Monday, October 30, 2006



28 comments:

Brian the Mennonite said...

Happy Hallowe'en to you too, Lilah. We are currently in the middle of the first big snow storm. I'm hoping for school to be cancelled tomorrow. The students all shouted "NO" when I suggested that. We're having a Halloween party all afternoon tomorrow. 30 wired kids on sugar watching a scarey movie. What fun.

Todd Harris said...

Lilah, thanks for your comments, this is such a great blog. I love the mood on this piece. Great Halloween feel. Can't wait to see some more. I really like the monster as well.

LDahl said...

Heehehehe! Lucky you! For years I was the mom that brought the "kiddie crack" and did the Halloween partys for my kids classes. I went all out and I still hear back about how much it meant to the kids.... ahhh to go back in time...
:)
But I guess memories ... no wait...I have grand kids now...I could saddle up the old broom and ride again!!!!!
BwaaaHahahaha!

LDahl said...

Wow, Todd...thank you!! I am so in awe of your work... I linked to your blog as I never want to lose it!

Toni said...

Hey Lilah happy halloween to you also!!
this certainly has your touch only you can do. Love it.

LDahl said...

Thank you Toni!!! Light a candle in a gourd for me:)))

albina said...

BOO! Happy Holidays!!!

Sebastien Gallego said...

Great work Lilah! I especially like this last illustration. I'll come back.

carla said...

Boo to you! I love the dark, leafy, wet, scary mood of this painting, especially with the little face glowing out from under the cloak. The carved pumpkin is pretty darn wonderful as well! I hope you have a fun Halloween...we're all by ourselves up on our secluded hill in the dark woods where no children dare venture on this night...good thing, too, because the only treats we have are for the dog!

LDahl said...

Booggie booggie boogie to you Albina! I'm here with spiced hot apple cider and a double batch of banana muffins in the oven! I tried to talk my sister into going trick or treating with me... I said we could braid our hair together and go as conjoined twins... she said I was sick. I guess that means no:))))

Sebastien, (I love your name)how lucky I am you came and visited me! Your work is superb! Thanks for making me a happy paint slopper tonight.

Dear Carla, bones for the dog? Femurs and mandibles, yes!?!? All that is missing at your house is some nice lightning:))) Thanks for your comments about my little Pumpkin Patch Keeper.

998fort said...

tehehe chilling

Anonymous said...

OOOOOOHHHHHHHHH hoohoohoowooo ...

Sebastien Gallego said...

Idahl,

Thanks for taking the time to look at my entire blog. It means a lot to me. I will come back often.

Have a great day!

LDahl said...

Lost Doll, mission accomplished!!! Hehehe!

Anoooonymooous!! Thanks for the haunting visit!! How was your Birthday? Spooktacular I hope!

Sebastien, super! Now I warn you I only have been posting in fits and starts. I love to blog, but durn work keeps getting in the way!

tlc illustration said...

ldahl - so good to see you back on the blog again. I love this painting - so atmospheric and evocative. Perfectly capturing Halloween.

Anonymous said...

To realize
The value of one year:
Ask a student who
Has failed a final exam.

Hhehhheeee, that wasn't me but I do look spookier by the year };-}

LDahl said...

Thank you Tara, I love this time of year so much I think painting it is a way of making it last longer.

Anonymous... me too, at first it shocked me but now I am beginning to roll with the Crone phase...it's all good!

Adam Ford said...

Love this piece has a lot of Jamie Wyeth in it. Great colors, mood, everything.

LDahl said...

Adam: Thank you... Clan Wyeth! I remember the first time I saw his father's "Christina's World" as if it was yesterday. My internal clocks stopped and restarted at a different pace. Pyle, N.C., Andrew... to be anywhere near those painter-hems...or part of that concentric circle, makes me shake in my flip-flops.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

WOW! Super art, I love that!!!! Great tones! Mary :-D

LDahl said...

Hi Mary! Glad you stopped by. Ready for winter?

ValGalArt said...

Beautiful!!!

Oliver Chipping said...

What a nice loss of edges into the 'fall' feeling you have captured. I like your little pumpkin too. I almost wonder what scary things are lurking in all of those shapes behind the child.

LDahl said...

Thank you Val!

Oliver, what lurking things? There's no lurking things.....:))) Ok, maybe just a few. Thanks for your comment!

AscenderRisesAbove said...

gorgeous and haunting... but not haunting in a creepy way; a haunting that remains with you after the viewing

LDahl said...

Thank you ARA, I'm very fond of this little guy. He keeps guard over my pumpkin patch.

Scott Altmann said...

Hiya -great blog! So many images to look over, but I just had to comment on this one. It's just too awesome -simple yet really effective. Love the mix of tight and loose rendering.

LDahl said...

Thanks Scott... that's how I felt about your Budhead... he's so well done he just takes your breath away.