Thursday, October 24, 2019

Thursday Art Date: Jack O' Lanterns and Paint Party Friday!


Hello Friends :)

Welcome to Thursday's Art Date, today our theme is Jack O' Lanterns. What did you create this week? Remember, if you want to link your blog post, you have until Sunday night now to join in! ๐Ÿ˜Š Bugs Bunny loves to dress up as Cinder-Rabbit. ๐Ÿ˜Š I'd love to ride around town, all dolled up in a horse-driven pumpkin carriage!! I often use the phrase "I'm about to turn into a pumpkin" when I'm exhausted...and yes, this usually happens WELL before my clock strikes twelve! I drew this with Sharpies and Prismacolor Pencils.


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



Here's my watercolour Jack O' Lantern scarecrow. Three years ago I brought this painting to life on my porch - I painted my watercolour from that photo. If this thing doesn't scare the crows, it definitely would scare me if I bumped into it on a dark night in a corn field! Have I ever mentioned that I once got caught alone in a corn maze at sundown? Yeah, it happened, and I did run into a few very creepy scarecrows before I got out!! It was a harrowing experience!! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ


Here's my acrylic painting of a Day of the Dead Jack O' Lantern. I love the brilliant colours on this one!


I have two nice pumpkins ready for carving! I have some fun ideas for my Jack O' Lanterns this year! Halloween is right around the corner, I can't wait! Do you celebrate Halloween, Samhain and/or The Day Of The Dead? I have some fun food planned, lots of sweets and a bunch of neat paintings! Alex and I are going to watch the latest Halloween movie too - in the dark of course!!


On Sunday night I made a Loaded Nacho Plate with my Homemade Sour Cream. Delicious! I've been busy this week catching up on housecleaning and cleaning up the garden and yard - preparing for winter! I harvested the last of my green onions and brought in my chives and mint plant. Everything else is in the compost heap!

The hands are at it again...

My paper machรฉ skeleton hands won't stay put! They found their way out to the compost pile and scared the bejeebers out of me!! I wonder what they have planned for Halloween! ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ

So that's all for now folks, please check out the link widget below to see more Jack O' Lanterns 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. ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

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My Shrunken Heads (made from apples) Halloween 2016

October 31st: Next Thursday's theme is ๐Ÿ‘ป Halloween! ๐Ÿ‘ป 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! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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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72 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Love your fun painting and the wonderful decorations, what fun! Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

Leanna said...

Those hands would scare the bejeezus out of me.

RO said...

The only artsy thing I've been working on has been all of my planners with lots and lots of stickers. You already know that my drawing is all about stickmen.(lol) I absolutely adore your paintings and art projects. You're so talented! Any of those nachos left, please?(lol) Hugs, RO

Kristina said...

The loaded nacho plate looks good. Yum.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

All the jack-o-lanterns were great to see, Rain. The day of the dead one was my favorite here and really didn’t look too scary maybe because of the colors. Now, those creepy hands in the compost pile are another story and the shrunken heads were as well. The nachos plate looked so good๐Ÿ˜‹

Cathy Kennedy said...

Rain,


Cinderella's pumpkin carriage is orangtastic! I didn't think of this as a possibility but I should have with two daughters and now a granddaughter who I occasionally call my little pumpkin or my littlest princess. She just turned 1 year old this week, too. They grow so fast, like weeds! Your jack-o-lantern is super spooky! We never carved scary jack-o-lanterns nor did we ever let the kids dress up creepy. I always felt there was so much real scary stuff in the world and I never wanted that to touch my kids but try as I did to protect them they found their way into the think of some truly horrifying situations. While they are beginning to settle down some, they are always in my prayers. Your paper mache hands are very creepy and what fun you have with them! Thanks for hosting the weekly artsy fun. I'm happy to know you're feeling more like yourself again. The nachos look good!

Martha said...

Rain, your artwork is awesome! It's always so eye-catching. So much fun at your place.

Christine said...

Enjoyed your jack o lanterns today, scary post! Never thought of making homemade sour cream, the food looks delicious!

Christine said...

And happy PPF!

Becki said...

Oooh... some frightful things here! I'm thinking that jack-o-lantern scarecrow on your front porch is possibly heart stopping for some unsuspecting soul. I would sure run screaming from it if I encountered it.

Jenn Jilks said...

You are so good at this!
I haven't done a sketch this week. Maybe this afternoon. I'm not really feeling well. We shall see.

wyomingheart said...

Well Rain... I managed to spit my coffee on you paper hands story!!! LOL!!! Your food looks scromchous!!! It’s that reach through the screen wish again...haha!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Always a pleasure to see your skeleton hands! And I love all your JOL art!

