Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Scribble Picnic 🎃🎃 GHOSTober!🎃🎃 and a GIVEAWAY


GIVEAWAY!!

Hi Everyone,

I'd like to start by offering these 16 Williams Sonoma cookbooks to any of my Canadian friends if they would like them. Note: If you really want them and you are outside of Canada, you'd have to cover the shipping...the 16 books weigh about 15-16 kg (un-boxed), so let me know in the comments as well. :)

If anyone would like these, please let me know in the comments, or send me an email (I have a contact form on my sidebar). Canada Post offers free shipping in Canada for people with business accounts, every Tuesday in October, so I'm taking advantage of that since both Alex and I have a business account!!

They are used but in great condition! They are doubles that I have and I'll tell you, I use them all the time, the recipes overall are wonderful! I'll pick the winner on Sunday October 7th!!! :) Please check back then, I'll announce the winner on that day!!!


Today's Scribble Picnic theme is "Chicken". (please follow the link for more scribbles or to join!) The first chicken that came to mind was Foghorn Leghorn trying to convince Henery Hawk that he really isn't a chicken!


I tried some more of the scratch board style with my Acrylic Chicken. :)

 

And finally, because it is October...I had to do something scary! Do you remember the Looney Tunes short "Hyde and Tweet"? The first time I saw this as a kid, I was TERRIFIED of the Hyde-Tweety-Bird!!! Poor Sylvester is having some regrets at the moment!! :)

I also joined an Instagram challenge called "Inktober" which is a drawing challenge using ink. There are prompts to follow each day. So far I've kept up and I hope I can do all 31 prompts!  Here are the first three of the month:

"Poisonous"

"Tranquil"

"Roasted"

I've been so busy over the summer that I haven't done too much art, but now I'm really getting into it!


I started my own October challenge that I call Ghostober. Every day in October, I draw or paint a ghost or ghoul and write a short description of the tale. I have them all on My Instagram Page, and I'll post them here every week too! Here are the first three:

Bloody Mary: Bloody Mary will appear on certain nights when her name is spoken three times in front of a mirror. She is an evil spirit who may foretell the future, but at the cost of your life!

La Llorona: La Llorona is the ghost of a woman whose children were lost. She haunts the river beds, moaning and searching for them. Beware those who hear her cries or cross her path for she will bring great misfortune to you!

"The Ghost of Banquo": In Shakespeare's Macbeth, Macbeth has his friend Banquo murdered for fear that Banquo will take the crown from him. After appearing at Macbeth's banquet in ghost form, Banquo foretells the omen "Blood will have blood."



The countdown to Halloween is on! :) Alex and I are watching a horror movie each night and it's a lot of fun! How is your weather? It's cold here in the Laurentians. Lots of rain, lots of frost, lots of below zero temperatures and thankfully we have NO SNOW YET!! But it's definitely the type of weather where nobody wants to get out of bed...especially Jack. :)

51 comments:

Cathy Kennedy said...

I love your comics! I drew Foghorn as a greeting card for my son last year and I totally forgot to snap a picture of it before mailing it off to him. Man, I hated that didn't do that! I ought to sketch another just for the fun of it. At some point in the coming months, I may replace my weekly photo contribution with more sketches. I most of my WW posts done until the end of the year, so I'm not going to mess with them much other than adding the Scribbles artwork and ABCWednesday. I'm ready to change things up starting after the New Year.

Your Ghostober series is very cool! The only thing spooky I've drawn is of a Zombie in 2017 A to Z challenge. :) It looks like you're having such fun. I'm ready to have more fun illustrating, too.

Have a good week!

Linda said...

I love seeing all the art you’ve been doing! How talented you are! My niece has worked in the haunt industry and we have a mutual friend who goes across the country teaching about haunt things. I had no idea it was such a huge year round industry!
Enjoy your movies and this October full of some of your favorite things and activities!

Susan said...

Jack looks so cozy! I love the idea of watching a horror movie every night - except that I need someone to cling onto through the scary bits! Maybe Lovey will sit in... :)

Jenn said...

Love all the art Rain! The Looney Tunes especially!
I'd love to own those cookbooks...but I don't have much space!! Put me down for the giveaway anyway, I'd make room if I happen to win!!

Michael said...

Wow, you are being productive, Rain! I won't comment on some of these as have already on your IG but seriously impressive how much you are outputting. Ha, you can tell this is definitely your time of year!

I've not seen that Hyde version with Tweety Bird but, boy, does that sounds fun! And you know, I was discussing with Alex that foghorn Leghorn reminds me of the good ol boys here in KY! Whoa. too funny. I love that, "I'm a chicken hawk and that's a chicken" comment too. Too cute. Love all these. Thank you so much.

Michael said...

The new them, btw, is "Bottle." I'm sure you can have fun with that and one's got two weeks to do it too. :) It ties into Inktober that week too, just a few days prior to when that is due there. :)

Christine said...

Yes to the cookbooks, Williams Sonoma, wow, thanks for this offer/chance. And your chicken pieces are so fun and beautiful along with your other art.

