Monday, November 9, 2009

Pumpkin Heads

My eyes! Not my eyes!
Now I'm just an empty head with no eyes and no way to see the night!
If only I had a candle!

Oh, no! Not my other eye, too!
I'm spilling my guts...please, not my eye!


Sunday, November 1, 2009


It's the bewitching hour...time to rest until tomorrow~
Hope your haunting was frightful and fruitful!

People are just dying to get into this cemetery!

The Coven!
(Photo courtesy of Lisa of her bag paintings)

Halloween night is just a memory...and we loved every moment of it!
Time to start planning for next year...

I'll be posting pictures soon...sleep tight until the night is over
and morning dawns...pleasant dreams...

Monday, October 26, 2009

The NICKed Skull


Who knew 7 could be so scary!


A Darling Halloween Cottage

This is such a charming little hideaway in the woods! Raine's Halloween Cottage is such a great piece of art. She has had it in her files for a long time but unfortunately doesn't know it's origin. It is such a creative piece...I just love it. ENJOY!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

EYEgor..aka Igor!

A blast from the past...
JB's Igor
Circa 1985

His eye has drooped a little lower over the years
and is next to his mouth,
but he's still a handsome devil!

Angi Sullins
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Monday, October 12, 2009

Boil and Bubble...

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 owlet's wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble...

"Double, double, toil and trouble,
Fire burn, and cauldron bubble."

~William Shakespeare~
(a quote from "Macbeth")


Monday, October 5, 2009

A Harlequin Halloween

I found doll heads!

You don't always get that treasure you're looking for and hoping to find when you go thrift store/garage sale shopping. But this was a GREAT DAY! I found just what I was looking for...doll heads for my demented toy project!

Well, doll heads are like can't buy just one! I had to have all three and came away with my bag of heads, one happy camper! FB friends have been taking Michael DeMeng's "Demented Toys" class.

It truly gave me the inspiration to create my demented toy doll. A found ceramic cat without a head, a sunburst and a dumpster discard of gold braiding, along with my rummaged doll head...My creation came to life!

Kimmie Draper loved my doll heads and asked if she could do a little Photoshop manipulation with them. This is the project she created for all to enjoy. Thanks, Kimmie, I just love it! Please visit Kimmie's Krazy Korner.

A little Harlequin Halloween!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Things That Go the night!

Witches, Warlocks, and Sorcerers, too!
Inside these walls, something for you.
Spells and Potions, Magical Brews,
All up your pleasure, and make it true.

Hear me now and heed this call!
Guard the tablet lest you fall,
Keep it safe, protect this will,
For herein lies the wishing well.

Friday, September 11, 2009

The Master Story Teller

Edgar Allan Poe

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
`'Tis some visitor,' I muttered, `tapping at my chamber door -
Only this, and nothing more.'.........

........Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling,
By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore,
`Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou,' I said, `art sure no craven.
Ghastly grim and ancient raven wandering from the nightly shore -
Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore!'
Quoth the raven, `Nevermore.'
[First published in 1845]


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Monday, August 31, 2009

When My Dolly Died

When - my - dolly - died, - when - my dolly - died,
I - sat - on - the - step - and - I - cried - and - cried;
And I couldn’t eat any jam and bread,
‘Cause it didn’t seem right when my doll was dead.
And Bridget was sorry as she could be,
For she patted my head, and “O,” said she,
“To think that the pretty has gone and died!”
Then I broke out afresh and I cried and cried.

And all the dollies from all around
Came to see my dolly put under the ground;
There was Luly Lee and Mary Clack
Brought their dolls over, all dressed in black;
And Emiline Hope and Sara Lou
Came over and brought their dollies, too,
And all the time I cried and cried,
‘Cause it hurt me so when my dolly died.

We dressed her up in a new white gown,
With ribbons and laces all around;
And made her a coffin in a box
Where my brother keeps his spelling blocks;
And we had some prayers, and a funeral, too;
And our hymn was “The Two Little Girls in Blue.”
But for me, I only cried and cried,
‘Cause it truly hurt when my dolly died.

We dug her a grave in the violet bed,
And planted violets at her head;
And we raised a stone and wrote quite plain,
“Here lies a dear doll who died of pain.”
And then my brother, said he, “Amen,”
And we all went back to the house again,
But all the same I cried and cried,
Because I’d a right when my doll had died.

