Tuesday, September 30, 2008

More Tree Ghosts




Aracana Soaps Halloween Update

Oil
Caffeinated Death Perfume Oil (Limited Edition): A fatally wired combination of cocoa absolute, coffee, chai spices, Bourbon vanilla and white cognac. You can sleep when you’re dead.
Dia de los Muertos Perfume Oil (Limited Edition): Though Spanish conquistadores tried to put the kibosh on this Aztec ritual for the dead, the holiday not only endured but retained its flamingly pagan core. Celebrate, honor, and even laugh at death with our fusion of spices, honey, tobacco and dark chocolate.
Guy Fawkes Perfume Oil (Limited Edition):Remember, rememberThe fifth of NovemberRevisit the Gunpowder Plot with this intense mix of smoky bonfire revels, dry apple cider, aged vetiver, black coffee and cold, damp November earth. A penny for the guy!
Haint Perfume Oil (Limited Edition): The sweet, melancholy essence of a Southern ghost drifting through dark mountain hollows and crumbling neo-classical mansions. White musk, vanilla musk, Madagascar vanilla, sugarcane, and a faint trail of white pepper.
Holy Terror Perfume Oil (Limited Edition): There are utterly somber and fearsome spirits which are known to haunt certain long-deserted chapels, monasteries and abbeys. An unsettling, austere blend of burning frankincense, sandalwood, deep myrrh, and dusty beeswax candles.
Kincardine Maiden Perfume Oil (Limited Edition): A harvest blend for traditional corn dollies and the spirits that live among the grain: hard apple cider, genuine hay absolute, chamomile essential oil, infused honey, and the smallest dash of white musk.
Little Ghoulie Perfume Oil (Limited Edition): All the scents of a small, terribly excited newbie to the trick-or-treat scene. Jack o’ Lanterns, ginger cookies, chocolate candy, and a frisson of overwhelming delight.
Poison Candy Perfume Oil (Limited Edition): Ripe pink strawberries are tainted with musky ambrette seed, pure cassia, rich cream, cinnamon sugar, honey, copaiba and wild oat extract.
Sleepy Hollow Perfume Oil (Limited Edition): An atmospheric ode to romantically spooky Autumn evenings, with fresh pumpkin, spiced apple brew and bonfire smoke. Perfect for the telling of deliciously scary tales.
Zombie’s Cucumber Perfume Oil (Limited Edition): The poisonous thornapple, known in the voodoo world as concombre zombie, carries a wicked and perverse reputation. Our homage to this narcotic night-bloomer reeks of Egyptian musk, Haitian vetiver, crisp apples, sweet clove, black pepper and a host of dark spices.

SOAP
Dia de los Muertos Soap (Limited Edition): Though Spanish conquistadores tried to put the kibosh on this Aztec ritual for the dead, the holiday not only endured, but retained its flamingly pagan core. Celebrate, honor, and even laugh at death with our fusion of spices, honey, tobacco, dark chocolate, cocoa butter and jaunty marigold petals.
Holy Terror Soap (Limited Edition): There are utterly somber and fearsome spirits which are known to haunt certain long-deserted chapels, monasteries and abbeys. An unsettling, austere blend of burning frankincense, sandalwood, deep myrrh, and dusty beeswax candles. Made with macadamia oil, sweet almond oil and coconut milk. *very limited quantities*
Hopping Crow Soap (Limited Edition): As symbols of sharp intelligence, psychic powers, and the very essence of death itself, crows have an important place in American folklore. A hoppy, earthy blend of ground chamomile, raw honey, organic cream, Oregon beeswax, ivory clay, and sweetest wheat ale.
Miasma Soap (Limited Edition):Into my heart an air that killsFrom yon far country blowsWhat are those blue remembered hills,What spires, what farms are those?*Dark amber and black coconut swirl through atmospheric sea air, sweetly rotting fruits, rich coconut milk and autumnally smoky Fair Trade shea butter.*A.E. Housman
Sleepy Hollow Soap (Limited Edition): The headless horseman bathes tonight! An atmospheric ode to romantically spooky Autumn evenings, with organic pumpkin, spiced apple brew, bonfire smoke and sweet almond oil. Perfect for the telling of deliciously scary tales.
Zombie’s Cucumber Soap (Limited Edition): The poisonous thornapple, known in the voodoo world as concombre zombie, has a wicked and perverse reputation. Our homage to this narcotic night-bloomer reeks of Egyptian musk, Haitian vetiver, crisp apples, sweet clove, black pepper, buttermilk and a host of dark spices. *very limited quantities*

Available at The Soap Box Company

The Ghosts Of Elora

Halloween in Elora, Ontario. Fantastic.


Image source.
Flickr set.

Wooden Horns

The art of Sarah Mensinga.


SarahMensinga.com

Ghostly



Monday, September 29, 2008

Carnival Jack II

Happy little guy.


Pumpkin Hollow

Pumpkins, Crows, And Monsters

The art of Leontine May Greenberg.



LeontineMay.com

[Real] Tombstones



photo by bean.

Hoarding Candy

The art of Steve Mack.


His site.
His blog.

Tombstones

Some terrific detail-laden tombstones from Scary Boy Productions.

ddddddd

Halloween Colors

Fun site discussing popular color patterns used for Halloween illustrations and images.



ColourLovers.com

Drac

The art of tabletmonkey.


Image source.

Autumn Morning

By John Atkinson Grimshaw


Image source.

Round Eyes



Image source.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Old Scratch

Pretty stoked. Just ordered some more clove tea lights for my pumpkins on Halloween night and six votives of a new scent called Old Scratch:

"...a blend of rich Indonesian Cinnamon and sweet, soft sandalwood. Wicked! You’re going to love it! I’ve created this scent just for Halloween, and was inspired by the devil characters in early American stories such as "Young Goodman Brown" by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and "The Devil and Tom Walker" by Washington Irving."



DarkCandles.com

Urban Ruins

Featured this site a long time ago, but didn't really do it justice in my recommendation of it. Stunning photography capturing abandoned psychiatric hospitals and asylums. So many incredible images of decay and ruin.


Opacity.us

The Final Four

The final four zombies are up on the shoppe.
I'll be making more after Halloween and throughout the coming year, but for now I have to focus on my Hollowmen scarecrows for the yard haunt.

I have a bunch of doorhangers drying, so they'll be going up over the next few days.


Pumpkin Hollow

Shopping Bags

Cool bags from Acme supermarkets.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Shoppe Zombies

Halloween IV

Certainly better than all of the other sequels in the lot, HALLOWEEN IV happens to boast the coolest opening scenes in ANY of the films.
(Totally stolen from bean's blog.)


The rest of the pics.

Another Prop Day...

Off today to work on props and some stuff for the shoppe.
Won't be making as many blog entries as I normally do.

unknown photographer

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Another Old Photo

An old photo of Johnny Appleseed that I never put on my site.

Robot



Hallmark Halloween

Some neat things being offered by Hallmark this year.




Hallmark.com