More Halloween Art Ready to Find a New Home!

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It is already mid October and the Halloween folk art shows around the country have come and gone. But there is still time to get a one-of-a-kind piece to add to your Halloween display if you didn't get an opportunity to go. 

Vintage-Style Spun Cotton Cat & Jack Now Available
I have created Jack the pumpkin man who thought he would try his hand at one of the Book of Night Spells. He accidentally super-sized the cat, which not only startled him, but also surprised the cat!

Both have bodies of spun cotton. Jack's head is sculpted paper clay. His clothes are hand made and dyed for a vintage look. All have been handmade and hand painted by me, including the tiny book of spells and pumpkin treat bucket. Jack and his cat are firmly adhered to a paper mâché hand-painted candy box. All measures almost 15" tall and about 10" wide.

I am offering it on my blog for $150, plus $6.95 shipping.

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I have another piece available on eBay, just click here.  If you know my art, then you know I can't resist adding recycled  and vintage elements to my pieces. This paper mâché moon and spun cotton witch with bats sit on a black candle stick. I had a lot of fun with this one!

I will leave you with a photo of me and two other artists from Spirits in Sanford Halloween Folk Art Show, in Sanford, Fl, where we met with collectors during a costume party. What fun we had! Halloween is really almost here! Email me if you have any questions. Happy fall!


Spirits in Sanford to be this Weekend's Spooky Delight

Friday night, Oct. 4, and Saturday, Oct. 5, witches and skeletons, cats and bats, will be out and ready to go to a new home during the 5th annual Spirits in Sanford Halloween art extravaganza, in North Florida. If you haven't been, the Friday night costume party is frightful fun complete with champagne and appetizers as shoppers select their favorite items from the talented artists displaying their works. Don't forget to RSVP! Head to the website for more details.

Saturday is sure to be a spooky delight, if you can't make the evening affair. Cost is $20 for the Friday party (which also gets you in on Saturday too) and $5 on Saturday. Look forward to seeing all my friends and collectors. Happy Halloween!

Halloween and Vine Count Down

It's almost here! Halloween and Vine in California is sure to please all Halloween art collectors with the variety of artists offering their handmade treasures. Stop by my table for spun cotton and original paintings at the Halloween folk art show, Saturday, September 28.

Then, just one week later, I fly back to my home in Florida to participate in the Halloween folk art show Spirits in Sanford, Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5! So no matter what coast you are on, east or west, if you love Halloween art, there is a show available for you. Look forward to meeting you!!


Cackle, Cackle, Cackle!

"Join the fun!" this wicked witch seems to say. The latest sneak peek at one of my spun cotton creations making its way to the Halloween folk art show Halloween and Vine, Sept. 28, 2013. I look forward to seeing all my friends at this annual event. It really kicks off the Halloween season for me, with all the spectacular art and bright orange and black decorations. For more information, head to Look forward to seeing you there!  


Spun Cotton Witches Sail on the Moon

I love the old spun cotton ornaments of the Victorian age, and so I have been creating some of these little treasures with my own twist. I painted a vintage-style witch's face in watercolors and now use it as the face on my spun cotton witch. This is a sneak peak of a piece I will have available at the upcoming Halloween and Vine folk art show in Petaluma, CA, Saturday, Sept. 28. 

I will have other spun cotton pieces available also at Spirits in Sanford, a Halloween folk art show in north Florida's town of Sanford. The fun part about that show is the Friday night costume party and preview where you dress up, enjoy champagne and appetizers and mingle with the artists to preview and purchase art before the show on Saturday. The cost is $20, and allows you to come back on Saturday to shop some more. You do need to RSVP though. It really puts you in the Halloween spirit to be surrounded by the fabulous Halloween art and having everyone dressed in costume.

It's feeling like fall here in North Florida, where the ancient oak trees are starting to shed their leaves. I hope fall approaches where you live too! 


Halloween Time with Pen and Ink

I love using pen and ink to create these small illustrations. On this one I decided to use colored pencil instead of watercolors. They do create a very vibrant hue, when coupled with the black lines of the india ink. It is the standard art card size of 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" and is now available on eBay. Halloween is approaching!


Black Cat Halloween Available on the EHAG Emporium

It's a black cat Halloween!
A variety of Halloween art is to be had on the art blog of the EHAG Emporium beginning at 9 pm eastern Saturday, Aug. 31. Pictured is my sweet candy box that will be available for purchase.
     Using techniques from the Victorian age, I have created a whimsical Halloween spun cotton black cat and pumpkins. All sit on a hand painted and aged paper mache candy box ready for your Halloween treats! 
Sold - thank you Nancy!

Happy Halloween!! 
It will be here before we know it!


Witches and Bats Float from the Great Pumpkin Cauldron!

Witches and bats, ghosts and cats are bubbling up in the great pumpkin cauldron! I am working on more linoleum block prints, with each one being carefully hand painted with watercolors and then tinted with other media. I love the striking colors of fall, and they are even more pronounced in my latest lino cuts. I will have several originals at upcoming Halloween folk art shows. Stop by and say hello!

Sept. 28 • Petaluma, CA

Oct. 5 • Sanford, FL


Who-who will be there?

More watercolor goodies in store for upcoming fall shows! A work on progress. Who-who will I be seeing there? I hope it's you!...Iva

Smiling Pumpkins on Halloween

A little watercolor art card just finished and going up on eBay tonight. The auction starts June 12, 2013 and will end next week. Happy Halloween!


Work in Progress for Fall Art Shows

When the hair on the back of your neck stands up, beware. Someone, or some thing, is watching you! I'm working on more pen and ink pieces for my upcoming Halloween art show schedule this fall. I hope to see many of my collectors and friends during the following events:

Halloween and Vine
Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013
10 am - 3 pm
Petaluma, CA

Spirits in Sanford
Saturday, Oct. 4 & 5, 2013
10 am - 3 pm
Sanford, FL


"It's Halloween!"
I've been working on several large pen and ink and watercolor pieces for fall shows, and I managed to squeeze in this little art card for eBay. (ACEO's measure 2-1/2" by 3-1/2") I love making jack-o-lanterns glow! I had fun with this piece and just played a bit with the word "Halloween." You can find it on eBay, and the auction ends Sunday evening, March 31.


"Never Met a Pumpkin I didn't Like"
Sharpening up my drawing skills for a season of Halloween illustrations and paintings. I've been playing with linoleum block prints and love the texture they add to a piece. But for now, my micron pen is getting lots of good use!


A New Year with New Paintings

"Celebrate Pumpkin Carving on Halloween!"
It's a new year and the first of my 2013 paintings will be available on the EHAG Emporium, Thursday, January 31, at 9 pm Pacific. As a member of the Eclectic Halloween Artist Guild, my talented fellow artists and I hold a blog art sale the last day of every month. I am going to try my hardest to participate in every one this year! (Hmmm.... a 2013 resolution, perhaps?) 

You don't have to wait until the last day to see the new piece. YOU get a sneak peek at this 12x16 acrylic on artist canvas piece right here on my blog!

I love the idea of an old fashioned Halloween where kids rule the night and are free to enjoy the innocent and naive spirit of October 31. What could be more fun than an old barn filled with pumpkins  lit by cafe lights, bobbing for apples and your friends and siblings all dressed in costumes and gathered round. Well, I can think of one...getting candy! So after the carving, everyone sets off to trick or treat!

Happy Halloween! See you at the EHAG Emporium!