Friday, October 11, 2013

Autumn is Here ~ Time For Decorating, Watercoloring and Tattoo Finishing!

Can you feel it in the air?

Autumn is here.  It's finally here ~ 

Preparing to decorate the house in Halloween colors ~ 

But first I have to show you the best thing.
Some of you know that I have a print in my shop called 

I even have a little tattoo of Fiona on my arm ~ 

My daughter bought me the most lovely treasure.
My very own Fiona head for my studio wall ~

I am in love with it and was so surprised when she gave it to me.
I keep Fiona hanging where I can see her while I'm working.
Isn't she adorable?

She's very happy to share the space with one of my Orange Sparkler pumpkins!

I have so many beautiful pumpkins this year.
They are especially warty and chock full of punkin pox ~ 

I am a pumpkin hoarder

They are all around my fireplace, creating a perfect orange glow ~ 

Halloween decorations are my favorite.

Little strings of bony goodness hanging here ~ 

and there ~ 

Bloody candles ~

and a front porch visitor ~ 

Right in the middle of all the Halloween chaos, I found the most unexpected gift.

A hidden Calla Lily, very much out of season ~

The explosion of Halloween inspired me to paint something
 Jack O' Lanterny ~

Work in progress ~ 

Still working ~ 

And finally ~

You can find Harvey in my Etsy Shop by clicking Right Here.

Ohhh, and also, I am now offering my Alice themed piece in a print version. This piece was created for the "6 Impossible Things Before Breakfast" show at The Dream Factory in Frankfurt, Germany.

And, last but not least, I have had several people email me, asking to see my finished tattoo.

It is completely done and healed beautifully.
These photos were taken the day after, so the tattoo was still a bit swollen and distorted, but I think you can get the idea.

The tattoo is gorgeous.  If you live in the Southern California area and are considering a tattoo, Dan Smith from Captured Tattoo in Tustin is an amazing artist.  He used to work at High Voltage in Hollywood, but he's opened his own shop and it is absolutely gorgeous.  

Full view ~

Back view with morning glories ~ 

Front view with red poppies ~ 

So....I've been keeping busy, as usual.  

And a fresh tattoo.

What's going on in your neck of the woods?

Until Next Time:
Gerushia's New World

8 comments: said...

Be still my heart, you got your tatoo from Dan????!! I had no idea, OY!! How dreay, and the tattoo is amazing, both of them.

Your house looks just perfect, I haven't decorated really.

I need to get to it - what is wrong with me?

You have so many Halloween treasures!! AWESOME!!


Gerushia's New World said...


Dan's the only person I've ever gone to for a tattoo. I totally trust him...AND, he's super cute to look at while I'm sitting there for 3 hour sessions!

I've finished my decorating inside and out, but I'm still picking up the occasional pumpkin every now and again. I just can't resist pumpkins.

Last year I found a huge conjoined pumpkin. It was my treasure!


Laura Tieri said...

The finished tattoo looks great! I love the scissors!
Years ago I was visiting a college friend in California & I met a friend of his who lived in Tustin. I don't know if he's still there. Usually you never hear anyone mention that city.
Mr. Harvey pumpkin is cool! He has a nice vintage look to him!
I'm just finishing up with the Halloween decorations myself. I just love Halloween & all the fun decorations!

Gerushia's New World said...

Hi Laura!

Isn't Halloween a fun time? I love the autumn, but the winter....not so much. I try to enjoy the fall as much as I can because I know that it will feel like forever and a day before springtime finds it's way back.

I'm so happy with the finished tattoo. It took 3 very long sessions, but it was worth it!

I love working in salted watercolor. Harvey was a fun piece to paint.


Laura said...

I love your tattoo and all the wonderful decorations you have around the house. Pumpkins are the best aren't they?!

Gerushia's New World said...

Hi Laura:

Yes! Pumpkins are the best. I am a pumpkin fiend...a pumpkin hoarder! What is it about a pumpkin that can make people so happy?


Raige Creations said...

love those candles!
I probably should get out my lone skeleton for decorating. He is about all I have for Halloween decor. But he is handsome. ;)

Gerushia's New World said...

Yes, should get that handsome skeleton out. He'll cheer the place up!