It is my deep, dark pleasure to announce the annual Online Hallowe'en Artists' Studio Tour! This is my "treat" to you all, a special way to celebrate my favorite season, share some exceptional art by artists I personally admire and raise money for animal charities. With this blog, I hope to keep you up-to-date with proceedings and progress as we approach the yearly "launch" on October 1st!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas time...

Well, since you can't beat'em, might as well join in!

This is the box of Xmas cards that I very happily found at Winners! Unfortunately, they only had the one box... ah well. Obviously I was ecstatic to find a Xmas card with a rat/mouse on it! What luck!

The photo is by Chris Collins/Corbis and published by Sellers Publishing, Inc., at

And Xmas became MUCH more enjoyable when my little brother introduced me to Krampus! (Read about him at We even attempted to make Krampus cookies: chocolate sugar cookies with red sugar glitter horns, yellow mini Smartie eyes and dried cranberry tongues! What fun! We used the heart cookie cutter for the head shape and the long thin moon cutter for the horns, they turned out pretty good, we think!

Happy Solstice!