Autumnal Equinox: Witches, Warlock, Peek at Thanksgiving

The academic in me had to research the scientific name for today. Did you know that an equinox is when the “plane of the equator passes across the center of the sun?”  (So sayeth Wikipedia) Now, before your eyes glaze over, let’s move on.

Today on the first day of fall, here is another piece of interesting information. A federal  judge ruled yesterday that the ‘Happy Birthday” song is no longer under copyright, so we can sing freely. I’m sure this eases your mind immensely.

I have a few Halloween pieces to show you today. These silhouette patterns come from Rebecca Lindquist.  Here is a little trick I discovered. I always add a backing to my pieces before attaching them a hornbook or whatever. In this case, I used some old raggedy book covers that have three coats of black paint and two sprays of fixative.  I used to machine-sew the backing 90% around the perimeter of the PN piece and then invert the piece and hand-sew the remainder. It occurred to me that nobody will ever see the back when it is attached to something else so now I machine-sew the entire perimeter and then snip a small slit in the center of the backing and invert the piece.

My challenge then was how to attach a hanger on the book cover.  I decided upon a button and waxed jewelry string. The piece sits close to the wall and the waxed string has enough stiffness to allow you to hook it onto a nail.

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Here is a sneak peek at my Turkey Trot. This is my own drawing.  I see from my unforgiving camera that I have some white spots to fill before I call him complete.

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Thanks for visiting. Wishing you a fall lasting far into December. We like sweatshirts, but we’re not quite ready for parkas and mittens!

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