Here's the painting I started at the park in
; I put a few finishing touches on it on Halloween afternoon. I'm pretty happy with it. It's 16 x 20 inches, on canvas. Middletown
I've got to finish getting all Halloween references out of my system. Here's another: One of my very favorite things that I experienced this past Halloween was during the parade in St. Matthews on Monday evening. Right at the end, at the parade destination, I heard a small brass band of high school students (I'm not sure what school, but I suspect Waggener) perform a strikingly slow, somewhat off-note rendition of Grieg's "In the Hall of the Mountain King" from the Peer Gynt Suites. It was simultaneously cute and sinister, awful and stirring.
And another: I got a real kick out of Jill running excitedly from house to house, skipping and whistling in her Frankenstein's monster outfit, and yelling out to me, "Let me know if you see any candy on the ground that someone dropped! And if I don't hear you, just pick it up and put it in my basket!"