Posts Tagged "Halloween"

Halloween Peaks Island style

Posted by on Nov 2, 2012 in illustration, Peaks Island | 0 comments

Halloween Peaks Island style

I’ve been getting into an eery mood watching my middle school crush. Sketched this from an episode of The Best of Dark Shadows. Despite the vintage production values, the show remains creepy as ever. Only two pumpkins survived the warm, wet weather in order to be carved. Our trick or treater scopes out the moonrise before setting out. We stopped in at the Gem Gallery early on. It’s a tradition to see what Witch Kristen has to offer. After avoiding the haunted house at the Lions Club, but scoring an apple, we were drawn to our final destination, best saved for last: the Nash...

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sacred and profane

Posted by on Nov 7, 2011 in illustration, maine magazine, Sketchbook Project | 2 comments

Should anyone think island living is without it’s adventures, here are recent happenings on Peaks that have shined with mystery and magic. This lovely installation by Alicia Eggert was part of the recent Sacred & Profane event, an annual art celebration within the tunnels of Battery Steele on Peaks Island, around the harvest full moon. The Peaks Island Land Preserve graciously allows the property to be taken over by pagan howlings that echo into the depths, which were about 4 inches deep with fresh rain. The above neon piece flickered, with the word “on” going off...

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dark shadows

Posted by on Oct 30, 2009 in illustration | 0 comments

Ah, the crunchy leaf piles, the fragrance of woodsmoke, and eerie scratchings on windowpanes from gnarly branches. I so love this time of year. It’s also a blast to be part of a new show at the Gem Gallery, signage above. I was addicted to this show back in the 70′s, trotting off the school bus, opening a bottle of Tab, and flopping onto the living room couch to become mesmerized by the campy convolutions of Barnabas Collins. My inhouse framer put my recent Zombie Warrior into a crumbling frame while I worked on a new pastel, Big Night. This is a spot near my house, cleared of...

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