Actually, it's a mug shot of the miniature spun cotton top hat ghoul I have created for the EHAG Emporium, which opens its online doors on August 31 at 9 pm EST. My fellow Halloween artists and I will have lots of October 31 themed art available for purchase. So grab your favorite brew and head on over to the blog at the strike of 9 pm Wednesday this week to see all the new art!
This is a sneak peek close up of the tiny top hatted ghoul who came to life while I was working away on my collection of Halloween spun cotton creations for my upcoming blog sale, Sept. 18, and the Halloween art show Spirits in Sanford.
Every month, the Eclectic Halloween Artist Guild holds a blog sale at the EHAG Emporium. It's always the evening of the last day of the month, and July will be yet another event with lots of Halloween art to be had. My offering for July is "Halloween Revelry," a candy box with a spun cotton Halloween scene atop. The piece measures almost 9" tall and close to 6" wide, with the box itself measuring 5-1/2" wide and about 3" tall. Lots of storage for Halloween goodies!
Price: $125, plus $6 shipping Please email me to purchase.
The scene has lots of vintage flair and is made like all my spun cotton pieces, using techniques from Victorian times. All is affixed securely to the lid.
Don't forget to check out all the other great Halloween art at the Emporium!
Using techniques from Victorian times, I have created a spun cotton black cat spooked by a ghostly apparition at a nearby headstone, which is paper mache. It is now available in my Etsy Shop. I have painted a ghost coming from the ground in addition to adding a skull and pumpkin face at the top and skeleton hands around the ghost.
A spun cotton gnarled tree almost reaches out to grab the cat. Two spun cotton pumpkins sit at the base of the headstone. One is a tiny jack o lantern. I have sprinkled the feel of fall at the base.
All sit on a wooden base and are firmly attached. Black dresden trims the edge. The piece is 9" tall and 8" wide. Check out all my offerings in Etsy, including my Halloween watercolor prints.
Although Halloween 2015 has come and gone, the happy memories remain! Spending time with family and friends enjoying the season is the best part of the holiday! The days leading up to it include seeing many of my Halloween art-loving collectors at shows. And I am able to see my dear friends and beloved family who live afar. Closer to home, my husband and I had our annual Halloween party with many of our friends dressing up as all sorts of spooky and kooky characters! What fun we had celebrating with lots of yummy treats including caramel apples, witch's bones (an Emerill recipe) and witch's fingers (pretzels) made a la Martha Stewart. Not to mention all the other delectable treats party-goers brought for all to enjoy and tasty spirits. And friendship is what inspired me to create my latest spun cotton piece pictured above. It is available and featured now on the EHAG Emporium, along with a slew of other wonderful Halloween pieces from my fellow Eclectic Halloween Artist Guild members. Halloween Friends is made of spun cotton using techniques from Victorian times. Ms. Spider measures almost 6" across and the pair are about 3" tall. With a wire armature, her legs can be positioned how you like. She wears a vintage crepe paper collar and tiny witch hat. All were handmade by me, painted and aged to fit in with other vintage Halloween pieces. I hope you enjoyed your Halloween surrounded by friends and all the sights, sounds and tastes of October 31!
My studio is filling up with spun cotton creations for upcoming Halloween art shows in California and North Florida. There will be many wonderful Halloween artists, including moi, at the following shows. Hope to see you at one of them!
It's that time again when the Halloween artists of EHAG come together and display a selection of Halloween themed art for sale on the EHAG Emporium, Aug. 31, the last day of the month at 9 pm EST. My offering this month is a mixed media painting that combines printmaking, watercolors and colored pencils. (You can read about my process below.)
"Black Cat Halloween"
Mixed media painting just under 9"x12" and comes in an acid free protective sleeve. It is unframed and unmatted. And of course it is signed by me, the artist!
$125, plus $4.50 shipping
My Process I start with a drawing that I hand carve into linoleum block. I add ink and make a black and white impression on Stonehenge cotton paper. Next comes the fun part! I paint with watercolors and embellish with colored pencils. These have such a glowing effect, I just love the lights and darks!
With the Halloween season right around the corner, I am burning the midnight oil creating more spun cotton creations for my upcoming shows. This piece, however, is currently in my Etsy shop! I am planning on listing other pieces for those of you who can't come to Halloween and Vine, Sept. 26, in Petaluma, CA, or Spirits in Sanford, Oct. 9 & 10, in Sanford, FL. Watch for more fun spun cotton creations in the coming days. Also, I have started listing my watercolor art cards and small originals in my eBay shop. They are listed on Sundays and/or Tuesdays for an end date of Sunday. Hope you find something that tickles your Halloween fancy!
I am a mixed media artist living in the oldest, continuously occupied city in the nation, St. Augustine, Florida! I love to create with paper mache and paper, as well as paint watercolors. Halloween and Christmas are favorite holiday inspirations, as is nature. Remember, each day is a gift.