Happy Halloween!

Hey all!

Just popping in to wish you a Happy Halloween…

As is my tradition (um, starting today), I’m going with the something cute

and something scary Halloween greeting

Although I imagine seeing my post in your inbox probably startled you.

But had to be done, because I miss you guys!

Anyway here’s something cute

happy-halloween-ghost-dragon-coleen-patrick

Pencil, ink, gouache, digital color, and English breakfast tea (for me, not the art) 

Okay

now brace yourself

next up, something super chilling

a practical crime scene on my sliding glass door this month

spider-fly-macro-coleen-patrick

Nikon camera, 18-55 mm lens, and a rapid, and possibly a bit skippy, heartbeat

Yeah.

The circle of life

(wrapped around a fly).

I can’t sugar coat that for you

unless you show up at my door tonight in costume

(but only tonight)

So just in case here’s something to distract and soothe you

coleen-patrick-fall-leaves-illustration-2

Hopefully I’ve calmed you enough to share in the comments your favorite Halloween costume.

Here’s a witchy throwback (way back) of a costumed me.

witch coleen patrick

Happy Monday!

Happy Halloween from the Dolls in My Attic

In general, I’m not afraid of dolls.

But they do have the potential to be super creepy.

scary stuff the doll

I loved (but also kinda hated) this book in middle school.

And a recent trip to the flea market reminded me that I wouldn’t want to spend the night in a flea market.

creepy doll flea market

She’s for sale! I dare you to take her home.

antique doll

Now she looks sweet.

Still not having a slumber party here though.

Happy doll flea market

Sure she’s smiling but all I can hear is a line from the Twilight Zone episode, Living Doll.

“My Name is Talky Tina, and you’d better be nice to me.”

scary doll head flea market

Nope.

doll selfie

A doll selfie. 

She was in my attic.

Apparently I have unknowingly been sleeping in a house full of dolls.

aging doll atticNot so scary. She’s tiny and I could outrun her.

Especially because she’d probably have to stop to pick up her hat.

And her hair. 

creepy dolls attic

But they’ve got their eyes on me.

old doll grandma attic

So I’ll sleep with one eye open,

probably wondering where her other arm went…

but mostly trying not to imagine it stuck in a giant spider web.

If dolls don’t make you shudder, what creeps you out? I’d love to know! 

Happy Halloween!

xo