Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Scribble Picnic and HEADS


I don't normally write TWO blog posts in one day but I didn't realize that the Scribble Picnic had been extended again and I wanted to include my painting in the weekly challenge! If you'd like to read about yesterday's Homemade Pasta Adventure, feel free to click on the link! :)

But first, I have to show you my HEADS. How I would love to use these noggins for Halloween, but we ordered them to hold our new beloved hats! These heads are wonderfully creepy though! :))) What would you do with them??? Reminds me a bit of a horror movie...if I come down for a glass of water in the middle of the night and find one out of place, I will freak out lol...


So this week's Scribble Picnic's theme is Fill In The Blank (follow the link to see other artist's interpretations or to join!)...and this is the idea we were given...to fill in the negative space.


As it is the season to be spooky...of course, I couldn't help myself by doing a graveyard scene. That was the first thing that came to mind...my very macabre mind lol! ;)


So this painting will join the other two I did this month on the "October Wall of Horrors". I still have more space and we are only half way through the month!! :)

47 comments:

Christine said...

Beautiful macabre mind you have, great take on the theme Rain! And those are spooky heads indeed!

Lorraine said...

Those heads sure could be pretty spooky in the middle of the night. Love your painting - perfect way to fill in the blank.

Leigh said...

Those heads are creepy! LOL Great for displaying hats and things though. Great fun with the theme and "scribbles!"

RO said...

This is a great idea to use for extra scariness, but I can tell you that had I seen these heads at night, I would have been sufficiently frightened. (lol) Those pics are pretty amazing! Hugs...RO

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Great painting! It's the plastic wrapping on those heads that makes them uber-creepy!

Mary said...

Love that your new hats will be 'displayed' rather than hidden a closet - they will make a really unique collection (and yes, it's the plastic I think which is making the heads so spooky! Perhaps leave them like this as part of your Halloween decor - really quite scary. Great painting to 'fill in the blank'.

Tammie Lee said...

I agree with Mary, the plastic makes the heads scary.
Your art is wonderfully spooky too!

Mama Pea said...

What a great imagination you have, Rain! I sat and looked and looked at the sketch from which to get an idea and came up with . . . nothing! (I have always suspected my sense of imagination is severely lacking.) Please do keep painting regularly. Each piece you do gets better and better.

As for those heads . . . I'm surprised they haven't scared the animals!

MrsDuncanMahogany said...

LOVE the painting! I love anything macabre so this is perfect! I have some "heads" that I have paper mache'd and painted for my various Halloween set ups in the yard. Strategically placed they are incredibly creepy. :)

Andrea Priebe said...

Well, you sure know how to send a chill up my spine. I don't know which gets me the most, a table full of heads or a hand reaching from the grave. You should write children's Halloween books ... the kids would love them and the parents would be terrified :)

Andrea @ Form the Sol

Pam Jackson said...

Nice....I keep meaning to do something for this group and I keep forgetting. This time I did it but forgot to post...haha.

Sam I Am...... said...

Yes, the heads are definitely spooky! Especially a whole group of them. I love your paintings...really...is there anything you aren't good at? You have more talent in your little finger than I have in my entire body! Love seeing your art work.

Harry Flashman said...

I think I would use one of those heads to make a "no trespassing" display on the back of my property. Then maybe people would quit coming in off the national forest and cutting down my maple trees to sell to the saw mill in Murphy, NC.

I like your Halloween art, Rain. I put some halloween/fall ferret paintings on my blog, but I didn't do them. They are done by an artist friend of mine who lets me post them, named Stef.

Looks like all is going well up there.

Jenn said...

Love your graveyard scene! Spooky!
As for the heads...I'd paint them and bury them partially in the garden haha. You could have so much fun with those!

Wanda said...

You know how to capture "Scary, Spooky, and Frightful" I'm hiding behind my desk. HaHa

You must have a LOT of hats.....I keep my few in my hatboxes. Then use the hatboxes for decorations.

Face + Skin Upkeep said...

Oh, my! So spooky!

lissa said...

spooky heads. spooky painting. is it halloween already?

have a lovely day.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Rain, I love your graveyard scene. So awesome. But those heads? They'd freak me out! LOL

Yarrow said...

Oooh, I'm not at all sure about those heads! Too spooky for me!

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Rain said...

Thanks Christine :)) I love the way my mind works at times lol...

Rain said...

Thanks Lorraine :) I did get a bit of a scare with the heads the other morning!

Rain said...

Thanks Leigh :) I'm really enjoying the scribbles, it's giving me some structure so I don't get lazy with the painting!

Rain said...

Thank you RO :) I think it reminds me of the movie "I Know What You Did Last Summer"...there was a scene where the "beauty queen" was locked in a garment store with all of these mannequins...it was pretty scary!

Rain said...

