Thursday, October 21, 2021

Thursday Art Date: October Spooks! - Broomsticks

Hello Friends! 😊😊

Welcome to Thursday's Art Date, today our theme is Broomsticks! I had to showcase Witch Hazel from the Looney Tunes for this theme!!!

"Bring me the broomstick of the Wicked Witch of the West"....commanded the Almighty Wizard of Oz to Dorothy! I had a lot of fun drawing Margaret Hamilton from The Wizard of Oz, in charcoals! Though she wasn't the director's first choice (uh...really?????) she was the perfect witch!

Here are my latest videos, please click on the images above or the links below if you'd like to check them out!

For the intro to my art video today, I filmed myself in my best witchy outfit!

My friends, October is my busiest month of the year and to boot, there is a big possibility that I will be having a new roof installed in the next month or so. I can't keep up lately! I will keep this short and I promise to catch up with your blogs by the end of this weekend!

Upcoming Art Dates For Rain's Thursday Art Date: click on the links below for a description of the theme and inspiring images!

October 28th: October Spooks - Villains
November 4th: The Workshop
November 11th: Soft
November 18th: Wisps and Winds
November 25th: Stripes

This art date is all about creating. You can showcase your paintings, drawings, photography, sculpting, baking, poetry...whatever you like! 🎨

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  1. Creepy things around ... it's season for brooms and other accessoires for Halloween. Your costume, Rain, looks perfect for this event. And your painting too 🧟‍♀️

    Enjoy your week.

  2. About an hour ago, I decided to take photos of the brooms in my office. Not good photos, but I shouldn't have waited so long to think to take them.

    I am not familiar with Hazel, but I like how you drew her. I am, however, familiar with Margaret Hamilton. Did you know she was burned when the green makeup she was wearing caught fire when she was leaving Munchkinland? She had to be hospitalized as a result of the mishap. I think she was the perfect wicked witch of the west and also a great Almira Gulch, too. I'm from Kansas, so The Wizard of Oz is big in my state. You did a great job recreating Margaret Hamilton. I've always said the Wizard of Oz is the best horror story I've ever seen.

    I love, love, love your witchy outfit. Those gloves are unbelievable, love the hat, and that broom stick is amazing. Take car and I hope your new roof doesn't put you in the poor house, dear.

  3. Hi Rain, I like the drawing you made of the witch. One of your best I think.
    And, you look good as a witch too. I can see your wig is much longer then the one I have. :)

  4. Fun art again, Rain. Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

  5. Hello, Rain

    The Witch Hazel cartoon is awesome, well done. You look cute in your witch outfit. It is a good idea to have that new roof before winter. Take care, enjoy the rest of your week!

  6. May I say, in the kindest way possible of course, that you look like a real witch, Rain! I hope that your busy October is for the best of reasons and you will look back with satisfaction on all your accomplishments.

  7. what a cutie witch you are Rain


  8. Rain,

    Oh girl, were we ever on the same page this week, except I held off presenting Witch Hazel today. I'll bring her out of the shadows next week. ;) You did a great job capturing the Looney Tunes character. And, you did a fantastic job on the Wicked Witch of the West! Oooh, you look very ready for Halloween. Have you been brewing some potions and spells? lol I'm not linking up again but for anyone interested, I do have this week's art illustration. Stay safe and be well, dearie!

    PS: Have you considered allowing comments from others just using their name & URL? I'm trying to cut ties Google. They are so nosey!

    Curious as a Cathy

  9. Lovely broom creation, so glad you will get a new roof. Good costume, I thought that was you!

  10. You make a lovely witch.
    I love how tiny Witch Hazels feet are.
    Lovely autumn holidays to you.

  11. Great gloves! I hope re-roofing goes well for you. It's one of those things that eventually has to be done. Lots of things to do when you own your own land!

  12. Love your wonderful portrait of Margaret Hamilton and of Witch Hazel too, with her teeny-tiny feet, LOL! But you make the best witchy witch of all!

  13. I love this post. Your witch outfit is AWESOME and I love the YT that goes with it. Have a great day today, Rain.

  14. ...I enjoyed you as Little Red Riding Hood better!

  15. Rain, you make a fabulous witch! LOL Thanks for the chuckle as you made me remember it was Edna Mae Oliver they originally wanted -- EEGADS!~! haha I am sure your roofing work will go as planned and you will be thankful this winter that you went through it now. Just keep your ears plugged into music! XOXO

  16. I do like your witchy outfit :)

    You sound very busy, take care of yourself.

