Happy Halloween! This month we celebrate Halloween icons and the Black Cat is as synonymous with the holiday as the jack-o-lantern. Dark as night, cool, mysterious, irreverent guardians, it’s no wonder how they became so feared, blameful of calamity, and deemed witches’ familiars, cats simply appear to have their own agenda.
Happy October! All month along will be a celebration to Halloween Icons and I’m kicking off the official Halloween season with a tribute to the sassiest Halloween icon of them all, the black cat.
Say hello to my variation of a purple Martini, The Sweetest Black Cat, aptly named because of its sweet ingredients. If sweetness isn’t your thing, well, topping off with just a tad bit more vodka or ginger ale, to balance the flavors, oughta do the trick.
3 oz vodka 1 1/2 oz cranberry juice 1/2 oz blue curacao 1/2 oz sweet and sour mix 1/2 oz pomegranate grenadine 1/2 oz ginger ale (or 7-up/Sprite)
Please drink responsibily, don’t drink and drive, and have a safe and happy Halloween season!
At long last, our Halloween dreams are about to become reality. Halloween Dreams, that’s our theme this beautiful September, the first of the ‘Ber months. Stay tuned, as I will soon reveal the Halloween celebration plans, which includes the 3rd Annual Halloween Haiku Contest. Sharpen those pencils, I have really nice prizes to give away this year.
I wish everyone a joyous, memorable, fun-filled Halloween season!🎃🎃🎃
Special thanks to Nathan Waters for helping me find the owner deserving of photo credit.
One starry night, I saw a black cat looking up at the moon.
Do you think animals wonder about the moon? We certainly know lunar cycles have an affect on animal behaviors, but I can’t seem to find the answer to whether they admire the moon and star gaze like people.
World renowned artist Aja Trier picks up where van Gogh left off, by painting animals, landscapes, famous cities, and more under the infamous starry night. With titles like ‘The Haunting of van Gogh’ and ‘van Gogh Never Saw Las Vegas’, Ms. Trier is clearly inspired by the doomed Impressionist and her works are more tribute than imitation.
This month we’re celebrating the halfway point to Halloween. Summer will be here soon. It hasn’t always been easy and more challenges are to come, but I look forward to seeing what the Halloween 2021 season brings us. Let’s get vaccinated and caffienated! I’m ready to go trick-or-treating!
Happy Caturday! This month is dedicated to the witches call, a feeling or vibe one gets when exposed to the elements. There are many types of witches, kitchen, green, divination, cosmic, etc, etc. Pay attention to how the natural world draws you in. The power is inside you. Coven or no coven, follow the path. Ignoring the call only delays the inevitable.
March is a magical month. It’s women’s month. It’s a witches’ month. Winter is winding down and we should take time to relax and replenish a little before we get busy on spring tasks. I know 2021 was off to a shaky start, but I hope things are turning around, wherever you are.
Artist: Janie Olsen Where to purchase goods: Janie Olsen’s art is only sold through galleries, please see her website for details and locations. www.thestorybookstudio.com/