Friday, January 30, 2009

Halloween Art

We recently had some of our halloween pictures that our wonderful friend Marci took this past year blown up and framed. We decided to put them above the new TV where we had some empty space on the wall. They look rather nice if do say so ourselves!

A reaper in the snow

Back in December we lent one of our Reapers out for a friends surprise birthday party at someones home. We left him at their home over the holidays and during the big "DEEP FREEZE of 2008" they took some pictures of him. At first it was picturesque but after the 5th day of snow he became a cone-head.

Friday, January 23, 2009

10th Anniversary Home Haunt DVD Collection

It is not too late. Propmaster is still looking for submissions for the 2008 yard haunt DVDs! Even if all you send is some photos - find a way to scan them and email them to Propmaster. It is a lot of fun to see all the other haunts and you cannot beat the rush you get when you come across your own haunt on the DVDs!!

It does not cost anything to submit and don't worry that your haunt is not good enough. We all love Halloween and enjoy seeing everyone's work. Even if you just put out a few pumpkins and some lights. Join the fun!

We have renamed the Haunt X Awards (formerly the Golden Buckys) to the Haunter Video Awards. The award categories are the same as last year: Best Yard Haunt, Best Indoor Haunt, Best Party Haunt and Best Novice Haunt.

They call him "Mortimer"

The mud man that we raffled off for Portland Center Stage was homeless for a bit before someone rescued him.

It started like this, some close friends of ours that just purchased a condo, but are fans of our stuff and the theater, purchased some raffle tickets "just to help us out" not expecting to win. We even joked about how funny it would be if they did win.

It was, actually, kinda funny when she came to me and said - they won. I thought she was kidding me at first. Ha, ha, very funny....oh, you did? "I don't want it" she says, "should I have them draw again?"

Before I can say, "sure" - someone pops out of her office and says why don't you have people bid on it and the highest bidder wins, that way you make more money for the theater. She is my cohort in fundraising for my work, so I was not surprised that she came up with that idea.

What I was surprised in is that she wanted it.....she made the highest offer. So he now has a home in suburban Vancouver.

We deliver it to her house and the family loves him, they named him "Mortimer" - the only complaint came from her 3 year old daughter who thought he would be softer when she tried to hug him. She tried to hug a mud man....I love this kid.

I hear that she still says "hi" to him almost every morning. :)