Friday, April 30, 2010

Well that went well!!!!lol

Can you tell I am technically hampered???

As I was saying,  (  What  was I saying?? Oh yah )
The Living Doll Sculpey seems like a good product so I will try it.

In the meantime , feeling like sh--, I decided to send in some pics of my work to the owner/editor of the Celebrate 365 magazine - a glossy ,gorgeous publication full of only the greatest seasonal ornaments and other fabulous goodies- a collectors dream come true.!

She emailed me back and said she would love to include some of  my Halloween lamps in the fall edition.  I am tickled pink. It is indeed an honor for me to be included among the  prestigous artists  represented in her magazine.   So that news helped lift my spirits.

The thing is, I can't NOT paint.  I can't even imagine one day without doing something
artisitc-  whether its out taking pictures of scenes I want to paint, or wokring on a lamp or even browsing the internet for inspiration .

Again thank you all who responded to my situtation  . It truly helps.


Thanks for commiserating with me guys.  I almost deleted the post after I made it but decided I had to get it out of my system by writing about it.   The convention is happening as we speak and I haven't a clue as to how many piece survived or which ones made it to the show.  Maybe the few that did will sell and I can recoup some of the loss financially.   Dani said she would send them all back in one box. That way I can see exactly what the damage was and perhaps repair and resell some of the pieces.

She said that the pieces I made from Sculpey shattered and shouldn't have so perhaps it was the particular Sculpey I used or the way I built the piece or whatever.   I have since found a product called Living Doll by Sculpey and it will try it.  I know I was very very careful with the packing. It took along  time to do and ZI used everything ujder the sun

Friday, April 23, 2010

Sad sad sad

Boy has the wind been taken out of my sails!!!!!   I was informed that 75% of the pieces I sent back east for Halloween Convention are broken!  I think of all the time  and love that went into each piece and I am just sick!   So much for making my "debut" at the big convention.. That'll teach me to be optimistic wont it?
 .  I won't be able to duplicate any of them. 
I had insurance on them and perhaps I can recoup some of cost but I  cannot replace the uniqueness of each item.   So much time-- so much enthusiasm.   
Gotta go, I think I am going to weep.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Never gonna' stop painting

I am so glad I finished up my projects for the  National Halloween Convention.  Now I can get on with other pieces.  I want to offer a piece or two to the 365 Magazine for publication.  I have some ideas but may not be able to offer anything for the summer issue as the deadline is in early May. But I would love to have a few shown in the fall issue in time for Halloween and even Christmas.  That would be an honor I would love to brag about. Its a great magazine that showcases only the best in holiday ornaments and other items.

I just started another lamp. I cant get seem to go too long without doing one. I love it so.
This one has art deco Halloween tally card designs of pretty ladies. I adore these old vintage designs. Ive been wanting to do one like this for ages. It will be time comsuming but then it seems everything I do takes too long.  lol  The deco style is simple and very colorful. 

I wanted to mention that ( my Halloween and Christmas sale site) is now offering their fully decorated Halloween tree on ebay now. Everyone in the group donates handmade original ornaments for the tree. They last one we did before Halloween was just fantastic.  I have a couple of ornies on it too. Yea
Now if I could just figure out how to offer the link here for the "raffle" I would but as everyone knows I am challenged in that area.

I had better get back to work before I lose my drive.  More later.

Thursday, April 15, 2010


I have been working feverishly on items for the National Halloween Convention in Pennsylvania at the end of this month.  I just sent off 19 pieces to the spookytimejingles
site owner, Dani Nelson. She is going to show off the groups wares at the convention.
God bless her.  I hope my things sell as it has been hard work and was no cheap endeavor counting shipping and insurance.  I have shown one of my pieces, The Piano Witch, here. She took the most time and caused the most stress and frustration. I am fairly new to this sculpture medium.  ( and to boot am a darned perfectionist)   But when I finished I felt like I had really accomplished something!

I have been added to the roster of one of favorite  Halloween ebay groups, EHAG.
I am very pleased to have been invited. Some of the most talented artists belong so I am among the elite.
I love all my groups and only wish I had more time to spend chatting with everyone and making my blogspot unforgettable.  As I wrote last month, I am technically challenged to the "NTH degree and find everything so difficult. 

My nest challenge is to see if I can add my group banners here.  Should be easy right> Well not for me.  LOL

Presently I am trying a piece for the EHAG April challenge. The theme is "Black and White Fright Night".   Check it out this month is view the entries.

I will take a pic of my project when I have completed it.

Latest large lamp

Latest large lamp

Witch piano music box

Witch piano music box
Love Song

Witch sculpt

Witch  sculpt
Easter witch

Halloween Lamp

Halloween Lamp