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, August 30, 2011

Teasing treats!

Pam Pontius of PamdaBears has sent in pictures of her treats and here I am teasing you with wee close-ups of their spooktacular faces! October 1st is only 31 days away!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Creaking door-prize announced!

Once again, there's a Creaking Door-Prize to be won on our tour! Again, it will be a word scramble where trick-or-treaters have to collect the letters and unscramble them to spell out the correct phrase. And here's the prize: a gorgeous black velvet 8" x 10" journal! I bought this at a Medieval Faire because I thought it would be the perfect offering for our prize, with the elegant witch and crows, dark and powerful!

So enjoy the tour come October 1st, collect the letters and good luck!

Saturday, August 27, 2011


What do you do when people you admire agree to join you in something you really believe in? Well, first you jump up and down and hug everyone in reach, then you blog/brag a little. :0
I have awesome news!!!! Mark Dennis, an incredible sculpture artist, has agreed to take part in our Online Hallowe'en Artists' Studio Tour! I covet his work, especially his mermaid and the drowning sailor and his satyr! WOWWWW!! Look at this amazing piece!
Check out Mark's blog at: (Photo of Mark by Adriana Esqueda)

Then drag your zombie behind on over to Britta Peterson's haunted hollow to be utterly amazed! and are her websites and she's been hosting and sharing her Hallowe'en parties for years! You're sure to be inspired by the amazing creativity of this super cool Mistress of Hallowe'en! And she's going to be on our tour!! I am so very happy!

Finally, I've heard from George Plumley that I have permission to use sound clips from his "Sounds Like Halloween Night" CD! While I will be reviewing the CD on the tour, you're welcome to take a sneak peak:

What can I say but that I'm grateful, so very happy and grinning from ear to ear! What an amazing tour we're going to have!

* Wish-craft= make a wish, than make it happen!*

Batty greetings!

Batty cards! Each little guy folds up and fits in a lovely red envelope. They have crystal eyes and you can write your own personal message on the orange pumpkin. Of course I'll be offering these as a treat, but I'm only making 12.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Visible ink!

For those who have not yet received their subscriptions, or who've been unable to rest their bony hands on a copy (like me), here is the announcement in the September issue of "Dolls" magazine (just click to enlarge) and the Philadelphia Convention review from "Teddy Bear Review". While both articles appear in both magazines, except for the pictures they are very much the same.

If you visit the magazines' links, you can enjoy the entire issues!

Don't we look stunning!?

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Spreading our wings wide!

Spook-tacular news! Not only will our tour be covered in Teddy Bear Review and Dolls magazines, but BATS magazine will include the tour's poster and (drum roll please) we're now listed as a Culture Days event! Wow! (Thank you again Eileen of Perth Arts Connect!)

"Participating in Culture Days by registering an activity is a great way for you to further raise your profile in your community, reach new audiences and make new contacts interested in promoting the arts and culture. It’s also a great opportunity to be part of a Canada-wide initiative that supports the vision of promoting access to arts and culture." And there we are!

Also, while I was on
vacation, I left a nice pile of bookmarks at the Visitors' Center at MacGregor Provincial Park and in the Port Elgin Public Library! I hope my fellow artists are getting the word out too, it's such a great feeling.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Gone Batty!

Greetings to all.

Here is a little glimpse into my latest artistic intensive.

Cute and cuddly bats snoozing and swaying from your ears anyone?

I'll keep the finished pair in my attic, happily flying about, until October 1st.