Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Springy and Spooky

This is the last week of winter! Hooray! It’s starting to feel like spring already, which is making me very happy! I did a couple of Halloween inspired ACEOs to add to my shop, thinking it was Halloween on the 31st of August. I got a little muddled up with the dates and now realise it falls on the 31st of October. Perhaps my confusion is because Halloween isn’t celebrated here in Australia on the same scale as other countries. Actually, Halloween can come & go without many of us even being aware that it happened. I needed some new stuff in my shop anyways, so I’ve just listed six things, including these two...


Scary huh? That’s about as spooky as I get. Oh but wait…


If they sit side by side like so, they are much scarier don’t you think? No? Really? Oh I thought they looked a little spookier. Sigh. The fact that I’m now talking to myself is possibly spookier…

Due to my excitement about spring being just around the corner, I’m planning on having another giveaway on my blog in celebration of the warmer weather. I hope to have it next week but that may not happen because I’m not very organised, and I have no idea what the giveaway will be yet. If it’s not next week it will definitely be in September sometime. That much I can promise! See you in the shadows on Sunday!

33 comments:

Rosebud Collection said...

Our #4 daughter was born on Halloween..Kept thinking she would be born on All Saints Day, November 1st..I use to tell her, instead of a saint, I was given a little witch..
Of course it was said in jest..she was a very good child, now 37..Anyway, love your pictures, they are adorable..Getting ready for SSS..nothing is safe when I have camera in hand. Looking for something to drag around and put in the sunlight..

Shakespere said...

Interesting blog. I enjoyed reading. Thanks

Toni said...

Cute! Are these paintings that you do? They really do change when you put them side by side like that...and if you put your nose WAAY up close to the monitor, they meld into ONE! lol

BTW - I do loves me a good bargain! My overwhelming urge to save money justifies my time planning the good deals. heh heh. It's more like a game to me :)

XUE said...

Hey you! I can't believe you keep churning out all these creative versions of scooter girl! I know what you mean about Halloween. The spooky part doesn't mean anythingto us either except that 31/10 is also my husband's birthday! Was also our firstborn's due-date but Niklas was a Caeserean & had to pop out much earlier than 31st.

La Alicia said...

I love your new ACEOs -- while I can't say they are spooky - they ARE adorable! :)

Ali said...

not so spooky ... but they do look great side by side! I love the little faces you paint - love their expressions!
I'm sitting on the front steps waiting for spring too ... and for all this August yukkiness to leave!
:)

pixie said...

Oh, I so can't wait for spring! I'm sick of being cold all the time!
I wiiiiiissssshhhhhh we celebrated Halloween here - it's always been my favourite 'holiday'. As a kid I was always so jealous of Americans. I have since been in the states for 2 Halloweens and they were both awesome.
Also, I love love love your new pieces <3

Bec said...

Sooooo cute! I love these ones. And for some reason I find the girl on the right (in the bottom pics) spookier than the girl on the left....maybe it's the perfect hair. I always find perfect hair kinda spooky...

Lisa B. said...

They...she...shes too cute to be spooky!! She's an adorable little she devil!!! I love her...them:) And I love Halloween! Very big here. I always dress up to handout candy and freak out all the kids...now that's scary!

Sandra Ree said...

T, our oldest son was due on Halloween but was born on November 1st, All Saints Day, (sorry Rosebud!):) Love scooter girl all dressed up for Halloween, and the cats are black, the perfect spooky picture!

Just checked out your new items in your shop and love them! You are so talented! :D

And your giveaways are so much fun! Can't wait!

See you on SSS! :)

annette said...

OOH I love these ones Tracy, you make me laugh, chatting away there to yourself!! Checked the others out as well, they are all FANTASTIC, but you know i love your stuff ;0) (My turn this week to gush!! thankyou for your lovely gushing last week, i am flattered specially coming from you!!) Are you going out graffiti hunting this week, to risk life and limb??!! I notice my next fav ACEO has sold :0((the little sorry girl) so sad, i often look at her, that will teach me. anyway see you for sss, have a great week you!! annette x:0)

please sir said...

