Trick or Treat Tuesday!

Let’s have some spooky fun. Will you get a treat or a trick? Click the doors to find out.

Trick or Treat Tuesday

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNER: AVA HARRISON

Ava Harrison correctly submitted 8.5 of 10 answers in Comments section of this Halloween trivia quiz below and won herself a Sam Trick or Treat button pin created by artist Diana Levin of Ghoulish Bunny Studios.

HALLOWEEN TRIVIA/ANSWERS IN RED

  1. What is the name the Celtic festival that inspired the origins of Halloween?  Samhain
  2. What are at least two other ways to address Halloween? Hallowmas or All Hallows Eve, All Saints Eve, Allhallowe’en, Hallowe’en
  3. The term Halloween was coined from a poem written by which famous Scottish Poet? Robert Burns
  4. The roots of carving jack-ol’-lanterns grew from what tragic fable? Stingy Jack
  5. What famous magician died on Halloween? Harry Houdini
  6. What infamous radio broadcast aired at 8pm on Halloween night in 1938? War of the Worlds
  7. What U.S. state was admitted into the Union on October 31st? Nevada
  8. What is the real name of those strange little candies with orange and black wrappers?  Mary Jane Peanut Butter Kisses or Melster Peanut Butter Kisses
  9. What’s the name of song that appeared in two Halloween franchise movies? Mr. Sandman by the Chordettes – Halloween II/H2O
  10. According to old superstition, if a young woman looked into a mirror by candlelight at midnight on Halloween, what would happen? She’d see the face of her future husband/lover

For further details and rules of contest, please go here:
https://halloween-haiku.com/contest-rules-eligibility-and-some-disclaimer-stuff/

Tune in next Tuesday to see if you’ll receive a trick or a treat.

Happy Caturday!

Don’t tell Disney Sr. Designer Caley Hicks that Halloween can’t be cute because there will be cute!  If you’re looking for new wallpaper or love to sew, you’re gonna fall in love with Caley Hick’s designs. Personally, I’m waiting for the day that she turns her boo-tiful art into wrapping paper!

Caley Hicks
Happy Halloween ©Caley Hicks

To view more of Caley Hick’s art, please visit her website here: https://caleyhicks.myportfolio.com/

Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ThereWillBeCute?

Wicked Art Wednesdays – Sam Heimer

Happy October!  Kicking off Wicked Art Wednesdays this Halloween season with illustrator, designer, and master horror artist, Sam Heimer, who credits Edward Gorey, H.P. Lovecraft, and Alfred Hitchcock, among others, as early influences on his work. His art invokes the Halloween spirit with scenes of trick-or-treaters, skeletons, pumpkins, classic movie monsters, aliens, and Victorian and Steampunk themes, as well as film noir.

 

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©Sam Heimer

Artist: Sam Heimer
Where to Purchase Goods: Etsy shop, horror conventions, gallery shows, and special events
Website: https://samheimer.wordpress.com/ and https://www.etsy.com/market/sam_heimer 
Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/sam_heimer/

Why we love them: Chances are you’ve come across Sam Heimer’s art before and a big part of the reason is he still takes custom orders. No, seriously, I’m not sure if you all understand how big an opportunity that is. From magazines to book covers, t-shirts to beer cans, Sam Heimer’s work is everywhere and Halloween fans are better for it. He smoothly blends horror with whimsical trick-or-treat scenes, reminding us just how thin the veil between innocence and evil is on Halloween night. If terrifying could be cute, it would be a Sam Heimer piece. 

Happy Caturday!

Rejoice, Halloweenophiles! Now, that July 4th is officially over, the unofficial start of the Halloween season is creeping closer.  Soon, we’ll start seeing Halloween merch in craft and retail stores,  haunt announcements will follow, party planning begins, and Halloween will be in full swing before we know it. Until then, enjoy some spooky kitty art by Joanna Nelson.

To view more of Joanna Nelson’s art, please go here: http://joannanelsonstudio.com/gallery/