Friday, October 15, 2010

Sit a Spell, huddle now, for I have a Spooky story to tell to celebrate Vanessa Valencia's annual Halloween Party at A Fanciful Twist!!!!


I call upon the Rook to escort the virtuous dead away, for I cannot continue on this way. I leave...

each day out my door...


watched by cherubs,



I cross the moor.


She was lost in the bog by the sea and she calls for clean scrolls, quill, with no ink. She tells me her story each half moon, I think.
She wraps her tale tight with all its woes and lays it with hydrangea and rose. I cry to think of her sad and wan...
and that is why I beseech the Rook help her spirit be gone. No more stories of Bridget... Don't make me look... take her in peace dear, dear, Rook. This little ghost story, this little plea, written by me is in celebration of dear Vanessa's Halloween Blog Party! My painting below will show you where to go to find more spooks, sweets, and revelry. http://www.afancifultwist.typepad.com/ Thanks to Vanessa Valencia for hostessing this annual blog party where we can all meet so many bloggers, writers, artists, and new friends. Join the fun October 16th, 2010!!!


History~ the Rook is responsible for escorting the virtuous dead to Heaven in the old faery tales and folk stories.
Thanks to Jean Wyse at Windmill Antiques in Evansville, WI for the scroll and quill.
"Spooky" painting and ghosty story by Amy Sperry Faldet











44 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

WOW....you are making me want so badly to write and draw this weekend! The weather is lending itself to staying inside with a pot of tea....thank you for visiting today dear one! I bid you a fabulous weekend as well! Anita

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Love and muse to you Anita! Blessings.

Kiki said...

Hi Amy..gorgeous creative post..powerful and delightful..inspiring magic!! Shine on! Love that feather of course!! beautiful!

Bella said...

Delightful! I just love it. The Halloween party is always great fun.

apinkdreamer said...

fantastic post!!!
your words and your paintings are always magic!!!
i'll post my party later with a huge givaway too!!!!

GardenDesigner said...

Great post!! I love your painting too!!!
Have a great weekend!!

~Vanessa
RhinestoneContessa.com

Incipient Wings said...

that was so clever, thank you !!
what a wonderful painting.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

What a fabulous Halloween post! Thanks so much! I hope that you will try to stop by and visit my offering tomorrow when it appears. :) Theresa

Terri Kahrs said...

Today's weather was the perfect background for a Halloween tale as lovely as yours!!! I'll have to stop by Vanessa's blog tomorrow for the celebration!!! Hugs & Blessings, Terri xoxo

Lenora said...

Beautiful as always! Love the drawing so sweet! Lovely idea! We have just got our party up to - do feel free to visit our graveyard and maybe if you choose post a memory in our Memory Shrine (the comment box - you'll see what we mean!) Blessings!

The Graveyard
http://lenorita-lenoramoore.blogspot.com/2010/10/graveyard-halloween-party.html

Georgianna said...

Yay! You're back! Fabulous, magical and shiver inducing story as only you can do. I love Vanessa's party, I'm just never in time with any preps to join in. But I'll be following along. Have a wonderful, spooky weekend, dear Amy. xoxo

Rena said...

BEAUTIFUL piece of art dear AMY, and your post wonderful as well!! You paint such a picture with your words. Have a beautiful weekend my dear Amy.

xoxo Rena

Paper Pile Kitten said...

Those pics are so pretty! Thank you for sharing!
Welcome to visit my Halloween party:
http://www.paperpilekitten.com/2010/10/a-magic-halloween-party-enter-at-your-own-risk.html

Jo said...

I adored your post! Hope you'll stop by! Happy Halloween!

jasmoon-butterfly said...

So beautiful, loved the colours - capture the moo of fall magically!
love & light
Trace x
http://jasmoonbutterfly.blogspot.com/2010/10/hallows-eve-blog-partya-fanciful-twist.html

WrightStuff said...

A magical tale to be sure. Such beautiful photography. I loved my visit!

LYNDY WARD said...

Wonderful Tale...

This is sooooo much fun!!!
Love your blog & your creations.
Please fly by for my giveaways too...
Hauntingly Yours, Lyndy

My Haunted Halloween Party Link:
http://bit.ly/dho880
TODAYSGOLD
http://todaysgold.blogspot.com/

Sherry said...

Wonderful tale and post! Such beautiful artwork. Enjoyed my visit very much! So enchanting.
Sherry

Ana Balbinot said...