Cool! Thanks for your living comment - your advice it great - go for it! I still have lots to think about, but the support has been great.

Victoria said...

These are so delightful!
Love them side by side, and I like it that they aren't spooky!

Princess Caitlin said...

I've probably never told you, but I just so happen to be a random admirer of your work. :)

That's all.
Have a wonderful day!

Ella Parry said...

I like both, together or separete!!

Tins and Treasures said...

Hmmm...I'm actually jealous that you are moving into spring. I love spring & summer!! We are starting to feel like autumn here in South Dakota. I like the distinct seasons, but the cold is not my favorite.

Distressing Delilah said...

How odd to heara about spring being right around the corner..fall and winter are coming here in a month or so! I love your spooky little creations too, they are absolutely adorable!

donat said...

cute harriet! i like the titles you've given them. 'red right horn' is funny. you must be a nick cave fan!

Danz said...

Amazingly cute illustrations! I love how the conjoined devil is adorable and a little spooky!

High Desert Diva said...

Eeeep!

No really...they're very cute.

rachel said...

awesome that the ACEOs work both apart and together! I think there's some spooky aspect to it... it's sort of like a mirror, but not quite..

picciolo said...

Lucky you with spring on the way! Your new items are great, they do look scarier put together!
: )

Sarah McBride said...

I keep forgetting you are in australia and it makes me have to stop and think for a minute.
Love those cute little horns.
Halloween is HUGE here in the South. in fact it rivals Christmas around here in how much people go all out.

AlasMyDear said...

hooray for spring! the sun's a lovely fellow, isn't he :)

your little devils are cute :) not terribly spooky, but i think they do very nicely for halloween. it must be a very american thing...they're the only ones celebrating around these parts too! (I'm in Singapore)

Tizzalicious said...

I absolutely love them :)

I always get confused when Halloween is too. And Thanksgiving. We don't celebrate either of them here!

Nay'Chelle said...

Wow, I've never heard of someone gettign the date for Halloween wrong.

Anywho, great pictures.

Twinkle Star Art said...

Cutest little devil! with the exception of my little 18 month old girl. It's hard to believe little devils can look so sweet ;) I'm sure your ACEO's will be so popular in the US.

I remember the date of Halloween because it's my Grandmother's birthday. It kind of fits because an ancester of my Grandmother's was burnt at a steak for being a witch. All the women in my family are keen gardeners (with the exception of me) and love to grow herbs, so I'm sure my great, great, great, something grandmother was just a keen herbalist. A bit unfortunate really.

Sorry for my family history novel :-)

cybill said...

Spring is in the air! I can feel it, everyone around me is getting happier each day. I don't 'do' halloween but your etsy stuff sure is tempting.

Katie said...

I never thought about Halloween in other countries. It is a really silly holiday, come to think of it! Nice ACEO's.

Greyscale Territory said...

Love this crazy post! And it's that very craziness that makes it a fascinating read! So Halloween is now August eh? Well! I guess many places in the Blue Mountains NSW celebrate Christmas in July! And why not! It's just fun!

Paz said...

Very cool Halloween pics! I like the horns and the fact that you can place the pics side by side and they form another pic. Very cool!

Someone posted a photo of a place already exhibiting Halloween wares, so you're okay exhibiting yours. ;-)

I'm happy for you that you're getting the weather/season you like. Thankfully, here, summer is almost over. Yes! Goodbye hot, humid, horrid weather. I'm sooo looking forward to cooler, fall weather. *big smile*

Paz

Gina said...

Your new works are adorable! (scary but adorable!)..You're not alone in getting mixed up with halloween..I'm usually a month out the other way, thinking it's in November..never mind..you're just super organised now!
See you tomorrow..oops it's already Sunday!...in a few hours then :D Gx

Spitting Image said...

Here in the States, decorating the outside of your house with lights and lawn decorations has almost become more popular for Halloween than it is for Christmas.
Its strange to think that its not a big deal elsewhere, but as I've learned in Cultural Anthropology, we Americans are very ethnocentric. We tend to think everyone does it our way and that our way is best.