Jamie Wyeth IV: Halloween Redux

Just when you thought Halloween was over and it was safe, I finally get around to my somewhat spooky Jamie Wyeth paintings.  This has been my screen saver for over a month now and is one of my favorites.  The Headlands of Monhegan Island, Maine, 2007.

The Headlands of Monhegan Island, Maine, 2007

The Headlands of Monhegan Island, Maine, 2007

It’s hard to see, but there are people in the upper right hand corner throwing their Halloween pumpkins into the sea, a yearly island tradition.

Then we have Meteor Shower (1993) and Raven (1980).

Meteor Shower, 1993

Meteor Shower, 1993

Raven, 1980

Raven, 1980

Here is Pumpkin Shadow (1977), Pumpkinhead: Self-Portrait (1972), my self-portrait and close-up of my pumpkinhead costume.  I stuffed the pumpkinhead with blank newsprint and it stands well on its own.  Everyone loved my costume but I could not wear it for very long because it was really hot.  Next year I think I’ll just sew a mask or use makeup.

Pumpkin Shadow, 1977

Pumpkin Shadow, 1977

Pumpkinhead, Self-Portrait, 1972

Pumpkinhead, Self-Portrait, 1972

Pumpkinhead

Pumpkinhead

Pumpkinhead

Pumpkinhead

and Inferno, 2006, more seagulls, a recurring theme.

Inferno, Monhegan

Inferno, Monhegan

Here is my daughter as Persephone and Gene Simmons also dropped by.

Persephone

Persephone

Persephone

Persephone

Gene Simmons

Gene Simmons

Persephone

Persephone

Here is Louise Bourgeois’ 30-foot tall sculpture, Maman (1999), a close-up of the egg sack and the window decal, all at Crystal Bridges.

Maman

Maman

Maman

Maman

Egg Sack, Maman

Egg Sack, Maman

Sign for Maman

Sign for Maman

So it’s off to the races for the day, with mundane things on the menu like laundry, paperwork, packing up Halloween till next year, and maybe I’ll finally get my quilt labels printed out and write out step-by-step instructions with photos.  Enjoy the fall weather if you have it.

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Hi—I’m Candy P. I live in beautiful Northwest Arkansas and write this blog about quilting. I love the entire process of quilting from design to piecing and appliqué, to free-motion quilting on my Janome. I have been sewing since I was five and started quilting in 1991 with a group in NE Minnesota. We used cardboard templates and scissors and did everything by hand. I have since made traditional quilts, donation quilts and Quilts of Valor; I’ve done paper piecing and foundation quilting but now really enjoy improvisational piecing using scraps from my stash or my hand dyed fabrics and making art quilts. I am also currently trying to finish any and all unfinished projects. I am so far behind I can never die. I have always been a maker, a sewist and needleworker, running the gamut from hand embroidery to macramé, knitting, crocheting, crafts, book binding and mixed media projects. I have taught a lot of handicraft classes including fabric painting, origami, and calligraphy, Dancercise (who remembers that) and my own exercise classes. When I’m not in the garage dyeing fabric or in my studio, I’m at Zumba or walking on local trails and photographing art or whatever catches my eye. I currently belong to Crystal Bridges, AQS, The Quilt Show, NWA Modern Quilt Guild and the Van Go-Go Girls (a local art quilt group). I occasionally make it to the piano and the golf course and enjoy cooking with my husband and generally wreaking some kind of havoc with my daughter. You can read my previous blog at Kandykwilts.blogspot.com but you cannot read my blog as northwind at The Quilt Show, apparently lost forever. I write about my current projects, mistakes and all, and often tell you what products I use (with no compensation). I am open to suggestions about blog posts and will be happy to answer any questions you may have about my projects or posts. Comment or email me. Feedback is most welcome—just be kind.

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