Thursday, October 1, 2020

Thursday Art Date: Goblins and Trolls ☠️☠️

Hello Friends, 😊

Welcome to Thursday's Art Date, today our theme is Goblins and Trolls. I decided to stick to goblins, they are a little less evil than the trolls out there today! 😊 Poor Daffy, I don't think he's going to get much stress relief with Bugs playing a green goblin today!


My she-goblin isn't very happy, poor gal. I did this with pigment liner pens, graphite pencils and my white acrylic paint pen.

Pumpkin Hobgoblin (watercolours)

I saw an image like this online and wanted to try it out with my watercolours, it was a lot of fun! I'm challenging myself to be a little more loose in my painting. I have a bad habit of needing to fill every space with colour! Sometimes less is more!


I made more cheese the last few weeks. A Colby, another Jarlsberg and some Camemberts. These are the Cams. In about 8 weeks, they'll have formed their bloomy white mould and be ready to eat! Alex and I have been working hard on the house and we got almost all of the tasks completed. We have a few big projects happening this month and I'll update you all about those another time! It's nice to be back!

My sweet furry critters!

We haven't had time for much exploring lately but we're going to try to get out by the river and into the woods this week, hopefully we'll see some wildlife!


Autumn is in full swing here in the Maritimes! The blueberry fields have turned a beautifully stunning red colour and the backyard maples and birch trees are turning as well...


...but the mornings are cold and a layer of frost glazes the fields and plants. My garden was an epic failure by the way, 'nuff said...


I love this time of year! Saturday mornings are perfect to stay in bed and watch cartoons! That's all for now folks! Please check out the link gadget below to see more Goblins and Trolls artwork! 


Today I'm liking up with some lovely bloggers, please visit them if you're interested!
Friday October 2nd: Paint Party Friday
Saturday October 3rd: Eileen's Saturday's Critters
Monday October 5th: Angie's Mosaic Mondays

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A cute little scarecrow I saw driving down the road when I lived on Prince Edward Island


October 8th: Next Thursday's theme is Scarecrows. 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! The link gadget expires Sunday at noon (EST).

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72 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

Loving your autumnal display, and drooling at your cheeses.
I really, really like the orange hobgoblin too.

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful post! Sorry, can't join in today, no time for anything! See you again next week, hugs, Valerie

Elkes Lebensglück said...

Hello Rain,
Oh yeah, the bright green one, the poor guy has to pay attention, great scene painted and your goblin woman and the pumpkin hobgoblin are so beautifully drawn and with watercolor.
Your sweet dog gang and the beautiful autumnal cold landscape are great photos.
What a cheese parade, so delicious and hard-working. That sounds good, that you've made progress with your work.
I wish you a nice good autumn time, hugs, Elke

Betty said...

Hi Rain, really like the pumpkin watercolour - this time of year makes me feel creative so I may join in with you one week soon, I haven't had time to paint for ages. So sorry about the garden fail but you had that huge setback when everything got flattened, you have achieved so much and got through some massive hurdles, you did very well and it's all experience for next year - maybe you can prepare the beds for next Season and buy in small plants rather than growing from seed, to start your first year off - I hope there are farmers markets or other growers that you can swap and share with. I think anyone with success seems to have a glass greenhouse (here anyway) I have had my name down for ages on an allotment (small patch of land to grow veg on, run by council and tended by the likes of me :)) there's a wait list of 12 and only about 20 spaces so not sure how that will ever work out lol. Love seeing your dogs. Betty x

Rosalea said...

So nice to see you and the critters back, Rain. Bugs is fearsome! Lovely pics of the colours and the critters. That cheese...yum. As for the garden, there is always next year! Have a good day.

NatureFootstep said...

I think bugs have a lot of fun in his green outfit. :)
I love your pumpkin goblin. I would love to try your cheeses. But sadly I can´t anymore. Some years ago I realized my soared fingers was due to cheese and all milk products. I´m allergic to it. :(
I see you had frost. It will probably take a while before we have frosty mornings. And that blueberry field...hard to believe.
Take care, stay well. Your furry friends seem to want to get out for a walk.
:)

Cathy Kennedy said...