Thank you Debra :) Yes, the plastic really makes them look creepy!

Rain said...

Thanks Mary :) We love our hats and we're going to keep buying more. I need to catch up to your scarf count! :) Right now they are all over the house in spots where the cats can't get at them! It should be nice to display them all on those creepy heads! I may have to get more for next year's Halloween decor! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Tammie Lee :) I thought the plastic made them look scary too. They kind of look a bit forlorn under there lol...

Rain said...

Hi Mama Pea :)) Thanks! My imagination is a little off beat I guess, but I love it! Oh, the dogs paid no attention to the heads...the cats just wanted the plastic on them to play with lol...I'm the one who is more freaked out by them!

Rain said...

Thanks Dianna :)) Oh, yes...I want to do some paper machier this year too...I was looking some stuff up and I hope I can find the time! I hope you put some photos up of your Halloween decor!!! I want to see how everything will look when you move into the woods, ;-D

Rain said...

Thanks Andrea :) I thought about scary children's stories...I'd need to tame down my ideas though lol...

Rain said...

Hi Pam :) I'd love to see some of your ideas for the scribbles! I hope you find time to join. :)

Rain said...

Thanks Sam :)) You're always so supportive, and I really appreciate it my friend :)) xx

Rain said...

Thanks Harry :) Things are settling in. We have a few "rebels"...we've found over the years that when we introduce new pets to the gang, there is always one of them that tries to get away with anything they can lol...we say they are going through their "terrible two's" like the toddlers do when they start feeling independence ha ha. But yes, things are going well. I love your friend Stef's art, it's really nice, especially those Halloween ones you posted!

Rain said...

Thanks Jenn! Oh I LOVE your idea of burying the heads!!! Very creepy!!! But Alex keeps hiding them now lol...he thinks I'm going to use them for Halloween but we're keeping them for the hats! :)

Rain said...

Thank you Wanda :)) We have 5 "outback" style hats, kind of like cowboy hats, and Alex has a few Fedoras too, so we don't even have enough heads yet! They came in packs of 8 for really cheap so we thought we'd see how many we could get away with. We like to shape the hats to fit our heads so if we just keep them lying flat, the shape gets lost sometimes. But yes...I'd like to use them for Halloween for sure... :)

Rain said...

Thanks Face+Skin Upkeep :) Thanks for visiting :)

Rain said...

Hi Lissa :) Halloween is the entire month of October here for us!

Rain said...

Thank you Martha :)) I love and fear my heads ha ha ha....some of them have really shocked-looking faces...I wonder what happened during the shipping lol!

Rain said...

Thanks Yarrow :)) You're so sweet, thanks for the mention :)

Nicole Thomas said...

Haha...those heads are awesome. I know G would love them to display all his cowboy hats around the house ... lol

Rain said...

Hi Nik :) Yeah, we are starting to get some nice hats and we really want to keep them out and not hidden in boxes!

Serena Lewis said...

I LOVE your take on the prompt, Rain! Spooky heads and spooky art...perfect for Halloween.

Btw, the heads probably won't be as eerie looking once they have hats on...or you could put your painting expertise to use and paint faces on them. :)

Michael said...

Wow, all three of those are amazingly done, Rain! i love them and yes, super spooky! Very clever take there with the skeleton for the line(s). Perfect.

I'm only now visiting some people to get word out too that I have updated the themes finally but still need to reply to comments and visit everyone else. Thank you so much for this delicious...or errr...bony treat!

Any, yup, those heads would utterly terrify me!!

Michael said...

Only time I've extended it I think, not again, right? Maybe I did it earlier, can' t recall for sure but was not my intent. lol

Rain said...

Thanks Serena :) I think if I paint faces on the heads, I might make them look more scary lol! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Michael :) I think this time of year is crazy for a lot of people! :) I'm happy you extended it because it gave me time to include my painting! :) LOL @ bony treat, ha ha! I'm glad you enjoyed it! I'm looking forward to BOO! :)

Michael said...

Looking forward to seeing your Boo too. BTW, you would have loved our Cosplay we jsut did last weekend. We were vintage French 1930's clowns--Pierrots. Made our own costumes and did our own makeup too. It was a total hoot. We are doing Venetian carnival costumes for halloween and will jsut walk around downtown neither of us are terribly into partying and such. We won third place on the Pierrots though!

Michael said...

Oh and if interested, we have a cosplay page which we only ever update around this time of year, keeping it separate from our children book style art so not to mix styles, but it's: https://www.facebook.com/cosplaytheatre or @cosplaytheatre on IG. Check it out and let me know via private message what you think. I'm guessing you will love it. We've made everything ourselves (except the clown hats this year). You know, we see it as just another way to be creative--particularly the acting and staying in character part the most where we always seem to be able to crack people up and I love to make people smile so that's great! :)