Friday, October 30, 2009

Painting my Halloween Costume

Friday, October 30, 2009
Every Halloween, tons of kids come out for candy near the sea shore. Parents stroll the island, plastic red cups (uh huh) and kids in tow.

It's pretty fun to dress in costume and hand out the goods to the goblins . . .

I've done the Cowgirl thang . . . and I've done the Gypsy thang (both TOO easy to come up with considering the state of my funky wardrobe!)

On the lookout for something different, I came across Alisa Burke's tutorial for painting a canvas apron in the Autumn 2009 Somerset Workshop magazine.



I already had a paint spattered apron in the studio . . . so why not?



It was easy to layer more paint on the old spattered rag!





Adding imperfect doodles was a kick (and good to quiet the "inner critic")!





But I LOVED doing graffiti inspired scribbles and journaling all over it!

(It's actually kind of weird how much I'm loving graffiti lately - considering how much I see of it here in L.A.!)





How easy was that .....just add jeans, a denim shirt, a few paint brushes in the pockets and ta da!

An artsy costume, for sure.

Maybe I'll use my painter's palette as a candy tray??

What else? A beret . . . a-la-Picasso?



4 comments:

oldblackcatboo said...

You ARE an original! Ha! Ha!
Happy Halloween!

Lisa said...

Happy Halloween, Tracie! I imagine you will inspire many tonight! (That's in addition to those of us who read your blog! )

Trudi Sissons said...

Fabulous Tracie - I love YOUR "heart" - whenever I see a heart with wings I think of you. Great comment on doing the 'doodling' part and how that frees the IC.

Linda L. said...

Clever girl!