You’ve probably read somewhere or seen it on television that the best way to be free of a vampyre would be to arm oneself with a crucifix and a large bottle of Holy Water or if you are of a very brave disposition; you could get rid of this fiend by driving a stake through it’s rotten heart before chopping off the head and then having a nice bonfire with what remains. But did you know that there are many different ways of seeing off a vampyre?
Images of the Monsignor Suárez Vampyre Slayer's Emporium from the All Hallows Hamlet with David Williamson from the York Photography Network.
Images of the Harum Scarum Notions & Potions Emporium and the Monsignor Suárez Vampyre Slayer’s Emporium from the All Hallows Hamlet with David Kessel from the York Photography Network.
As the sun disappears on this All Hallows Eve - the folk from the All Hallows Hamlet are excitedly polishing shoes and dusting their finest hats as they dress to impress to celebrate the Festival of Samhain BUT not everyone wants to enjoy this special evening!
I love this quote from John Muir: "And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul" and one rainy evening when my imagination was captured by the idea of an Irish elf with his rickety barrow selling his magickal notions and potions in a forest clearing - I just had to create this scene in 12th scale for the All Hallows Hamlet...
Although Tilly Simms has had plenty of time in which to enjoy a little private time in her new home - I have been very busy with the preparations for her first retail foray at the All Hallows Hamlet although it hasn't been quite the shopping trip she had imagined...
After a weekend of an awful weather here in York, I pottered off into the garden on Monday morning to see the chickens and enjoy a little of the sunshine AND look at WHO I happened to stumble across!