THREE BLACK CATS
Three black cats, three black cats,
In black hats, in black hats,
They all jumped into the Halloween brew,
They teased the ghosts and the goblins too.
Did you ever hear such a hullabaloo
FIVE LITTLE PUMPKINS SITTING ON A GATE
Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate,
The first one said,
"Oh my, it's getting late."
The second one said,
"But we don't care."
The third one said,
"I see witches in the air."
The fourth one said,
"Let's run, and run, and run."
The fifth one said,
"Get ready for some fun."
Then whoosh went the wind,
and out went the lights,
And five little pumpkins rolled out of sight!
In Australia, Halloween is not as popular a tradition as elsewhere in the World.
Growing up in the 50's, 60's, I never encountered anyone "trick or treating" or getting dressed
up in scary costumes for Halloween. We did have Guy Fawkes night for a while
but that seems to have vanished into the past. (Unless someone out there knows
otherwise.) It wasn't until my own children were at school in the 80's, 90's that
there was any dressing in costumes at school and supervised "trick or treating" in the evening.
Now they are grown-up and, at least where I live, there is no celebration.
The only mention of Halloween now that I
can see is from the US in movies, and craft magazines.
......And now through the "power of blogging", I have met a great lot of fellow US
bloggers and read their blogs with great interest about their Halloween traditions, crafts,
Well, all this has lead me to ..... the following picture!
This is my first attempt at anything Halloweenish craft-wise! (Not counting making
costumes for my two sons many years ago).
What has this to do with collecting? .....it is a pincushion!
I must say that the painting part turned out better than the actual
pincushion. It is based on something I saw on the internet.
I am not making them for sale but this one is actually destined for the
US. I hope that it lives up to the rest of the fantastic works
of art by the very talented US crafters. I will be making another
for myself. What do you think?