Another Halloween is over and done. I am exhausted and so sore from standing and/or sitting for multiple hours over the last week. This getting old thing really sucks. Last night after a marathon 14 hours with only two 15 minute breaks, I had to take two Aleve and three Extra Strength Tylenol just to be able to sleep my legs and feet were so sore.
Then, after sleeping like the dead until the alarm went off this morning (as I had my first appointment at 8 a.m.), I awoke with my right arm completely numb… sigh… it isn’t completely back yet and it is after midnight now.
But enough about me… oh, wait… it is always about me. Never-mind.
Here is a selection of work I’ve done over the last week or so for Halloween…
First, one of my regular customers – this year she won Scariest Costume at a local club!
And next a selection of Sugar Skulls and Skulls… the most popular request this year. Last year was Zombies (remember? Check it out here to see last year’s photos), this year skulls. I did quite a few more as well.
Then there were the kids… Frozen and Monster High top the list there!
This next one was a first … My first bearded lady.
And the normal Halloween type stuff…
A Face Peel…
A Creepy Jester…
The Joker… and some sort of Anime character he had on his phone (I have NO idea…)
And my only special effects requests this year. They were dressing as “army zombies” (promised me a photo once they got into costume.)
This next was a mash-up – He called it The Angel of Death.
And this guy was hilarious… he wanted a Velociraptor so I narrowed the T-rex design and made sharper teeth. He seemed thrilled and was taking selfies of himself continually. His friend was giggling about it.
And this was a copy of a design she found on the internet – pretty much exactly as that is what she wanted.
So that is some of what I’ve painted over the last week or so.
I also painted staff and Haunters at the Muskoseepi Halloween Spooktacular on the 25th, and at the Grande Prairie Museum’s “Stooks and Spooks” on the 29th – got my picture in the paper painting there (won’t get my hands on a copy till Monday.)