Halloween Sketchbook

Halloween Sketchbook and Way-Out Wednesday: My Favorite Vulture, the new TV show!

Just kidding.

Black Vulture, © 2015 Liz Vitale

Black Vulture, © 2015 Liz Vitale

In actuality, I rescued a black vulture this past week;it seemed to be injured and was hanging around my mom’s place. I fed it dog food for a few days and then got in contact with AWARE, and Uncle Steve and I transported it to the facility.

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Halloween Sketchbook: Potions by Liz–Star Pal Potion!

Star Pal Potion,© 2015 Liz Vitale

Star Pal Potion,© 2015 Liz Vitale

Wouldn’t it be fun, just for a little while, if your favorite celebrity could be your best pal ever? I’d use it on Tom Petty and Mike Campbell and we could go guitar shopping and eat some great southern comfort food.

Halloween Sketchbook: Witch’s Night Out!

witch's night  6_28 _ 2015

Witch’s Night Out was one of those specials that came out in the 70’s that I remember fondly but didn’t get to see too much. Watching it now, I can see how it would hardly hold today’s attention spans but a minute; but it’s still fun to go back and have a look. Here is a link to view it if you’re curious.

Halloween Sketchbook: Spare Ribs!

Spare Ribs, © 2015 Liz Vitale

Spare Ribs, © 2015 Liz Vitale

When I was in high school,I was not in the band, but I was friends with band members and someone convinced me I should help with their Trail of Terror fundraiser during Halloween on year. I did and loved it, and I participated every year until we graduated.
One year I had a particularly ambitious project to make a ghost horse that I would strap onto my body and ride, with false legs hanging over the sides. Named Spare Ribs, the horse was made of a cardboard box for his body and I sculpted a foam head and covered him with I think about 2 miles worth of shredded sheet pieces. In the end, since I was dressed as a sort of ghoul anyway,I didn’t need the legs..Spare RIbs and I ended up being sort of an enormous shredded-looking ghostly blob out in the woods in the darkness, and that worked pretty well. 🙂

Halloween Sketchbook: Pumpkinhead Costume!

This is dedicated to all my costuming pals out there. Ever have this happen?

Pumpkinhead,© 2015 Liz Vitale

Pumpkinhead,© 2015 Liz Vitale

I don’t do much costuming anymore; the expense and effort just became a little more than I wanted to deal with, although I still enjoy the vibe very much from my fellow participants. Nowadays, I usually make a puppet instead of a costume.