Halloween’s Choice

Boy, what a week! I feel like after last Sunday, the 24th, I fell into the tracks of preparing, going, and being at the Halloween party. Finally tonight, after wrapping up a few last loose ends, I feel like I am coming back to my senses.

The Halloween party is a yearly friend reunion. Most of the group went to RIT, however, not all at the same time. Through school reunions, CSH(Computer Science House), and finding each other through other various means we have all come together.

I find the event to be refreshing. We meet in Dryden NY where fall and sometimes winter is setting in. The area is gorgeous, like the saying goes, and the people are all creative in very different ways than I am. This year we had a beautiful led wall, set up by Giles Hall. Code was used to create patterns of alternating colors. After additional collaboration between Jessica and Smiley on the code enhancing the patterns and some quick thinking by Jeremiah with dixie cups to soften the lights; we had a center piece that transfixed us all.

This was my first year to meet Smiley. For most of the party he wore a chicken hat. At some point someone made a comment about how they could imagine him as a warrior leaving a destroyed village with a dead chicken on his head and it was too glorious an image to leave undrawn.

Sadly I left the party with only this sketch. I tried to draw some celtic knots and my brain started oozing. Then I modpodged a bunch more leaves. Hopefully in a short while I will be getting to the projects that all this tedious work is for and will have something more to show. I do have some paying work at the moment-hooray-but, that could keep my personal projects in the background for a little bit more too. We will see how this week goes.

Happy Halloween!

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