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!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Ready to go....

All set and ready to go...Happy Fall to All!!! I am honored to be participating!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

My Page is READY

Yay -- my page is all ready to go for the Halloween Studio Tour
I am offering this little mummy guy this great collar and more
I am working on pieces to add to the show as the month goes on -- very exciting

Monday, September 23, 2013

It's coming!!!

It's coming!!!  Only 4 days until our tour previews for Culture Days and only 8 days until our grand October 1st opening! 
I am being dazzled and amazed by the art coming in, and the web pages that our artists have created!  WOW!  You trick or treaters are in for a real treat!  And remember:  each artist has selected an animal charity to support, so we're helping critters like Spencer at the Whatcom Humane Society (Pam Pontious' chosen charity) 
and helping wild creatures like wolves at the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center (Deana Pfaus' chosen charity).
SO every purchase makes you happy, an artist happy and animals happy!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

I am Very Honored to participate in this event.  I have enjoyed shopping at it for the past couple of years! I wanted to introduce myself.  My name is Deana Pfaus, and I am a crafter from Florida.  I have been quilting for a decade or so and making embroidered items for several years.  I have a Love for hand crafted items and enjoy creating unique, non traditional items.  I have a passion for nature and animals and think this is a Great opportunity to help out.  Thanks for having me on board!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

3 little pumpkins sitting on a fence...

This is one of the treats I'll be offering:  mini fabric pumpkins with wooden or pipe-cleaner stems.  They will be $7 each with $2 from each sale going to my chosen charity, Salthaven.
And today I distributed our poster and bookmarks to the 7 libraries in our network, so each one got a poster and a small stack of bookmarks!  A library is an excellent place to spread the news about our tour, so please get out there and let your community know about our event!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Scream it out!

We're out there!  I'm very pleased to say I picked up a Culture Days pamphlet for the Stratford and Perth County area and our tour is listed prominently! 

 Look at that! 
The tour very much depends on every artist doing her/his part to advertise, so if you were wondering what to write to get the tour listed in your local art newsletter or paper (or modify it for an online calendar), here's an example: 


  Could you please include the following in your next issue of “              ”?  At least one local artist (myself) will be participating and our event raises funds for animal charities!

Online Hallowe'en Artists’ Studio Trick or Treat
An international online studio tour to give you goosebumps, featuring artist dolls, soft sculptures, recycled glass art, teddy bears, jewellery, masks, music, paper art and many other artistic treats! Online only, starting October 1st and running the entire Hallowe’en season, benefiting various animal charities. Please contact with any questions.

 Thank you,
And that's all you need to say!  Of course, you can personalize it and showcase your art, go for it!  Please, get the word out there!  Let's have an incredibly successful tour!