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!