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Campground Decor at GLFF

on June 7, 2011 - 8:35am

Saturday was hot.

Humidex was over 100F.

There was only one make-and-take that lured me out into the heat, and that was to make the zombie crossing sign (above). It was so hot that the black sticker overlays were starting to stretch and melt in my hands as I tried to line them up on the yellow background.

Taking breaks in the air conditioned camper, I made a point of walking around the entire campground, taking pictures of some of my favourite displays.

Great Lakes Fright Fest 2011

on June 7, 2011 - 7:56am

I'm back from a weekend spent in Petersburg, Michigan where I attended the Great Lakes Fright Fest.

I'll be sharing photos taken around the park during my visit, but first I thought I'd post ones taken from our little piece of Halloween heaven. I was lucky enough to be invited to stay in the camper belonging to Dave the Dead, a friend and fellow artist; caretaker of The Shadow Farm.

Over the years I've seen many photographs of Dave's work, but I hadn't been fortunate to see any of his large sculptures in person. This weekend not only did I get to see them, I had them outside my front door.

Sneak Peek of the Scarecrow

on October 29, 2009 - 7:46pm

Ghoul Friday's Scarecrow backlit
Who knew I could get the sun to rise in my living room just by adding a scarecrow. More pictures to come.

A little later...

I've posted some quick shots of him all lit up. I'll be sure to take some nicer photographs on Saturday or Sunday, but I wanted to give you a sense of what he looks like.

He isn't exactly as I imagined. He needs some cooler clothes and a few adjustments, but he'll do for this year. The bonus is I can take him completely apart for storage.

His stand is an actual tree trunk (a deceased tree we pulled from the ground). His eyes are lit with LED. I weaved pieces of wood for the eyes, and whittled his teeth.

For all the images posted below (with the exception of the one that just shows the base), you can click on the image to see a bigger picture.