96: Deer Ears

I'm not generally a costume person, but after getting (good-natured) grief at the Halloween parties last year, I knew I had to step up my game.  Of course, I also wanted to kill two birds with one stone and make it a blog project as well! To still be "me" and keep my costs down, [...]

41: Pumpkin Decorating

I'm doing my best Martha Stewart impression with our 52 Lasers version of pumpkin decorating.  We are definitely not the first to put laser to pumpkin; you can see Design Sponge's amazing punched tin style pumpkin and Seattle Food Geek's amazing in depth study on lasering a pumpkin for some awesome inspiration. The set of limitations I [...]

29: Spirit Dial

One of the most interesting things I've done as a museum curator is work on a script for a Victorian Halloween drama presented by the museum.  There are many interesting aspects to death and dying in the Victorian Age, and their interest in the afterlife.  In an interesting juxtaposition, the Victorians were advancing technology and [...]