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

I like the spooky Death Dude.

Serena Lewis said...

WOW! You have been a busy girl! Ah yes, I remember the Tweet and Hyde one...haha I love all the art sketches you've done, not only for Scribble Picnic, but also the Instagram challenges. Well done, YOU!

LEfting said...

I saw that Canada Post was offering free shipping! Amazing! I would love love love any of those great cook books!!

Andrea Priebe said...

Oh my, you are as prolific as ever ... I sure have missed you. I can't imagine below freezing weather yet. We are enjoying fall here, my favorite time of year not only because of the beautiful colors, but because the average temperatures are in the 70's which is ideal. I love your ghouls and ghosts ... though, I have to admit, I am not a fan of horror movies. Life in the USA these days is scary enough without adding to the horror. But I am alone as the rest of my family eats them up and so I am often caught watching them. We have moved into a new neighborhood and there are many, many children so I am expecting a Halloween landslide. I have no idea how much candy to buy for my trick or treaters and I am afraid of buying too much and being left with left overs ... oh the calories. I just can't resist. So good to be back Rain and looking forward to your always interesting and entertaining posts on Scribble Picnic ... See you in two weeks :)

Andrea @ From the Sol

Lorraine said...

I totally enjoy see all your Inktober creations as well as your ghost series. I'm still afraid, after all these years since telling ghost stories as a teen, to look in the mirror at midnight!

Martha said...

Hey Rain! So nice to see you here. I LOVE your artwork. Looks like you've been busy busy busy. I'm way behind on everything but will spend a lot of time this month catching up. I need to stock up our freezer again with soups, burgers, etc., etc. I always like having things ready that I can just heat up and serve, especially on busy days. Those cookbooks look amazing, so count me in. Will one person get all of them or will you divide them up and share the joy? HAHA


Oh my gosh...JACK...he is so cute! That's me all winter :)

Tammie Lee said...

Such fun drawings. Looks like you are having a good time doing art.
Lovely of you to share your books with someone else.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Wow, you have not wasted your time.. very productive.. and so much fun!!!!

John M said...

I might try drawing someday.

Pam Jackson said...

Wow...you have been busy with the pencils and paints! Love it all. Yep....we had lots of rain last week, was glad it all moved out. Cooler temps here but not cool enough for me yet....but then again not looking forward to CoLd! Stay warm, kick back, enjoy your movies, sat well and love on the furbabes.....keep drawing!

wisps of words said...

You are having some well deserved art fun!!!!!!

I plan on watching 'Hocus Pocus' tonight. That's about as *scary* as I can go!!!!! A real wimp here!!!! >,-)

Oh what a contented 'guy', there. He has coming winter weather, all figured out. :-)

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Magic Love Crow said...

I would love to be entered into the giveaway Rain! Very kind of you! Thank you!
You are rocking it with the art girl! Wow! I have to say, the skeletons holding hands, took my heart away! I think it's so special!
Jack looks so cute all cuddled up in bed! It's cool here too!
Happy Thanksgiving! Mom will be making her pumpkin goodies soon. Not sure what meat? We might have ham.
Big Hugs!

wyomingheart said...

Hello! I love the perfect pick of Jack! He is very precious. I'd love the cookbooks, but am in the lower 48. The scary movie watching is fun this time of year, but some of them scare me too much, and, well, I just can't watch... lol... The welcome of cooler weather is such a good thought, but for us down here we are still in the low 80's... darn... and still mowing grass...double darn...

1st Man said...

I was going to say please enter my name as 2nd Man would love those books for his collection but I found an online CA to US parcel calculator. Yikes, LOL!

The artwork is amazing. Such a talent, one I wish I had. If could have any talent it would be a tie between art and singing. Maybe both, the singing artist? Ha!!!

You know what I liked about the two skeletons? They are at their base, in love, with no visible, gender, race, religion, etc. Love is what is on the inside. :-)

lissa said...

your drawings always reminds me of the cartoons I used to watch. I don't remember seeing hyde-tweety-bird. poor sylvester. you've captured them just right.

I'm not really a fan of halloween so I'm not sure I like those drawings but it is fitting for this month.

have a lovely day.

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

You just keep getting better and better with your drawings! Your creepy ones are truly creepy too! The cookbooks look good but I need another cookbook like I need a hole in the head. Lucky you with the cool/cold temps. It is st in the high 80's low 90's here....ick! I started watching some classic horror movies to get in the spirit of Halloween. Last night it was The Invisible Man. Jack sure looks comfortable! Have a great week!

Rain said...

Hi Cathy :) Thank you! I love sketching the Looney Tunes. You can do so much with them! :) Your photographs are beautiful, I hope you do add some sketches for the Scribble Picnic! :) Oh yeah, I'm having fun with the ghosts and ghouls!!! :) Have a great week yourself!!

Rain said...

Hi Linda :) That's really cool about your niece! I think that would qualify as a dream job for me, though I'd never sleep a wink lol! :) Thanks for your support :)

Rain said...