Rain said...

Thanks Valerie :) Enjoy your weekend too!

Rain said...

Ha Leanna...they have a mind of their own! :)

Rain said...

Thanks RO :) Stick figures are underrated! :) Your planners are definitely a work of art. Oh lol..the nachos, they were darn good!!

Rain said...

Hi Kristina :) Yes, they were amazing! It was a nice change from just the usual nacho plate.

Rain said...

Thanks Dorothy :) The hands just do as they please...I have no control over them :) I liked painting the Day of the Dead Jack O' Lantern...it was fun to do something different like that!

Rain said...

Thanks Cathy :) I love your word inventions lol orangetastic!! I love the creepy, scary nature of Halloween, but I do agree that the real world is pretty scary on its own. I think I'm definitely back to what I consider "normal" lol...I have so many fun things planned for the next week! I love this time of year!

Rain said...

Thanks Martha :) I'm really having a lot of fun with Halloween despite the setbacks of 2019! One giant leap ahead. :)

Rain said...

Thanks Christine :) Happy PPF!! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Becki :) I got the idea for the scarecrow from the Tim Burton movie Sleepy Hollow. There was a scene where one of the townsfolk is walking blindly through a corn field and just stumbles upon it, always scared me so I wanted to recreate it! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Jenn :) I hope you feel better enough to sketch a little! Do something Halloweenie! :)

Rain said...

Ha Dino :) lol...spitting coffee at the screen is a compliment hee hee!

Rain said...

Thanks Debra :) The hands are up to something, I just know it...

Andrea @ From The Sol said...

I bet Bugs had no idea, until he met you, that life was soooo good. A Cinder-Rabbit! What kid wouldn't pay to be in his' shoes :) And, Scarecrows were meant to scare birds, not people ... Your Scarecrow has outdone himself, an overachiever of sorts :) Day of THe Dead is popular around here for many reasons including how colorful and fun it's characters are. Well represented by you. Your hands in the compost look so real that someone might explore the digs for the rest of the body ... but not me. I will just cut and run, Ha! Good times as always, Rain ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Rain said...

Thanks Andrea :) Bugs does have it good doesn't he? Lol...That made me laugh. Oh yes, my scarecrow is an overachiever and I think he's influencing those hands to play naughty pranks!

Lowcarb team member said...

Love your art.
Love your food.
Love your post.

Enjoy the rest of Thursday and have a wonderful Friday.

All the best Jan

Rain said...

Thanks so much Jan :)

laurie said...

That pumpkin scarecrow is the best! Wow that’s creepy! And those hands, oh my gosh, they are amazing! Sounds like Halloween is full on at your house! I love Halloween too and we did it in a big way when the kids were small but all we have planned is some cookie decorating and maybe a haunted gingerbread house, party hardy! I can’t wait to see what you cook up!

Rain said...

Thanks Laurie :) Oh a haunted gingerbread house!!! That's such a fun idea. I wanted to do that for a few years now but never found the time. Party hardy for sure! :)))

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

Rain, have you ever done a Headless Horseman Watercolor? The Sleepy Hollow movie (1999) was a really good one.

Rain said...

Hi TB :) I watch that Sleepy Hollow version so often, I love it! Christopher Walken is so good as the horseman! I did an acrylic Headless Horseman a few years back, I'd love to do one with that watercolour layering technique I learned, thanks for the suggestion!

baili said...

Oh absolutely LOVED this carriage dear Rain :)

such fascinating art !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

you did great great Job here as i am not tired to look at it :)

reminded me of movies about Cinderella ,i cannot be tired to see those movies

the painting you bought is scary indeed and yes if struck in dark it can surly give me heart attack lol

your second art the dead jack is so EXCELLENT :)

Hope you are enjoying your recovery while doing so much within the house Rain ,i know how amazing it feels to get back in action :)
best of luck for your scary movie watch ,hope no nightmares later :)

your scary hands look to fulfill their job so well

loved the plate and i am feeling hungry ,such inviting look of your food always :)
hope
days ahead bring more joys and peace into your beautiful life my friend :)

https://decorcraftdesign.wordpress.com said...

Amazing Halloween paintings! Such a creative art of Halloween Cinderella!

Valerie-Jael said...

Happy PPF! Hugs, Valerie

Nicole said...

Oh haha...Inremember those shrunken heads.
Well of course we celebrate ... as u kmow power carving will be on the scedule as soon as we come back from our weekend. The pumpkins we planted disnt turn orange and froze before we even harvested them. They will be dewormer for the horses and goats ;)
That scarecrow would scare me for sure and so would your paper marchee hands ... such a fun idea tho.
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Linda Kunsman said...

