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DIY PAINTED PUMPKINS. ADD A LITTLE FLARE TO YOUR HALLOWEEN DECOR!

This was found at www.alisaburke.blogspot.com .  Here's something a little different.  For those of you who would like something other than the regular orange pumpking.  Make them in your own decorator colors.  Have fun......Make something!














Living in Southern California it is a challenge for me to get into the spirit of traditional fall decor. Though it is raining today, typically this time of year is beautiful- like hang out at the beach beautiful! So when it comes to October/Halloween decor I like to create things that actually feel more summery and will go with the airy cottage feel of our home. I decided that this year I would create pretty little pumpkins in pastel colors full of detail and design.















I started with a a few pumpkins in different shapes and sizes.















I painted the pumpkins with white acrylic paint
















and let dry.














I then added another coat of paint in very light pastel colors.













FYI- One of my FAVORITE supplies these days is Tulip's dimensional paint. It can b…

15 FACTS ABOUT HALLOWEEN INFOGRAPHIC!

BLACK CATS-MYTHS AND FACTS!!

Black cats have been the subject of much fear and superstition for centuries. Depending on the part of the world you lived in, and the time in history in which you lived, they could be associated with evil, demons, illness, prosperity, luck....even a storm at sea. Superstitions about these cats still remain, and unfortunately they sometimes become the objects of fear.
    The color black was ( and still is, to an extent) associated with mystery, darkness and evil. Cats that were totally or mainly black were therefore often associated with witches. As a result, many a poor woman was burnt at the stake or drowned in the local river in the Middle Ages in Britain, and her pet cat was often burned or drowned along with her.













    Some people believed these cats were demons, or a form of the devil, in disguise, so the woman who owned the cat must therefore be a witch. Others believed that the cats aided witches in performing black magic. Some thought they were actually witches i…

BURNING MAN FROM THE BLACK ROCK DESSERT IN NEVADA!!

    Burning Man is a week-long annual event held in the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada, in the United States. The event starts on the Monday before, and ends on the day of, the American Labor Day holiday (August 29 to September 4, 2011). It takes its name from the ritual burning of a large wooden effigy on Saturday evening. The event is described by many participants as an experiment in community, radical self-expression, and radical self-reliance.
    Burning Man is organized by Black Rock City, LLC. In 2010, 51,515 people attended Burning Man. 2011 attendance was capped at 50,000 participants and the event sold out on July 24th. A smaller event known as the Smoke Creek Gathering has been opened to the public nearby to give the thousands of lucky people a place to participate.



HISTORY


1986 to 1989

    The annual event now known as Burning Man began as a bonfire ritual on the summer solstice in 1986 when Larry Harvey, Jerry James, and a few friends met on Baker Beach in San Fr…