Good Evening Friends!
Its been drizzling here all day and the raindrops are pattering against the windows and dried leaves blowing everywhere. I had my jumper on to keep myself warm on this cozy day with a cup of hot coffee. It feels like winter has arrived already than their usual time.
The power cuts being going on and off the whole day but all I could do is enjoy this fresh season of Autumn and the new signs of upcoming winter. I turned on my bright yellow and pink fairy lights to make up my mood for the fuzzy chilly day and made myself some hot noodles and a cup of coffee before started writing this blog.
Its been a delicious Autumn Dinner last Sunday Night. I ordered over the phone some delicious cheese pizza and a bottle of coke and played Dinah Shore ‘s “Best Things in Life are Free”. Here is a short video from my youtube link from ” My Last Sunday Night “.
One can feel the good-old fall celebration in the Classic Dinah Shore’s Voice. I love to listen Dinah Shore or Vera Lynn while I cook or write and sometimes even doing nothing. Sometimes I imagine how life would have been during those days whenever I listen to them.
Last Month I visited home for two weeks. There I spent the entire holiday making ATC [Artists Trading Cards] with Gesso/Mixed Media to send it to my friends overseas. I usually love making journals but I am really enjoying this new technique of art. I collected some old hymn pages from my old rickety bookshelves that’s been locked for years and I got my hands on some cool craft items from the local dollarstore in my place. I never knew playing with gesso could be so much fun. I used homemade gesso by adding white glue, talcum powder and a little bit of water. I love soft colors and you can see pastel tints all over my artworks.
Here are some ATCs that I made for my friend Elsa and the wonderful lady Cheryl who keeps sending me amazing happymails time to time. I shall sent these ATCs along with some other craft and art items for Christmas .
I also went for Autumn based decor to rennovate my art table and been making some art journal lately…
Journals are memory keepers that will last forever…
I wish to leave them as finders keepers for my grandchildren which brings me to realize about tomorrow. Tomorrow is Halloween and Children as well as Halloween – Lover adults like us can’t keep calm about it. Its been my favourite Halloween tradition every year to watch all the cinematic Halloween – themed masterpieces on Halloween Night and eventually ending it with a rich and healthy fall meal. There are lots to movies that I can recommend for Halloween watch but my favourite of all is “Hocus-Pocus”. My Halloween isn’t complete without it.
The film opens in 1693 at the Salem, Mass., home of the Sanderson sisters, three witches who maintain their immortality by poisoning children and sucking out their souls — kind of like dementors in bad perms and heels. Midler is the leader of the trio, Winifred, who’s joined by a slapstick Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker, who plays — wait for it — Sarah, a slightly ditzier version of Sarah Jessica Parker.
In the middle of one ritual soul-sucking, the witches are interrupted by a local boy named Thackery (No, that’s not a typo, and until I actually sat through the credits in 2009, I thought all the actors had lisps that only surfaced for the word “Zachary.”). The sisters are hanged in the tradition of so many misunderstood Salem women in those days, but not before they cast a spell to ensure their eventual return.
Flash forward 300 years to Halloween 1993, and a brooding teen named Max who’s just moved to Salem from California. With his tie-dyed T-shirt and bedroom drum kit, Max is too cool for school, and far too jaded for all this stuff about the Sanderson sisters that everyone’s warning him about. Max lights the Sandersons’ legendary black flame candle in a misguided attempt to impress a crush, and the three witches bound back to life with just one night to claim a child’s soul.
Another favourite Halloween movie of mine is “The Craft” . The storyline starts with a newcomer who is a natural white witch but unfortunately falls in a trio teenage girl wannabes who are outcast and practice spells to fulfill their desires with black magic.
Apart from movies, there are also many wonderful books on my list of Halloween read. From Harry Potter to classic Tasha Tudor’s Pumpkin Moonshine, the list could go on and on. Here are my some of the books I recommend for Halloween Read:
- Tasha Tudor – Pumpkin Moonshine
- J. K. Rowling – Harry Potter Series
- Lev Grossman – The Magicians
- David Mitchell – The Bone Clocks
- Neil Gaiman – The Ocean at the end of the lane
- James Patterson – Witch & Wizard
- Emily Croy Barker – The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic
- Erin Morgenstern – The Night Circus
- Magnus Flyte – City of Dark Magic
- Karen Russell – Vampires in the Lemon Grove
With these I wish you all a HAPPY HAUNTING HALLOWEEN. I hope you liked reading my blog. I would love to hear from you too so please don’t forget to tell your thoughts in the comment box. Till then Bye .
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