Sunday, August 29, 2010

Heck of a Patch

My friend Curt has a HUGE pumpkin patch behind his woods. For a guy who doesn't really do much for Halloween, I think it's pretty neat how much he loves his pumpkins. He grows several varieties of pumpkins, guords, and squash. With the hot days and a lot of rain, this year looks to be one of the best pumpkin crops ever. I can't wait to help pick this year as I have my eye on a few big ones. There are plenty that are a decent size right now but it's exciting to know they have a month to grow into even bigger jackos. I snapped a few pics of what's on the vines.

You can't see much orange in this picture but you can see how big his patch is.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

A Little Storm Damage

We had a few nasty storms roll in last night. The next morning I looked around the yard to see if there was any damage. Fortunately all our trees and rooftops were intact. I glanced over at the garden and the scarecrow was down! Upon closer inspection I noticed that the wooden cross he is fastened to snapped off where it goes into the ground. He fell face down right between the garden rows. His head had gotten squished from the fall so I reshaped it with some more straw. That was the only thing that needed fixing, the rest of him was fine. He's been in the garden since last summer and other than this, I haven't had to do any maintenance to him...which is nice.

Here he is fixed up. For now I tied him to the corner of the fence until I decide if I want to move him to a different spot.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Friday the 13th Surprise

So Jim, my UPS driver delivered a hideous but most welcome sight today. The #1 master copy of Mr. Grimm 2 showed up on my doorstep and I can't say enough good things about it. Talk about a large mask and the teeth on this guy are just INSANE! This monstrosity is made and signed by Pete Infelise, the man behind The Devil's Workshop. Pete puts out some fantastic masks and if you haven't been to his site, you can check it out here. His blog.

Thanks again sure out did yourself on this one!

I can see this guy being used as a possible corn creature prop. Hmmm....

Look at the scale of this guy compared to an average sized mask. Wow.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Coming soon to a cornfield near you...

These beauties just arrived from my good friend Paul at Darkside Studio. The Darkside Scarecrow and Halloween Jack were some of the first masks Paul ever sculpted. These two pieces are redesigned versions to celebrate Darkside Studio's 15th year in mask making. I'm excited to add these to my collection and can't wait to see what else he has in store for 2010.

These are how the originals looked and have long been discontinued. I think the redesigned versions look much creepier.