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!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

New friends!

I am absolutely delighted to tell you that we now have 22 artists on our tour and some fresh new blood to share!  

First I'm relieved to say that Tamra Kohl is with us again! Tamra had a VERY successful time with us last year and I so very much want to share her Day of the Dead creativity with you all again!   

From our encounter at last year's Bazaar of the Bizarre, I was able to entice Dan Soelberg to share his magic with us!  As an illustrator of his own little world, Dan brings characters to life using only the power of a pencil or pen!  Incredible!  Prints, postcards, calendars and of course these beautiful books all graced his table, I wonder what he'll have for our tour!  

And I've been hoping to share with you all Samantha Meyers for a few years now, and here she is!  I can't wait for you to see her elegantly macabre doll art!    

And, as of today, we have Susan and Doug of Kitten and the Crow on our tour!!  Again, a meeting at the Bazaar of the Bizarre made me aware of this amazing artistic team and their story-book-like illustrations only leave me to beg for more and await the book!
So, what do you think?  Care to join us?  There are a limited number of spots left, so don't delay!  Not an artist?  Then visit our Facebook page and follow us there for all the latest news and a reminder to walk through the gates on October 1st!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Tour poster 2014

And here she is, in all her glory!  Our 2014 poster is ready to be downloaded from the "for artists" page or simply click on the above image for a full sized view and copy.

Once again a HUGE thank you to artist Bill Slavin who created the oh-so-subtly-spooky image, used as a book cover for the anthology Chills and Thrills.  I think it's a very Ontario farm house, just right framed by the gnarled trees and the rising moon.  Thank you again, Bill!