I have no plans for Halloween this year but I thought I’d share what I did last year and the year before that. 2011 I turned one of my friends in to Edward Scissorhands. He made the scissor hands himself out of papier mache and a pair of old gloves. I also did the make up on his friend. She was supposed to be a scary doll. A funny thing happened later that night. They were pulled over by the police who thought the girl was hurt because she was covered in blood. And by chance a film crew for one of the largest TV companies in Sweden were riding along with the police car and filmed the whole thing. It was later aired on national TV. My friend pretended to cut the male officers hair with his scissor hands. It was hilarious! He also won first prize in a costume contest.
In 2012 the same guy wanted to be The Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland. I had made the hat for the movie premiere so he borrowed it. I made his eye brows out of yarn. It worked really well. The girl is another friend of his. I covered her eye brows with glue stick before putting on the blue eye shadow.
Fall is upon us and winter is coming. Soon we will only have a few hours of daylight. I really don’t like the winter. It’s dark and cold. November is the worst before the snow falls. It’s pitch black, cold and wet. Really depressing. But the fall can be relly nice. Especially when the sun is shining and the temperature is above 10 degrees centigrade (50 degrees Fahrenheit). One of those days I grabbed my camera and went for a walk by the lake at sunset.
I made this drawing of Swedish actor Mikael Persbrandt as a gift for a friend who has a crush on him. I made it in graphite except for the eyes. For those I used a blue color pencil. Persbrandt is one of Swedens most popular actors but he’s not that well known outside Scandinavia. Maybe that will change this Christmas when international audiences can see him as Beorn in The Hobbit.