Author Lorelei Bell, welcomes you! Vampires are my addiction, I assume they are yours as well. Come and journey with me to the darker shadows, where the vampires lurk, watching us, waiting for us weak humans...

The journey awaits, come!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Vampire In the House

We interrupt your regularly scheduled blog post with these announcements...

Caprice is in count-down at Amazon and currently, at this writing is only $0.99. If you've been waiting for the chance to snatch it up at a bargain price now is your only chance, daw-wlings!
And if you are into Halloween, like I am, stop by for some spooky stories, facts about Halloween, witches, and other such things that go bump in the night, over at my other blog Lorelei's Muse. There's treats and refreshments too. And I'll be making a few announcements soon.

(originally posted on 10/26/11, please check postings in Lorelei's Muse for updated material. Thank you!)

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Fall is Upon Us! Time for Fun!

I've always been a creative person. I actually began life as an artist. Yep. As soon as I could hold a crayon, I drew--all over the walls. I was pretty naughty, although, I don't recall being punished for marking up walls, but I do recall when I used my sister's favorite lipstick and drew on the bedroom wall that I got a tongue lashing.

Well, that was so long ago. I'm sharing a little something with you today that you might want to try on your own. This is called a mason jar luminary. It's simple and you don't need too many things to put it together.

Below you see the items you'll need are a glass jar, whatever you have on hand, or you can buy one like in the picture below.
From your local craft store:
large brush
tea light (battery or regular)
From your yard, or wherever, LEAVES!

I think my favorite thing to do in the fall is walk through the park and find some spectacularly colored leaves!
When you get your supplies all together you simply paint an area of the glass jar with ModPodge, and smooth a leaf or two onto it. Keep painting and sticking the leaves on the glass. Let dry. I have not used this stuff in a while, but go by the directions for use, and how long for drying. Probably a few hours or over night.

When the season is over, make sure to simply dust it off. Don't wash or wet it at all. Store in a dry play. I usually put tissue paper around my glass and ceramics when I store them.

The ideas are never ending. Have fun!