Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
In order to make our Christmas dinner more festive, my sister used cranberry puree to pipe holiday imagery onto every bowl of butternut squash soup. Most people got Christmas trees or snowmen. I got a skull! Does she know me or what?
Monday, December 29, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
According to this 2008 article "The Naked Pumpkin Run’s origins date back to 1999, when — according to the event’s Web site — two men, having worked their way through an undisclosed number of six packs, came up with the idea of running nude with '20 pounds of orange flesh thrashing atop their heads.' Since then, the event has grown — 150 people participated last year — and spread to locales such as Seattle, Phoenix and Bloomington, Ind., according to the run’s Web site."
Click here for the official "Naked Pumpkin Run" website.
*Warning: Do not click either of the above links if you are offended by images of drunk naked crazy people running around with carved pumpkins on their heads.
Thursday, December 25, 2008
As a Christmas gift to all of you, I present free papercraft toys from RavensBlight. Print these images up on heavy cardstock, get yourself scissors, an X-acto knife, tape, glue, a straight-edge and you're all set. (Via Ulla Benulla)
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
It's not too late to haunt your Christmas tree this year. Scott at Stolloween has posted full instructions on how to create your very own inexpensive skull ornaments. He even includes templates so artistic skills are not required to produce these eye-popping bi-holiday decorations. Stolloween is definitely becoming one of my favorite Halloween-themed websites!
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Life magazine and Google have teamed up to bring you millions of historic Life images going as far back as 1750. Here are a couple of the images that come up when you type "Halloween" into the search engine.
Monday, December 22, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Nothing says "Halloween" to me quite like 1950s-style pin-ups. Atomic Cheesecake Studios does a great job of replicating that vintage feel. Obviously, I'm particularly fond of their Halloween-themed work. (See the full collection here.)
(Via "No Smoking In the Skull Cave")
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Check out a huge collection of Go-Go Amy's Halloween-themed pin-up shots here.
UPDATE: Amy and some of her pin-up pals are launching a big US tour in January and February 2009. There will be burlesque dancers, sword swallowers, fire eaters, whip crackers and vaudevillians of all sorts. Click here to see if this merry band of performers will be strutting their stuff in a town near you.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Artist Jason Mecier created this huge (40" x 56") mosaic of Elvira entirely out of personal items that she sent him. (Including Elvira brand beer, make-up, lashes, candycorn, sunglasses, etc...). It now hangs in her personal office. To see more of from Jason's "Celebrity Junk Drawer" series, check out his website and MySpace page.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Zach Johnson created "Mosaic of Death" because he "really wanted to create a stained glass piece that somehow contradicted the norm. Instead of life being depicted, as in normal stained glass works that sit in churches around the world, I wanted to depict death… an equally important side of life and the other side of the coin. I wanted to almost commemorate or celebrate death, the way you would with life. Not to be morbid, but death is a fact of life and it will eventually claim us all."
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Artist Chris Jordan creates big art that "looks at contemporary American culture through the austere lens of statistics". This 72" x 98" piece (based on a painting by Van Gogh) entitled "Skull With Cigarette, 2007" "depicts 200,000 packs of cigarettes, equal to the number of Americans who die from cigarette smoking every six months."Click here to see more from his "Running The Numbers" series.