Anyone who knows my wife knows Sarah LOVES Halloween. Every year, like the Xmas displays at Macy’s, the costume making gets earlier, more elaborate, and more numerous. This year Sarah is going real slick on our costumes. She has been commissioned to do a family (8 month old, 4 year old, 6 year…
Each year I plan earlier and earlier for Halloween and still find myself in a scramble to get things done that last week. This year I have a few commissioned Halloween costumes to make, as well as the two for my own household. I’m trying to get mine & Thomas’ done in the next week or so, in order to free my mind for other projects.
Thomas and I are using our costumes in staged photos for our series of invitations (yes, we send out a series of themed invitations that build up to our party theme :) last year was ransom notes, life-threatening videos, and drop location info for the kidnapping of Halloween) so I need to get our costumes done asap in order to prepare for step 2 of making Halloween awesome. I bought some fabric today for our costumes — the ingredients include shiny black satin, rich purple satin, black floral lace, and pumpkin orange velvet. I welcome all guesses!
“Sometimes we are so confused and sad that all we can do is glue one thing to another. Use white glue and paper from the trash, glue paper onto paper, glue scraps and bits of fabric, have a tragic movie playing in the background, have a comforting drink nearby, let the thing you are doing be nothing, you are making nothing at all, you are just keeping your hands in motion, putting one thing down and then the next thing down and sometimes crying in between.”—Lynda Barry on collage (via austinkleon)