Saturday, October 31, 2015

Last of the Spooks

Happy Halloween everyone.
It's also the end of the October AND the day we change the clocks back. I will be glad for the extra hour of sleep tonight, and a bit more morning daylight for a couple of weeks. But I won't be happy with it getting dark so early in the evening.
This means winter is really on its way-eh?
Sad sad face for me.
So today I have this skeleton for Halloween and I guess also for All saint's Day tomorrow when some cultures celebrate the Day of the Dead.
He's a freehand sketch on a Gelli printed background. I added the glasses and flowers-also sketched in
I decided he worked well without painting in the whole face.
I did stamp part of a Halloween word background on the edges as you can see better here. And I also stamped these fun little skeletons. I used the bat from this set on yesterday's piece.
I also have some tombstones to show you. I took these back in the summer on our boat trip to the Isles Of Shoals/Star Island, back when the days were warm. I have since changed them to black and white and thought they would be perfect for today.






These old stones are so interesting. I love the little stories people used to put on them.
Happy Halloween all!

8 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Love your journal page, great, spooky skellie face! The photos are beautiful, and very fitting. Our clocks went back a week ago, so it's dark very early here. Have a lovely day, hugs, Valerie

Neesie said...

Great journal page Erica and I love the Halloween theme... perfect for this weekend.
We also changed our clocks last weekend... so it's dark around 4pm already.
I've always loved to read gravestones, so I'm glad I'm not alone. It's incredible how the mood can change by editing the photograph from colour to black and white ;D
I hope you have a great weekend

Nancy Chan said...

Very spooky! Have a happy weekend!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fantastic and very interesting journal page, Erika, the small skeletons are a great addition. Spooky tombstone photos too. I also find the darker evenings a bit hard, ah well, it's soon winter as you said. Hope you're having a lovely weekend :)

Love and hugs
Maarit

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Wonderful skull art! The photos are poignant and lovely...

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Such a great spook it is. Never seen one with glasses...graveyard photos are perfect. xox

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I am always in awe of your gelli prints. You get so much out of yours. I must stop too soon, because yours have so much depth. I adore your spooky art. The glasses made me grin. Is that far sighted or what?

Great graveside photos, too. Really great for your Halloween post. Sorry I missed it. Hope you had fun with your daughter and husband this weekend

froebelsternchen Susi said...

What a fantastic skull! Funny and artsy - and those photos are just fab! Great!