What a wonderful party! Thanks for your visit and comment at my blog!
Xoxo

Della said...

What a beautiful painting and lovely, delicate post. I think the scroll is just gorgeous. Best wishes and hope you enjoy the Halloween Party blogging!

Sara said...

This is a lovely and unique post. Thank you for sharing. Happy party day. xx

Aurelia said...

Happy Halloween Blog Party! I enjoyed reading your post very much :)

This is my first blog party but I'm having so much fun.

http://modernwomans.blogspot.com/2010/10/something-witchy-this-way-comes.html

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Beautiful imagery. Thank you for inviting to your party. Have a wonderful weekend! Twyla

Róisín said...

Wonderful Amy! I loved it. Tales of the Morrigan also had me captivated as a child and this is so reminiscent of them. Thanks. Hope you're having a fantastic party!
Roisin

julietk said...

I have been so tied up with other stuff that this year I am not participating by posting but I am visiting some of the guys who have found time to post.
I sat a spell and read your Blog and huddled reading of a Bog
and ladies guided by a Rook
and facts from anchient history books.
I enjoyed my visit ,thank you :-)

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

Oh The Rook!!! How fascinating and spooky! Your art is wonderul! I LOOOOVE the mushroom and tree pointing the way! Your vignettes and tale are magical, like you!! Thank you for sharing the enchantment Miss Amy!!

♥, Vanessa {A Fanciful Twist}

AlphaBetsy said...

What a beautiful ghost story you created. I love the rook.

Designs by Blanche said...

Creative & lovely! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!
-Blanche

mermaiden said...

oh, such wistful words and imagery. beautiful.

please do be welcome at my celebration!
http://mermaidencreations.blogspot.com/2010/10/welcome-witches.html

belindaschneider said...

thanks for inviting me to your creative party post!
have a magical halloween

Scrap Vamp said...

Wonderful post and photos! Thank you for inviting me to your party, I had a lot of fun! I hope you'll come to visit me soon!

~Celina
forevervampress@aol.com
http://scrapvamp.blogspot.com

Lynda said...

Lovely story :) Loved the quill and scroll..but I think the painting is my favorite :) Thanks for visiting my blog yesterday. Cheers!

Sylvia Smiser said...

I loved your spooky story! Thank you for sharing that with us!
Please come by my blog for some party fun and a giveaway or two.
http://anaboocreationsbysylvia.blogspot.com/2010/10/fanciful-twist-halloween-party-and.html

Cosmic Goddess said...

Thank you for sharing such a beautiful tale and your wonderful artwork :)

You're most welcome to visit our little Halloween party:
http://cosmicgoddessblog.blogspot.com/2010/10/bewitching-halloween-party.html

Michelle Cummings said...

what a wonderful party!
I love your creations!

Hope you'll come visit mine and my post(s) for all of October!
http://faeriedustdreams-michelle.blogspot.com/

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Ooh what a lovely bunch of props for your ghostly tale!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Amy dear! I know that your autumn basket is full and overflowing with faery delights and pumpkin carriages! All the things you fill yourself with are the things in life worth having. What a lovely autumn we are having and yes, I want more of nature too! The squirrels love to come to my window and look inside and they sit on our little wooden bench and munch on nuts. Rabbits come running to the door and it is simply magical, and we live in the CITY! Someone knows what I love.....may your week be filled with even more blessings. Bises, Anita

Sheila said...

As always, an adorable and magical post; so full of fun and festivity. I hope you are doing well. Lately, I've found it more and more challenging to carve out time to post, visit, etc., but you are always close in my heart. Oh, I will send you a separate email with the info you requested. But please know your visits to my blog are gifts beyond words. All the best...Sheila

Fair Rosamund said...

Gorgeous painting, photos and story!! I did not know about the Rook, very interesting! Thank you so much for sharing :) ~Lauren

Linda said...

I had an amazing time at your party. Love all your photos and your magical story. Please visit me:
momentsinaneye.blogspot.com

Jamie Burch said...

Beautiful story and images! So lovely, Amy...:)

Susan said...

that was very interesting :)

Thank you :)

Peace,
Susan

Please come visit:
pre-party post, main party post with giveaway, post-party post

http://piecesoffatesusan.blogspot.com/

Kelly said...

I love your Halloween goodies!!

I'm a bit late getting around to commenting, but I am glad I am! Wouldn't have wanted to miss your post!! :D

Elizabeth said...

I think I love your place......elizabeth