Monday, September 26, 2011

Thanks for the Memories!

Im just getting a chance to catch my breath from the second stop of this years whirlwind show tour. This past weekend was the annual festivities of Halloween & Vine, now in it's 16th year. Once again it was great seeing old freinds and meeting new artist and collectors. I'd like to thank everyone for their continued support and encouragement that make this wonderful event possible. It is becuase of faithful...familiar and encouraging new collectors that make this show such a sucess for me and all the visiting artist. Faith and encouragement foster hope, and hope in turn brings ideas to fruition.

In the frenzy that is setup and pre-show jitters, I missed some artist.Once my table was setup I had a few minutes to make the rounds before the Hall closed the night before the show, and again early on the morning of the show. I apologize in advance for the quality and spotyness of my photography.

One of the the most magical reasons this show is so wondeful is to be in the presence and company of the whimsical and masterful Jack Roads. His work never ceases to amaze and inspire many of us.

It was great fun to see the return of the prolific Vergie Lightfoot and her creations.

Nicole Sayres shows us some of her wonderful characters after setup.

Another highlight for me was finally meeting the talented Len Betham. If you've ever seen his work, let me tell you the pictures do not do them justice. amazing detail and craftsmanship are evident in every brush stroke and sticht. He was somewher dong the rounds. If you look closely you can catch a glimpse of artist Dennis Hayes in the background. Len was lucky enough to be table mates with David Everet of Chicken Lips directly behind him.

Arbutus Hunters newest creations in spun cotton left me and the crowds just spellbound. I only wish that I had a more crisp photo so that you could see the amazing detail and craftsmanship involved. Up on the stage you can catch a glimpse of Jack Roads and his many admirers.

Who could miss Charles Batte regal creations, that were outstanding.

Of course there were so many others that I either couldn't get to or whose pictures were just not up to pare. Lori Rudolph, Amelia Scheafer, Brandi Mckenna, Lori Ann Corelis, Katherine Weber, Iva Wilcox for starters.

As usual, the line started to gather in spite of nippy weather and quickly rounded the corner as early as 6:30 AM.

The doors finally opened and all the magic and wonder that is Halloween & Vine came to pass once again. I'm already looking forward to next year and another sucessful show.

Of course in just 2 weeks Ill be completing this years whirlwind tour at the 3rd Annual Spirits in Sanford, I'm certainly looking forward to seeing everyone there so do come in join us , it's certaubkt wirth tghe tripic and wonder that is Halloween & vine came to Pass.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Ready To Roll!

The day is finally here when Im all packed up and ready to roll to

Halloween & Vine.

It is an amazing collection of artists from all over the country, even a few from across the border! so I guess I should say Continent. The purpose is to showcase the best in original Halloween creations. I am fortunate to be attending for my third year. please visit the web site for details...

Then wrapping up with this years fantastic Spirits in Sanford.

Hope you'll join us at one of these fabulous events.

There's bound to be one happening near you so Please stop by my table and say "hello!"

Monday, September 12, 2011

Nothing but Blue Skies!

Clear Skies!

SpookyTime Jingles Soiree.


Despite doom and gloom forecast and media hype on New Hope's rains, the skies cleared up and most roads and bridges re-opened the day of the 2nd Annual STJ Soiree last Saturday. Thank you to all the dedicated collectors and artist who participated in this event and truly made it a success for us all.

There were lots of familiar faces a couple of MIA's and some wonderful new one's that kept us hoping for most of the day.

Luck stayed with us till early afternoon then the skies stopped cooperating. That is, till Dani shook my halloween rattle at the skies and we were back in business.

Even with all that was about us, rains, floods and hype, not only did people show but many were calling asking how to get around the obstacles and make it to the show. Now those are dedicated fans! bless you all.

The fun didn't stop at the end of the event, Dani put together a great surprise ending for everyone in the form of an after party. Of which, Im just recovering enough to finally make a post. I'm already looking forward to next years Soiree and how this years event will be topped.

In just a couple of days I'll be happy to be at this years Halloween & Vine,

Then wrapping up with this years fantastic Spirits in Sanford.

Hope to see many of you at the remainder of this years fabulous events!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

It's Show Time!

A Lemony Season!

My how time does fly! Especially when life hands you lemons by the bushel. All one can do is make lemonade... like mad, and that's what I've been trying to do. So many Shows in the coming weeks. Between commissions and show preparations it's no small wonder that I've been slack on postings, apologies are in order.

Somewhere in a sea of bubble-wrap and boxes I found a moment to put some words together. Albeit disjointed, rambling but words nonetheless. The first shipment went out Thursday and another one sits ready and scheduled to go out next week. Some of the works produced during this craziness you can see below.

I have done as much as I can do before flying off to the first event, the 2nd Annual SpookyTime Jingles Soiree.

Im always grateful for all the encouragement and support from the online community, some of which of you I am now happy to call friends. I look forward to seeing many of you again this year at all the upcoming events. I've been amazed by the scope of work that you've all executed and I've been trying desperately to keep up, I hope I've met the task.
In just a couple of weeks time I'll be happy to be at this years Halloween & Vine,

The final icing on the being Spirits in Sanford.

It will be a whirlwind season, but a fun one. Hope you'll join us at one of these fabulous events.
There's bound to be one happening near you so come on down and introduce yourself!