Thursday, 29 October 2020

Rain' s Thursday Art Date - Halloween

 Hi Everybody!

Rain's theme today is Halloween, so I dug out some of my Halloween pieces from previous years - enjoy!









A Halloween album made some years back:















These 2 pictures are from Pexels:



And 2 poems if you like poetry:

Song of the Witches: “Double, double toil and trouble”

(from Macbeth)

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and caldron bubble.
Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the caldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg and howlet's wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and caldron bubble.
Cool it with a baboon's blood,
Then the charm is firm and good.

"This living hand, now warm and capable"

This living hand, now warm and capable
Of earnest grasping, would, if it were cold
And in the icy silence of the tomb,
So haunt thy days and chill thy dreaming nights
That thou would wish thine own heart dry of blood
So in my veins red life might stream again,
And thou be conscience-calm’d–see here it is–
I hold it towards you.
Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!


70 comments:

  1. Fun post with brilliantly rich colours. x

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  2. Really creative theme VJ... Loved each work

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  3. Ah, a halloween feast for the eyes! Love your cretions!!!
    BOO!

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    1. Thanks Peggy, glad you enjoyed the fun! Stay safe!

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  4. great job on this Halloween theme Valerie, I can tell you love this time of year!

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  5. wow, a lot of halloween wonder! So detailed and fun and just perfect for this BOOtiful week! I love the colors and design! xx

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  6. Hi Val, good morning, have a lovely day. Lovely post, too, I will let little S look later, she will love it. Hope you are well, look after yourself. Hugs, Sarah

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    1. Thanks Sarah, have a great day, take care, hugs to all!

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  7. what fabulous artwork, you have a brilliant eye for the curious that drew me in and for a moment I was lost in my own imaginings, a really great Halloween atmosphere jumping out of the post at me!

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    1. Thanks Betty, glad you liked it. Happy Fright night! Stay safe!

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  8. You gave us a cornucopia of Halloween goodies and I always love the skulls. I also loved the Campbell's kids Halloween tag, too. I could go on and on, but suffice it to say I really LOVE your take on Halloween.

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  9. You must have an amazing stash of goodies from which to draw upon! Great flourish with the poetry.
    Stay safe and well, Deb

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    1. Thanks Deb. I didn't realise I had so many Halloween pieces! Have a great day, take care!

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  10. totally love your art, its amazing

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  11. Have looked at your blog, I still think you do great things and stop by occasionally. I have not had time to make cards as I have actually been working on a book which has now been published.

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    1. Congratulations on your book, that's terrific!

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  12. Shakespeare and Keats at the Halloween party, Great guests!!!

    Stay safe

    much❤love

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  13. You have indisputably reached the pinnacle of fame, Valerie, when you have a retrospective, as you have here, where people can gaze admiringly on your life's work. Obviously, your Halloween period has been very fruitful, and stands out as a defining example, of what should scare the bejeebers out of everyone when witches ride and hobgoblins shriek. Hopefully, the huge orange hobgoblin in the White House will shriek no more soon. Out with the dark side and in with the light! I think that most people are familiar with the MacBeth incantations, but perhaps, like me, the Keats verse was previously unknown - and chilling it is too! Thanks for sharing this. It's easy to see that you are not just a pretty paint smoosher! And on top of all of this, you are Balconia-by-the-Rhine's pre-eminent ornithologist, discovering hitherto unknown birds. They can transplant just about everything these days. Maybe I can get a Tups brain and then I'll be all set! Enjoy what remains of the week. I hope the sun shines, the walks are pleasant, the coffee hot and you sleep well. Ever your devoted admirer from afar. David

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    1. Thanks David, I hope you are now suitable scared and shivering in your woolen socks and felt slippers! But don't worry, this is just a preview, they won't be here till Saturday night! From Monday on we will all be in lockdown here. I would like to see the orange horror of the White House put in permanent lockdown. Or exiled and dumped at the Mexican border to ask for asylum there. I hope Karma will be painting her nails and finishing her drink so she can come get him soon! I love that Keats poem, chilling in a calm and sinister way! Just got back from my walk - the sun is shining and it was cold and crisp - so now it's coffee and newspaper time! Have a great day, take care, stay safe, hugs to you both!

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  14. So very Spooky! full of creativity and things that go bump in the night ~ Happy Halloween!!

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  15. toll und kreatives Halloweengetobe und wunderschöne Posie!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

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  16. Delicious Halloween goodies especially the ones with the black cats, of course. 🎃

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    1. Wha did I know you would say that? I must be a witch! Stay safe!

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  17. Hi Valerie :)) I love your art, especially the vintage kids one...your Halloween album is really something! Ahhhh...MacBeth, my favourite of the tragedies!!! Happy Halloween!!! :)

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  18. I love your theme and am particularly struck by the "open the window and let them in" piece.

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    1. Thanks, it's a really creepy piece! Stay safe!

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  19. Wonderful party picks. Have a great day.

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  20. A very nice Halloween art collection. Enjoyed looking at it.

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  21. What fabulous pieces Valerie, you love of Halloween really shows through, and you always manage to find the perfect quotes for your art. Take care and have a very happy Halloween, Sue xx

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  22. All so awesome! My favorite is the Halloween album you made!

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    1. Thanks Martha, I pent ages making that album, but it was worth it! Stay safe!

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  23. All your pieces are grand but I love the little mouse on the punkin:)
    Keat's poem is chilling. Brrr.
    Stay safe. Be healthy.
    Hugs

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    1. Thanks Sandra! I love chilling poetry! Stay safe!

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  24. Oh my you have a lot of pieces to take in. SO much texture and layered composition. Great work.
    Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade

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  25. You have the sixth sense of design ... all of your pieces are masterful and your choice of poetry a delight (if such subjects can be delightful). Always enjoy your posts. You are so talented and fun.

    Andrea @ From the Sol

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    1. Thanks for the Kind words, Andrea. Autumn and Halloween are my fave themes. Stay Safe!

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  26. Absolutely fabulous Halloween art.
    I enjoyed reading the poems too, thanks for including them.

    Happy Halloween Wishes.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thanks ja, I always have fun with this theme.

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  27. You have made lots of wonderful Halloween art Valerie.

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  28. What a wonderful mix of whimsical and spooky and as always, beautifully done. I love it all -- and the poetry too!

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    1. Thanks Jeanie. I love spooky! stay well, be safe!

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  29. WOW Valerie, what a fabulous collection of Halloween art, I love them all!!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  30. Love how you can always pull something out of the bag, now if only I had thought of that!! Wonderful Halloween shares, it's not a season I've really celebrated but love everything ghosty & ghoul like. The layers and textures on your notebook are just fab. Happy Halloween, stay safe no trick or treating now!!! Hugs Tracey xx

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    1. Thaks Tracy. I have lots of goodies stashed away, so no problem. I love autumn and Halloween, and am hoping to be able to see the special full moon tomorrow! Stay safe, I'll treat myself to coffee and a downloaded film!

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  31. You are awesome at Halloween creations. I am so impressed and totally LOVE them. Great pictures, great poems and lots and lots of great ideas!!! I am coming back next Halloween and getting some ideas. Hugz

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    1. Thanks Nancy. Halloween and autumn are my fave seasons! Stay safe!

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