Monday, October 26, 2009

More Pumpkins

This is your brain on Halloween overload, this is your Pumpkin on Crack!

Could you just imagine the look on Linus's face if he saw this Great Pumpkin cresting over the field......
He'd gone face down in the dirt, strangling himself with his own blanket trying to make a get away. Now there's a Charlie Brown cartoon I could get on board with! Those toons always gave me a glazed over, bored to tears look on my face. I don't care how classic they are, those kids desperately needed to get off the Prozac and on some sugar!

I picked this guy up in a ceramic shop about 7 years ago, I laughed so hard when I saw him on the shelf. He was just so in your face about the so called scariness of Halloween. It took me only a few hours to paint him up. I'm extremely proud of how he turned out. I brake him out every year and put on the front desk at work, he brings out a smile in everyone that walks by.

Grin, it makes people wonder what you're up to!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Punkin Week - Tuesday

Punkins, Arizona Style...

Ceramic globes of burnt orange for your yard, what a waste. When you're a town that has Aliens, how do meer pumpkins top that? If you can't get ET to sit on your porch, apparently these are the next best thing.
But I agree with Don, pumpkins should not be this perfect. Where's the fun in that! Make'em goofy, huge, colorful and a reflection of your crazy, creative, self!
No pumpkin seeds either, how depressing...

Monday, October 19, 2009

Inspire Me Mondays #9 - Business Ventures

Aliens don't exactly inspire me as much as the fact that someone had the balls to set up this business venture in the first place. Apparently aliens have been seen in and around the Red Rocks of Sedona, AZ for eons. Must be all that Vortex Energy! But some witty soul saw the need for a service to promote (and exploit, some say) the Alien Visitations. People constantly asking where they have been seen, have they ever landed, where might we spot them? Ask and ye shall receive! So was born the 'Ye Olde UFO Store'. Where you can buy all things aliens, hear stories and even set yourself up for a UFO Sighting Adventure, combing the desert at night with your guide looking for ETs or visiting 'UFO Hot Spots'. Their website is loaded with photos of swirling orbs captured on film! There's a lot, and I mean a lot of energy and unseen beings in Sedona among the Red Rocks, thousands of years of inhabitants will leave a mark on land like that, I don't feel that they are all alien, might want to take a Medium with you just so you know who you're hanging out with tho.
This shop inspires you to do something new, to venture out there, to take a walk to the Twilight Zone (no vampires here, just Greys). This place challenges you to open your mind to the possibly that you are not the only living, breathing, moving being in the Universe. I myself have always believed that 'we are not alone'. I'm not that arrogant, but alas, some are. So if the 'Ye Olde UFO Store' can get your curiosity going, make you think outside the 'box', then this was a business venture well conceived. The owners 'believe' and are more than happy to help you expand your Universe.
Take a hike into the desert in the dead of night, with the guide who looks mysteriously like Fox Mulder, your camera ready, your eyes wide open and at the end of the trail you just might see ET phoning home or Area 51 for back up!
If you you have an ET story of your own, I'd like to hear it.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Inspire Me Mondays #8 - Cactus

Saguaro Cactus (above)
Prickly Pear Cactus (above)

Agave Cactus and Prickly Pear (above)

Agave (fat green one), Teddy Bear Cholla (fuzzy white) and Buckhorn Cholla (yellow flowers)
Beautiful, supple plumpness, soft to the eye, flowing with color, textures to die for!
But beware the just might get hurt! As a matter of fact, it's guaranteed!
Sound like something familiar? These simple little sun sucking planets could be a wonderful metaphor for say; People? Life? Love? Spirituality? (what's your metaphor?)
Beauty and the Beast all rolled into one.
But then again, what's life without a little prick once in awhile?
Open yourself up to Beauty and the Beast.
Let the Cactus of Arizona inspire you to get pricked, you just might enjoy it!
Finding a new dimension to yourself in the process. Don't worry about the blood, consider it a badge of honor.