Saturday we had a few people over for our annual pumpkin carving tradition. Thanks to Zombie Pumpkins for always making each year a success and giving us and our guests so many awesome stencils to choose from.
If you have followed my blog for many years or have checked out the Remains page of my site, you know that from time to time if a stencil I want to do is not available then I create my own. I have done Baby Firefly from House of 1000 Corpses, Lily Munster (before there was one) and even Pee Wee Herman. However, this year as soon as I saw the Christina Ricci/Wednesday Addams stencil (on the Zombie Pumpkins site) I instantly wanted to do it. Frank felt the exact same way when he saw “The Bow” (as Henry Rollins calls him) as Ziggy Stardust.
The entire time as I was carving I kept saying quotes from the movie. Such as “I’m a homicidal maniac. They look just like everyone else” ha ha.
Here was the end results of how our pumpkins turned out…
And here is a shot of the whole group’s pumpkins together….
Did you carve pumpkins this year? What did you carve?
Today we celebrated my Dad’s birthday by going to see Labyrinth on the big screen. A wonderful tribute to David Bowie by the theater but also a really memorable way to celebrate with my Dad as well. He was the one who first introduced me to Labyrinth as a young batling (it came out when I was 5 and I think I literally wore out the VHS) and to this day it is still my all time favorite movie (thank God DVDs hold up so well ha ha). To see it on the big screen 30 years later was unforgettable.
We also gave him his birthday gift today. It was another model project I did with my husband, Frank. He built it, I painted it and Dad loved it!
It is of Big Daddy Roth’s Drag Nut complete with Monster and Rat Fink. My Dad set it up as soon as he got home and sent me this picture. I of course immediately added it to the Remains of my portfolio site.
I know I just posted this portrait in tribute to David Bowie’s birthday on Friday, but I feel the need to do it again after the terrible news of his passing (shakes fist at cancer..how dare you take another legend from us). I call this one “It’s Only Forever” because of the movie Labyrinth but I feel it is rather fitting of the way I feel right now about losing such a legend who not only was musically amazing but set the bar for all of us to be ourselves and not care what others think.
As you all know from my Labyrinth obsession that he filled my childhood with imagination and hope when he joined forces with Jim Henson and Brian Froud by transforming into Jareth. That movie was an escape for me as child and to this day is still my all time favorite movie. I often wished he would come take me away even during times of adulthood 🙂
Thank you for bringing music and magic into my life. For reminding me it’s ok to be myself and that I can be a hero… even if it’s just for one day.
All Hail The Goblin King! May you be dancing magic dances forever!
Thank you for filling my life with magic, music and goblins!
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