Archive for halloween

Hallowvember: Haunted Swamp Designs

Posted in craft, halloween with tags , on November 8, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I’ll try to cool it on the extended Halloween posts and get back to standard SWS spooky material, but first…check out Haunted Swamp Designs’ painted gourds.


This shop carries Holiday folk art, with a twist; characters with rather intense expressions.




Haunted Swamp Designs’

Hallowvember: How Pumpkins Feel About Being Carved

Posted in craft, halloween, humor with tags , , on November 7, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

As a child with, for better or worse, an exaggerated sense of empathy, I remember asking my mother if pumpkins felt pain when we carved them. She reassured me they did not (though fascinating plant studies have emerged to indicate otherwise, at least with plants still growing in soil).

Here we have 3 whimsical jack o’lanterns that are appropriately irked by having their insides scooped out.





Hallowvember: Octopus Eats a Pumpkin

Posted in halloween, sea, video with tags , , on November 6, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

The octopus is, in my opinion, perhaps the most magnificent creature on earth. Smart, mercurial…capable of crushing a jack o’ lantern in its own tentacles. Observe this lovely cephalopod celebrating Halloween.

Hallowvember: Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

Posted in exhibits, halloween with tags , on November 5, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Did anyone near Louisville, KY make it to The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular this year?


Over 5,000 carved Jack O’Lanterns line a quarter mile walking trail. It looks like a fabulous show with some expert carving in the mix.





The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

Hallowvember: Killer Snail Makeup

Posted in halloween, horror, makeup with tags , , on November 4, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Now THIS is killer snail makeup done right (okay, I’ve never seen it done wrong…or at all for that matter…but these guys nail it).


Swedish duo Elli Macs SFX is responsible for this creation. Here’s a tutorial video, if you’re interested in seeing the process.


Post Halloween…Post

Posted in cats, craft, halloween with tags , , on November 1, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I hope everyone had a fabulous Halloween! I spent mine thoroughly “stoned” (with kidney stones, that is), though despite being doubled over in pain it was still a very special day (thank you, CP!).

Crafts were limited this year due to illness, but my space was adorned with cheesy effigies to my cats (The resemblance is rather striking):


And a walleyed jack o’lantern named Gruber.

Although I’ll get back to posting some regular SWS material, I adore Spooky Moon’s idea to prolong the Halloween spirit with HALLOWVEMBER! Who says Halloween has to end on the 31st? Rubbish! You may see some ghostly posts pop up here.


What did you guys do for Halloween?

Halloween Countdown: My Haunted Body

Posted in anatomy, halloween with tags , on October 31, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Sadly, my countdown got derailed for a day. On top of my plentiful standard health problems, I got walloped with three kidney stones that have left me curled up on the bed and unable to concentrate.

But it turns out there are some cool creatures living in my body, as evidenced by my CT scan results. For example, check out this bat!

butt bat

My guts are also haunted.
bone ghost

What does this one look like to you? In my opinion, a Tapir.
butt tapir

I have no idea what I’ll be feeling like tomorrow, so if I don’t make it on here…HAPPY HALLOWEEN! And thank you all so much for reading.


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