Rogers Gardens, Newport Beach, California
my first stop for inspiration
for the approaching holiday season
first stop.... Halloween
They go all out for Halloween, and this year they called their creation The Night Gallery...
brought out the big guns...
Vergie Lightfoot, Scott Smith, Nicole Sayre, and other character artists
were featured in their display
Vergie Lightfoot's eerily human pumpkin faces
I love them. They are so... creepy
Scott Smith - amazing sculptor/character artist
adored the witch
amazing detail from every angle
this creepy little witch skeleton was my favorite...
not sure of the artist on this colorful, fun, piece
loved the cheerful signs...
and the creative displays -
wanted everything I saw
including Senor Mariachi...
and his be-ruffled friend
But the skeleton puppeteer was the most eye-catching
arms raised in suspended animation
handcrafted puppet skeletons dangling from strings
just the right touch of creepy and fun
but this guy was uber creepy
mad scientist creepy
but oh, so creative
don't try this at home, kids