Sunday, October 19, 2014

My Pete Hawley Halloween Table Cloth


Today I wanted to share a Halloween purchase I made a couple of months ago. This past summer, I started a collection of a specific Halloween item, that will probably be something I share in future Countdowns. Which means that I've been spending a ridiculous amount of time on Etsy & Ebay looking for these things. While searching on Etsy, I came across this paper table cloth:


It was love at first sight. These cats were so ding-darn adorable, I just had to buy it. Also I kept thinking that the art looked an awful lot like that of Pete Hawley. And sure enough:


I have been familiar with Hawley's art, but hadn't put a name to the art until about 2 years ago. I always loved these images & ultimately it was what made me begin doing research into the artist.


Some other Hawley Halloween images have surfaced around the internet, including these decorations posted in 2013 from SheWalksSoftly.



See more at SheWalksSoftly

You can also read about and see more of Pete Hawley's work at Today's Inspiration. I've chosen to link to the Pete Hawley American Greetings post, but there are more posts about him on the site if you are interested.

But back to the tablecloth. I tried to get the best scan I could. I had to do it in sections & then paste it together. Also the material is a paper, and has dimples (kind of like a paper towel). But it's still a great Halloween image & I wanted to share it with everyone.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Hot Time at Halloween


I cannot believe that October is half over :/

No cats today (oh, they'll be back) just this lil' Devil Girl.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Lil' Halloween Bits – An Owl! A Spider! And Yes! Another Cat!



Believe it or not, I actually started working on some of the Art for this year's countdown back in January of this year. At the beginning of 2014, I went through my sketchbooks & scanned any little doodle that I thought I might be able to make something of. This included my Halloween sketches from last year, which I never had time to do anything with because we were moving into a new house last October. After the countdown each year I always think it would be really awesome if I could have 31 drawings for the entire month of October. Well, I know this will probably never happen, but earlier this year, I thought I'd get a head start anyway. The owl is newer, I drew him about 2 months ago, but the spider & the cat are both from earlier this year. 

And for fun I thought I would make a desktop wallpaper with the cat image. You can download it and set it as your desktop too!


Monday, October 13, 2014

Friday, October 10, 2014

Halloween Ideals 1957







  *This Page actually included a poem, but it didn't suit the image. So I took it out. Now it's just a picture of bunch of boys camping & telling ghost stories. (Which is what the poem should have been about)