This post was meant for yesterday, to mark the 90 days until Halloween, but I just didn't have time to put this all together.
Well, what else is new. First of all, I am preparing myself to participate in a 31 Days of Halloween Countdown. This has been going on for a few years now, and a lot of great blogs have been getting onboard. What does this mean for Doo Wacka Doodle? Well for the entire month of October, I will be posting something Halloween related everyday. Not all of it will tie in with my original art, but I am going to try to make at least 70-80% of my posts, something I've created myself. As an example, I might do a couple of post about cartoons I like to watch at Halloween. I will add a youtube link to the cartoon (if one exists) and then I will do an art piece in my style of said cartoon. I hope that makes sense. I've been compiling a list of things I want to do, so that when the time comes, I won't have to scramble to think of something to post. One other idea I had is 'Halloween Merchandise Items of the Week', where I show what Halloween stuff I've bought. And since I don't have a job anymore, this will be me doing some very careful consideration in my purchase items. But speaking of Halloween Merchandise, it is starting to leak out now. Based on a tip from Wens at 'Hallowe'en Tree', I went out to the local TJ Maxx/Home Goods store to see what they had to offer. I ended up with 3 items. Well, my husband actually bought one of the things. So I'll share what I got:
You can never have too many skulls.This is what my husband bought. Super cool stylized skull.
Pumpkin Man Lil' Plate
I don't know what I'm going to do with this. I won't eat off of it. But I had to have it and it cost $1.99!
Country Living Halloween Book
Okay, I admit it. I am an absolute sucker for homemaking books & magazines related to Halloween. Martha Stewart is the Queen at the top of the pile, but Country Living has some appealing stuff as well. I will say this book doesn't really offer anything that I haven seen before. It does have a nice layout & lovely photographs. Much of the stuff looks very Martha Stewart-y. Here is one thing in the book that I thought was pretty neat, and I've never seen before. The gourd skull head: