Saturday, October 23, 2010

Halloween: A Drunken Stampers Challenge

You have another eight days to buy candy for Trick or Treaters, but only seven to complete a creation for this week's Drunken Stampers Challenge: Halloween!

Some of us are Christmas people (I'm a ho, ho, ho schmuck), others are lovers of all things Thanksgiving (Aubry, my best friend is a one of these), and many find Valentine's Day to be the pinnacle of once-a-year joys (I'm not aware of anyone who fits into that category, but you and I know these sappy suckers exist).

And then there are our spooky, boo-worshing, scary-adoring cohorts who live for black and orange and all things bloody.

My friend, an amazing, down-to-earth woman, is the person for whom I made my creation this week. She also is one of those people who makes everyone around her wonder if Halloween really is the best holiday of them all.

She hosts a yearly Halloween party, and invites everyone for Puss-filled Punch (now you wish to be invited, don't you?), costume and pumpkin carving contests and delicious homemade treats (a few tricks, too, with finger-shaped cookies and other gooey-body-part-emulating foods).

Anyhow, you see here a shadow box celebrating her love of Halloween and willingness to let all of us into her home to help party away the night of fright.

Come to think of it, maybe she lets us in to create an appropriate Halloween-y atmosphere: After all, we, her friends, are still fun after a few cocktails ... but admittedly do tend towards a general lack of adult respectability.

So, is our being invited a trick or a treat? I guess it depends on who ends up hanging from the chandelier this year ... could be her this time around ...

Take a minute yourself, and hang from your own real or metaphoric chandelier ... then create the perfect piece for the Drunken Stampers' Halloween Challenge!


  1. don't what what I liked better, :) if your story or the frame. Both are fabulous.
    I am a bit of everything now but used to be a lot of everything, ;)

  2. I am a christmas person all the way, but Halloween is always fun too! Love the shadow box and I hope you have fun at the party!

  3. LOL I love that skeletons expression as he looks up at the chandelier......brilliant. Love it and have a great weekend. Annette x

  4. I would have to say that you are a Halloween kind of a gal! Love this piece! The chandelier is just so cool in this frame!! Have a blast at the party!