Thursday, October 31, 2019

Thursday Art Date: Halloween! and Paint Party Friday!


Hello Friends :)

πŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒ HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! πŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒ
πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ And a BLESSED SAMHAIN to my friends who celebrate!! πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

Will you be tricking or treating? 😁

Welcome to Thursday's Art Date, today our theme is of course, Halloween! I'll get straight to the art and I have some foodie photos and recipes to post as well! The gang at Looney Tunes - and my gang here - hope you have a spooktacular day! 


I'm also linking up with Paint Party Friday tomorrow!






Here is my watercolour Vincent Price. I've been watching a lot of his movies this month, he really is the King of the Macabre! His voice is unmistakable, and he's done a lot of reading of Poe fiction and he does it so well. He even put out a few cookbooks! What's not to like? I'm sure many of you will remember his spoken voice in Michael Jackson's Thriller song! Here's the video, I think this was my favourite video of the 1980's...I even learned the dance with some friends of mine! Get ready to moonwalk down memory lane...




Here's another watercolour. Do you recognize her? The Wicked Witch of the West from Wizard of Oz. I don't know why I was drawn to painting her this week, I watch this movie around Christmas every year. But she suits this theme very well! 🌊 What a world!! 🌊


What's Halloween without a few zombies here and there? Do you recognize this lovely watercolour lady? πŸ˜‰ Ladies and Gents, I present to you the Zombie Rain! She and I visit the same dentist! πŸ˜  Must...eat...brains... 


I'm making a fun feast tonight but I'll share some of the food I made this past week. A few days before Halloween, I always make some themed food for fun. On Sunday night, I made a Ghostly Calzone. I also had some fun with treats! These are Witch's Hats and Spider Cookies! (See the Googly Eyes?) The witch hats are filled with M&M's. We had those for a few days!


Tuesday night we had spaghetti and I fancied up my garlic bread to make some mummies!


Here are this year's Jack O' Lanterns! Bloody Mary (don't say her name three times!!!) and my hero Vincent Price. Every year I carve my pumpkins while I watch the old Halloween horror films from the 1970's and early 1980's. It's become a fun tradition for me!


Yesterday Alex and I spent the day snacking and watching movies. This is my Halloween Eve table!


I made my version of a Chex mix, Rain's Party Mix and some Seasoned Pretzel Sticks.


Witch Brooms made with Mozzarella and pretzel sticks for the handles.




Baked Tortillas Chips shaped like pumpkins and bats.


And some festive Boo Bark!

That's all for now folks, please check out the link widget below to see more Halloween artwork! Visit Paint Party Friday tomorrow as well for more lovely creative art. And please join me on Sunday for my food and pets post. 🐾🐾🐾

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Fall Fishing on Bass Lake - the air is crisp and the sky is brilliant!

November 7th: Next Thursday's theme is Crisp and Brilliant! Click on the link for ideas and inspiration! Remember it's all about creating. You can showcase your paintings, drawings, photography, sculpting, baking, poetry...whatever you like! 😊

Thursday Art Date With Rain. Click on the link for a description of the art date as well as a list of upcoming themes.

Don't forget to add the URL link to your post (not your blog) to the link gadget below to share your wonderful creations! Please don't include a link unless you participate in the art date!

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55 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Well, you certainly know how to celebrate Halloween! That food -- swoon! Love your Vincent Price, both watercolour and pumpkin. Bloody Mary is bloody marvelous too!

Samhain Blessings to you!

laurie said...

Oh Rain, wow wow and wow ! Everything is just amazing, beautiful art, beautiful carving and beautiful food, you are a force you are , so talented , it’s all just perfection, Happy Halloween Samhain!

Valerie-Jael said...

Wowiw, what a fantastic post again. Great art, love all of your pieces, and good music, a trip down memory Lane, a Halloween (photo) of you, and all that disgustingly wonderful Halloween food, I don't know where to start or stop. Happy Halloween! Hugs, Valerie

NatureFootstep said...

that is really a party going on. my Halloween is either party or scary. But I think I join in anyway.

