I don’t like Halloween. There, I said it. I’m sure I did at some point, probably as a kid when there was free candy involved. I was never good at the whole costume thing, though, and I ended up relying on the classics: witch, vampire, pirate, a slice of pizza (I think that one’s still in a closet somewhere). They were usually home made, which was totally fine, in fact it’s how I learned to sew, and the candy was great, but I was totally one of those kids too obsessed with making my candy last, thus I never finished it. Lame.
Ed has more exciting, sinister costumes in his past, probably thanks to his Mom loving Halloween. A deep love that means one year he gave her Halloween decorations for Christmas for the annual costume party she would throw. On top of that, I’m sure Ed used to finish his trick or treating candy promptly and, once he was too old to go door to door, I know he would to raid his little cousins stashes.
I’m more partial to staying in and watching a themed movie or TV episode because at heart I’m 50. We’ve watched The Crow on Devil’s Night and though I pass on horror movies, I usually feel the need to watch The Silence of the Lambs in the fall. This year Ed owes me a movie of my choice, so I’ll be forcing him to watch The Rocky Horror Picture Show (or more likely watching alone while he passes out). If you need some inspiration for a movie or TV night of your own then look no further.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted any Vinyl Wednesday but two recent purchases made me feel that I had to bring it back. I was finally able to find some of my favorite albums of all time and I felt the need to give some love to them here. The first one I’ll talk about is Korn’s 1998 album Follow The Leader.
The inspiration for this set of photos is from a bike ride that I went on yesterday into some areas around the apartment that I hadn’t visited before. Lots of nice plants, animals, water and rusty industry. Yesterday I had my phone with me so I snapped a bunch of Instagram photos but this morning I went back out with my DSLR to capture some more wonderful scenes around the city.
Over the weekend I was finally able to finish the Daily Drivers series of digital illustrations that I had been working on for the last couple weeks. The goal was to create some nice, flat-color illustrations of vehicles that are the workhorses of the road. Vehicles that are often overlooked and used in a more utilitarian fashion. I chose 10 different types of vehicles, each one coming from a different manufacturer. The categories were (left to right, top to bottom): SUV, Classic, Wagon, Sedan, Hatchback, Muscle, Pickup, Bicycle, Motorcycle, Scooter. Hit the jump to see larger versions, some of my favorite details, a patriotic variation and a poster showcasing it all.