Friday, September 09, 2011

the perhapanauts 2011 halloween challenge~!


first of all, part 8 of scott weinstein's "We Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Programming..." is UP over on our TALES FROM THE PERHAPS page--don't miss it! scott's tale is in nine parts, so that makes this the penultimate entry. go read it--it's lotsa fun!

second, after hinting at it about a month ago here on the blog and then being accosted by my pal brien powell at the baltimore show about it, here is the official announcement regarding...


'remember when you were in elementary school and your teacher would give you an assignment to do a report on some book your read...? "OR"--she might have added--"you could depict a scene from the book in a diorama." gold! give me a chance to do something creative, something more in the artsy- and craftsy- realm, i'm IN, baby! i easily made 527 dioramas during my career in the grade schools and each and every one of them was constructed with dreams of being able to actually add what food network challenge calls Extreme Elements. i wanted things to move, figures to jump, stuff to explode or implode or juxtaplode--i don't know--do something!!

anyway, i'm sure you can see where i'm going with this...

i'm thinking that the perhapanauts 2011 halloween challenge is...SPOOKY DIORAMAS!!!

create a spooky scene out of paper or clay, plastic or wood, paper mache--whatever! featuring one or more of the perhapanauts in a spooky, scary, frightening or funny scene! stage your diorama in a shoebox or on a table top--anything and anywhere--be creative!
here are a few examples of dioramas both traditional and scary!
(the last two, from the house of mystery, are what inspired me to do this this year...)
have fun!

photos of your spooky perhapanauts halloween diorama are due in no later than october 21 so that i have time to write them up and post them for halloween week!

so get thinkin'~!
have a great weekend!
smell ya later~!


Brian said...

An A+ to this weeks entry.

As for the challenge, I'm going to have to put my thinking cap on to come up with a worthy idea for my first ever diorama. (The nuns who taught me in grammar school were not into dioramas)

Warren said...

Is it allowed to kill large insects and small rodents and hang time from strings in a shoebox?

todd said...


: )

Heywood Jablomie said...

aw man this would be sooo cool, if i didn't totally suck at making these things! i tried a few back in the school days but they ended up sucking balls.