Monday, October 31, 2011


I've been busy this month with lots of projects and just realized I haven't drawn any thing on the chalkboard ukulele in quite a while. So, here's a little tribute to Halloween. I recently heard that more money is spent by consumers for Halloween supplies than is spent on Christmas gifts. I don't know if that's true or not but it is the one holiday where one can indulge oneself without having to feel guilty.

Halloween has its origins in the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, which is pronounced "sah-win." Large bonfires were lit to celebrate the end of the harvest season. The fires attracted bug which attracted bats. No doubt the bats were seen as evil spirits. Masks and costumes were worn to mimic or appease the evil spirits. Are things starting to make sense?

So, here's to all who celebrate this day in all its glory. And here's to all the kids that are just out there for sacks of candy.

Happy Halloween everyone!