When I was growing up we didn’t really get into fantasy, sci fi or horror movies and books. My husband, on the other hand, grew up in a family that was immersed in them. It’s funny because it took Matt quite a while to get used to the idea that I didn’t know all the same stories he did. But this all started while we were dating back in 1996, and I horrified Matt for the first of many times when I admitted that I hadn’t seen the movie “Army of Darkness.” You’d have thought I told him I had never learned how to tie my shoes for as put out as Matt was to learn of my incomplete education.
So the next time we got together for a date Matt had a gift for me: the VHS of “Army of Darkness.” And he made me stick it in the VCR and watch it that very night. It makes me giggle to realize that this was the first gift Matt was ever to give me. When I mentioned this to him the other night while preparing to create this page about it he said, “Geez, what a lame first gift!” Oh, I don’t know. It’s kitschy; it’s bloody; it has some great quotable lines. That seems like a pretty memorable beginning to our relationship.
Using the My Mind’s Eye sketch below as inspiration and all MME products, I created this non-Halloween project using almost all Halloween supplies. I designed and cut the title with my Cameo.