Thursday, October 22, 2009

Halloween 2009



Off from work after today. Won't be back til November 2nd. Always weird putting that leave slip in... "Oh, that's right. This is your time of year!" I'll usually hear.

It sure is.

We're going to squeeze every ounce of Halloween out of the coming week, savoring every aspect of it. Every minute will be spent getting ready for October 31st. Just finishing touches remain, so it'll be nice to fine-tune everything. Carving a massive heap of pumpkins, getting cornstalks and bags and bags of leaves, gathering up the witch jars and stacks of tea lights that smell of clove.

Blog entries will be spotty after today, but I'll definitely be around next week to post some images of our pre-Halloween activities (we have some neat plans). And I was just thinking that this year was the first year that I didn't post any teaser photos or video of my haunt's Corn Witch theme. The Pumpkin Sentinels are just that - watchers. And what they're watching over will hopefully make for a memorable Halloween display.

There will be lots of traditional elements too, anchoring the haunt firmly in everything I've always loved about Halloween.

And some surprises.


23 comments:

Civ said...

Can't wait! Really looking forward to this years display...Happy Halloween Rot!

Laurie said...

wish I could visit and experience the horror...

I bought deadbeat after seeing it here, and I saw chopshop's work on the front page of Etsy, I bought a great T from Fiddlebones

Cabrina said...

DOH! What will I do with my work day if I don't have your blog?!?!

I'll have to work myself up for the payoff, which will be those pix and vids! Can't wait.

Completed my first corpse! Thanks again for your inspiration.

FULL MOON INDUSTRIES said...

The smell of death is in the air; the celebration is near... Positive vibes to you and yours on Halloween!
Respect~☠

The Frog Queen said...

Have a wonderful time enjoying the season. Eageraly looking forward to seeing your work, just like every year. :)

Thanks for being a great inspiration to all us haunters.

Cheers!

Rot said...

Thanks!

I'll be around next week to wish everyone a Happy Halloween.

: )

Reverend said...

It's always nice to see everyone getting in the spirit! Some times in my area it seems like Halloween goes largely forgotten or overlooked so it's a breath of fresh air to be reminded that there are others out there that love this holiday as much as I do. I'm borrowing some inspiration from your b&w shot of the pumpkin vine/tree for an armour design I'm making for the anual holloween event for an online game I work for, hope you don't mind. ¦) You shared some of your tips with me via email a while ago and I wanted to say thank you again. Happy Halloween!!! ~Wyrm

NoahFentz said...

"Gods of power, Gods of might,
I bid you now, stop this plight,
Stop the rain, we need no more,
Let it fall, nevermore."

Happy Haunting Mr.Rot!!

Otaku said...

I usually take one or two days off as well to get everything ready. I hear the same comments at work, too. Can't wait to see your pictures this year.

Happy haunting, John!

Rot said...

Thanks, guys!

Fingers crossed on the rain thing.

CB said...

I can't wait to see the photos.

Pam Morris said...

really looking forward to seeing pics of your Halloween display...enjoy gettin' those bags of leaves up--I was out doing that today!

Grim said...

Good luck this week, hope everything goes smooth for you. Looking forward to your display!

Vintage Seance said...

I think everyone who is as into halloween as much as we are will definitely be taking advantage of all the time we have before the big day! Have a fun time and make the haunt look awesome!

jay's shadow said...

Looking forward to see your display this year. I don't know if having no teaser photos was a good thing or not!

HalloweeNut said...

Happy Hallowe'en, Rot! I can't wait to see the pics of your display this year. Yours is without a doubt one of the best. Long Live Hallowe'en!

-HalloweeNut
www.HalloweeNut.blogspot.com

Sandy Hines said...

Cool! Can't wait to see the display. I will miss your posts as yours is a favorite site to visit everyday. Have a fantastic rest of October.

JHMDF said...

Your pictures of your haunt cant come soon enough man!

John Rozum said...

I'm really looking forward to seeing your set up this year.

Johnny Love said...

Thought you'd enjoy this photo I took at the Farmer's Market.

http://twitpic.com/mz6tm

More: http://twitpic.com/photos/lovemanor

Dead Things said...

I am off this week as well and I get the same comments. Can't wait to see what's brewing. Your work is exceptional and inspirational.

Haunted Eve said...

The Hauntedeve crew is getting ready for October 31st as well. I will spend the next few days stressing out over the weather reports. As my wife says, "it is what it is, stop stressing over it".

The Gill-Man said...

Yeah, I'm with ya! I'm taking off the latter part of the week, and the first part of next week (recovery and clean-up). Yes, this is our time of year...that time when the Fall Children gather to celebrate the most fantastic of holidays! I absolutely revel in it, and always look forward to seeing your displays in the aftermath!