Boo!

This Halloween is a busy one–my family is visiting because my niece is graduating from a nearby tech academy, my husband is getting ready to deploy for the third time, and I am preparing to spend the weekend at Austin Wizard World.

Thankfully, in the midst of everything, I was able to put Myla’s James costume from Pokemon’s Team Rocket together.  Since I’ll be at the convention on Halloween, I tried to take Myla to our small town’s  safe community trick-or-treat event, and had one of the WORST nights ever. Thanks to rain and overcrowding and traffic and LONG LINES OUTSIDE in the cold rain, we had an terribly, horrible, no-good very bad time.  And we didn’t even get to go in!  After waiting FAR too long, Myla finally made the call, shivering and miserable:  “Mom, I just want to go HOME.”  I was happy to oblige, poor kid.

12063754_928945067180517_3998032411603299575_nWe’re supposed to have bad rains here in Central Texas again this weekend, so who knows if she’ll be able to even trick or treat with her Dad on Halloween night?!?  This week, there’s supposed to be a school Halloween party, so I’m hoping that’ll be better…

In any case, I’m pretty darn sure she’ll be able to get some costume time and trick-or-treating in at Austin Wizard World this weekend!!

ComeSeeUS_AUSTIN_250x250Friday, I’ll most likely be solo at my corner booth in Artist’s Alley near the celebrity signing area, but Saturday, I’m pretty sure they have a fun Halloween day set up for the kids.  Apparently, they’ll have a list of booths to “trick or treat” at for free things, stickers, art, and candy.  Along with regular comic con awesomeness!

I’ll be selling our Dream Creepers…

introOur Creeper Guardians necklaces & pins…

happy necklacessAlong with some cool little pins…

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FullSizeRender-1Some weird little Creeper-bats…

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FullSizeRender-4And these odd little resin figures (if I get them finished in time)…

FullSizeRenderAnd I’m crossing my fingers, wishing and hoping, crossing my T’s and dotting my I’s in the hopes that all goes well and Myla and I can meet Carroll Spinney on Saturday.  They don’t always let you, but I’d love to be able to give him a copy of the book we made.  Myla even signed one especially for him…

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Anyway, that’s our Halloween weekend, in a nutshell.   If you’re near us, come give us a hello on Friday or Saturday!!!  I’d love to see you & say hello!

5 responses

  1. Myla’s costume turned out fabulously! I am sorry your evening out was a wash out though. Have a blast at Comic Con. I imagine such an event must be funkier than usual at Halloween. I LOVE those bats you have made. I bet those sell like hot cakes.

  2. Hello! I saw your blog in “What Inspires Us To Blog?” article in WordPress News and decided to give it a look. I was amazed with the great crafts you made here, they are beautiful! Hope your booth in Austin Wizard World do well 🙂

  3. Do let us know if you were able to meet Carroll! He’s such a rad guy, I bet he would/did love your book!

  4. Your Dream Creepers are so awesome!!

    Would you ever consider writing a tutorial on resin casting? I make little clay sculptures, and while I do like them to be one of a kind, I would love to know how to reproduce them!! I used jewelry resin to cast a bead for an old drawer pull once-but my expertise stops there!! Your Dream Creepers are so awesome!!

    1. Hi there! Thank you–I actually did a post on my wonky experiments once: https://busymockingbird.com/2014/07/31/playing-with-mermaids/ Although practice helps improve things! It’s a bit of (expensive) trial and error, but once you get the hang of it, it’s so much fun!

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