Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween

Halloween, 1921

Photos probably won't be coming til a couple days from now, but here's a look at how it all ended up.
We're exhausted.  These hurting joints seem to be an annual tradition.  Super pleased with the end result.  As is the case every year, I simply couldn't have done it without Bean's help.

The wind has finally died down and it looks like it's going to be a perfect Halloween.

Again, wishing you guys the absolute best and happiest Halloween!

The Twig Witches and Rusty-can Scarecrows are ready for the big night...

42 comments:

Steve Ring said...

HH!

bean said...

Happy Halloween, my love.

Theo said...

I'm floored... the scope and execution of this is truly beyond anything I had pictured. So much to process in one image... and I don't even recognise this as your porch.

All I can say now is absolutely stellar work... I'll save the rest of my words for the full photoset.

And the Happiest of Halloweens to you and Bean. Your work has paid off in spades.

Jeff said...

Wow! This looks like a film set for a period piece. Very, very believable within it's concept. What's most remarkable to me is how I feel like I've never seen this space before...it's completely transformed!

Very, very cool idea, excellently executed! Happy Halloween!

broevil said...

Happy Halloween!!

jirpel said...

Looks great! Love the Pumpkin Lights in the Background - Cant Wait to see the rest of the Photos. Enjoy and Day - Happy Halloween.

Rot said...

Thanks, all!
Waiting for the sun to rise here to get the day shots... then it's just finessing and getting the house ready for visitors. And lighting a fire. It's going to be cold tonight : )

Wikkedmoon said...

Wow, so many things to comment on but for now -- the clothesline. The first thing that comes to mind is vintage. What a soft touch.

Philip B said...

Hope you have a great Samhain.

Sara said...

Absolutely glorious! Those witches!!!! The faces are the best!

Happy happy Halloween!!

Liz Dearth said...

Absolutely love seeing your haunt every year! Can't wait for all the pictures! Happy Halloween to you guys!

Jay's Shadow said...

I can feel the old time Halloween already.

CAN’T WAIT.

Mike V. said...

Love it. Happy Halloween you guys.

Willow Cove said...

Wow! Wonderful! It definitely feels like 1921! Even the laundry hanging on the clothesline in the background is a great touch. That would totally be something you would see in an old photograph. Can't wait for more!
Happy Halloween, Bean and Rot!

lady M said...

Very cool - can't wait to see more at the end of the week. Have a wonderful, wacky Halloween.

highbury said...

Happy Halloween, Rot & Bean!! May the Candy Corn Gods look upon us all with favorable, dry weather and hordes of trick-or-treaters for a perfect night of celebration!!

The October boy said...

Happy Halloween Rot and Bean! As always, a great year of posts and Halloween Fun!

ShellHawk said...

Happy, happy Hallowe'en to you and Bean, two of my biggest inspirations in the Hallowe'en field!

Love your work, and love you both! May your fog lie low tonight!

Caffeinated Joe said...

Looks great! 🎃 Happy Halloween! 🎃

girl6 said...

Perfectly Channeled.
the hanging wash!!!!!...SO poetic & universal.
a beautiful capturing of a Roaring 20's Halloween.<333

P.S..here's a poem Michelangelo wrote describing his pains of working on the Sistine Chapel ceiling. thought i would pass it on for him. achy joints & such....



I've grown a goitre by dwelling in this den–
As cats from stagnant streams in Lombardy,
Or in what other land they hap to be–
Which drives the belly close beneath the chin:

My beard turns up to heaven; my nape falls in,

Fixed on my spine: my breast-bone visibly
Grows like a harp: a rich embroidery
Bedews my face from brush-drops thick and thin.

My loins into my paunch like levers grind:

My buttock like a crupper bears my weight;
My feet unguided wander to and fro;

In front my skin grows loose and long; behind,

By bending it becomes more taut and strait;
Crosswise I strain me like a Syrian bow:

Whence false and quaint, I know,

Must be the fruit of squinting brain and eye;

For ill can aim the gun that bends awry.

Come then, Giovanni, try

To succour my dead pictures and my fame;
Since foul I fare and painting is my shame.
















Sharon Day said...

Happy Halloween to the Father of the Season! You rock!

Holy Tarra said...

Absolutely beautiful, Rot! So much detail everywhere....I love the composition if this whole set. Perfecto!!!

Autumnleaf said...

What an amazingly vintage scene! You have managed to boil the look down to its simplest parts. It's magic! Happy Halloween Rot and Bean.

girl6 said...

Oh & Happy Halloweeeen!!!
Have a lovely time at your 1920's soiree tonight with your lady & friends!!!

Grim said...

Happy Halloween!

Vintage Seance said...

Happy Halloween Rot! I'm so looking forward to the photos of your haunt, always such an inspiration!

Planet Doom Haunt said...

Can't wait to see the photos.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!

Adam said...

So good. Can’t wait to see the final pics. Happy Halloween everyone!

Old Fashion Halloween said...

The atmosphere and textures are fabulous! Fingers and eyeballs crossed for good weather. Happy Halloween.

Ciphra Horam said...

Have a fabulous and happy Halloween Mr.Rot and everyone else! :D

JHMDF said...

Had a great night visiting a local haunted house in the woods, and walking around a neighborhood in the old part of town, seeing kids trick or treating and some pretty cool decorated houses. A good night, and a nice break this year from doing the haunt. Looking forward to the rest of the pictures!

Anarchivist said...

Hope you and everyone else had an amazing Halloween!

Pumpkin5 said...

Love the vintage look of the photo. Last night was really a perfect Halloween night. :)

Karl said...

Thanks for your continuing inspiration! Halloween in California was great, though our neighborhood kid turnout was reduced by the blasted World Series. I'm sponsoring a Constitutional Amendment that the World Series cannot be played on Halloween.

Xii said...

I'm really curious about the lit hanging pieces - paint cans? Coffee cans? I'm especially curious as to how they are lit. I've enjoyed this blog for many years.

Rot said...

Those are old coffee cans, mostly...smaller ones are beans. I aged them up with orange and brown paint and coffee grounds in the mix.... the eyes were cut using a box cutter. They're lit with real tea lights... the Anise and Clove ones I'm always pushing on the site. People seemed to love the rusty cans

Jeff said...

I feel like such a pansy...I had a bunch of real rusted cans I'd saved for just such a thing and had them out in September, trying to decide whether to figure out a way to safely cut them, or freeze water inside of them and use a drill. I just tossed them. Such a wimp I am.

Sara said...

I’d be curious to hear how you cut them, Rot. With the box cutter. Special gloves? Because I had several stitches back in 2009 after a tin can incident. I now fear them.

Rot said...

well, you see, that would have been smart to wear gloves.
I risked it and nearly sliced myself a dozen times....
But newer cans are much thinner than old ones... I had to buy a few cans of crappy coffee for this project.

Old Hag said...

Details..always the best details. Looking forward to seeing your photos as I do every year... PS ~ aching joints suck....

K.O. said...

Looks amazing so far!!! I simply cannot WAIT to see the rest of the photos. I hope you had a wonderful Halloween!!!

Primwitch69 said...

I LOVE ~ LOVE ~ LOVE those tin cans jackos - WELL... I LOVE EVERYTHING!! So wonderfully vintage, natural & unique!!