Sunday, October 31, 2010

Do You Know What's The Scariest Part Of Halloween?











No, it's not my Son dressed up as a Rob Zombie Movie Character... it's not Cadavers... not living in an allegedly old Haunted House that some locals fear, especially this time of year... it's not Ghosts or even gruesome hanging latex heads that strikes fear into my Heart... its the thought of overly tired Wee People who are so wired for Halloween that they won't go down for a nap! *Arghhhh, now THAT'S scary my Friends and the only thing that I'm truly AFRAID of!!!*  Yes, despite those Angelic looking faces they can be the true Monsters of Halloween at this ole House and make you want to escape and run for your lives as you feel as though you're hanging from a very short rope of Sanity!  *Smiles*  The excitement, anticipation, stimulation and anxieties of Holidays can often intensify behavioral issues as they go into Too Much Fun Overload and go completely haywire... like a scene from a Horror Movie they can transform from apparently harmless little creatures into something quite vicious and fierce that you barely recognize and strikes fear into the Hearts and Souls of ALL MEN (and MOST Women *wink*) .. and if naps aren't taken and they refuse to go down... we should be scared... VERY scared *LOL*... Dawn... The Bohemian  

No matter what the costume on Halloween, the big scare comes moments post candy consumption! - Author Unknown (But I'm betting they had Kids or Grandkids! LOL)

Happy Halloween & Have A Spooktacular Evening






















We stand ready... all of us here at the Spooky old Homestead... as Halloween Eve quickly approaches... did we wait until then to break out into costume a mere one time... or a mere one costume?  No way!!!  Did we wait to Party just on the Eve of All Hallows Eve and indulge?  No way!!!  We build up to this Night with eager anticipation, with Parties, Crawls, decorating, dressing up in an array of fun garb, and guilty indulgences that will keep us on a sugar high well into the next Holiday Season.  We call upon fellow Gypsies and Bohemians to join us in the celebrations... if you're in for a good time, join us... and for the rest... we'll get you my Pretties! *He He He* And even if you are inclined to wait for the big Night... Happy Halloween from all of us and have a Spooktacular Evening... Dawn... The Bohemian

When you cannot make up your mind which of two evenly balanced courses of action you should take - choose the bolder. - William Joseph Slim

Reality is an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. - Albert Einstein

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Velvet Pumpkins And Rosette Bling






















This Holiday Season my fav decor and accessory has definitely been the Velvet Pumpkins and blinged out Rosettes.   Carol over at "Cottage Garden I and II" had a collection of both that I'd been lusting after and I finally rounded out my Seasonal purchases ending up with two sets of Quads... in Velvet Pumpkins and Rosettes.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them and spent the rest of the afternoon playing with arranging them into Holiday vignettes and tricking out the Velvet Pumpkins with their own Bohemian bling.  I'm such a big kid when I acquire new goodies, aren't you?  I can't wait to get Home and play with them and personalize each piece... yeah, I hardly ever leave things "As Is", I've almost always got to put my own touch and spin on what I buy, I just can't resist... for me more is hardly ever enough! *Smiles*  I know the Rosettes will soon be adorning Bags, Clothing, Lampshades and Hair... but they look rather nice tucked into Autumn decor as well... so versatile and fun.  Rosette making will be yet another Art Project the Grandkids and I plan to do in order to use every scrap of Vintage Lace, Fabric and Trim left over from my other Art... and naturally we'll utilize Gramma's vast collection of Bohemian Bling to give them that touch of elegant Gypsy Chic pizzaz we adore.  And the Velvet Pumpkin Patch, well, that looks so elemental in my style of decorating that they will probably remain on display all year, being dressed up and adorned with a variety of Bohemian Jewels... just like Me... Dawn... The Bohemian


To the creative the impossible is nothing more than the yet untried.


Most of us are content to wait until we are inspired before starting.  Others start in the knowledge that action will always generate inspiration.


- Quotes from "A Thousand Paths to Creativity" by David Baird

A Day At The State Fair + Art = Bliss



Believe it or not this is a Quilt! (In Photo Above)









I love Carnivals and Fairs don't you?  Everything is so colorful, fun, festive and full of fantasy.  Sure we go to have Family fun... and eat Indian Fry Bread *wink*... but most of all we enjoy the exhibits... the Art exhibits particularly.   As a Family of creative free Spirits we derive as much Joy from strolling the Art, Photography, Cake Decorating and Craft exhibits as we do in seeing the Animal exhibits, playing Games on the Midway, riding the rides, attending the Concerts or exploring the various Booths full of goodies being hawked.


We thoroughly enjoy deciding upon and picking our individual favorites of decorated cakes, hand crafted Quilts, Photography, Paintings and various Art Forms in each exhibit... there is always so much amazing talent being displayed... often by amateurs who don't even do this as a living, but easily could given their creativity, Gifting and skill.  I'm sharing just a sampling of the chosen favs of this year's State Fair Art... and sharing my Indian Fry Bread, which is an Art form of a different kind and simply a must-have at any Southwestern Event IMO... okay so I couldn't resist taking a couple of big bites before I photographed it, I'm only human. *Smiles*  The Man and Grand-Daughter greet you from the Midway and yeah, we came home with a few kitschy State Fair Treasures of no real monetary value... but the sentimental value and memories, well, those are just priceless... Dawn... The Bohemian


We do not see the World as it is, we see it as we are.

The World's most creative minds will always survive bad training.  Many will survive despite having no training at all.

- Quotes from "A Thousand Paths To Creativity" by David Baird
A life touched by God always ends in touching others. - Erwin McManus

I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. - Og Mandino (1923-1996)

For creativity to flourish one should try to look at everything as though it were being seen for the first or the last time. - Quote from "A Thousand Paths To Creativity" by David Baird

Is what I'm about to say an improvement on silence? ~ Galen Pearl