Cathy Kennedy said...

Rain,

You have enough Halloween snacks and treats to feed an army. I'm headed your way now! :D Your paintings are delightful and fun depicting the very essence of the ghoulish season. I'm glad you got to the dentist before Halloween so your inner Zombie self can have a brain fest. That is if you can find any. I'm telling you I have to wonder about that sometimes with all the dumb stuff I see people do anymore. *roll eyes* Thanks for sharing your recipes. I'm borrowing your Mexican Dip and Baked Tortillas Chips recipes. Have a safe, fun Halloween and thanks for hosting the artsy fun, my dear!

Mama Pea said...

Your food for special occasions is OUT. OF. THIS. WORLD! How you think of it all is amazing to me. And those pumpkins . . . truly works of art. And why not? You are an artist.

Christine said...

Awesome Halloween post, spectacular food and art, right down to the mummy garlic bread, so creative.

lissa said...

I like the Looney Tunes gang here. Your Vincent Price painting looks great. I'm not much of a fan of the Wizard of Oz but I did saw the movie. I'm not a fan of zombies. Nope.

I hope you have a lot of fun watching horror movies and eating all that food.

Have a lovely day.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

you are just like a creative explosion! WOW!!!! everything is fantastic! i want to come to your house for halloween and i don't think i've ever said that to anyone before!!!!

Leanna said...

Wow! What a spread! That mummy garlic bread looks so cute. Have a great Halloween party, darlin.

Susan said...

Wowza!! The ultimate Halloween celebration! (I can access you blog on my phone! Hooray!)

Rain said...

Thanks Debra :) Bloody Mary was bloody challenging to do, but she turned out well! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Laurie :) This is my favourite time of the year and the celebrations continue all day and tomorrow! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Valerie :) I'm glad you liked my zombie personality! :) We have so much food! I feel so stuffed lol!

Rain said...

Thanks Monica :) I'm glad you joined in, your work is fantastic! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Cathy :) I have TOO MUCH food! I always overdo it! But at least we have plenty to snack on for a week lol. My inner zombie is craving brains, but I'll stick to pizza lol. Let me know what you think of the dip! This is a very mild version, you can add peppers or hot sauce or even taco seasoning if you want it to have more of a bite.

Rain said...

Thanks Mama Pea :) I had a lot of fun preparing everything so far and I'm at it again today!

Rain said...

Thanks Christine :) I get a lot of my ideas of Pinterest!

Rain said...

Thanks Lissa :) It's a fun time here!

Rain said...

Thanks Joyce :) Come on over! I'm flattered by your comment considering you are the hostess with the mostest!! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Leanna :) The garlic bread was so good, lots of butter under all that cheese!! :)

Rain said...

Susan! So glad you could drop by! I've never checked how my blog looks on a phone, I hope it's okay! :))

Pam said...

Rain, have I told you lately that you have grown so much in your art? If not..you have. Great job. I esp love the Wicked Witch of the West. My fave all time show. AWESOME.

Rain said...

Thank you so much Pam! :) I knew you'd love my witch, I know it's your favourite movie!!! :)

Martha said...

Samhain Blessings to you, Rain! Looks amazing over at your place. I'll be right over :)

I LOVE that last phot. So beautiful!

Becki said...

Sigh... I want some french bread pizza now. :) Wonderful foods, Rain. My most memorable Vincent Price movie is The Pit and the Pendulum. I just looked it up to make sure I was correct that it was Vincent Price who starred in that - I didn't realize this was based on a short story by Edgar Allen Poe! I just thought it was a scary movie from my childhood. Kind of makes me want to watch it again...

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

Vincent Price was a delightful actor. Love the pumpkin!

Rain said...

Thanks Martha :)) That photo was taken at a lake that is about an hour away. We met the caretaker 6 years ago, just by chance. It's a kid's camp and it's deserted from September through to May. He's so nice and he lets us go there to fish. It's so isolated! If only it were for sale lol! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Becki :) Oh I loved the Pit and the Pendulum, though I think that Vincent Price's movie is very loosely based on the Poe story, it's still pretty good!

