Thursday, April 8, 2010

Day 161 - Sunny

Gorgeous. Happy. Sunny. That's Spring at the moment. As much as I've enjoyed the snow we've had this winter....more than the last ten winters combined!...I'm utterly gleeful over the ability to bask again in warm sun! And yet, with bluebirds on the fenceposts and azaleas bursting forth, I still have pumpkins on the brain. Today, I was at the grocery store, perusing strawberries and cucumbers, when these amazing eggplants caught my eye. One was the usual aubergine...a deep Halloween purple that almost glowed in its intensity...ahhhhhhh but the other! The other! White! Pure glossy ghostly shimmery glistening White! Paper white. Scared stiff white. Sheets hanging on the clothesline white. Amazing. And all I wanted to do was toss aside my cart and begin carving something....anything!!!!! Who said you have to wait until October to carve something! Let the games begin!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Day 160 - My Fangy Friend

I own a bevy of black cats...always have and always will! But sometimes it's fun to play with their photos. CVP was caught on camera by my hubby just before a yawn, making an awkward little grimace with just the tips of his fangs showing. Kind of looks like he's burping to me! (which, trust me, is way more characteristic of Zip who burps on a regular basis!).

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Day 159 - B is for Bobber

B is for Bobber, black cat, and my beautiful boy. In just two more months he will be 18 years old! I've had black cats all of my life...even before becoming a Halloween enthusiast. And I don't plan on ever going a day without at least one black cat in my life (there's three at the moment, not counting the rest of our herd!). They say that black cats bring bad luck...but I think the day we rescued him and his brother, Spinner, was one of my luckiest days ever (and for them, too, since it was their last day!)!

Bravo for black cats and those who love them!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Day 158 - Enough is Enough!

I'm losing it. Enough is enough! I STILL have about twenty pumpkins in my house...okay...probably more like thirty! I keep carving and they're like dust bunnies that keep mulitplying I swear! I carved at least twenty last week and there still seems to be as much as before! It's driving me crazy because, until they're gone, my brain can't move on to other ideas. I'm literally dreaming about them while my cats use them to play can't touch floor.

Somebody help!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Day 157 - Easter Sparkle

Easter wouldn't be complete without chocolate bunnies, marshmallow Peeps, eggs and....drag queens! It has become our family tradition to attend Richmond's Monument Avenue Easter Parade. We're talking a serious people watching event! Thousands of people stroll the streets...along with about a thousand dogs and a few good ole' fashion drag queens which bring a whole lotta sparkle and character to the event! Every year we make our Easter hats, and each year we've won something in the Easter Bonnet competitions (this year, our son won us four tickets to a baseball game...go Flying Squirrels!). It's a great picture taking event! We were able to grab a quick pic with our favorite queen, Sirena Sparkle, posing here with my hubby, Jack. I'd do about anything for her earrings!

Happy Easter!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Day 156 Too Much Coffee!

Admittedly, I'm looking way too much like this picture. Coffee and me have become best buds. Inseparable. Granted, I may look bug-eyed but at least I'm awake! very, Very, VERY AWAKE!!!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Day 155 - Turtle Turtle

Once warm weather hits my thoughts immediately turn to the, maybe just being awake is enough to make me think about the beach is enough to make me dream about the beach! So, I've created a whole line of beachy patterns that will debut in just a few more weeks on Now, you might not have a pumpkin to carve, but watermelons are perfect for carving and would look fabulous with this little sea turtle or one of my other beachy themed patterns....look for them soon!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Day 154 - April Showers

Bring May pumpkins! This is my home studio...and yes, though today is April Fool's day this is no joke...these pumpkins still remain! I still have lots to carve before these final babies rot though I have absolutely NO idea as to what to do with any ideas? The problem is that there's so much more I want to do, but my brain is stuck on these and I can't create anything else until these are happily carved and the ideas for them are out of my head!

A penny...or should I say pumpkin...for your thoughts!