Monday, November 17, 2014

Halloween in Eureka Springs

Holy Cow!! has it really been 2 months?  I do not know where the time went.... it's true... time flies when you're having fun.  The autumn has been so glorious here that we just couldn't sit in the house, we went for rides every day. And up until the last few days the weather has been so nice.

First of all I did a tiny bit of claying. I signed up for a one on one swap that had a "flower" theme.  I  discovered I don't do a lot with flowers, at least not normal flowers.

First I made these canes

Then I made a matching necklace and earring set, seen here.... along with the required twinchie. I had to wait until they reached my swap partner in Greece before I could show them to you.

Close up of the twinchie, I liked it a lot.

So I made a bigger art piece along the same lines. I plan to use it on a journal cover or wall art backed with a mirror.

And I made a few beads embellished with wire.

Now that its gotten colder I will be staying in more and hope to make more wall art pieces.... of course we have to do the holidays first!!

Speaking of holidays, Halloween in Eureka Springs is a sight to behold, really, it is so much fun. You should all come here next year, you will have a ball.  Even the adults dress in costume, Carol & I doing it next year, yes indeedy, the guys too, they just don't know it yet. And we hope to entice family members to join us too.

 The town is filled to the brim, folks come from all over to go trick or treating.   All the fun is up on the hill by the Crescent Hotel and goes down Prospect Street, then on to White Street and around past the Witch's house. Yes there is a Witch's house, I forget to take a photo but I will, there is an actual house shaped like a witch's hat.  I took these photos with my phone, it was dark and they aren't very good but you will get the idea.

This was the first person we met... she was very sweet but informed us she is not in costume, just her normal clothes.

This guy is either Father Time or Moses, you be the judge.

Here is a family of trick or treaters.
 Another family having fun

See the happy smiles.  Candy will do that to you, always makes me smile!

Here is a daddy with a bunny tail

Close up of the daddy bunny holding his little lady bug.

Cowboy and his Zombie side kick

Not sure who this guy is but he has a great smile.....

And here is the lovely bride, isn't she a beauty?

Swamp man, I love this costume!

The Walking Dead, pretty cool!!

The Big Bad Wolf!! Scary!!  The 3 pigs got away before I could get their photo

A big box of Whoppers, yum!!

Most of the houses were decorated,I mean really decorated, here are a few.  Again not good photos, next year I will go armed with my camera.

There were many many more  .... you get the idea, it was FUN!!

The next day was the Zombie Parade.  I will show you photos tomorrow.

Thats it for today, thanks for stopping by.


  1. BJ, I love that necklace. The colors are so vibrant. Sounds like you are having a good time down there.

    1. Thanks Bonnie. I am having a great time, you would too. This is your kind of town! Come on down!!

  2. Definitely a fun town, BJ :) Love the Hallowe'en colours in your pieces :)