Sunday, October 25, 2009

Peek-a-Boo at Home...

As the clock struck midnight, I pondered the thought of capturing a few of my Halloween characters in a haunting, night-time glow. The lights were eerily low as I tiptoed around the room with my tripod and camera. I framed each shot as JP experimented with shutter speeds and apertures that often send my right brain into a land of bewilderment... Together, we spent our Saturday night, or perhaps early Sunday morning capturing scenes of Halloween in our home. It was fun, and then I dreamt about snapping photos all night! Here's a Peek-a-Boo for you..... ~ Johanna

Owl-bust
* Here is "Wise ol' Owlexander" from my 2009 collection of Halloween originals. I actually kept a few for myself this year so that I can enjoy their company. This guy rests atop a stack of vintage black candy tins and is the focal point of my Halloween mantel display.

Halloween-Mantel
* A warm, eerie glow casts across the mantel which displays a parade of Halloween delights. Vintage tin party horns gifted to me from treasured friends add a glimpse into Halloween's past and make the perfect companions to my Halloween folk art creations.

Owl-&-horns
* A closer look at my reproduction Towering Owl Vase and his Halloween horn friends....

Bat-&-horns
* And there's my reproduction Towering Bat vase guarding an assortment of vintage horns...

Boo-Cat-Bust
* I kept "Sissy Boo" too... I love the haunting overexposed glow that radiates behind her in this image! Yumminess.....

Shelf-witch
* Across the room, a little witch protects my collection of feathers on my "earth shelf." Here, seashells, collected rocks, feathers and other gifts from nature live harmoniously with my vintage style folk art and other antique finds...

Witch-Kettle-Cup
* Again, I had to keep this little wicked witch for myself. She is from my new series of one of a kind Kettle Cups this year....

Candy-bowl-&-Cards
* And below, my reproduction jack-o'-lantern candy bowl holds an array of sweets and is surrounded by a fun display of Halloween card greetings from special friends, both near and far....

AND, Dear Collector Friends.... I know you love HALLOWEEN just as much as I do! If you collect my Halloween folk art, would you be willing to snap a few photos for me? When I have a moment, I would love to create a Collector's Corner page on my blog, showcasing your displays and Halloween finds.... You can email your photos to me at: johanna@johannaparkerdesign.com THANK YOU for sharing your collections, and I look forward to hearing from you :)

15 comments:

Halloween Fanatic said...

I see your birthday card and ACEO arrived, I hope you have a wonderfully haunting Halloween Birthday!!

Jorge de Rojas said...

Hey Johanna, thanks for the tour. Love the witch as well, I can see why you kept her. Happy Halloween

William Bezek said...

I just love your work Johanna...and your fireplace too! I have never seen a cool cubby hole like that before, it's perfect with a spider web in it!!

Sheryl Parsons said...

All such fun creations and decorations Johanna. I would have a hard time parting with those for sure. I noticed the mosaic table too, did you make that?

Johanna Parker said...

Thank you all!! :) Yes, Robert, I received your fun whimsical witchy b-day ACEO and will treasure it!.....Thank you!!!..... And Jorge... you are welcome for the tour!..... Glad you like my 'lil witch!.... And Will.... thanks for your sweet comments!.... I know, I've got a couple of those cool arched cubbies in our 1939 house, and just love them for their character!.... And yes Sheryl - I did make that mosaic on the table top years ago out of old family china and estate sale finds... ( I didn't know what I was doing either, and it's a bit crude, so a little blur helps!!! ) :)

~ Johanna

Kim Hardt Originals said...

Hi Johanna, It is so much fun to keep things for ourselves. I finally did the same this year. I just created for me and me only. It was a first and I am loving it. Your things are as wonderful as always. I would of kept them for myself as well. Looks great!

Kim

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Hi Johanna. I love your decor. All the stuff is very nice but my favorite one is the owl. My wife is fanatic to Halloween decorations and I'm sure she will like your blog too. It has very friendly atmosphere. I wish you Happy Halloween.

Good luck,
Jay

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Oh, how lovely! Your work makes me smile. I so especially adore your owls. I hope to be able to soon own some of your pieces to add to my holiday collection. :) Sincerely, Theresa Happy early Halloween to you!

Kris Dickinson said...

Everything look so festive and wonderful. Thank you for sharing a peek and have a very Happy Birthday/Halloween! -Kris

winnsangels said...

Fabulous Halloween pictures & I really like how you did this post. Too bad about the dreaming. I know exactly what you mean.

Happy Halloween & Birthday in case I forget to stop by.

*retro-rudolphs* said...

OMG, you are making me want to decorate!!! I loved seeing pics of your beautiful creations and abode :)

Happy Hallowe'en! ~ Lori

Nancy Lee Malay said...

I can't decide what you're better at, Johanna - decorating or taking photos!

It's so fun to see all of your beautiful creations displayed so nicely!!!

Designs By CK said...

Vishing you a VONDERFUL Hallowe'en!

SpOOky CK (-:

XOXO

paperbird said...

Love Love your halloween art. I ordered several of your wonderful things. Sad for me many things were sold out so next year I am shopping early. i have posted a party that I hosted and several of your lovely things are on display- of course everyone loved them!

The Bella Girls said...

I stumbled upon your blog about a week ago and I AM IN LOVE! Girl, you are so talented. Thanks for being such an inspiration.

~Camberley