Jack-O-Lantern Home and Devil Costume

“From quiet houses and first beginnings,
out to the undiscovered ends,
there’s nothing worth the wear of winning,
but laughter and the love of friends.”

Hilaire Belloc

Jack-O-Lantern Home

4″ x 6″ Watercolor & Pen

It’s the eve of the Halloween Blog Challenge.  I painted this one, because I really don’t like scary stuff very much.  Just to show you… I’ll share my version of a Devil Costume.  🙂

Devil Costume

4″ x 4″ Watercolor

Sorry…… I am in the Halloween spirit.  Don’t forget tomorrow is the day we post our Halloween art to our blogs and link back here, so we all know where to go look.  I can’t wait!  he he

Joseph Hilaire Pierre René Belloc (27 July 1870 – 16 July 1953) was an Anglo-French writer and historian who became a naturalised British subject in 1902. He was one of the most prolific writers in England during the early twentieth century. He is most notable for his Catholic faith, which had a strong impact on most of his works and his writing collaboration with G.K. Chesterton.  Recent biographies of Belloc have been written by A. N. Wilson and Joseph Pearce.  For more, go to Wikipedia, the source for this information.


10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Karen
    Oct 28, 2010 @ 18:44:21

    LOVE the pumpkin! Very quirky and original.
    Happy Halloween!


  2. Peggy Stermer-Cox
    Oct 28, 2010 @ 13:53:54

    Hi Beth, I found you through Alyson Stanfield’s blog. Very cool pumpkin! Most creative. I fanned your art page too; nice!


  3. Alex Zonis
    Oct 28, 2010 @ 12:31:48

    A living room in a pumpkin! How delightful! It is cozy and inviting. I love the Little Prince, have two copies, both read to death. I only don’t agree that it is a children’s book. It is too deep for a child to really appreciate. Except for images, those are for any age.

    Your pumpkin room made me rather think of an old woman who lived in a shoe :D!


    • Beth Parker
      Oct 28, 2010 @ 12:53:52

      Hi Alex! I’m glad you like my pumpkin house. 🙂

      I have never actually talked to a child who read The Little Prince, so I imagine you may be right. I have given it as a gift, many times, but always to an adult with a child-like imagination.


  4. lesliepaints
    Oct 28, 2010 @ 10:06:12

    Pretty awesome, that pumpkin house. You are giving me new ideas I can inspire my grand daughter with. She absolutely loves your art and asks to see Beth’s. Just so you know, your use of color and your whimsical topics capture the attention of children, also!!!! I think that is a BIG plus in a world where special effects, computer games seem to rule. I appreciate she has a taste for viewing art and creating art. Your red bull is perfect for not liking scarey!


    • Beth Parker
      Oct 28, 2010 @ 11:01:50

      Wow! I am really touched by your comment, Leslie! I am thrilled that children like my art! I do think that appreciation of “real” art vs all that computer animation is something really wonderful in kids, in this technology driven age.

      Have you ever read the Little Prince, by Antoine-Saint-Exupéry? It’s an amazing children’s book that I have read at least 10 times as an adult. There is a child who draws a simple outline picture of a boa constrictor that has just swallowed an elephant. He shows it to the grownups and they tell him to quit drawing pictures of a hat and go do his homework. Children are so much more wide open to creative thought! Thanks for reminding me about that. ((hugs))


  5. asmalltowndad
    Oct 28, 2010 @ 09:29:55

    Happy Halloween Beth, I’m leaving for our yearly halloween camp-out, so I did a quick Zombie drawing and had to go ahead and post it today. I won’t be back until monday and will visit everyones post then. Happy Halloween and be safe!


    • Beth Parker
      Oct 28, 2010 @ 09:34:50

      Happy Halloween to you, Ryan! I saw your zombies and I think you’re a genius!! I’ll post a link to it tomorrow, because I wouldn’t want anyone to miss it! Have fun on your Halloween trek!


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