Happy October 1, Rain! WOW, I keep saying every month how I can't believe it's a new month but here we are in our 10th month of 2020 and it's true, I can't believe it's a new month! Your Loony Tune sketches always make me smile. Daffy definitely isn't going to relieve his stress with Goblin Bugs just over his shoulder. lol Your Pumpkin Hobgoblin watercolor piece is fantastic. I'm like you I feel the need to do more when less is more than enough. Your cheeses look yummy. I know you and Alex can't wait to dive into those beautiful cheese wheels. Let me know when it's ready and I'll be right up! :D Hockey smoke, look at those fall colors?! Simply gorgeous, I tell you!! I'm not sure what our landscape will look like by the end of the month but it's rarely that good around town. We generally see some nice autumn shades in the upper elevations of the mountains but we haven't felt like going with all of this mess surrounding us. I hate being sick, even if it's not lethal, I do not want to feel bad. It takes weeks and months sometimes to recover in the past with just a bad sinus infections leaves me drained, a nasty hack, and a nose that takes forever to clear up. Ugh, ugh, ugh! What this, you're eating Fruit Loops? Now, I want some! Actually, I want the Cheerio's version. Have you had those? I think they are better than Fruit Loops. They are less sweet tasting and more fruit flavor. Fruit Loops are a bit rough on the mouth or at least it used to be. Fruity Cheerio's are easier to eat. Unfortunately, I haven't seen the Fruity Cheerio's in our area in months. :( Thanks for hosting this wonderful weekly art party. Your prompts are always so much fun to attempt. Have a doodletastic day. Stay safe and be well, dear friend!

Christine said...

Very creative goblins here Rain. The blueberry fields are pretty in fall. Glad you got so many tasks completed wow.

Gillena Cox said...

Happy Thursday Rain. We here in T&T have no Autumn we only have The Dry a d The Rainy Seasons. With October usually comes the end of the storms

Much⚘love

jaz@octoberfarm said...

that hobgoblin is fantastic! the pups look they are looking out of the window to see where the dogs are that they are supposed to be aware of. hahaha.

Andrea @ From The Sol said...

Your artwork this week is fantastic. I especially love your Hobgoblin Pumpkin. You mastered your new technic on your first try ... I am impressed :) I love cheese, but I buy mine at the store ... yours look so much better. I would like to reach into that picture and snatch a bite :) I love your little pups ... they look so sad, but I know that look. It means come on Mom, it's time to go outside :) Our fall is just starting. All of the yellows are out, but the reds and oranges are just beginning. I love the fall for all it's beauty and for the fresh, crisp air we breath. Glad to have you back full blown. I don't worry about you being safe because you are out and away from groups of people ... just be careful when you shop. Happy October, Rain ... see you next week :)

Andrea @ From the Sol

DVArtist said...

Hi Rain. I have missed your post so I am happy you still do TAD. Love your pieces but my fave is the watercolor. That is stellar. Send some cheese my way. LOL I am getting ready to make some feta in the next few weeks. As I write I have apples in my instant pot for apple butter to can. Also the peals and cores are in a pot boiling down for apple jelly.
The weather here is too strange due to the fires here and in CA. N. CA is on fire and it has effected our air quality again and ash is falling like snow. Our temps are at least 10°F hotter than normal. Anyway it is nice to see you today. Take care and enjoy your day.

gigi-hawaii said...

I love your Thursday art themes. Your goblins are really cute. The colors of fall must be glorious in your area. Blessings!

Jeanie said...

There is so much to love here -- I gasped out loud. That color! Oh, I thought we were getting good in Northern Michigan but those photos knocked me out, they were so fabulous. And I love your art but most especially the pumpkin troll. Brilliant!

Jenn Jilks said...

Good to see you are making progress! AND have time to draw. I hope you are settled in.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Your pumpkin hobgoblin is FANTASTIC! And you have such beautiful fall colours down east -- those gorgeous vibrant reds!

creativeseconds.com said...

It definitely looks like fall in your area! beautiful colors. Good luck with the cheese project. Your garden was not a failure, you now have raised beds ready for next year and you'll have water then too ~ Blessings, Karen

Mary said...

Great looking Camemberts Rain, my favorite - I'll be there in 8 weeks to help devour them, haha!!!!

Glad you are getting your projects done - we have several too and now it's cooling we must get moving!

Lovely photos - sweet doggies..

Hugs - Mary

Franee said...

Oh my goodness! Breakfast in bed- it's been WAY too long since I've done that with cartoons! Look at those sweet pup faces!! And I loveeee the pumpkinhead art!
Happy October!
www.theartofhomegrown.com

sandy said...

Love your drawing and amazing colors around your place. I've been enjoying getting out and collecting leaves.

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

Wow Rain, such wonderful Autumn colors! Very jealous. Both in New Home and The Ranch we scarcely get such a display; evergreens do not do anything and the oak leaves just turn brown and fall off.

Love the Pumpkin.

baili said...

your gal looks sober and lovely to me dear Rain
i think as artist you follow you intuition so i love your strokes always

how amazing that you have completed your all tasks regarding house :) congratulations !
oh autumn around you seems enchanting :)
blessings!

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely art, happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

Bestdayblogger said...

Hello Rain! I'm loving your artwork! Look at how beautiful nature is all around you! Your dogs are so beautiful. What a blessing. Happy Friday and have a beautiful day. much love!

sirkkis said...

