Halloween Pixie's at Roger's Gardens

See My Spun Cotton Original Art at Roger's Gardens

I was very honored to be a part of the 2017 Halloween Boutique at Roger's Gardens in Corona del Mar, California. The theme this year was "magic & mayhem," and that's what happened when I let some Halloween pixies loose! The above piece was one of three large spun cotton pieces I created for their event. I had so much fun letting my imagination run with the theme!

If you are in the area, check out the nursery and boutique. Roger's Gardens does Halloween like no one else! Themed rooms, original art, lots of Halloween decor to buy, what could anyone who loves the holiday ask for! Just watch out for the pixies!!  


Halloween Hitchhiker Fun

Spun Cotton Halloween Hitchhiker
What fun to hitch a ride on a black cat for Halloween! This is my latest offering for the EHAG Emporium blog sale, that happens every last day of the month. You can read more about my spun cotton and paper mache candy box offering in my etsy shop, where you'll find more photos and pricing. Perfect for tucking in some sweet treats or your favorite Halloween jewelry. Meow!!


Halloween Spun Cotton Sneak Peek!

It's a Mugging!

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

Hope you will join me for one or both events!

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Fall 2016 Events

Spirits in Sanford

Friday, September 30, 2016 •  6 pm - 8 pm 
Reservation Only Costume Party & Champagne Art Reception
$20 admission (includes Saturday show entry)
RSVP (407) 323-2774

Saturday, Oct. 1 • 9 am - 3 pm
Open to the public • $5 admission

Jeanine Taylor Folk Art Gallery
211 East First Street, Historic Sanford, Florida

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Online Blog Sale

Sunday, September 18, 2016 •  5 pm

For my collector friends near and far, I will create special pieces just for this online sale. No admission necessary and shop right from home!

Set your alarm and visit this blog at 5 pm when it goes live Eastern time!


Graveyard Haunts

Scaredy Cat! Now in my Etsy Shop

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.


Halloween's Happy Memories

Halloween Friends


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!


Spun Cotton Black Cats Scurry to Halloween Art Shows this Fall!

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! 

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Halloween and Vine
Saturday, September 26, 2015 • 9 am - 3 pm
$5 Admission
Hermann Sons Hall, 860 Western Ave.
Petaluma, California

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Spirits in Sanford
Friday, Oct. 9 •  6 pm - 8 pm 
Reservation Only Costume Party & Champagne Art Reception
$20 admission (includes Saturday show entry)
RSVP (407) 323-2774

Saturday, Oct. 10 • 9 am - 3 pm
Open to the public • $5 admission

Jeanine Taylor Folk Art Gallery
211 East First Street, Historic Sanford, Florida


Black Cat Halloween!

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!

I hope you enjoy my view of Halloween!