    All the best Jan

  17. Perfect attire for this magical time of year! You look stunning! Your ART is wonderful! I love admiring everyone"s Thursday offerings, spectacular every ONE! I am awaiting my handmade (as you recommended) Elder wood Runes from Ireland! You! are keeping Me! very Busy! Thank you!

  18. Gotta say you look great as a witch. Love your art - that wicked witch is a cool portrait. You sound busy. Blog world can wait - get to it..get a move on..get things

  19. oh you look FABULOUS in witchy outfit dear Rani :)

    this is fun art ,i liked it .
    the second one is excellent also !

    best wishes for all you choose to do in October my friend!

    hugs and blessing to you!

  20. I'd completely forgotten about witch hazel, great sketch with colour Rain. Your charcoal witch is extremely atmospheric, i can almost hear her squeaky voice saying *My Pretty*... << Shudders!! You look fabulous in your Witches outfit with broom, really wish i'd had time to add a broomstick to my moon this week but I had a hospital appointment to attend so time was cut shorter than ever.
    Wishing you all the best with that new roof.
    Creative Hugs Tracey xx

  21. Happy early Halloween! In the u.s. sits on the 31st not sure about Canada? Are you guys getting any cold weather there yet? It was actually 75 degrees Fahrenheit yesterday which was bizarre. It's been nice and cool lately and we're finally going to have a 5-day rain storm starting sometime later today hopefully. Been so so dry here. I always love The Wizard of Oz!I watched it as a kid and then our kids watched it. Congrats on getting a new roof! Good time to get it going into winter

  22. Hi, Rain! I hear you about busy! I love you in your witchy costume, and of course, your drawings! Have a happy weekend!

  23. Great 'witchy' pics, all of them! Good luck with the roofing project.
    There is always something, isn't there?

  24. I love your sweet, colorful witch! Happy week to you!

  25. Dear Rain,
    just recently (in the wake of the tragic accident on the set of "Rust") I read about an accident that Margaret Hamilton suffered while filming "The Wizard of Oz": She was injured in the scene in which she disappears in a cloud of smoke from the colorful land of the Munchkins. The trapdoor below her did not open quickly enough, causing the flames from the explosion to engulf her black robe and inflict second and third degree burns on the actress. There isn't much to see of it in the finished film, but it does say that the exact take on which the accident occurred was actually used in the end... Apparently the acting profession and everything that has to do with it is more dangerous than you think. In the future we will be more careful in our extras jobs ...
    Hopefully no accidents or mishaps happened to you as a witch - you look radiant - yes, enchanting - in any case!
    Hugs and all the best,

  26. You couldn't have picked too better witches for your art. Both are awesome ... I especially love The Wicked Witch of the West (as you know the Wizard of Oz holds special meaning to me). But I have to admit, my favorite is you as a witch ... a good witch I am sure and a beautiful witch at that. I am struggling to do my comments this week ... this has been a hard week for our family and I know you know the feelings I am experiencing better than most as we both now have shared a tragic loss. I hope I am able to come back to watch your spiritual Rain. I am learning so much from you that I have been aware of at a distance, but now am beginning to develop an understanding of spirituality. You would probably be surprised at what a big part of my life you have become. Stay well, Rain ...

    Andrea @ From the Sol

  27. That is a lovely charcoal. And I am strangely excited by a new roof. Lots of folks around here are getting one; it makes me think about it myself.

  28. Thanks for your comments my friends!!!

    @Elizabeth: Oh yes, I read up on all of the Wizard of Oz trivia. Margaret Hamilton said, long after her acting career was over, that she knew if she made a fuss about being burned, she'd never work again so she didn't sue the production company, instead she insisted no more fire.

    @Cathy: I agree about Google being nosy! Right now I have my comments set to the only setting where I don't get hundreds of spam comments! But eventually I'm going to be moving away from Blogger, hopefully soon!

    @Nancy from Little Homestead In Boise: Yup Halloween is this Sunday!!! :) It's getting cold, but thankfully no snow yet! Very different from where I used to live in Quebec and I'm very grateful!!

    @Andrea: ♥My heart breaks for you!♥

  29. You are beautiful, even as a witch!

  30. Rain,
    WOW yoy nailed it! Your art has improved so much. I love that you have done so well over the last few years thru all the things you have had to endure.Hugs and fist bumps!

  31. Love Hazel and the wicked witch, and you look great as a witch if you know what I mean lol. Elle/EOTC xx


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