Sunday, 30 October 2011

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone! Seeing as it's that spooky time of year, I thought I'd take this opportunity to post about some of my favourite witchy/Halloweeny (is that a word?) things...

First up, has to be my 'The Worst Witch' book collection by Jill Murphy. I can't begin to tell you how much I loved these books when I was younger and I have to admit, I still read them every now and then.

I love, love, love the adorable Mildred Hubble and her poor cat Tabby, who hates to fly...

Jill Murphy is such an amazing artist and writer. I could look at her illustrations for hours. She certainly inspired me to draw and make up my own little stories when I was younger.

On that note, here are a few of my own witchy pictures...

(just a little pencil sketch)

(another one...)

A close-up of 'Flo from my painting 'The Rain Spell' (available from my website kerriwinderdesigns )

A snippet from one of my watercolour paintings (that will be uploaded to my website soon)

Two of my favourite film witches, Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman from 'Practical Magic'

I loved the set to this film, especially the gorgeous house...

I'd love to live it that house, how amazing would that be?

I think I might of spotted a real haunted house the other night. I was driving back from town and stopped at a set of traffic lights. I looked to my right and saw this house.

I have never spotted this house before, even though I have pulled up at those set of lights many times.  There was just something about it that made me think of ghosts!?!

Luckily I had my camera to hand... I half expected to see a face in the window staring back at me as I drove away....SPOOKY!

I hope you all have a Happy Halloween!

1 comment:

  1. I watch Practical Magic for the house scenes as well! You should write a book, your illustrations would be perfect for that! They are so fun, Happy Halloween.