Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sharing the Spirit

I won a wonderful giveaway from my sweet friend Lisa over at Pearl Avenue Studios.  Lisa is a wonderful and gifted artist. Her work is really lovely and enchanting! Be sure to check out her etsy shop here.
So my box came filled with supplies, embellishments and trims. Even a Victorian Christmas book filled with stories and folklore. I love it!
What I have found here in blogland  and cyberworld is the true Spirit of giving. I have found support and a great Spirit of kindness not just this time of year but all year long! So a big thank you to Lisa and to you all!
May the Spirit of the Season bring you stockings filled with Joy and Merriment!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Time to Celebrate 365

I am honored and thrilled to be included in the Christmas/ Winter issue of Celebrate 365 magazine a journal for the ornament enthusiast.  My Gingerbread Man is featured on page 29 along with some other sweet treats. Love Tamara's snowman with the peppermint nose! If you love ornaments and folk art you will love this magazine. Click here to be transported. You can subscribe or order one issue.
My Gingerbread Cookie Ornament is in my Etsy Shop if you'd like to see more of him click here!
Check back soon I will be having a Happy Holiday Give Away! Have a wonderful week everyone!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Krampus and Yeti Oh My!

Krampus is a favorite of mine when it comes to mythical creatures and folklore. Krampus is the devil like creature and sidekick of St. Nicholas. Known in many European regions such as Austria and Bavaria he makes his appearance with St. Nicholas during the first 2 weeks of December. He even has his own day which is December 5th. Krampus punishes the bad children by spanking or carring them away in his basket. Yeti is the cousin of Bigfoot. He is found in the Himalayan regions. He also makes an appearance in the Rudolph movie.
Both of these creatures are in my Etsy shop if you'd like a closer look click here! I also want to wish you all a very magical December!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Gobble, Gobble! Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving! I am thankful for the continued support and love of my family and friends! I can not express enough how much it means to us that you have there for us through these challenging times. Thank you doesn't feel like enough! Now I am off to eat some pumpkin pie! Enjoy your Turkey Day!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Snow and Snow and Snowmen

A couple more pinecone head snowmen!

Group shot
 Well we have had snow a couple times. I hasn't stuck but it does help to get me in the Holiday mode. I think I will take a short break from snowmen. I think some mushrooms and elves are in order. All of these fellows above are in my etsy shop. I also listed a couple more glittered pinecone snowmen. Back to painting and glittering for me! Have a great week everyone!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Glittered Pincone Snowmen Ornaments

I love the vintage pinecone snowmen, santas and elves. You know the ones made in Japan. Here is my modern take on those. These are more glittered than my clothes pin ornaments. Glitter can be addicting around this time of year! To see more of them click here to be transported.

Friday, November 11, 2011

One Lump or Two

Is there someone you know who is mean or nasty? Perhaps these naughty folks deserve a lump of coal for the Holidays! Coal's basket is full of lumps. I had several people in mind when I made him! So don't give in to Grinchism fight back with coal!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Rolling out the Snowmen Ornaments

These guys are vintage inspired.

Yep those are pine cones sticking out of their heads!
So I am rolling out a lot of snowmen ornaments. I always tell myself to start these in the summer but I never do! So the paint and glitter are flying!  If you would like to see more of these fellows they are in my etsy shop. Wishing everyone a wonderful and creative day!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Pumpkin Man Giveaway Winner!

I want to thank everyone who entered here on my blog & on the hive! It was fun to hear about your pumpkin plans.
I picked up some magical fall leaves and put them in my cauldron. I stirred them up and grabbed one.
The winner is Vivienne and her leaf was Black Oak. Vivienne please email me at with your shipping info.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Don't Bug Me You Halloween Bugger

What is this? Is it an alien perhaps. What kind of Halloween Bug is this? I have never seen anything like it and I have seen a lot of weird bugs. If you know what the heck it is let me know! Yikes! Oh, it is on a tree and not on the bottom of the sea.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

500 post Halloween Giveaway!