Hi Susan :) LOL...Do you think Peanut could sit in with Lovey? :)

Rain said...

Thanks Jenn :) You are in the giveaway :) Stay tuned tomorrow! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Michael :) That's funny about the good ol boys of Kentucky lol...actually the Foghorn Leghorn character was allegedly based on a character from an old radio show, The Fred Allen Show, one of his actors played a Southern Senator named Senator Claghorn. If you listen to some of his stuff on YouTube, you'll hear the resemblance! Oh yes, I already have my ideas for "Bottle"!!! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Christine :) You're in the draw!! :)

Rain said...

Thanks TB :)

Rain said...

Thanks Serena :) It's nice to have the time for art again. The summer here was just so busy and fun! Tweety Bird as Mr. Hyde is just too scary for me lol!

Rain said...

Hi LEfting :) Consider yourself in the draw! :)

Rain said...

Hi Andrea :) Thank you :) Oh, the Halloween chocolate...don't get me started! This is the time of year when I definitely gain weight! I like to pretend I'm putting on my winter hibernation weight, though it's mostly chocolate related lol...Glad to see you back too! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Lorraine :) I'm a little scared of looking in a mirror at night too. I always have to have some kind of light on!

Rain said...

Thanks Martha :) You're always so supportive of my art! :) I have done a lot of canning and preserving and I'm so happy about it. When we're settled, I'm going to make it a full time effort to stock up enough stuff so we don't have to do much shopping over the winters any more! You are in the draw :) Oh, I thought about dividing the books up, but they are just such a nice set together!

Rain said...

Thanks Tammie :) It's a lot of fun this month with the Halloween themes going on! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Gwen :)

Rain said...

Hi John :) I hope you do start to draw, the more you do, the better you get and the more imaginative! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Pam :) It's definitely robe and slippers weather here! We are spending LOTS of time cuddling with the 6 pets, watching movies under the covers!

Rain said...

Hi Wisps of Words :) Oh Hocus Pocus lol...that's a good one! But yeah, we're watching a few nail biters! Last night it was Stephen King's "Misery"...love that story! Jack definitely has his comfort figured out! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Stacy :) Yes! You are in the draw! :) Happy Thanksgiving to you too! :) I was going to get turkey, but we have a chicken in the freezer, so I'll be making that instead. I can't wait for the feast!!

Rain said...

Hi Dino :) I wish I could have included everyone in the cookbook giveaway, but the cost of shipping is insane!!! Oh my, mowing grass still? I guess that's one advantage of living up north lol...mowing ends here in September!! :)

Rain said...

Hi 1st Man :) Yeah...now you understand why I can only give these books away with free shipping! Crazy huh? Thanks, I'm really loving the art lately! I missed it this summer! A singing gardening artist, how about that? :) Oh, your take on my skeletons is wonderful!!!! :))

Rain said...

Thanks Lissa :) Poor Sylvester is right...I remember watching the cartoon and hearing him do a big "gulp" when he sees Tweety Bird so big and scary!

Rain said...

Thanks Sam :) I love the creepy art a lot. Oh I know you're downsizing and decluttering! For me though, I could fill a whole room with cookbooks and never think twice about it! :) The Invisible Man! We saw that last year, it's a good one! Have a great week you too! :)

Mary said...

"Wow" is all I can say Rain - how will you ever have time to make cheese with all this art going on, haha!

Love - enjoy the weekend.
Mary x

Rain said...

LOL Mary, thank you! :) Yes...I've asked myself the same thing...WHEN will I start my winter Cams??? :) I have to start soon though because those bloomy white Camemberts need a good few months in the cheese cave before we can eat them and we'd like to have one on New Year's! :)

wisps of words said...

Oct.7th...copy of reply I just posted, on my blog.... in answer to your question, asked there...

RAIN- No, having chicken pox does not protect you, from shingles.

"Shingles is caused by the varicella-zoster virus — the same virus that causes chickenpox. Anyone who's had chickenpox may develop shingles. After you recover from chickenpox, the virus can enter your nervous system and lie dormant for years."

Stefanie said...

That is some giveaway. You are so brave to watch horror movies. I like your skeleton drawings and the second chick one!

baili said...

Wow you are incredible artist dear Rain!
very talented indeed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

enjoyed all your work specially the bloody marry oooh!

your love and excitement for everything you do is mesmerizing honestly!

glad you are happy with cold weather my friend!

we are also enjoying the milder weather (for us ,remember 50 plus) temps rises hardly till 30 degree in sunny noons ,no clouds around just happy soothing sunny breezy days :)

Nicole Thomas said...

I enjoy seeing all your paintings on instagram a lot :)
We are bot watching spooky movies but I read a spooky story with the kids every night. They have their costumes picked out ... a vampire witch and a werewolf coyote ... lol I will be in good company halloween even :) weather is so so. All the snow melted but its cold and wet. Once in a while the sun comes out and we all run out the house...lol