GR'NN, a group of comicbook artists (including my owner's OtherHalf), is celebrating its 15th anniversary with a big expo and yesterday was the opening of that expo. My owner helped out a few times with transporting stuff for the expo, so me and my owner were invited to the opening.
First there was a speech and then music by a group called 'Men in a Suitcase'. They played a song about an elephant among others.
Then the expo was officially opened and we could go watch all the art there.
Look: there's the chicken leg! It was part of a fairytale diorama, build in a suitcase. The theme of the expo was travelling and they had made lots of suitcase dioramas.
Next to the suitcase dioramas there were lots of cool and beautiful paintings and drawings and such.
This suitcase had a food theme.
A drawing that's both cute and creepy.
And there was a hedgehog shrine! Isn't that cool!?
Hey.... Wait a minute! Something looks familiar here.
It's the rabid, mutant zombie beastie!! I had wondered where he had disappeared to. It turned out he had volunteered to be part of the expo.
And there's Cerberus! He's also part of one of the dioramas.
I decided to take part in the expo too. (Just for this picture though.)
This artwork is both beautiful and it makes me itchy.
I'm not sure what this one is about, but it looks cool.
Another one that's both beautiful and creepy.
All in all this is one beautiful and impressive expo!
After the opening of the expo we went out for dinner with the artists and some other people. We had yummy food and I had hot chocolate for dessert.
Marlowe has won a chocolate bar and a pack of cards!
All other who entered the giveaway will receive a card if they want. Raquel, B.T Bear, Jerry & Ben: I don't have your snail mail addies, so if you want a card you can send me your addy by sending an email to the emailaddy in my profile!
Yesterday evening we tried out some new games. First a game where you had to stack pyramid thingies on top of each other. It wasn't very challenging in my opinion, so I won't be playing it again.
Next we played Dragon's Gold. In this game you have to fight dragons and haggle over the dividing of the dragon's treasure once the dragon is defeated. It was a fun game and I managed to get the most treasure!
I will send one of my followers a bar of chocolate and a pack of postcards that will include at least one card with a pig on it.
The rules: - leave a comment telling me you want to be entered in the giveaway - leave a way for me to contact you - stand on one foot and whistle a song about pigs while watching the movie Charlotte's Web (ok, that one wasn't serious, just kidding) - You have to be a follower to enter, but please if you're not a follower yet, don't just join because of the free chocolate, but also because you actually like my blog. - open internationally
This giveaway will run until Novermber 25th, I'll pick a winner soon after and announce it on the blog and will contact the winner by email.
This Saturday my owner's OtherHalf saw Sinterklaas. Sinterklaas visits the Netherlands every year and on December 5th he brings lots of presents to everyone, but he always comes early so he can check up on people and see if they have been good and if they deserve their presents. And when he has just arrived he sometimes brings a small present for those who put out a shoe I'm told.
So yesterday evening me and the armadillo decided to put out our shoes (well, we borrowed some shoes anyway). We put a carrot with the shoes for Sinterklaas' horse and we sang some special songs for Sinterklaas as well.
First thing we did this morning is check the shoes to see if Sinterklaas brought us a present.
And there was indeed a present in the shoe I put out!
Chocolate Euro coins. Yum!
There was also a present in the shoe that the armadillo put out.
Little chocolate figures of Sinterklaas and Black Pete.
Oh, this is fun! I wonder if we get to do this again or if we now have to wait for December 5th. I'm going to say my proper thanks to Sinterklaas anyway so he knows I appreciate the present he left me: Dank u, Sinterklaasje!
Today there was yet another beautiful card from Beanie.
Oh, this one is from George and Tango as well. Thanks guys!
And there was a zombie book in the mail today as well! I won this signed copy of Play Dead by Ryan Brown at Velvet's blog during her amazing Zombie event. Thanks Velvet and Ryan! The book sounds like my kind of zombie story.
I'm part of a large family of pigs.
We all live with my owner in Groningen, the Netherlands.
I travel a lot with my owner and I post stories and pictures of my life and travels on my blog. I also have a blog where I post book reviews.