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!

Friday, September 28, 2012


To celebrate Culture Days, our tour has now opened!!  Come trick or treat with us, be dazzled by the artists' amazing offerings, bid for an auction item and learn about bats!

Culture Days this weekend!

So we're all set up for the big weekend:  Culture Days Sept. 28-30!  This is the bat display where folks can learn about how wonderful bats are.
And here is the corpse bride that stands in another area of the warehouse "handing out" our Studio Tour pamphlets! 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

whoooo whoooo

here is the owl for the tour

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Harold the Zombie Hamster
I'm super excited about the Halloween Artist Studio Tour this year.  Although I didn't have as much time this year and only managed to get 2 pieces done, I think this will be a great year. I have peeked at many of the other artists pages and am blown away by the art! Karen has done an amazing job with the pages once again, I think they are the best yet! Hope we gets lots of sales and even more help for the bats!


I have gotten some of my treats finished for the upcoming Halloween Artist Tour -- here is my Bat necklace.  (got an owl and a  Jack o Lantern  bear too)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Going, going...! Our 2012 auction items

These three glorious photos are close-ups of the three auction items my sister Doris created and is donating to our tour!  ALL of the proceeds will be going to Bat World Sanctuary, so bid and win not only a lovely hand-knitted accessory but also give a gift to the bats!!  What could be better?

(There are also 3 hand-knit bat dish towels, a soft sculpture rat by Diana Ussery, a unicorn and faery pair by Sarah Forrest and other treats that will be auctioned off!)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


The deadline for the participating artists has past and the art is coming in!  WOW!  I can hardly believe how incredible the submissions are!!  You are truly in for a treat!
Here is a little teaser:  Adrianne Kinsella of "Kissinglass" created a gorgeous piece of recycled glass art.  This is just a close-up of one little part of this stunning piece... you'll have to wait until October 1st to see the rest!

Friday, September 7, 2012

It was a dark and stormy... year!

Carl Chalupa, one of our terrifyingly talented artists, has the main spread this month in the "Haunted Canada" calendar!  Here it is:
Carl is going to thrill you with his hauntingly beautiful and ghastly photographic works come October 1st, and if you're keen on having your own 2013 calendar, visit Hector Turner at  Yours truly submitted a photo and hopefully Carl submitted another yummy treat!

Thank you, Hector, for putting Haunted Canada together!  Love having Hallowe'en on my wall all year long!

In print!

We're in the brochure! The Culture Days brochure is now out! A big thank you to the Stratford Shakespeare Festival for designing this terrific full colour brochure, which you can download here!
When it comes to Hallowe'eners,
culture... is a warm corpse!
Thank you again, Eileen, for all your efforts in getting this together!