Can you believe I have been babbling on here in blogland for so long! So in honor of my babbles and 500th post I am having a Giveaway! Here is one of my pumpkin man clothes pin ornaments. He needs a good Halloween home! So please leave me a comment and tell me if you are craving a pumpkin this year. I'd love to hear what you are planning for your Jack O' Lantern. Just follow my blog and leave me a way to get a hold of you via email if you do not have an active blog.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Hello Autumn


Milkweed seeds

Cortland Apple 

I just wanted to share some photos. Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Ghoultide Gathering are you going?
I am I went last year and this show is pure Halloween Magic! It features some of the very best of the best Halloween Artists!
I will be there Saturday! I will be wearing this plastic spider pinned to my sweater. If it is cold I will have on my sparkle pumpkin gloves. I hope to see you there! Please say hi if you see me! Oh and my hair is pumpkin colored also. My hubby will be with me too I really wanted him to see & experience the magic! See you at the show!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Happy Fall

Autumn has arrived! We have leaves just starting to change here. This is my favorite time of year! Wishing you all a a Autumn filled with: apples, cider, acrons and truck loads of pumpkins oh and pie too!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A Halloween Mushroom & Other Odd Folks

I know what you're thinking! She an her magic mushrooms what an odd person. I can't help it! My obsession with fungi goes to far. There is a good reason for including mushrooms in Halloween decor really! According to folklore Witches used magic mushrooms to aid in their Halloween flights. I thought that was fun info.
These odd fellows are all made with vintage clothes pins. And yes I have started making snowmen. So back to painting for me. Wishing you all a creative week!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Vintage Day-Glo Halloween Die Cuts

I love these vintage day-glo Witches made by Peck. I'm not sure if they are 60's or 70's but the bright orange is amazing. They came in a pack of 5 designs.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

My Acorn made the Cover

I'm thrilled that my Acorn Man has been featured on the front cover of Celebrate 365 Magazine late Summer/Halloween 2011 addition! It is really an honor to be a part of such a wonderful publication. I see some wonderful folk art featured! Love that corn!  I have slowly been adding to my own collection and I have found some new favorites! Check it out here.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Happy September

Hi everyone & happy September!  My sunflowers are blooming! Yes those are orange mushrooms they look deadly don't they. Spooky Halloween mushrooms. The cat and the jol's are getting ready to go to the farmer's market next weekend.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Pumpkins a Goblin & a Snowman Clown

I finally was able to finish some pumpkins. I started these last year. Two down and only 9 or 10 to go. The Goblin and the Snowman Clown I just wanted to share. I'm working on lots more! I missed a Harvest show last year it was rained out so I'm hoping to do it this year. It's at our local Cider Mill. They have a lot more than cider & donuts. They make the best fruit wines too!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Vintage Inspired Pumpkin Head

I made this guy and he looks great the top of my spooky tree. Yes Halloween is slowly taking over my house. I made him with a paper disk covered in paper made and then paper clay. Then secured him to an old ribbon container. The festoon garland was a perfect fit where the ribbon once was. The back has spooky sayings on aged paper. He was somewhat vintage inspired. I have another one to finish maybe he will be a white pumpkin.
I am still having some online issues but I check in as often as I can. Wishing all a wonderful rest of the week!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Vintage Halloween Graphics

Now that August is upon us I start looking for inspiration and really getting into the spirit of Halloween. A wonderful place to look and window shop for vintage Halloween is ebay. Anytime of year you can find the most amazing stuff. These next couple months is when a lot of people start listing. You could buy back all your childhood memories if you wish. Napkins and crepe paper with vintage graphics are really popular right now. The ones above are a wonderful example and they would be amazing framed. The spooky tree is my favorite!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

The Art of the Flower

Made by Mother Nature or made by Artist Hands flowers are my favorite! Wishing you all a blooming good weekend!