Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Labra The Friendly Ghost!

October 7th we went to Java & Clay Cafe in Gig Harbor for a different kind of date. You see, I get tired of going to the movies VERY quickly... or maybe its just my natural frugality creeping in, but if it's not something that needs a 'big screen' to be enjoyed, I'm just as happy waiting and renting it. For me, that keeps 'the theater' special, rather than an everyday thing. Not to mention, with the price of movies, who can afford to blow money on a bad movie?

Anyway, I'd been really wanting to try one of these for a while, and as soon as I found out that they had some seasonal goodies coming out, I knew we HAD to make this happen. After all, we don't really have any fall decor for the house yet.

My Sailor opted to paint a mug to show off his Star Wars fandom. I opted to pain this ghostly little candle stick holder. We don't have a candle stick holder yet, and I thought this would be hauntingly perfect for a candle lit dinner (which might actually stand a chance at happening now that our roomie is out "Finding Nemo").  I opted to make him lightly silver, using a light blue for shading in the joints, black for eyes, a light purple for the tongue, and orange pumpkins (of course). The pumpkins have light brown streaks to give them a but more depth, and some green tendrils coming off of them (because yours truly is incapable of drawing a pumpkin leaf free hand).

One of the candles sits a little funny, so I'll have to get some puddy to fill the arms and make it settle a little, but it's a really fun, great memory. We were both very happy with our creations, and, honestly, it didn't cost much more than a trip to the movies w/ snacks would have cost.

Sometimes you have to think out of the box when it comes to date ideas. I'm sure we'll be back again to paint some Christmas goodies as well.

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