Sunday, May 31, 2009

Sunday Stealing: The Monkey's Meme

Normally, I don't participate to that kind of thing because I find the questions too personnal. But I have some spare time tonight so I decided to give it a try.

Sunday Stealing: The Monkey's Meme

1. Name one person who made you smile today:
Édouard, my 7 months old son.

2. What were you doing at 8am this morning?
Eating breakfast, I had to wake up early this morning because I had an important appointment regarding the neighbor park.

3. What were you doing 45 minutes ago?
Feeding the little Édouard.

4. What is your favorite candy bar?
3 Musketeers

5. Have you ever been to a strip club?
Once with some coworkers. I didn't like the experience and will never go again.

6. What was the last thing you had to drink?

7. What was the last thing you ate?
Chicken strips and fries for St-Hubert restaurant.

8. The last sporting event you watched?
I don't watch sport on TV. I think the last thing I watched was a couple year ago, it was a martial arts competition.

9. Do you go to church every Sunday?

10. Do you prefer Chinese food over pizza?
I like but equally.

11. What are you doing tomorrow?
Going to work. If I have some spare time, I will probably be painting one of my halloween prop.

12. What do you think of when you hear Australia?

13. Biggest annoyance right now?
The credit card bill.

14. Last song listened to?
Bloody Kisses (A Death in the Family) from Type O Negative

15. Do you have a maid service clean your house?

16. Are you jealous of anyone?

17. Is anyone jealous of you?
I don't think so

18. What do you usually do during the day?
Going to work. Working on my halloween props. Taking care of my son and doing the day to day chores.

19. Do you hate anyone that you know right now?
Not really. But there are some people I don't like.

20. Are you thinking about someone right now?
Yeah, my son.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Shopping Day!

Today, Mrs. Pumpkin and I went shopping at the Place Laurier mall in Quebec City. Our city is smaller and we do not always find what we need so we must go shopping from time to time in the major shopping malls of Quebec City. We got up early this morning took the one hour and a half ride to Quebec City.

Our shopping began with the usual round of Mrs. Pumpkin favorite clothing shops. She
found the pants she wanted. Next, we sought an black hourglass with red sand that would be an addition to the decoration of our future home theater. So we stopped by the L'Imaginaire store which specializes in the sale of collectibles items such as money, stamps, collectible cards, figures and more.

Whenever we enter this shop, we take at least an hour to look at everything. There is a lot of interesting stuff there and I admit that it is difficult to resist the temptation to buy. This time, I entered the store with an idea, find the greatest possible collection of stuff related to Halloween and, to my surprise, the shop was full of them: Horror movies and halloween figurines of all kinds, monster masks, A nightmare before christmas stuff, etc...

It was during my search for stuff on Halloween that my wife showed to me the Castlevania figurines, a franchise of video games that made its debut at Nintendo and that still exists today. This franchise is one my favorites. I still play my old Super Nintendo "Super Castlevania" game from time to time. I never got tired of it. In short, when I saw these figurines, I lost all control... I needed them!! So I bought the entire collection and my wife bought one for me for my 29th birthday. Obviously, these figurines are for collection purpose so I must fight the envy to get them out of their packaging. They will surely gain value over the years but I do not intend to sell them. It will be a legacy that I leave to my children. Here is the photo of the figurines:

Then we continue our round in the store, we did not find our hourglass but we have did another great discovery: Puzzles depicta gothic scenes. After 15 minutes of contemplation we bought this one:

We intend to scan the drawing and make a larger replica that will be framed on the wall of our future home theater. Our home theater decor will be uncommon, I doubt that my family will appreciate this room because it will be of gothic inspiration. The walls will be black and white: the first half will be caissons whose background is black and reliefs white.
The second half of the walls will be white wallpaper with black Victorian patterns. The furniture will be of metal color and the sofas and other accessories will be dark red to add a touch of drama to the room. This project is probably going to take place at the end of this year or maybe the beginning of next year so you will not have the opportunity to see pictures of this room before a long time. But don't worry! When it's done, you can be sure that I post photos in my blog.

Have a good evening!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

First pumpkin completed!

I must confess that this is not really the first pumpkin I made. In fact, I started another pumpkin before this one but I did a mistake. I used natural clay to create details on the pumpkin and unfortunately, the clay cracked everywhere. So I tried to repair the damage by filling the cracks with more clay using water to shape it. It was a very big mistake, the paper absorbed the water and has become so soft that the pumpkin deformed. Rather than trying to salvage my work again, I decided to put my first pumpkin in the trash and start over from scratch. Here is the result of my second pumpkin.

Papier mache pumpking by PumpkinBrain
Papier mache pumpking by PumpkinBrain

Now that my pumpkin is complete, I will be able to concentrate on my stirring witch. The ABS pipe frame of the witch is completed and the cauldron too. Now I have to build her head. I think I'm going to user papier mache to build it.

Before continuing the witch, I think I'll take a small break this evening. A good martini would not hurt ... or maybe a pink elephant ... we'll see!

Good evening to all!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Full moon

Yesterday was the full moon and the sky was cloudy. The clouds gave the moon some kind of horror movie look. I grabbed my camera and took these pictures.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Pumpkin mache

Here are picture of my first paper mache pumpkin. It's nothing compared to those made by Stolloween but I'm really happy with the result. The next step will be to paint it using the way described by Stolloween. I can't wait to see the final result! I will be posting pictures when it will be done.

I had some time today to work on my stirring witch too. I almost finalized the cauldron with the stirring mechanism. The only parts missing for the cauldron is the wooden stick and the pipe for the fog machine. I should be done with it this week.

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