Thursday, December 8, 2016

The Phantasm Sentinel Sphere Ornament

Now [Re]Playing: The Candy Butcher

By The Divine Sham.

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Hellview Cemetery

I'd love to be buried in a cemetery named Hellview.  Preferably near a bent rusted iron pipe sticking up out of the ground...with steam and weird noises coming from it.

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Winter Ambient

Gotta love when your wife puts together a Winter Ambient Mix and this is the lead track...

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Stick Pin

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

That Old Integrity Discussion Again

Been seeing this guy's pictures popping up more and more in my searches for Halloween images for the blog.  After checking out his website, instagram, and facebook accounts and seeing absolutely no mention of my site anywhere as the source material, well, I wanted to call him out on it.

I simply do not get how someone can feel that they are truly creating if the entire premise of their works, the very end product of their hard work, exists solely because they saw it elsewhere.  And I'm not even going to get into the issues I have when that person starts selling these works.  Is it legal?  Sure it is.  Is it honest?  Absolutely not.

Here's a photo of his "Guardians of the Gate" (Sentinels):

And here's some text from his website:
The scarecrows and corpses you see on this website were designed for this event and I have continued to produce them in varying forms and sizes. They are a culmination of my study of the natural effects of time and the elements on various materials and surfaces, while at the same time designed to have a classic, bygone era appearance that in a curious way simultaneously invites and repels. Using photos I have taken of these creatures, I have designed Halloween greeting cards featuring composites of them on the property and combined with sunset photos I have taken to create a style that is uniquely my own.

"Uniquely"... This guy has some chops.

Anyway, below is the source material for this guy's existence.  My Pumpkin Sentinels.  I love these guys, and am very proud of them.
Here's the guy's site...

Sunday, December 4, 2016

The Barn Haunt Halloween 2016

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Winter Recommendation

If you have a Trader Joe's near you...

A sweetened blend of black currant, apple, and lemon juices, with cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, cardamom, ginger, and orange peel, this is a fruit punch whose flavors and aromas evoke the holidays. You can serve it chilled, over ice, or warmed, in a big mug, with a cinnamon stick garnish. It's also a merry mixer with red wine, simmered on the stovetop and served steaming.

Friday, December 2, 2016