Thursday, October 29, 2009

Dìa de los Muertos and halloween

Okay, this is a completely holiday-inspired post. First, here is a picture of Jack the dog trying to figure out if the pumpkin is edible, or alive. For some reason, this is my favorite Jack the dog look, inquisitive bordering on naughtiness. We are getting ready for the big day around here by accidentally opening the big bag of candy and putting it in a bucket in the dining room for the trick-or-treaters. "Now, isn't that a dang shame? Look, honey, that itty bitty Kit Kat bar looks like it might be open. No kid should take that home. I'll just take care of that."

Beatrice has now declared that she would like to be a kitty cat MONSTER, said in a very grumbly deep voice, which is cute and everything, but what the hell? How do I make a kitty cat into a monster? It is beboggling. So strange, it forced me to make up a new word. I sometimes think I hit the end of my ability to think maternally creative. Putting together a dang kitty cat outfit is all I got, kid. I may just paint her face green and be done with it.

In other news, we are edging onto Dìa de los Muertos and the incredibly awesome Mother Henna's art swap for the day. There are a number of us blogging mamas participating, and I still haven't received the package of goodies, but I did put my paintings in a slideshow for viewing pleasure. I will post the received art on Halloween, so check back, but until then, enjoy my paintings.


  1. Lovely! I am already making plans as to where to put all the lovely artwork arriving in my house in a couple of days - not today because the postyman has come and gone - and let's be realistic, I do live on the fringe of all the action regarding the DODF run by mother Henna...

    Has Kara posted the parcels out to the participants then?? An incredible amount of work she is doing...

    I love your video, art, music everything about it. Mine wont be up until Halloween. It's so hard for me not to post it now (it's all ready I just have to press send!) especially with you posting here! It's very much like the kitkat bar that can't be given to the trick or treaters...

    I could always do a sneak-peek - NOOOO! Won't, I'm not sure why I'm telling you this considering you know. :-P

    Enjoy Halloween

    xx Ines

  2. Angie I sat here wordless for a while after watching this video. Thank you for sharing. When I get my act together I'd love to have some of your artwork in my home. xxx

  3. Amy at Surviving the Day participated and I've made her promise to show me what she gets back...I can't wait to see your stuff too...your paintings are really lovely...

  4. I love them!
    Can't wait to see which one we get!

    I have my post ready too - just trying to decide when to put it on the blog...

    Good luck with the kitty cat monster costume and have a Happy Halloween!

    PS love the picture of Jack :)

  5. Awesome, Angie. Words, art, what can't you do????

  6. Well you know already how much I love these paintings!


    Also, your dog is beautiful. Can't wait to see what everyone else has done! x

  7. Thank you for sharing your art, you creative mumma you! I love the monster cat. I have a princess who is also a Jedi, um, dame? Knightess? I'm not sure but I am so grateful that a little facepaint soothes little artistic temperments....(((Hugs)))

  8. really amazing paintings angie. and i loved seeing them all strung together.

  9. OMG, I love your paintings! Especially the Flower-Lady... My favourite pic though was in the end, where they were all lined up at your window.... :)

    Thanks for sharing them with us.

  10. your art is lovely! bea and gwen would be good friends! both wanting to be kitty 'somethings'! hahaha

  11. these are very cool. my favorite was "la muerta baila" although I also really like the "dama" one that looked like frida khalo (sp?) Thank you so much for sharing. You are very talented.


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