Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A Trip to the States

I spent last week in the States, not for a pleasant reason, but I did get to spend time with my sister and her family, and we tried to have a bit of fun. Her house is decorated for Hallowe'en, and she lights her special lights each night: the jack 'o lantern, the devil, the skull...the house is aglow with spooky images! Lots of her decorations are from the early seventies; they decorated our house and our grandparents' house when we were kids.

Much to my surprise, my mother had kept a bust I did of my husband when we first met.
I was just out of art school and I did this in the living room of his apartment! Clay and plaster everywhere, you can imagine the mess. Well, I don't think it looks like him, not that he has changed much, but I didn't capture him too well. My kids laughed and said I should try to do better, it isn't a good likeness.

My mother also kept lots of photos, souvenirs, holiday cards, and believe it or not, this trophy that I received when I graduated second in my class from High School. Horrible, isn't it? But I suppose my mom kept it for sentimental reasons!

We had some blue crabs for dinner one night. I found them an especially beautiful blue color, so I had to take a "before" photo.
Vegetarians, look away, since the last photo is an "after" photo. All cooked and ready to be eaten!


  1. so fun post and beautiful pics! thanks for sharing!!!

  2. Hehe, I'm so happy not to be a vegetarian! :)
    Never seen blue crabs before! :)

  3. Crabs are great food, they look good and taste even better :-D

  4. I am not tempted by the crabs... I am a vegetarian ;)
    Looks like you had a wonderful time with your family.

  5. Ah, how I miss Halloween!!! Thanks for sharing a little, it brings back great memories!