Monthly Challenges..

September's challenge was "Halloween Saying's"
 Every holiday has it's popular phrases and Halloween is no exception. For the August challenge, we would like you to pick your favorite Halloween catch phrase, quote or poem and turn it into a work of art! I think for the sake of stoking the creative fires, songs will also qualify as poems. Now we are not "assigning" a different phrase to each artist - if we end up with ten versions of "Trick or Treat, Smell My Feet", then that is just fine! If you need a bit more inspiration for your phrase, quote or even poem, then just Google "Halloween Sayings" - there are quite a few sites out there that have collected sayings for you to browse. For those brave, creative souls who would like to write their own poem and create from that, that is also in-theme and would be most welcome! Please be sure your challenge entry is complete by the first week of September and get your photos over to Patrick no later than the 5th of the month. If you want to be kind, do it earlier, as this will give him the time he needs to compile the photos and upload them to the site for voting. Keep in mind that any entries that are submitted for the challenge must be offered for sale on the blog site, and that information is due to Patrick no later than the 10th of the month. All information regarding sales and submissions are available in the files section of the group. Now go brush off your brushes, sharpen your scissors, get out your glue, cure that clay and let's see what you got!! READY! SET! GO!
 Here is Arlene's project, she decided to go with the saying "Ticks or Treats"
and here is Dana's project, she went with the saying Trick or Treat, Smell my Feet!"
Theresa joined in the fun this month with this creation her paintings theme is "The Witch's Treehouse"

 Here is Amanda's project for this month's challenge and her choice of sayings was, "
Double, double, toil and trouble; fire burn and cauldron bubble!"

 Stay tuned in for new updates on our next months challenge "The Dark Carnival!"



August Monthly Challenge Haunted Houses.
 There was one in every neighborhood. You know the one. THAT house. The one with the weeds overgrown in the yard. The one that they told stories about. Gruesome stories. Stories designed to scare the children out of trying to climb the wrought iron fence on a dare. THAT house. The HAUNTED house, where the boards all creak for no apparent reason, the tattered curtains flutter in phantom breezes and the only apparent living things are the spiders that leave their cobwebs in every corner. Yes, THAT house. We want to see what sinister structures your clever, devious minds can conjure with this months theme - all media is welcome, submissions must be done and in by the first week of the month, and certainly no later than the 10th for inclusion in the blog sales site, because all entries in this challenge MUST be offered for sale on the Every Witch Way Lane sales site. All instructions and rules for sales site participation can be found in the FILES sections of the group. Now get busy, dearies, and happy haunting!!!







July Monthly Challenge Vintage Horror Films

June Monthly Challenge  Día de Muertos and Surgar Skulls 


Our EWWL Group artist have contributed these OOAK handmade artworks to be featured on our group sale site on the 15th of the month, and award will be given to the best use of medium, most challenging, and best related to the theme, please vote for your favorite ones in the poll in the side column..


