Author Archives: Eric Albertson

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Come to the Emerald City

This Halloween, make your way to the Albertson Halloween House for a Wizard of Oz themed Halloween experience!  Visitors will pass by Dorothy’s fallen house in Munchkinland, steer…

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Oz in Miniature

Sometimes it is challenging to envision how parts of the Halloween house will go together.  I find it really helpful to work out some of…

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Cardboard Jackpot

We build our Halloween house out of recyclable materials, most of which is repurposed cardboard.  Over the years we have found many sources of large…

Painting Day

Come Paint Oz!

This Saturday, August 29th from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm (noon), we will be painting the wonderful land of Oz!  Our first Community Painting Day is…

Straight from the Dragon's Mouth

Dragon Dentistry

In the Hobbit, Smaug tells Bilbo, “My teeth are swords!”  When it came time to create those “swords” for our Smaug, we took some foam…

Dragon Bones

Dragon Bones

The idea of dragon bones might first conjure up images of Targaryen throne room decorations from Game of Thrones, but they are a necessary step…

Cardboard Amasses

Cardboard Amasses

Preliminary cardboard gathering efforts resulted in a healthy supply of free material.  Special thanks to Jasper and Carol from Duarte for their contribution to this…

Sketch in Progress

Sketchin’ It Up

Armed with some pencils, an iPad and some nerdy reference books, I began to tackle this year’s Halloween house sketch, hoping that the design would…

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What’s This?

Every year, as we discuss the theme for Halloween, we try out different options in sketch form.  This year was no different.  Here you can…

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A Magical Evening

On Halloween, visitors to the Albertson Halloween House found themselves in the midst of a Magic Kingdom—Disneyland!  Trick-or-treaters walked up into the Enchanted Tiki Room…