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Saturday, October 31, 2015

1334 - Happy Halloween!

Work in Progress - No terminado
"1334" - 6x6- Oil on Birch Panel
"1334" - 15x15 - Oleo


Happy Halloween everyone! 

I couldn't resist this old house with the rock wall and all the carved pumpkins by the front door and stairs. I was of course driving around and saw this scene so had to go back and take the photo, it is not quite finished but can't work in it today as I am in Vancouver at the moment spending some wonderful time with my daughter. I did  it in a rush yesterday morning as I had to pack and get ready; I see now in the photo that I still have some stuff to clean up but don't worry, I won't rake the leaves! 

For my non-norteamerican friends: Halloween is a big day here. It's a special day for kids who get dressed up in costumes  and go out asking for candy in the neighborhood, they knock on people's houses and  say: "trick-or-treat? The owners of the house have to give them candy or do a  trick for them.  Lots of houses are decorated and every family puts pumpkins outside by the front door, usually carved with special designs. Where does the origin of the pumpkin tradition come from I wonder? My kids are all grown up now and don't go out trick or treating any more, :( , they would like to probably as they always ended up with enough candy for the whole year!

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Feliz Halloween para todos! 

No pude resistir esta casa antigua con las paredes y escalera de piedra y los zapallos calados en la puerta! Andaba dando vueltas en el auto cuando la vi y tuve que volver a sacarle la foto. No está terminado del todo pero no puedo hacerlo hoy ya que estoy en Vancouver visitando a mi hija. La pinté a las apuradas ayer a la mañana antes de armar el bolso y prepararme para venir.  Veo ahora en la foto que tengo que "limpiar" un montón de detalles, pero no se preocupen, no voy a barrer las hojas! 

Para mis amigos no norteamericanos: el Halloween se celebra mucho acá.  Es un dia especial para los chicos, que se disfrazan y salen a pedir golosinas en la calle, se golpea la puerta de cada casa y los chicos dicen: "Golosina o truco?", los dueños de la casa tienen que darle golosinas o hacer un truco. Muchas casas están decoradas  y todas las familias ponen un zapallo en la puerta, normalmente calado con motivos de la ocasión. (De dónde vendrá el origen de los zapallos?) Mis hijos ya están grandes y ya no salen disfrazados :( probablemente les gustaría ya que siempre juntaban suficientes golosinas para todo el año! 

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