Samhain Decorations

Hurrah! I finally finished my wall display. And in all the days I’ve been working with my art scalpel with never an injury … I cut my dang finger on the extra paper  that I was stuffing into the recycling. Go figure.

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It looks much better when lit obviously but I won’t be able to snap a photo of that until after sundown. The boxes are all repurposed from things I’ve bought like a kitchen scale or laptop or what-have-you. Painted black. The pictures are cut from old calendars while the mask and pseudo jack o’ lantern (Box o’ lantern?) were my creations. Hurray for reusing things!

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Geno 2.0

So, this little guy arrived yesterday in the mail.

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I’m pretty excited to find out about my ancestors. Last year around this time, I heard of this Genographic Project but didn’t have enough money for the 200.00CAD at that time. This year, I saved the funds as part of the Halloween budget to make sure I could do it as a tribute to my ancestors. Continue reading “Geno 2.0”

It’s that time of year again …

Here’s a sneak preview of my Samhain decorations.

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Doesn’t look as good with the flash on but hopefully I’ll be able to snap a photo of it lit up when I figure out this camera.

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Three Words to Shut Off My Brain

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Yep.  I sometimes have this problem with overzealous activist friends. They get hyperfocused on their cause and forget that other people may see the world differently. So here’s a list of things that will and won’t  help you win friends and allies. Continue reading “Three Words to Shut Off My Brain”

I Hate Rocky Horror Picture Show

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I often get asked why I hate Rocky Horror Picture Show. A lot of people know how much I love costuming, Halloween, decorating, and musicals and, as such, as soon as October rolls around, the Rocky Horror invites start pouring into my inbox.

I got my first one of the season today so I thought I’d post my contribution to the interesting conversation it sparked. Feel free to discuss as long as you remain respectful about it. Continue reading “I Hate Rocky Horror Picture Show”