Wilder as Frederick Fronkensteen, Marty Feldman as shifty humpback Igor, Teri Garr as the hay-rolling lab assistant Inga, Madeleine Kahn as Dr. Frankenstein’s high-strung fiancée Elizabeth, Peter Boyle as the kind-hearted monster, an uncredited Gene Hackman as the blind man who befriends him, and Cloris Leachman as Frau Blücher! Join the young neurosurgeon (Wilder), as he inherits the castle of his grandfather, the famous Dr. Victor von Frankenstein. Young Frankenstein believes that the work of his grandfather is useless, but when he discovers the book where the mad doctor described his reanimation experiment, he suddenly changes his mind.
Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to see the classic film on the big screen!

I am so there!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

And the Winners Are...

Sorry I made y'all wait a couple of extra days for the AtmosFX giveaway winner announcement.

It was dark. There were a lot of them.

That said, the winners are:

  • Lady M
  • Atlanta Haunt Review
  • Odd Fallweather
  • Lyndsay
  • V
  • Rocknrude
Please send your names and addresses to my email at shellhawksnest (at) ya hoo (dot) com so I can mail out your coupons!

Thanks for participating, kids! Can't wait to see what you do with your effects!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Giveaway Ends Tomorrow!

Remember that tomorrow ends my AtmosFX coupon giveaway! 

If you've been wanting to try out digital decorations for Halloween (or the other holiday), now is a great time to enter the giveaway! You can also use the coupon to get some gear to run your digital decorations.
Remember, you need to go to the original post and leave a comment to let me know that you've done any of the steps to enter the giveaway! Have you become a new follower? Please leave a comment. Shared the original post around anywhere? Leave a comment! See? Simple! 

There aren't many comments on the post, so there's an excellent chance of winning the 25% off coupon!

Good luck!