And then we had more jam and bread,
But I didn’t eat, ’cause my doll was dead.
But I tied some crape on my doll house door,
And then I stood and cried some more.
I couldn’t be happy, don’t you see!
Because the funeral belonged to me.
And then the others went home, and then
I went out and dug up my doll again.

A descriptive reading for a little girl by Will Allen Dromgorle, from “The Twentieth Century Speaker,” 1899.


Sunday, August 16, 2009

Hallowe'en Ghoulies

Look over your you hear footsteps?

An encroaching fear grips your chest!

Is someone following you?
Could it be another Ghoulie
come to get you?

Oh no! It's your worst nightmare!
RJC in his bloodiest costume ever...

All the little goblins didn't like him that year.
They were afraid to Trick r Treat at his haunted dungeon!


(Ya gotta love his enthusiasm!)

Son, Robert, who decorates with
graves and fog
and haunted music...even the lights
in the windows flicker as shadows cross the room!

Monday, August 10, 2009

The Halloween Tradition continues...


The Fall Season hasn't arrived yet.....but I can feel it in my bones!!! Soon, Autumn will be in the air! Even though it is summer, and fall doesn't start for another 6 weeks, my thoughts are already on Halloween! The planning, preparing, decorating,'s my favorite holiday.

Growing up in Michigan, this time of the year was always very picturesque...colors of gold, orange, red, and brown covered trees and grounds. Blustery winds, chilling frosts, crisp apples being harvested, donuts & cider at
the Franklin Cider Mill
and pumpkin patches everywhere!
Nick Glazier 2006

As a child, my father loved Halloween and told us stories about himself and his friends going out on Devil's Night, pulling pranks.....oh, the stories he did tell! And being very artistic, he always created the best pumpkins for our house. We didn't "Trick or Treat" in those days, we went "begging". We would call out "Help the Poor"! It's so funny how the times have changed. We still beg for candy, but we call it Trick-or-Treating.

The tradition of loving this holiday started with my grandmother, Lillian Gertrude Bouchie-Morneau, who was born on Halloween, October 31, 1898. She loved black cats. It was in her blood! She would also read tea leaves in your teacup and would tell your fortune. We loved having tea with her and couldn't wait to sit around the table, reviewing our cups with their patterns of tea leaves, imagining what they resembled...then waiting to hear our fortune.

This holiday, fun filled with costumes and treats and spooky, scary ghosts and goblins, was easily passed down to my own children, John, Deborah, and Robert (all three are still kids at heart, just like their mother!) We reminisce every year about the time we did this or that...the year the school buses would stop in front of our house so all the children could see our fantastic decorations...and how much fun we all had sharing it together.

With a pot of homemade chili brewing on the stove to make our holiday complete, it was and is one of our biggest traditions. It just wouldn't be Halloween without it. To this day, it's what we have for our dinner in MD, SC and CA...who would want to break with tradition? We call each other on Halloween night to talk about the "Chili"! Seriously!

Skeleton Nick 2006

It all started because it was cold in Michigan, the chili was warming; and as the children dressed for the evenings festivities, there was no time to sit down and eat before running out the door at dusk to beg for candy. So a bowl of chili could be eaten in scattered bites while donning costumes replete with makeup for the night of frolicking on the streets with all the other children.

Grandchildren, Chris, Mimi and Brad (son John & Katie's children), have all grown up and I miss all the fun we had together when they were little but we have great memories! And this year, Nana gets to celebrate with yet another generation of little ones, grandchildren Nick 7 and Girlie 2 1/2 (daughter Deb & Steve's children), in South Carolina. We are already planning by phone how much fun we're going to have and the fun things we're going to make...decorations, yummy cookies and costumes.

You just have to love this holiday...
Family Fun at its best!

(Stay tuned for pictures of Halloween past and present!)

Just to get you warmed up, these pictures are of my son and daughter-in-law a couple of years ago in MD...I told you we go all out for this holiday!

John & Katie Corsaut 2007

Every attention to detail...aren't these homemade costumes the greatest!

Choose Wisely!

Thursday, August 6, 2009


The bride and groom, J & K

Halloween Happenings

I belong to this group...
it's everything HALLOWEEN!

My new blog for Halloween Happenings...
It's the bewitching hour!
Time for all things spooky and creepy,
ghostly and fun!!!

Time for
Creating, Planning, Decorating,