Friday, October 26, 2007

Illustration Friday ~ Trick or Treat




It was hard to choose just one image for today's IF topic. Halloween is such a fun time to create art. It inspired many a collage for me this season. This weekend, however, I will be practicing another art...that of creating my son's Halloween costume. My boys have never been the kind to choose a costume off the rack at WalMart...EVER! So out comes the sewing machine and Mom's imagination sets to work. (I've never been the kind to use a pattern for a Halloween costume...EVER!) Instead of paint and paper, this weekend will be filled with felt and thread and by Sunday evening we'll have the most charming bumblebee on the trick~or~treat circuit. Happy Haunting !!

© Nancy Lefko

22 comments:

Kate said...

Ooooohhhh!!! Nancy, pls take pictures. I LOVE bumblebees!!! Can't wait to see how it turns out. Oh, and nice collage! : )

Josh (musarter) said...

Great collage; great composition, texture and juxapoz elements.

piper said...

this is wonderful.

Ginger*:)* said...

Wonderful Nancy. I like the effect you created with the text and the texture overall. I think also that these two look a little intimidating... those dark coats and all. I would certianly not refuse them a treat.

Good sewing with the costume! Post a photo if you have a chance.

get zapped said...

Splendid collage. I love the mixed media and that cute little pumpkin. Oh, I hope you post pics of the darling costumes!

murphy girl said...

love their outfits and bright orange pumpkin. have fun bumble-bee-ing!

Cathie said...

very nice and soothing colors. they are such serious trick-or-treaters - i like handmade costumes too. have fun!

Mim said...

Hand made costume are the best. How about sending them out as one of your collages?

Random York said...

Your collages are always cool! Thank you for your blog visit! Happy Halloween!

dianeclancy said...

Great collage!

~ Diane Clancy
www.dianeclancy.com/blog

ValGalArt said...

i love it Nancy!

Shani Thomas said...

You do such nice work! Bravo!

Tracy said...

Great collage! Love that jack o' lantern! :)

Holly said...

This quite lovely. I love old fashioned Halloween. The text on the wings is such a nice touch. Very nice work indeed. Cheers!

Jenn.Hogg said...

Nancy, this is a spooky collage! I like how the orange pumpkin "pops" out from the darker background.
My 12 year old daughter threw together a costume for our town Halloween parade (she was a basket of dirty laundry...) and she won 1st place in her grade!
There's nothing better than a little creativity and elbow grease when you want something unique!
Good luck with your bumble bee costume! Please post a picture if you can!

Nicole said...

Nice collage- love the winged ladies. :)

Ursula Shaw said...

Love your collage. Great background!

Lesley Withrow said...

Thanks for the nice comments. I love your trick or treat collage. I like the wings and pumpkin pail you added to the ladies.

Mary said...

Another beautiful peice, I love the composition and colours, so lovely.

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

Really nice collage. Love the contrasting papers... the black one with the white lettering perfectly balances the costumes. And the wings are so cute too.

Debra Cooper said...

Your collage art is just bootiful. You have a great sense of design. I always love to look at old photos when I go to flea markets or antique shops, they're so interesting.

Stephani said...

This is a great collage. I like the way you created their wings and the old photo gives it an even creepier feel!