Monday, August 27, 2018

Samhain Stout and Sinister Jack T-Shirt Sale!

If Halloween had a beer, it would be made by the (currently imaginary) 31st October Brewco, and Samhain, himself, would be its Head Brewmaster!
I'm making a run at clearing space and lucky you, Dear Reader, I've decided to have a sale on these soft, comfy, SINISTER t-shirts!
Sinister Jack Spiced Ale, brewed by the darkest souls! T-shirt looks amazing on the living -- or the dead!
Samhain Stout, brewed by the darkest souls! Gray heather t-shirt with Samhain Stout beer label design looks fantastic on the living or the undead!

I have both men's and women's shirts on clearance for $10 plus shipping. They're of exceptionally good quality and the design was a collaboration between artist Bob Lizarraga and myself!

Head over to ShellHawk's Creations on Etsy to purchase your t-shirts now, and in the coming weeks, there just might be a few of my ceramic jack-o'-lanterns to adopt, too!

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Don't Go Breakin' My Heart

 Beautifully made teapots by Richard Notkin!

Other examples here. Articles here.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Magic Wheelchair and Haunter Cory Hunt

Click the pic for the newsreel on this wonderful build!
Haunters take a lot of crap from certain segments of the population. From, "It's too early to decorate" (on October 1) to "You're going to Hell!", I feel we're unfairly singled out as people who are weighed in as "not nice" on the judgment scale.

We, of course, know better.

Many of us haunt for a favorite charity. We participate in food drives. We raise money to buy dog beds for local shelters. And we do lots of different things for kids and kids' charities because Hallowe'en is, after all, something of a kid's holiday.

And then, there's Cory Hunt.

Cory formerly ran the Nightmare Playgrounds Haunt before getting involved with West Coast Haunters Convention and the Oregon School for the Deaf.

Cory is the guy that children run to because they instinctively know he's a protector, because he's fun, and because he's just a lovable kind of guy. He's got a heart for the kids, and it isn't even dripping with blood!

It's not surprising that he eventually became part of the magic at Magic Wheelchair, an organization which builds costumes for kids in wheelchairs so they can enjoy cosplaying with everyone at the various conventions.

Cory previously took the lead on a Supergirl costume build for young Zoe, and this time he and his team built a Darth Vader costume for Xavier. Click on the pic above to see the news article from Stockton Con!

For more info about Magic Wheelchair, click here.

Meanwhile, Cory, thank you for being such an amazing and giving human being!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Halloween Tree Painting Progress

I'm not a painter. I don't know how to paint. I've never done it. Kind of. If you don't include my office in my last house, that is.

But considering I've been away from clay for so long, and Hallowe'en calls so loudly -

And Aaron Brothers is out of business and had a sale on everything having to do with painting -

I decided to try.
So this here is my very first painting on canvas.
I have no idea what I'm doing, but in spite of that, it seems to be turning out well. 
Eventually, I'll get it done.  There are lots of pumpkins to paint.
Once it's done, I'll get some prints made.
Meanwhile, I might just be able to get my segment for the Charmed Pot done before the show this week...