I have been wanting to do a piece for the Gothic Arches challenge for some time. This week's theme, Halloween/Spooky, is right up my alley. This little piece is definitely mixed media, combining painting, collage and digital art.
It isn't my best artwork, but it definitely was fun to do. I think I'll use it as a card for next Halloween.
Speaking of Halloween, I recently read another blog that said something about Halloween being a recent holiday. That is definitely not true. Here is a quote from Word of the Day:
Today's word is a shortening of Allhallowmas Even (evening), the vigil of All Saints Day (November 1), the day on which all the saints are honored. However, the celebration originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain [so-win] held on the last day of the Celtic calendar to celebrate the end of summer and beginning of winter, the season of death. The Celts believed that on that night, the line between the living and the dead evaporated and the spirits of the dead returned to mingle with those of the living.
Happy Allhallowmas Even or Happy Samhain, everyone!