This year I wanted to create something for Halloween that was both cute and spooky. With the help of my friends Susan Mostek and Susie Bieker, we decided upon a theme of 'Harvest Moon Magic' and our ideas took flight from there. We each created a scene within a faux book box using antique children's photos.
By email we discussed supplies that we might share. The three of us spent a day together decorating the outsides of the books, choosing images and helping each other develop our scenes. Then we each completed our books on our own, in time to show them here. For your viewing pleasure, I offer you the Harvest Moon Magic books!
Susan Mostek's book shows two little witches in a pumpkin patch with a haunted house and graveyard beyond. Her google-eyed title over the tombstones makes me laugh.Susie Bieker's book shows an adorable girl harvesting seeds under a full moon and falling stars. She wears real insect wings attached to her dress. Susie included the poem "Moonlight" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.My book has a little girl asking "Can I keep him?" as she holds the ribbon lead on a bluejay perched in her pumpkin patch. Don't you love her dour face?
I hope you enjoyed our moments under the harvest moon. May you have a magical Halloween week!A big bouquet of thanks goes to Susie and Susan for donating their time and creative energy to this project. I'm lucky to have such talented friends to craft with. Let's do this again soon!