Thursday, April 25, 2024

Charmed Confections: the Sweetest Shop, ever!

 Our very first Spotlight Artist featured in the Premiere 2020 issue (available as a free digital download) was none other than LeeAnn Kress of Charmed Confections

                         From the Fall 2020 issue of Autumn Brilliance

     LeeAnn's magical artistry of sweet witches, vampires and monsters, ghoulies and ghosties have captured the Halloween hearts of so many people - including ours. So as you can imagine, having her scrumptiously spooky creations back in the pages of Autumn Brilliance for our Fall 2024 issue gives us such a sugar-rush, we might verily keel over with sheer happiness!

     In this upcoming issue, LeeAnn recaps a very sweet memory from her early days as an artist, with a splendid rendition of Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas that she made in her unique style, as a tribute to a dear friend.

Sneak peak of this incredibly beautiful doll below!

     You can see more photos and read all about LeeAnn's loving tribute later this year in September, when this exciting new issue of the magazine is available!

In the meantime, you can visit the wonderful world of Charmed Confections at the link below.

 https://charmedconfections.com/

Only 189 days until Halloween!

 

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

We remember with LOVE ...

Remembering  Dustin Poche'

                                From Autumn Brilliance, Fall 2023 issue

He was a deeply beloved and favorite fine artist of our time.

                                From Autumn Brilliance, Fall 2023 issue

Dustin was a member of the prestigious guild known as NIADA (National Institute of American Doll Artists) and truly one of the most spectacular creators of Halloween-styled characters we've ever seen, especially witches (Editor's note: I am proud to own "Juniper,"one of his original witches, in my personal collection; photo below).

    "Juniper" witch sculpture by Dustin Poche' / private collection of Ellen Gee


        
Autumn Brilliance was honored to have had the privilege of showcasing his artistry as our Spotlight Artist in our Fall 2023 issue which, sadly, he never got the chance to see, as he passed away from cancer in February of that year.

        From Autumn Brilliance, Fall 2023 issue - both front and back cover devoted to Dustin's art 

We will always grieve for this loss but the joy we get from viewing his artistry will last forever!

  From Autumn Brilliance, Fall 2023 issue 
 
 This fabulous issue featuring many of Dustin's magical creations is available 
by clicking the link to the left side.

 
 
 

Sunday, March 31, 2024

He missed Easter ...

 ...but is ready for Halloween!

 



Wishing everyone a Happy Easter, from the FrankenBunny!


Sunday, March 17, 2024

Slainte' to all!

 

 

Happy St. Paddy's day to everyone! 

Only 228 days until Halloween!