Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012
Ann and I always try and decorate the stairwell of our building for Halloween and this year we decided to have a go at some origami bats, pumpkins and skulls. I think our neighbours got a bit of a shock when they got up the next morning to discover an army of paper monsters hanging from invisible thread all the way down the stairs. See the below photos.
As well as the origami monsters we also filled a bright orange pumpkin lantern bucket with sweets and left at the bottom step along with a little note inviting our neighbours to help themselves. I also created a set of other colourful card with vampires, witches, mummy's and other creatures for hanging on the doors.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Monday, October 15, 2012
Anyone else see Looper? I thought it was a really interesting film but it was partly spoiled for me by the weird makeup effect to make JGL look more like Bruce Willis. It was pretty effective but knowing what JGL looks like I spent most of my time trying to spot which bits were real and which were fake and wondering if his eyebrows would get a separate credit at the end.
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Thursday, October 04, 2012
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
The talented Jon McNaught has a new book out soon called Dockwood. Its apparently about autumn, a nursing home and a paper round. Having once upon a time had a paper round which included an old folks home I look forward to reading it.
There was a really comfy chair on the second floor of the home on which I would take a five minute warm up and read the comic strips on the back of the papers before setting out for the last house which had a large and rather angry dog. I wonder if Jon's book will touch upon such wonders.