Thursday, October 31, 2019

In Toronto -- fabulous Halloween

Our porch on a rainy, windy Halloween night.
The canvas pumpkin princess reigns supreme.
She is pinned at the bottom, and
stuffed with newspapers.  We 
recycle the paper.  She goes flat and
rolls up to be put away for next year
when the fun is over. 
Once again I stuffed up our very practical Halloween pumpkin
princess, that I created last year to counter all the extremely
expensive ghost and demon machines in the neighbourhood.
I am championing Halloween's sweet side, which for the kids
in our neighbourhood is the whole thing. (As in candy and then

So my art for the night is the princess.  It was raining pretty
much the whole night, not very warm, and finally very windy.
But parents braved on with their children and little babies --
the parents dressed up too as Penguins, and Panda bears.

I loved the incredibly wide range of costumes children wore
when they came to the door.  And of course the sound of
Trick or Treat.  Steven carved the pumpkins and I drew the
faces. Our neighbourhood squirrels had eaten most of one of
the pumpkins. That was a delicate carving job for Steven,
to let the pumpkin be part of the celebration, but he managed it.

Have an enjoying the celebrations of the season day.


Steven said...

Now, that was a holiday!

Barbara Muir said...

Wasn't that the most fun, including Alice as a butterfly and the baby as the
hungry caterpillar! Adorable. And the parents dressed up as each
other! The funniest.


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