Monday, June 9, 2014

Cray, Cray, Be Gone!

On occasion   time seems to run away from you and you only notice its passing when its smacks you in the face.  That was the case when I saw the date of my last posting on this Blog. I was so caught up in cray cray that I would forget to breathe. After a long inhale and exhale I think I’ve caught by breathe. If you been following my sporadic Facebook postings you know of the cray cray I refer to, no need to elaborate, for those that haven’t lets just say that your health is the most precious gift and blessing we posses.
What kept me sane through all the madness was my art, however infrequent I was able to create. I managed to keep a steady keel in rough waters. I’m posting some of the WIPS here so you can see what’s coming down the pike. 

On another front, I was determined to submit some artwork to various publications for consideration. That effort, I’m happy to say, bore fruit. I’m thrilled to announce that some of my work will be in this falls editions of Art Doll Quarterly and Somerset Holidays and Celebrations.
Surprisingly enough another accomplishment is the opening of my Etsy Shop…Finally! So now, those of you that cant make it to either Halloween and Vine or Spirits in Sanford can always get your Halloween fix there year round and not miss out on the fun.


Of course as usual I look forward to seeing a lot of you at this years Halloween and Vine and or Spirits in Sanford.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Im Still Standing!

finally a blogpost! I'm sure most of you thought that I was MIA, which is understandable given the apperant vanishing act.  Well my freinds nothing could be farthernfrommthe truth. Depsite what has been a rough year health wise, with a little help and a lot of faith Ive managed to create some interesting characters, mostly in the form of lanterns. Ive discovered I have a certain affinity for them. that being said Ive tried to stretch their boundaries.  Of course there are the ones based on traditional vintage lanterns with a modern take on them and then the unexpected. singing mushrooms, JOL carriages, marching drum players... you get the idea.
I wish I could have posted more WIPS, but lately I can't seem to walk and chew gum at the same time. So I. sharing some images of what to expect at the upcoming shows for this season that Ill be attending, which reminds me, I do hope to see many of you at .Halloween &  Vine Septemberm 28th in Petaluma California or at Spirits in Sanford October 5th in Sanford Florida

Anyway here are some of the creations you could expect to find and stake a claim to:

I look forward to seeing all of you familiar faces and some exciting new ones, please come introduce yourselves.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

EHAG Emporium Halloween Goodies

Happy Halloween All!

Have a couple of goodies for this months EHAG Emporium. I only made four of this themed candy containers, all originals. Here are the Cat Lady and Devil Lady Candy containers.

Vintage inspired Candy Containers, one Cat and one Devil Lady.  Handmade paper  mache figures. They open at the waist to reveal a hollow compartment to hold your Halloween goodies or stash.

 Made of paper mache, painted with artist acrylics aged and varnished. Signed and dated on bottom. 
 Apprx 10"x5"x6" 
$158 each. Shipping and insurance included. Payment via Paypal, MC,Visa, Discover, AMEX
Thanks again for all your continued support and encouragement!
Please contact me with any questions
 And Have a Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 19, 2012

A Spirited Thank You

Now that I’m catching my breath I would like to send out a quick but heartfelt thank you to everyone who participated in this years Spirits in Sanford, Wow! So much fun was had. Thank you to the wonderful collectors, faithful and new. Thanks to all the talented Artist that get together and make their creations available. And thanks to the hard working and dedicated organizers that keep making the show a great success and a destination for all Halloween lovers.
That said. time now for some eye candy. Wish I could have been in more than one place at a time so that I could have snapped up all the goings on. Apologize for anyone or thing that I couldn’t catch on film.

The Great Pumpkin who, brought along Mr. Bones, standing and greeting guest by a vintage Hearst outside the gallery.
The fun started on preview night as everyone brought there appetite for food, drink, fun, friends and art.

