Monday, October 12, 2009

The Creature from the Brackish Pool

The Portsmouth Halloween Parade is creative, chaotic and totally awesome. 

Anyone with a costume is invited to lurch, shimmy or crawl through the streets of Portsmouth–hundreds march and thousands watch. The parade brings out the imaginative best in the community–it's fun, festive and family-friendly (well, more or less family-friendly).

The organization is run by volunteers. Money is raised through t-shirt sales, bake sales, rock shows, and new this year, MASK-ARADE, a paper mask coloring book! 16 local artists (including yours truly) were invited to create a design. I was thrilled to be involved and loved creating my mask/coloring book page.

And a big thanks to Nick for coloring my mask and modeling it below. Great job, Nick – you look scary!

Have you colored my mask? Know someone who has? Send me a picture and I'll post it here on my blog!

1 comment:

John B. Watson said...

Cool creature mask. Very bold, wacky, and fun. Nick did a great job coloring it and strikes a nice creature pose. He looks like he has a huge smile even with the mask on!