Oh my, what's not to love here.... fabulous Halloween inspired art projects!! I couldn't choose a favorite. The spooky hands coming out of the ground is hilarious:):)
And how yummy looking that nacho plate-you have me so wanting to reach into the screen and have some!
Have a great weekend and happy PPF!

Gillena Cox said...

Your apple shrunken heads are my favourite. Lots of nice pieces. Have a happy Halooween. Thanks for dropping by my blog today

Much๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ’ž๐ŸŽจlove

sirkkis said...

Thanks for visiting my site and the comment that made me giggle ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ‘ป
Your post is wonderful with fabulous art and delicious food.
Happy Halloween ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ˜

jaz@octoberfarm said...

those hands are just too cool! and those nachos....i need some of those right now!

sandy said...

what a fun post - ... caught alone in a maze wow...wouldn't want to do that, lol. your art is so bright and that character day of the dead really cool.

Beth Niquette said...

This is my first time entering. This looks like a LOT of fun. :D

Beth Niquette said...

I also adore your sense of humor! :D

Rain said...

Thank you Baili :)) Wouldn't it be nice to ride around in that carriage? ;) Oh yes, getting back to myself feels so good. I wasn't doing well for a few months because of that tooth pain! I feel alive again with the art and the food! I'm even making more cheese!

Rain said...

Thanks Mel :) I had fun with Cinderella this week! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Valerie :) Happy PPF!!

Rain said...

Hi Sis :) Yeah, the heads...they actually rotted so I had to toss them out, but I'm so glad I kept a photo! That's a real shame about your pumpkins! Bad year for all of us I think...

Rain said...

Thanks Linda :) I'm telling you, the hands have a mind of their own, I never know what they'll be up to! ;) Enjoy your weekend too! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Gillena :) I found the idea of the shrunken heads on Martha Stewart's website. I finally did them and they turned out so well!

Rain said...

Thanks Sirkkis :) We wine lovers must stick together!! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Joyce :) The nachos were so delicious, I could eat them every day!

Rain said...

Thanks Sandy :) Yeah...the maze was terrifying...and it wasn't when I was a kid either! It was in 2010. I arrived a little later than expected and was rushing to get back as the dusk was setting in, very scary!!

Rain said...

Thanks Beth :) And I'm so glad to see your entry! I hope you join in every week! :)

carol l mckenna said...

Fantastic Halloween creations and yummy looking food ^_^

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

Rain said...

Thank you Carol :) Enjoy your weekend! :)

Fundy Blue said...

Haha! I look forward to your Bugs Bunny cartoon every week! Your pumpkins are beautiful. I must pick one up to carve this year. I'm a little squeamish about scooping out all the gunk though. I really miss all my school kiddos at this time of year ~ Although now they've eliminated all the Halloween fun from schools in our district t. :( I'm sure that you will make Halloween special for you and Alex! enjoy!

Rain said...

Thanks Louise :) I love Bugs!!! I think the whole gang will be trick or treating next Thursday!! :) I hate the inner gunk of the pumpkins too...I always wear gloves when I'm scooping the "innards" out! Halloween will be a lot of fun!! :)

https://linsartyblobs.blogspot.com said...

I'd love a pumpkin carriage like that. Great hands too.

Rain said...

Thanks Linda :) The carriage is pretty fancy! :)

NatureFootstep said...

lol. cool, cirderella a´la halloween :)

Rain said...

Thanks Monica :))

Stefanie said...

I like what you did with your paper mache hands. Those are big pumpkins!

Rain said...

Thanks Stefanie :) The hands are fun :)

RO said...

Just coming over to say hello,and to check out your Halloween decorations and pics. Hugs, RO

Rain said...

Hello RO :)) I am working on a few spooky meals to make this week!!! :)

Magic Love Crow said...

You are amazing girl! Love all your art pieces, even the scary one! LOL! Your hands freaked me out! LOL! Big Hugs!

Sandi said...



AAAAaiiiieiieeeEEEEK! That's me screaming about the hands...and the apple heads! Did people really used to do that? I mean, do they shrink? I suppose I could Google, but kinda don't wanna... ๐Ÿ˜ณ

Rain said...

Thanks Stacy :) The hands are always freaking me out lol!

Rain said...

Lol Sandi, I don't want to know either! I wonder if they shrink! :)

Gloria j Zucaro said...

Wow! I love all your Halloween artwork and delicious foodstuff. Have a great week!

Rain said...

Thank you Gloria :)