Lots of fun, well painted autumn inspirations.
Happy PPF and October xx

Linda Kunsman said...

Always a treat to see your fun cartoon art- love the creativity! And your loose watercolor pumpkin man is super as well! Gorgeous autumnal scenery- and oh to have some of those cheeses...
Sweet pics of your pups. Enjoy the season, and happy PPF!

Clare Lloyd said...

Great drawings

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

Lovely art and those blueberry fields look amazing.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Welcome back and Happy October, Rain. The colors outside your windows look wonderful and hope that you and Alex will get some time for a walk this weekend. You deserve if after doing your project list! Sorry about the garden failure, but the cheese looks great, as always. Nice to see the pets looking so comfy and no frost here yet. But we are finally getting back to cooler temps and I am so glad.

Laurie said...

Your art is perfect! I love it! Looks beautiful at your house and the pups look happy and content. Beautiful cheese and so good to hear from you!

Nancy @ Little Homestead In Boise said...

I love your pumpkin Hobgoblin! Wish I could make cheese but my husband is very allergic to any kind of dairy and I am fairly allergic although I can eat a little bit here and there. Glad your projects are coming along and frost on the ground already! Have you ever seen the show Seeing Canada hosted by Brandy Yanchyk? She did a nice section of one show on the maritime area

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Rain
I am happy to see you link up your critters today. Your furbabies are adorable.Love the cute Bugs the goblin and Daffy art. The Pumpkin Hobgoblin looks a little spooky. Your cheese sounds delicious. The fall colors are looking beautiful. Fun post and images. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, enjoy your day! Have a happy weekend! PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

Mae Travels said...

Great idea to portray trolls -- lots of creative interpretations of this challenge. I like your pumpkin troll.

be well... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

David M. Gascoigne, said...

I can't imagine how much fun it must be, and how satisfying to make your own cheese. If I lived close by I would immediately apply for the position of official taster! Life without cheese (and a little wine) would barely be worth living! Enjoy what's left if the weekend!

Phil Slade said...

I do love camembert cheese but never heard of anyone making it at home. But I guess that's where it all started so many years ago in France.

Bob Bushell said...

Pretty she goblin, [poor gal], I love her. And the rest, beautiful.

bill burke said...

Great fall colours all around your area. The dogs are so cute. I used to have an Alaskan sed dog years ago, she was a great dog. Nice watercolour of the Pumpkin Hobgoblin, I like it. Have a wonderful day and a great October!

Dixie @ Arranged Words said...

Hi Rain,
Wonderful goblins. I love the she goblin and the pumpkin.
My your cheese looks tasty.
Beautiful doggies.
And what lovely fa;; colours there in the Maritimes.
Enjoy the weekend...

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Those blueberry fields look amazing! You really have beautiful Fall colors! Love your art..always! And it's fun to see your dogs and spend Saturday morning at YOUR house! Scunch over! heehee! (that's Southern!) Hugs!

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Beautitul photos and my mouth watered at the sight of those cheeses. Adorable pups too. And I really liked your pumpkin head creature. I hope you got to eat lots of blueberries.

Sandi said...

Those leaf colors! Is that real??

Lowcarb team member said...

A wonderful post full of good things to see, thank you.

Happy October Wishes.

All the best Jan

peggy gatto said...

What a fun and beautiful array of delights!!! Hi to the cute dogs!

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful autumn post ~ love the loose Pumpkin painting ~ so well done ~ ^_^

Live each moment with love,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Tom said...

...I like the Pumpkin Hobgoblin best!!!

Debbie said...

oooh you have such an artistic flare, your work is beautiful!! i love cheese and have always wanted to make it., but i never have, i'm sure it will be just wonderful!!

your puppies are so sweet!!

Yvonne said...

My vegetable garden is an epic disaster in that the seed packets are still on the kitchen table. It seems like an ambitious project making cheeses, or is it easier than I think? Love the style of the pumpkin painting. I see from your sidebar that your hands are full with furry kids...never a lonely day or night :) Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a very nice comment.

Small City Scenes said...

Cool post . I like the goblins and the water color pumpkin person. Love your fur babies.
MB

Sami said...

Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog. Love your fur babies. Those Autumn colours are beautiful. I've never made cheese, but love to eat it 😊.

ashok said...

Interesting arts

Irma said...

Hi Rain,
Your art is beautiful.
The autumn colors are already abundant.
I love your dogs.
Have a nice Sunday,
Greetings Irma

Kristina said...

Oh my gosh, those fall colors are amazing. The cheese looks so good too.

Nancy Chan said...

Adorable doggies. Beautiful autumn colours. That is a cute scarecrow. Happy weekend.

Belinda said...

