Saturday, October 17, 2009

A Fanciful Celebration!

It's time ...

for a fanciful Halloween celebration!

Won't you please come in?

It's so lovely to have company again ...

... it's been terribly quiet around here lately.

Oh, yes, just let me tidy up ... it seems I've made a bit of a mess here.

Oh ... him? Thank you ever so much for asking, but he's ... gone.

He broke my heart, you see ...

... so I broke his.

It was an accident, of course. Quite tragic, really. You understand, don't you? Yes ... I knew you would.

My, you're really quite charming. And, if you don't mind me saying, now that I look closer, you're very attractive as well! Perhaps we should get to know each other better? May I give you a flower?

To be honest, I like you a great deal ...

In fact, I think ...





... to death.

TAROT Reading!

I'll be giving a tarot reading to one of my readers. Just leave a comment asking to be entered in the drawing. On October 24th, I'll be drawing a name at random. The tarot reading is genuine and in-depth. I've usually found them to be scarily accurate. I'll do your reading by email and up to three questions can be asked. A reading can sometimes be more productive if the winner supplies a birth date, even more so with a time and place.

Scavenger Hunt! Find the keys!

I've hidden five keys somewhere on my blog, in my etsy shop, or elsewhere. Find the five keys, and the words on them, and you could win a signed print of your choice from my etsy shop. I'll be choosing from the entries at random. Please send your words in an email to ... Winner will be chosen on October 24th.

A Recipe!

Pumpkin Ice Cream
(a raw vegan recipe from my other blog
Raw on $10 a day (or Less!)

1 cup raw pumpkin chunks ($.10)
4 bananas ($.45)
1 cup nut milk ($.40)
1 cup carrot juice ($.10)
1 in piece ginger, peeled
2 tbsp raw honey ($.30)
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice ($.05)
1/2 tsp cinnamon ($.02)

Plan to make this at least a few hours ahead of time. Juice 3-4 carrots, plus piece of ginger, to make about 1 cup liquid. Add the carrot/ginger juice and pumpkin chunks to a blender and puree until smooth. Add bananas, nut milk, spices and honey. Puree until smooth. Process in an ice cream maker and then store in freezer, or pour into bowl and place in freezer, stirring every 20 minutes or so until firm.
Optional: to make a nice soft serve style ice cream (or a very thick shake), or to make the process go more quickly in the freezer, start with frozen bananas and frozen pumpkin.

nutritional information (per serving):

calories: 363
fat: 4 gr
carbs: 80 gr
protein: 3 gr

Miniscule - Halloween Paranoid from Bluebird on Vimeo.

Thank you for visiting! While you're here, take a minute to look over the party list (it's on the left!) and drop in on the other participants.


Chrisy said...

So pleased I dropped by to help you clean up...what's that?! me to death....aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh......
ps Thank you for your hospitality! Please drop by to my place for more treats!

Designs By CK said...

Hi there!

Happy Hallowe'en and great party post!!!

SpOOky Best,
Chris (-:

Kelly said...

What a wonderful post! I really loved that white pumpkin with the clock!

I have admired your artwork before on Etsy!

Happy Halloween! Kelly

Pixie said...

Hope you're having a great Halloween Party. I'm enjoying visiting with everyone. You're is reaaaally spooky! lol

the muse said...

awesome Lisa, i am always amazed at your creativity and that quirky little darkness that shows through, perfect for Halloween! Love, vicki

michelleK said...

Haunting and creepy post!!!

Happy halloween Party*


Princess Crystal said...

Ooo what fun! Happy Halloween! And thank you very much for the invitation.

I would love to be included in your drawing ^.^

Hope to see you in my wonderland...

KathrynAntyr said...

What a fun party post there is so much here to enjoy. As you make the rounds, I hope you have a moment to fly on over to my party at

Have a lovely weekend of making spooky connections!

Junie Moon said...

My goodness, pumpkin clocks, recipes, free tarot reading giveaway, and other fun things -- what a great party! Thank you for inviting us.

Sandi Van Winkle said...

Great story! Thanks for inviting us. Would love the reading. See what my friends are up to this Halloween.

Hauntingly Yours,

Autumn said...

You look stunning! And I certainly understand how those accidents could happen... I'd like to do the same myself. Muhuhahahaha! Enjoy the festivities today!
~ Autumn Clark

Hollie Haradon said...

I love your story. Great photos!!! The clock pumpkin is a fantastic idea!!!

laterg8r said...

what a great post - love all those pics, esp the bloody hands :D

Anonymous said...

Hello. This post is very vibrant and beautiful... I love your words and photos about being heartbroken... perfectly dark and morbid. Very imaginative and well-crafted. :)

mermaiden said...

oh my, how macabre. delightfully so. your photos are really grand, creepy beauty at its finest!

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

What a great party! Thanks for sharing and inviting us all here on this wonderful Blog Event! You have a fantastic BLOG! Happy Halloween and Happy Fall!

kate hutcheson said...

What a super party! I'm very impressed, and I love the spooky story... wonderful job!

Maggi said...


What a spooky story and fabulous pictures! Thank you for a hauntingly good party!

