Halloween : dressing up

31 October 2010

Happy Halloween!

A nod to Death (of the Endless) <3

Pass It Around

30 October 2010

Dali has a recycling/upcycling crafting extravaganza DVD hot off the press!

"Dali's very first crafting DVD! In this dvd you learn how Dali turns trash to treasure, using recycled materials for art and crafting projects. Literally loaded with project ideas you can do yourself, with your children or friends. Frugal, inexpensive, fun projects for all! Be good to the environment and recycle while you create!"


Willowing has a free healing art course on her Ning site!

Loads of mixed media and whimsy techniques, as well as heartfelt healing and Non-Violent-Communication goodness! Click this image to go to the course --->


This is Boogaart...

He wants you to come a little closer...Close enough to nibble on your soul! Muuhaha!

He actually does put out quite an eerrie vibe. When I was placing him on the table, after he'd been carved adn cleaned and was ready to light, Ola (underfoot, as usual) started growling and huffing at him. Now that really gave me the creeps!

I curried the bits that I carved out, and on Monday or Tuesday the rest of him will be transformed into a sweet treat (pie or bread). Mmmm, evil pumpkin head... yuuummmy!

Halloween is almost here....

29 October 2010

The festival of fear is almost here... normally I'd be over-excited about it, but this year, just clearing the cloud of death that's covered my path, I'm not nearly as cheerful about the holiday as I otherwise would be.

However, I did decorate the apartment and I'm planning to carve my Jack O'Lantern tomorrow night. I really hope there'll be trick-or-treaters this year (France is still figuring out that Halloween is an awesome holiday, and that giving treats to begging kids in costumes is actually a fun thing to do!) I'm not planning to dress up much this year, but I do have my go-to witchy hat (and I'm making a matching one for Ola! Oh, she'll be thrilled...)

Dispite all the mourning and sadness that I'm trying to shake myself out of, I've put my mind to it : it will be a fun Halloween!

See you in space, cowboy...

12 October 2010

Jack L. Brizzi, Jr.
25 Oct 1976 - 27 Sept. 2010

Jack was one of the most honourable and loyal people I've ever known. His strength of conviction, his sense of justice, and his generous heart were unshakable, unstopable, and always inspiring. Jack was, above all other things, a gentleman, and the kind of man I was proud to call my friend, my brother-of-the-heart.

Always, he will be missed by those who knew him. Although we mourn his passing from this Earthly form, Jack lives on forever in our memories and in our hearts. I will carry his smile and his kindness with me, where ever I go.

May the Gates of Valhalla stand open wide to receive him, Jack Brizzi, Jr., a man of courageous spirit, who lived his life by a code of honour and respect, and always stood strong for his friends. Give him a seat in the Great Hall, fill his cup to the brim, and let the Hosts of the Sky sing songs of his graces and his valour!

We ask that his spirit have safe and pleasant passage into the next life, wherever his destiny takes him. Someday, we shall meet again, my cosmic brother, my Dragon friend.