When I was a child I was inspired by Halloween.
I was moved to create art- either on a pumpkin or by drawing Halloween pictures ( which were pretty horrifying because I couldn’t draw and anything I did draw ended up looking like a disjointed mess ) or by putting together ideas for costumes.
I always wanted to be a dog or a space alien or a monster but somehow I ended up compromising with my Mom and my Paternal Grandmother by wearing one of my Easter dresses. Coupled with little makeup I was transformed into a last minute ‘princess’ or I’d get one of those costumes in a box that were all the rage back in the early 1970’s.
So yes, I was moved to create some kind of art at Halloween but I just was not very good at it.
The funny thing is, it didn’t stop me from trying every single year to ‘get it right’.
I never really did and at the end of the Halloween Holiday I was always left with the feeling I had spoiled my own fun.
But then one day I started a blog at the Soul Food Café and before you could say ” Grave Robbing Ghoul” I was celebrating Halloween like a crazy person all over the internet.
I wrote stories, posted pictures and read tons of material that other writers were posting on line and then I took it from the web and I went out and looked at Ghost Tours and Haunted Houses with fresh eyes and got to experience the Halloween fun all over again.
I was inspired by Halloween to try my hand at creative endeavors AGAIN and this time I got it right.
So if I were to give my muse a name I guess it would be ” Halloween” and if I were to give it a face- well…what do you think of this one?
Inspired by the SFC prompt: Inside The Sea Shell