My weekends, this time of year especially, are divided between work and play. On Saturday we went to Peddler's Village to check out the annual scarecrow competition and see what Halloween goodies we could find in the shops. If you've never been there, it's a gorgeous little shopping village in Bucks County, PA, near New Hope. This time of year the grounds are decorated with handmade scarecrows and gorgeous flowers. It's one of my favorite places to go shopping (even if I can rarely afford the things I want there).
One of my favorite scarecrows, the Headless Horseman, of course!
Another favorite, created by Pumpkin Rot.
The Grand Carousel is not to be missed! Fully restored in 1998, this 1922 Philadelphia Toboggan Company carousel has forty six hand-carved wood figures, by Master Carver Ed Roth from Long Beach, CA.
This dapple grey with celtic saddlery was by far my favorite. I want a real horse just like this one!
I love the ear placement and expression..
I managed to come home with one awesome raven on a pumpkin repro sculpture.
He'll make a nice addition to my halloween decorations.
And on Sunday I worked. One giraffe halloween painting on a long board.
I love giraffes and have been wanting to paint one for ages.
I also painted this paper mache mask with a Day of the Dead sugar skull design. Zoe likes it so much she's decided I cannot sell it. Guess who's going to have the kid with the weirdest costume in preschool?
Also started a Day of the Dead horse painting on canvas, a Sleepy Hollow Painted Pony, a pumpkin sculpture on a gourd and several Halloween pendants for a local gallery's October show. I love this time of year, never a shortage of fun ideas. Now to find the time to accomplish them all!