I'm visiting from Beyond to celebrate the spookiest Halloween blog party ever! I hope you are having a fang-tastic time today! You are cordially invited to share in the celebration at my party HERE. I do hope you'll stop by!

Have a spook-tacular day!

Krissy said...

I'd love to be entered into the drawing!
And thank you for the pumpkin ice cream recipe! Finally an ice cream I'm not allergic to!!

Tammy said...

Yikes! So scary! Love the images! Great party! Come see my party and giveaway, too.

Anonymous said...

Happy Halloween Party to you! :)

The Josie Baggley Company said...

Greetings Deary! from ancient Ireland where the Banshees comb their long grey hair in the hope they'll be invited to a Hallowe'en Party like THISSuch Great pics.I love the pumkin with the timepiece on.

WUGS (Witchy Hugs) & a wish...'May Magic Forever Soar Within Your Little Heart''

Must Fly Deary!


Laume said...

You're too funny! A little creepy... but funny! And that might possibly be the cutest Halloween video ever - now I'm worried about the little bug getting all that stuff off him.
I'd love a chance at the Tarot reading, thanks.
And now I'm off to see your vegan blog - that ice cream looks great - high in calories! What size serving is that? But great.

Deborah said...

LOVE love LOVE the pumpkin clock! Brilliant. Now you know that you expect your best friend to tell you when you have parsley stuck in your teeth...well, you've got a little blood on your hands....Do stop by and party with Alice and Dead Bob, if you dare! **kisskiss** Deborah

Anonymous said...

All of your paintings are just beautiful!

Suzy said...

Can not get over the clockin-
Clock pumpkin! and spooky you!
Awesome thank you!

Whimsical Creations said...

Glad to see you cleaned up a bit. Thank you for having me. Happy Halloween!

Janine said...

Cool party post.You posted so great photos and thaks for the pumpkin- ice-cream recipe.
Enjoy the Halloween-party and feel invited to visit me on
There you find a pumpkin- soup- recipe

Amisha said...

Very spooky!

Julie said...

Love this whole post! Beautiful pictures and the story gave me a bit of chill.

I would absolutely enjoy a Tarot reading! I'm a fan of Oracle cards, so it's nice to change it up with Tarot. I don't do it often, though.

Your work is truly beautiful.


Annabelle said...

Scary monsters super creeps....that’s you!.....hehehehe....Just kidding luv the post! Just saw “Stepfather” tonight and wow...too realistic...that’s the kind of stuff that really spooks me!!!! Yours did too!
Would luv a tarot reading.

Happy Hauntings and a Happy Halloween too!
A Witch called Annabelle >^..^<

The Decorated House said...

Aaaaahhhhhh.... that was scary!
Happy you joined in the party.
Stop by and visit.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

That clock pumpkin is one of my favorite things I've seen all day! Have a Happy Halloween and a magical weekend! Twyla

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

EEEEEK That was spooky! Blessings dear!

Rhonda Roo said...

WOW so many interesting things here..Vegan on 10 a day or less, gets bookmarked right away! And your eerie story, slightly comical but oh so fitting! Now I'll need to go look for keys too...:-)
Happy Haunting!

Karin said...

Oh my, you looked so sad. A bit scary, but sad. I do want to comfort you, but I'm not sure I dare :-D Anyway, thanks for inviting me over for your halloween party. The recipes sound delicious! Happy Halloween! said...

Hahahaaaaaaaa! You broke his heart back, oh yes, just an accident ;)

I love it, spooky magical fabulous! You look like a movie star from the black and white screen ;)

Bwahahahaaaaaaaaa!~ Thank you for being a delightful part of the festivites!!

Torie Jayne said...

Hi, Great Halloween post! Wonderful Halloween decorations! Loving the white pumpkin! Happy Halloween to you!

Julie Ranae said...

FINALLY fell asleep at someone's party last back to make rounds again today...

Thank you for the glad you left the decorations up for me!

Please stop by and see my creative offerings for the party...they're still up, too!

Shell said...

A truly spooky tale.

Chickenbells said...

What a wonderful party...although I am sorry you've gotten your heart broken! I know how that feels. Happy Halloween!!

slommler said...

Glad I flew in. Just a little bit late. Love the tale...quite enchanting.
Stop by mine

nollyposh said...

Too cOOL! Please include ME in the draw for the tarot card reading <3
But 'scuse me while i look around for my KEYS (i just know i left them around here somewhere!) and then i'm off to check out all those other spOOky types (On my broom of course!) X;-) Weeeeeeeeeee!

Anonymous said...

Hahaha! Eerie and - oh dear do I ever know what a broken heart feels like and to have it ripped from your chest and dashed to the ground. I'm still recovering.

Your makeup is awesome.
Happy Halloween!

~ Misha/DawaiOser

The Rich Ant said...

excellent post the story was really good a nice touch of darkness for the hallo season and your pics of the pumpkins really warm my heart.

Sarah Knight said...

sublime photos & wonderful story
: )

Brian said...

Pretty Creepy! Reminds me of a photo I took in the cemetery!

Never knew you were so dramatic!


Organic Meatbag said...

wow, cool pictures!

Lydia said...

Yummy looking recipe!!!