This painting illustrates a typical Hallow'een celebration here at home-using more than a little exaggeration here and there. A celtic flavor prevails, providing a link to the origins of this ancient celebration.
Hallow'een these days is a far cry from past images of black cats riding on Witches broomsticks across the moon. From the Modern Cat's point of view the occasion lends a chance to exercise their imaginations, and join in the exciting atmosphere, in fact, to considerably increase the quality of enjoyment their families are creating.
In our family there are always plenty of cats around to enhance the scene. Being so closely tuned in to affaires of the Supernatural, and things extraordinaire, cats probably have a far greater understanding and knowledge of the occasion than we do. Watch out for hairs rising in a ridge along their spines, or bristling tails for seemingly no reason at all, or staring wide eyed at something just over your shoulder. They probably think you enjoy being spooked!
This painting illustrates a typical Hallow'een celebration here at home-using more than a little exaggeration here and there.
Last Hallow'een I received a phone call early evening from my young family, urging me to check my computer at once, to view the 3 images of the carved pumpkins they had just completed, and judge them in order of merit.
I never like judging art work, I said,
Somebody is always bound to go home in tears!
No, go on they said,
it's very important! This was now beginning to be exciting.
I checked the attachments on their E-mail. There they were. Three equally well carved pumpkins grinning grotesquely at me from the screen, in the most challenging manner. Terrifying! After careful consideration, I managed to guess correctly the artists for each one. I could sense the excitement coming over, and felt part of the scene myself. I have illustrated their pumpkins in a row for you to judge yourselves. Guess which Jack o' Lantern gained my first prize? Which would you have picked? Not a lot to choose between them really!
Guest appearances are from Peso and Tic-tac, the Saga cars, making their debut dunking Apples rather enthusiastically, and Fiona's Toad, disguised here as a frog for security reasons, holding a Rowan berry to help protect himself from the presence of possible mischievous spirits.
A celtic flavor prevails, providing a link to the origins of this ancient celebration.
We always make sure our cats are in early on the night - just in case!