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Who is Ghoul Friday?

I'm a Canadian artist living in Toronto, Ontario. When I'm not transforming my house into a ghoulish scene at Halloween, I'm creating mini-monsters for local shows in the city (and occasionally, for sale online).

But that's jumping to the end of the story. Here's the beginning...

It started when my mother let me spray paint a tombstone on the concrete wall of our basement for my Grade 4 Halloween party.

It was my first real Halloween party, and I wanted it to be great. I constructed a haunted house the length of the basement and lead people through dangling, slimy snakes hanging from the ceiling - just one example of the many forms and obstacles waiting for them in the shadow. I hadn't gotten over my fear of the dark, and I was deathly afraid of being in the basement alone (never mind with the lights off), but to make sure I could see well enough to safely guide each guest one by one through the haunted space, I sat alone in the pitch black basement for 20 minutes before the party goers even started to arrive.

That's when she was born, the little ghoul in the basement. Since then, she has come back to me every year, usually in late summer, ready to build creatures for Halloween. Sure, she's there throughout the other months, peeking through my eyes at the newest horror film being released, or tickling my neck so I turn to see the brochure for the Festival of Fear coming to the city.

But it's in August when she whispers "Is it time to sit in the dark?"

Yes Friday. It's time. What friends shall we create this year?

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Ed from Smiley Cookie's picture

Sorry to have to comment here but I couldn't find an email for you on your site.

I just wanted to send a quick heads up that we will be featuring your blog in an article entitled “5 of the Coolest Halloween Blogs” on our site. We hope it drives some traffic and business your way.

Thanks for making such great content.

Black Tigerlilly's picture

Thank you for your site. Few freely share such jewels that they have aquired over the years for free. Again, thank you and I will make sure to post your "My Ghoul Friday" decal at our party so your ideas can be credited to you:)

BloodyMelly's picture

Just wanted to drop in and say I love the new website. I especially love that I can see all your previous Halloweens and can watch the progression into more and more of your own creations. That and your story about little Ghoul in the basement. We're so lucky you let her out to play...
(and btw, I got my hug from Lisa...)

Ghoul Friday's picture

Ed Smiley: Thanks for the shout out!

Tigerlilly: Ha! That's great :) If you do, try to remember to send me a picture. I'm so glad you found the site useful.

BloodyMelly: hooray for cross-country hugs! Thanks for the kind words.

 

Leta's picture

Good to know i'm not the only person out there that thinks these things are cool. Great page

Ganele's picture

I came across your website while looking up new & exciting ways to corpse a brand new skeleton. Thanks for posting all those great tutorials! I'll be putting some of these ideas to great use :)

Really great website!!

Ghoul Friday's picture

Thanks Ganele! Glad I could help with some new ideas :)

Jean's picture

Awesome blog!

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