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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Turkeys and Veggies

The big Halloween show is behind and it's good to be home. Still catching up on emails, so please be patient. A few pieces have risen to my surface and chosen to be created.

Etsy listings coming soon!


Tom and hen turkey, each paper mache composition hand pressed into vintage molds, hand painted and aged.

These two are still in progress, but nearly finished.

An antique style paper mache composition figure. He is also a candy container with removable head.

Will be listed today on Etsy.



















An old time veggie ballon ride. This is a work in progress, but will be listed soon.



Friday, October 2, 2009

Halloween and Vine show 2009

The Halloween and Vine show was a joy to attend as always! An hour before the show started there was line wrapping around the building of diehard fans anxiously waiting for the doors to open.

To all of my customers: A big giant thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support. I'm committed to working my hardest to bring you top quality work.

Many of you requested lamps, so I will be focusing on creating many more eye-popping illuminations for 2010. Please stay tuned for more information.

A long legged Jack-O-Lantern nodder(bobble head) and Melon Mobile.

An old-time veggie man rests in his excelsior filled wooden trunk.


A Spotted Bulldog Candy Box and a Moonlight Ride(pumpkin airplane).



A parade marching pear-man.



Humpty Dumpty and Jack's Mad.





Three old fashioned peg dolls with spun cotton heads, wooden bodies.






A view of my table on setup night.







Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Beware, Time is Running Out!


Beware! Time is running out...
The goblins will soon be about
Quick, find a hiding place
For you certainly cannot disquise your face
Be sure they are not away far
Singing 'Come out, come out where ever you are!'
Halloween & Vine Show in 24 days

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Countdown - 30 Days Until Halloween & Vine


Yes, the countdown has begun. A mere 30 days separates us from the 2009 Halloween & Vine Show. If you are a Halloween folk art fan and live anywhere within driving distance of Petaluma, California, this is a MUST SEE event.


25 Top notch artists from around the country gather for a few hours in the quaint, historic Hermann Sons Hall to offer their original Halloween art for sale.
At this moment, We, the participating artists, are squirreled away in our studios preparing our offerings for the show. We are delaying returning emails and phone calls, putting off chores and plans, disappearing from Facebook and Twitter pages, becoming sporadic in our blog posts, etc. so that we can bring you our most creative works of the year.
If you are planning to or are interested in attending, you can find all the information on the Halloween & Vine website.
See you there!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Imagine Finding a Very Old...




Imagine finding an old miniature toy steamer chest that's been around for nearly a hundred years. It's well worn, but beautiful in its own way. You wonder who the child was that played with it so long ago, and what their life turned out to be.
After unlatching and opening the chest, you almost laugh out loud at the old and comical Halloween figure staring back at you with a surprised expression on its face. What a find! You'll display it in a special place and admire it every year, sometimes wishing it would tell some of the stories it silently keeps.





Tuesday, August 11, 2009