Have a happy, head less, four letter word.
One of my favorite halloween traditions is to visit the window decorations in Nyack, NY. Every year, the art students at the local high school compete to paint the windows of downtown stores in halloween themes. There are always some creative and clever pictures, and this year was no exception. This picture, of a headless Dorthy and gang from The Wizard of Oz struck me as one of the best. But I wanted to bring you a few that I enjoyed.
I had to do a double take when I saw this version of Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring. It is so wonderfully done, that there is no doubt immediately what inspired it. At the same time, it took just a small subtle change to completely change the spirit of the picture.
One picture that I missed, that I wished I had taken, was of the headless horseman. The story has always been a particular favorite of mine since it was set right across the river from Nyack in Sleepy Hollow.
On the way home, however, I captured this final picture... that reminded me that weaving was another particularly appropriate art form for the season.
However you express yourself this spooky season, stay safe.
Don't lose your head.