Your cheese looks so good, Rain. How much fun to make your own cheese. We went to a plant based cheese making class last year. It was fun and delicious. LOL

I thought that looked like a layer of frost on those plants. It's still early for us, but we may see some in a couple of weeks. I am loving the cooler weather here though.

Pam said...

Well Bugs sure is sporting a new look!!SCARY....I love it. Halloween is my fave holiday. Great water color pic. Are you still taking classes? How is that going? WOW....WOW....fall colors up your way are amazing. We are just starting to do some changing. We have had a lot of rain the past yr so I am really hoping that helps with our colors. Beautiful....Woke yesterday to a thick fog here. Temps were amazing, even today it will be in the 70s but with no humidity I love these 70s. Even next week we will have a day in the 80s...Our nights are dropping in the 50s. The other day it was 40s. LOVE IT...my fave time of the yr. I even did some paintings on the deck yesterday. Sorry about your garden, but hopes in next yr. Horse poop.....cover your garden in old horse poop. The new poop will be hot and burn things up so go for older...

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Hi Rain sorry if it's looked like i'm stalking this week, everytime I went to comment someone/thing interrupted so left your page open till had chance to comment properly. Love your watercolour Pumpkin, you captured his mean side perfectly. Your she/goblin pen sketch is very pretty too.
Off to make a note of your themes for the year and really hope I can get chance to join in again very soon, with care work and looking after Mum's during this trying time everyday seems to eat away any spare time I have.
Enjoy the changing colours of the season and hugs to your special fur babies.
Stay safe Tracey xx

This N That said...

Happy October. I love the pumpkin figure. We’ve had good temperatures it’s getting cool which is my favorite time of year. Not a fan of summer. Your cheese looks yummy.Love seeing your dogs and the autumn colors. Thanks for visiting my blog. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

A Bit of the Blarney said...

What a wonderful post! I really like the artwork, especially the Pumpkin Hobgoblin. And oh, the beauty of the Maritimes. We were supposed to take a tour there this month but it has been postponed until next year at this time. Hoping we can make it and after seeing you gorgeous photos, I can hardly wait! Have a wonderful week and thank you!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

You're very talented in your art - love the firey trees too

Angie said...

Rain - thanks so much for returning to Mosaic Monday! That pumpkin hobgoblin is pretty scary, so well done! Your furry critters are adorable ... and I really like those pictures with the frost!

Linda said...

I love that green rabbit! The pumpkinhead creature is scary.

Becki said...

Your Pumpkin Hobgoblin is downright spooky. And oh my goodness - what gorgeous autumn colors you have there. Everything here is just sort of drying and falling off the trees brown or a subdued yellow. I'm hoping we get a week or two of color, but we've had such a drought the last month and a half, I just don't know if we're going to have much color.

Ira said...

Aww!! Your backyard is so picturesque. Nature has its own way to brighten up the scenery. Also loved that Pumpkin Hobgoblin. Have a lovely October. Stay well.

Kokopelli said...

Hi Rain, thanks for all the lovely comments! I couldn't make it to the last TAD's, but scarecrows are fun! Thinking about a cute one with watercolors and iink pen.

EricaSta said...

Wow, Rain, tue Camemberts looking delicious. I must smile, your dogs are good Boys, they are lovely. Eyes can speak.

Happy MosaicMonday.

Have a wonderful week.

Dawn said...

Great drawings, I really should do more of that. Once was a time it was all I did. I love the pumpkin goblin, great work.
Aww the sweet pups!
Gorgeous leaves, love all the red.
Oh wow, you make your own cheese?? Fantastic! I love making our food, something simple and grounding about creating your own food.
Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade

Gillena Cox said...

Happy Monday Rain. I am 16 on the Mosaic Monday linky

Much💖love

Susan Kane said...

those colors are inspiring.

Making your own cheese must be enjoyable to see them all come together.

Leigh said...

Fruit Loops! Is that what I see? lol. That and the cartoons bring back memories.

Your colors are absolutely amazing! And frost! We're just happy that we can walk to the barn now without breaking a sweat. :)

Fundy Blue said...

That blueberry field is stunning, Rain! Wow! Fall in the Maritimes is gorgeous. We have beautiful golden leaves against a deep blue sky in Colorado, but we have little of the fiery oranges and reds, unless they're planted around homes. I love everything about this post, but I especially love your fur babies. Take care!

Lisa Resnick said...

Oh my gosh, those fall colors are amazing. The cheese looks so good too :)
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stardust said...

I also love this time of year. In my little corner of the world, I’m happy with the gradual cooling and changing colors. It will take more than a month when the colors of autumn foliage becomes fabulous like yours. The scarecrow is so lovely that doesn’t look able to scare crows. Home-made cheese, paintings… you’re so talented.

Yoko