It is my deep, dark pleasure to announce the annual Online Hallowe'en Artists' Studio Tour! This is my "treat" to you all, a special way to celebrate my favorite season, share some exceptional art by artists I personally admire and raise money for animal charities. With this blog, I hope to keep you up-to-date with proceedings and progress as we approach the yearly "launch" on October 1st!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Elora is awesome!

Yesterday we travelled to Elora, ON, to pick up my sister's commissioned pendant from artist Carla Drimmie.  Imagine my joy at hearing that Carla loves bats and is very sorry to personally witness their decline in her area, as she used to have lots of bats swooping and zig-zagging over her property...  So I invited her to our tour!  This is the pendant she made for my sister, it reminds me of the infinity symbol, with the world, or perhaps a single soul, hanging in the balance.  She mentioned she would like to make a bat, and if you look on her website at other examples of her work you'll see it embraces fluidity and a very uncluttered grace.  Wow, can you imagine her interpretation of a bat?  I'm VERY excited!  Let's keep our fingers crossed that she'll join us!   Please?!

We also went to the Visitor's Center to take advantage of the upcoming "Monster Month" in October and dropped off a stack of pamphlets and a poster for our Hallowe'en tour.  (The poster is already up!)
  We lunched in the beautiful park alongside the gorge close to "Lover's Leap" and then visited with the Monster Month Queen herself, Julie Denneny.  First we glimpsed the INCREDIBLE new creatures Tim Murton is working on for the Twilight Zoo, and for the new park in Elora he's bringing to life a stunning Unicorn!!!  WHOA!!!!  Tim used to work in Hollywood in set creation... I hope to have an opportunity to see more of his work.  Julie was at her Bed and Breakfast so we enjoyed walking there admiring the stunning, unique houses!  Wiggit Hall is very welcoming (named after her beloved cat) and we enjoyed sitting on the porch and discussing Scare Fair, the cemetery that we'll be putting up and so many other details about this incredible event!  If you're in the area, consider getting involved:  Julie would very much appreciate your extra hands!!!!  Anything Hallowe'en!
  Before heading home we walked around the downtown area a bit (a beautiful place to spend some time, by the way, I highly recommend it) and brought home some delicious almond croissants and other pastries from Pastry & Fine Cakes (135 Metcalfe).  And we still got home in time to feed Willow her dinner!   
Here's a close-up view of one of the beasties from last year's Twilight Zoo. 

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