When things are quiet on this little corner of the Interwebs, you can bet things are feisty behind the scenes. Now that the madness of Halloween is past, I am focusing on my next endeavor: The Lindbergh Holiday Boutique, which is this Saturday. Holy Hot Glue Sticks, Batman, that’s only six days away! I am furiously crafting and making a huge mess not only in my basement, but also in the dining room. I’m leaving a trail of paper crumbs, glitter, and Mod Podge everywhere I go. I’ve got jewelry, robots, mandalas, notecards, magnets, and coasters, all lined up and waiting for their finishing touches. I’m printing out free mandala coloring pages for the kids. I’m taking stock of what I’ve got and filling in the holes. All in all, I’m excited about this show–my first (if you don’t count the TechShop Detroit grand opening, although I don’t know why you wouldn’t). I guess it’s safe to say this is my second show. I’m looking forward to it and hoping to see my local friends there.
Beaded bracelets for $5.00 each!
Ceramic robot and mandala coasters for $5.00 each!
Sets of Tattooed Elephant notecards, 4 to a pack, for $5.99 each!
But that’s not all, folks. As usual, you can go to my Etsy page and see what other things I’ll be offering.
Speaking of Halloween, it couldn’t have been any better. We had the Incredible Hulk pumped up, as usual, and a 3-pumpkin jack-o-lantern carved to look like a spider. The littlest Peacock dressed up as the reluctant hero Rorschach from The Watchmen, and we passed out at least 400 pieces of candy to the various superheroes and bloody-faced kids who stopped by our abode. As always, it was a heartwarming example of community in action.
The artistry of Halloween is self-evident. It’s the holiday that rewards imagination. In this ‘hood, lots of neighbors put on displays of such imagination that it is clear they were meant to be Hollywood set designers.
A guy made rocket costumes for his twin boys, who were about five years old. Awesome! Another guy made Lego minifig costumes for his kids. A bunch of teenage girls came dressed as different color Crayola crayons. My favorite was a teenage girl down the street who dressed as the most faithful version of Edward Scissorhands I’ve ever seen. One pre-teen boy was Slenderman, complete with a white morph suit and a 3-piece suit over it. Thankfully, he’s tall and skinny.
It was a lot to take in, but take it in we did. And when it was all over and we packed it in for the evening, even the Hulk was exhausted:
Someday soon, when the madness subsides (or at least when I pummel it into submission), I swear I will get to work on my Andy Warhol piece. Because I love me some Warhol, and I know you do, too.