Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

Here at the Parham house, we're not big into Halloween...the whole dark and evil thing doesn't quite jive with our religious beliefs. Obviously. Different Strokes for different folks, ya know? Some people love Halloween, and that's great. For us, we'd rather dwell on other, less "dark" things.

HOWEVER, I have tons of great childhood memories of going door to door, yelling "Trick or Treat!", and eating candy until we were sick. This piece (which I drew last year, but recently updated a bit) kind of encapsulates that feeling of innocent fun for me, with a "Star Wars" twist. We actually take our girls to the huge Fall Festival that First Baptist Church here locally puts on each year for the community. It's a great time for the kids, and is a safe environment. Later, I take Brady around our neighborhood, door to door. She dresses only as "good" characters (so far, Spiderman, a princess, Supergirl, and Jessie, the cowgirl from Toy Story), and we avoid the houses with decorations that are too evil looking. We have a great time.

No matter how you feel about this celebration, have fun, and keep safe out there!

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