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May Monthly Challenge Monsters In my Room
 We had to create a project from hand and totally original, while stay true to the theme of the month. This months theme is Monsters in my room, so of course it drummed up a large variety of ghouls and creeps from our childhood dreams! We here at Every Witch Way Lane are always up for a challenge and for this month, our theme was "Monsters In My Room". I don't know about you, but when I was a child, my room was a magical place. A crowded place, yes, with three sisters and myself all sharing one room, but that did not stop the magical folk from visiting. The fairies danced on our windowsills, the gnomes moved our shoes around while we were asleep. The Menehune whisked away any cookies we were foolish enough to leave out at night. And on occasion, when we were forgetful and negligent about such things and left piles of laundry on the floor or worse, our closet doors open, a monster would visit.
The first one is presented to us by Dreamed by Arlene.
I don't know about you, but when I was a child, my room was a magical place. A crowded place, yes, with three sisters and myself all sharing one room, but that did not stop the magical folk from visiting. The fairies danced on our windowsills, the gnomes moved our shoes around while we were asleep. The Menehune whisked away any cookies we were foolish enough to leave out at night. And on occasion, when we were forgetful and negligent about such things and left piles of laundry on the floor or worse, our closet doors open, a monster would visit. Those times were very frightening, let me tell you. Mom and Dad had long gone to bed, my sisters would be fast and safely asleep under their covers and there I was, awake, with the shadows alive and moving and whispering of the terrible things that hid within them. The pile of laundry that was left on the floor would take on sinister forms - a leg here, a tail there, and are those horns? I would bring the covers up to my chin and stare at that laundry pile, holding my breath until I was sure I was going to pass out, letting it out slowly and carefully so as not to draw the attention of whatever was lurking in that pile of clothes. I would stare until my eyes threatened to water, not daring to blink for fear of missing a movement, until I could not stand it any longer. At that point, I would yank the covers over my head, whisper a promise to the gnomes and Menehunes to leave cookies out tomorrow if they would just keep that creature in the laundry pile at bay until I could safely depo sit the pile into the laundry bin as I should have. Eyes squeezed closed, sure that I was going to suffocate under the covers anyway, I would eventually fall asleep. And always, the next day, after carefully hiding a few cookies under the bed where they would not be found and eaten by one of my many sisters, I would go to pick up my laundry and put it where it belonged, only to find that half of my socks were missing. Never mind those small rumpled shadows under the bed that were no doubt the missing socks. Never mind the fact that my jeans seemed to have something stuffed inside one of the pants leg, no doubt another of the missing socks. Nope. This was the work of the dreaded Sock Monster - that moving, shifting shadow within the laundry pile that caused me so much distress last night. He was not after me after all, he was after my socks!! And judging from the state of my little laundry pile, he got what he was after. The Sock Monster was unpleasant and got us into trouble for allowing him to make off with our socks, but he was nowhere near as bad as the Monster in the Closet. That, my dears, is a challenge for a different month. Thank you Arlene for bring your fears to life! You can view more details about her creation at our Featured Artwork Sale Site, where it has been made available for purchase..
able for purchase!

http://ewwlartgallery.blogspot.com/2015/05/click-on-photo-to-enlarge-view-dreamed.html


This months challenge for our Featured Artwork Sale Site was "Monsters In My Room." The challenge is Homemade, Halloween, one of a kind, monsters, monsters monsters, when you are a little child and the lights got out at time for bed. They can all of a sudden appear almost anywhere. Under your bed, in the toy box, down the hallway, the cloths hamper and coat tree can even harbor a monster, and of course there is always the closet. Feel free to browse down our Artist works below and vote for the ones you think best reflect the theme format of our challenge. You can vote using the poll in the side column. All of our Every Witch Way Lane monthly challenge items are to be made available for purchase on the 16th of each month on our group sale site.  
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This is my project for this months challenge! I call him the Raggedy Ann and Andy Eater! Here is a brief story about how he came to be!

The Toy box is there for a reason, I used to say to my little girls. If you like your dolls, you need to keep careful watch over them, not leaving them out and lying around on the floor, for there are things that go bump in the night, and would love to eat them for sure! There is such a thing as the Raggedy Ann and Andy Eater, a doll eating monster, and in this house he roams about, but only at night after the lights go out! With the skin of a lizard, and round warts like a toad. It has long curly tusk, and for chewing up little lost dolls, long sharp teeth are a must! Deep set eyes under heavy bowed brows, and needle sharp horns sprouting from the top of its head and down it’s back, and I must’nt forget the claws of a cat! A long skinny tail all covered with scales, winds around with a quick wip, and tips as pointed as a nails. His tougne is forked like that of a snake, and with the same sinister hissssing sound it makes! There is one thing he is prowling for, just one thing he will spy, and that is a little lost doll-ie on the floor where it might lie. With one quick jump, one quick gulp and lurch, he will gobble the doll-ie up, nothing left but a burp! So always put your dolls away and keep them safe, never leave them out alone on the floor, for the Doll Eater might find them, and you will see them never more! 
 author Patrick James Gill
He is available for purchase at my Featured Artwork Sale Site!
http://ewwlartgallery.blogspot.com/2015/05/click-on-photo-to-enlarge-view-patrick.html

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