Couldn’t help a photo op with sweet Robyn who’s gaze was mesmerizing...
Everyone was all decked out in their Halloween finery...
Before long the gallery was packed to the gills… 

We all reluctantly called it an early night in order to be fresh for the next day. It’s a good thing as well cause the crowd was there waiting for us to open the doors to fun.
All in all it was a fantastic time for everyone, and everyone is already looking forward to next year. So thanks again for your continued support and encouragement on behalf of everyone at Spirits in Sanford, see you next year!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Show Must Go On

The Show Must Go On

Hello everyone. Finally able to sit and jot down some worlds in-between shows. First off a most heart felt thank you to all the collectors and artist that made Halloween and Vine a bang of a show. It's alway been a wonderful venue but, Lesley, Stephanie and Dennis brought in some wonderful new energy and artist. Thank you for all their hard work.

There were the usual suspects of artist and collectors, and many new ones whom Im store be putting H&V on their annual schedule of events. I was alone so I wasn't able to document all the goings on as I wanted to. Apologies for blurry pics.

There were early morning risers that make up the long line that has become tradition at H&V, by opening time it went round the building and down the block. Some of my favorite collectors and all around wonderful people could be found at the front of the line.

Inside was chuck full of pumpkins  and amazing halloween art. Every where you looked there was talent, building excitement and anticipation. I know that it was difficult for me to choose which piece or pieces were going home with me this year within my budget. I can only imagine what everyone else goes through to make that excruciating decision. I only wish is that I could go home with one of everyone's.

Melissa Tereck

Len Bethem

Iva Wilcox

Charles Batte

David Everett

Jenny Adams

Jack Roads

It was great fun to catch up with old friends and make new ones all sharing the same enthusiasm for all things Halloween. I look forward to being part of next years show, and can't wait to see what the H&V team has up their sleeves. If this years success was any indication then "the skys' the limit".

Meanwhile Im busily preparing for Spirits in Sanford on October 13th. I can't believe it's only days away. This years line up is stellar and from all  early indications and buzz will be a smash. Be sure to get there early for the best treasure. Now back to packing, and once again thank you for everyone's continued support and encouragement.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Hey everyone welcome to my offering for this months the EHAG emporium. 

Cornman in melon car. This guy is ready to roll on over to your Halloween Celebration. He holds a banner with his favorite date emblazoned on it, removable for storage. The orange slice wheels actually rolls. 

Thank You

Driving off soon!
 Quite the grinn on this little feller

Juicy wheels for that extra kick...

Long fingers for extra hold on the wheel..

He measures 11"x11"x6" made from paper mache, painted with artist acrilycs, aged and sealed with varnish. He's $258 including shipping. Happy Halloween

Monday, February 6, 2012

Back in The Swing

hi·a·tusnoun, plural -tus·es, -tus. 
a break or interruption in the continuity of a work, series, action, etc.

The above definition best applies to my absence from the blogasphere and online presence in general. If you’ve been following me for awhile, you’ll be familiar with my trials and tribulations of which I’ve no need or desire to recount. Suffice it to say “ my cup runneth over…” , with what, I’ll leave to your very capable imaginations.

 As most of you have figured out by now, partly voluntary and partly by circumstance, I have been on hi·a·tus.
 Regardless, it has been most welcome and needed in the end. Funny how sometimes we cannot see the answer, which is right in front of us. That which is most obviously needed seems somehow inconceivable. One way or another life has a way of making you notice and forcing you to react.  It has been a time of reflection as well as inventory. Time to accept my limitations as well as my potentials. Knowing one will define the other and vice a versa.
Time to be thankful for all the goodness and blessings in one’s life. Thankful for kind words, well wishes or encouragement sent my way. Those are things that feed one’s soul and give one strength in the best or worst of times.
Time to plan, to foster thoughts and Ideas, new and old. Someone once said:
“be careful of your thoughts for thoughts turn into words. Words turn into action, action turns into character and character turns into destiny”

I’m not sure if I’ve quoted it correctly, but I believe you get the jist. Having said that, and with all intentions, here’s to endless creativity, boundless energy, healthy stamina, and painless living. I will be pushing new boundaries, redefining old ones, and picking up where I left off.
Some of that time was spent on freshening up spaces, for instance the blog banner above. 

Some, drawing or jotting down ideas like these.
I hope you’ll join me once again on this new journey. I don’t know where it may lead, but I guarantee it will be fun.