Rain said...

Thanks TB :) I love carving pumpkins, and I'm always surprised at how good they look after! I adored Vincent Price. I have one of his books called "The Book of Joe". It was a book he wrote about his dog Joe and other pets he had, very heartwarming!

baili said...

I LOVED loony toons dear Rain ,thank you for sharing their group painting ,i have always loved them most and believe me i still if i can take time and watch them
can you paint granny for me along with one of those tough guys :)

Happy Halloween ,i can see what a wonderful celebration you had on Halloween evening :)
oh your food is outstandingly astonishing and INVITING :)
your energy and wisdom is strikingly impressive my friend !

Oh that image beside water just made my day :)))
such beautiful pause and how nicely captured
weather is glorious here either and we are so happy and grateful for that
wishing you more happiness and peace in days ahead my friend!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

You really know how to celebrate a holiday, Rain. Both the art was wonderful and the food creations were not only creative but nice that you could eat them too. My favorites were the ghost calzone, mummy bread and bat and ghost chips. I agree with your comment on Vincent Price. We watched The House in Haunted Hill and I wanted to watch The Fall of the House of Usher but couldn’t find an ad-free version. If course, the Wizard of Oz is a favorite as my given name is Dorothy.

Lowcarb team member said...

Absolutely fantastic Halloween post.
Love your art, love your food and I love that last photograph too!

Have a fabulous month of November.

All the best Jan

Rain said...

Thanks Baili :) I will paint granny for you one of these days!!! :) Our Halloween was a lot of fun. The weather was perfect, dark, windy, rainy...very spooky :) I hope our weather gets a little better! It's very cold and it goes right through my bones!

Rain said...

Thanks Dorothy :) The Fall of the House of Usher was one that I really liked too. We have most of his movies on our hard drive, we watch them often!

Rain said...

Thanks Jan :) The food is great, it's going to feed us all week!

Fundy Blue said...

I am speechless at your artistic and culinary creativity, Rain! Wow!

Andrea @ From The Sol said...

And Boo to you too ... you are the Halloween expert in all things. Great artwork, great food ... love it all. Where in the world do you get all the energy to create so many, so great, so delicious, so fun, so everything ... Participating in your Art Date is the best part of my week, especially when I come to see what you have come up with. Thank you, Rain, for all of it ...

Andrea @ From the Sol

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

Wonderful art, delicious food and such creative pumpkin carving! So glad you had a fabulous Halloween!

-Soma

Gillena Cox said...

What a spook fest. Happy PPF

MuchπŸ‘©‍🎨love

carol l mckenna said...

Awesome Halloween watercolors and yummy Halloween festive foods!

Happy Day to You,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Fabulous post, I love how you shared your day with us all. Magnificent watercolours... superb theme from start to finish.
Happy PPF Tracey.

Elkes LebensglΓΌck said...

wow , I love this creative artwork with!!! Wonderful watercolor!
great spok fest!!!
greetings Elke

Rain said...

Thanks so much Louise :) It was so much fun creating all of that!

Rain said...

Thanks Andrea :) I'm so glad to hear you love the art date so much! It's definitely a highlight of my week too! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Soma :) Halloween was fun! :)

Rain said...

Hi Gillena :) It was a great spook fest! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Carol :) The watercolours were a lot of fun! :)

Rain said...

Thanks so much Tracey :) So glad you enjoyed it! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Elkes :) It's my favourite time of the year! :)

Beth Niquette said...

How creative you are! LOVE this post! :D

Beth Niquette said...

I LOVE the one you did of Vincent Price best. He's a wonderful spooky old actor. :D

Rain said...

Thank you Beth :)) I agree about Vincent Price, he's the spookiest, I love his characters!!

Nicole said...

I love zombie Rain, awesome !!!

Rain said...

Thanks Sis...it's like looking in a mirror lol! :)