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What's on the Slab?

Check here for Ghoul Friday news. From show announcements to new how-to projects, this is where I list what's not to be missed.

Show: Bazaar of the Bizarre Oct 21st

Come to the Bazaar of the Bizarre, a marketplace for all things exotic, whimsical and macabre! Local artists - indie, goth, lowbrow and the Halloween inspired - will gather for the annual event. 

When: Sunday October 21st 2012

Where: Pia Bowman ballet school, 6 Noble St Toronto (just north from Queen St, west of Dufferin)

Time: 11am - 8pm

FREE to attend! Child and costume friendly.

It's one of my favourite events of the season. Be sure to come by my table and say hello! 

FanExpo & Festival of Fear August 2012


From August 23 to August 26 I'll be in the artist alley section of FanExpo in Toronto at table A45.

Normally I word my announcements with things like "I'll see you at Rue Morgue's Festival of Fear!" but uh...I'm not sure if that's applicable this time around. While our group of indie artists is technically sorted as Horror within artist alley (and as such, we are usually close to the Horror section), as you can see from the floor plan they've moved us as far away from the Horror section as physically possible this year. 


So come on out to the far edge of the convention this month. The badlands, if you will. Think of it as a quest, where instead of fighting trolls and monsters, you have to navigate through teenagers dressed up in Anime costumes, avoiding "free hugs" at every turn. 

Visit Me At Scarefest 2012 on July 7! *updated*

I will be a vendor at Scarefest this summer, a haunter's outdoor indoor convention in Thornhill, ON.


"Scarefest gives you an opportunity to exchanges ideas with fellow Haunters and maybe take home a few new ideas to go with the new friendships you’ve made. In attendance will be Owners and Operators of Professional Haunted Houses, Actors, Home Haunters, Artists, Halloween Enthusiasts and Vendors.Enjoy a BBQ, Door Prizes, and Contests for: Ms. & Mr. Scarefest and Best Homemade Prop. Admission is FREE, however we are asking for a Donation to the Sick Kids Foundation."

Saturday July 7th, 2012

12:00 noon – 6:00 pm
New Location!
Garnet A. Williams Community Centre 
501 Clark Avenue, Thornhill, Ontario, Canada 
(Between Bathurst & Yonge Street on Clark Ave, close to the 407 ETR & Hwy #7)
See Map
Updates! Updates! Updates!

Get thee to the Art Ghoullery where you will find:

I still have a number of Plague Doctors to add to the site. Hope to have that completed soon. 

Besides that, I am working feverishly to prepare for fall shows and hoping to add one more for the summer. I will keep you posted.

Winter Blues & Puppy News

Inspiration has been hard to come by (as it usually is for me in January and February). Now that March is almost here, I expect to get the gears going once more on new figures. As well, the house has been completely turned upside down to accommodate a new furry addition to the family. So forgive me if the blog turns into puppy central for a few posts. In between, I'll be revving up to create items for Festival of Fear 2012 in August, part of FanExpo in Toronto

Pumpkin Latte and Brittle!

Just because Halloween is technically over, you can still treat yourself to pumpkin-flavoured treats.

If you can get your hands on pumpkin seeds, you can make this easy pumkpin seed brittle (but don't burn it like I did).

Or, much easier, is the pumpkin spiced latte


Halloween Pics & Recipes

If you haven't seen it already, the pictures for this year's Halloween theme - My Dark Love - are up in the Art Ghoullery.

I've also added three new recipes to the Eerie Edibles page (in the Party Planning area). They include jack o'lantern chili cups, stuffed tomato eyeballs, and Halloween shaped puff pastry.


Bird Perch & Corpsing How-to

Newest content on the site can all be found in the How-To Projects section.

You can make a very simple bird perch for your feathered fiends.

Or you can turn a skeleton into a rotting corpse.

And look for images from this year's theme For My Dark Love this weekend!

Retro Halloween Pictures Starring Ghoul Friday

On the About page, at the very bottom, I've added a little collage of pictures of me as a little ghoul at Halloween.

The banner leads to a full story of my favourite Halloween memory (a guest post I'd written for another blog in 2010). 

AND there's now a link to the image of the fabled spray painted tombstone on the wall (on the About page too), with the first prop I ever made. 

Candles & Mirrors: New in the How-To Section

Just in case you missed it, I've added some new posts to the How-To Projects page.

Most recently, there's a post on how to dress up a plastic mirror with paint, fabric, and lighting.

And of course the skull and books LED candle holder.