Sunday, October 31, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010

An Ode to Candy Corn

With my countless festive posts this month I asked some of you what delights you about Halloween. My cool friend Lalove responded by mentioning her love of candy corn (but only during the Halloween season, of course). Bang! Just like that I was inspired to draw ridiculous digital illustrations of candy corn.

So, candy corn.... you tasty, chalky, tri-colored, chewy nuggets of love...... this post is an ode to you!

(c) Jennie Jacobs 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Halloween Greetings

So I wasn't lying when I said I loved Halloween.

A couple of weekends ago I went to the local craft store and had a little Halloween craft supplies moment. The store carried a pad of amazing scrap booking paper and I couldn't resist. Coupled with some sparkly foam Halloween stickers and voila!, I had some fun and easy to assemble Halloween greeting cards. The card with the cemetery-scape was drawn on the backside of black paper and then cut out using an exacto-knife. As for the rest; simple straight cuts made on my paper cutter, glitter alphabet stickers and foam creatures placed on ready made greeting card stock. Fun and easy! Happy crafting.

Monday, October 18, 2010


There is no way around it; I LOVE Halloween. I love the advance of fall before the time change, orange and black and purple, the fun of costumes, carving pumpkins and the smell of their seeds roasting in the oven. I love wigs and glow in the dark creepy crawlies dangling from fake cob webs. I love the bowls overflowing with candy and the shouting of trick or treat at the door.

Due to my love of Halloween I usually devote a majority of my October to crafting, doodling, carving, baking, decorating and dressing things up in all things Halloween. Yesterday I spent time doodling away on my amazing writing tablet, exploring some haunts of the halloween world.

So tell me, what do you love about Halloween?

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Oktoberfest @ Home

We needed a little Oktoberfest at home. So we made it happen; homemade pretzels that blew my mind (you can find the recipe here), a plethora of German beer, brauts, roasted red potatoes, and sauerkraut. Warm and comforting on a drizzly, gray, fall day. Simply perfect.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Happy Birthday Fifus!!!

Happy Birthday!!!! to my cute little sister Amanda who turned a whopping 20 years old today. I love you Fifi!!

Xoxo, Jen

Feel Free.

Let's feel free. Let your hair down. Shake your rump. Release your inhibitions. Take a deep breath and let it all go. Let your mind be still and relish in this moment, because it is the only one we know we have for sure. Remember what you love. Remember who you love. And be grateful.