Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Thankful ...

Our hearts will forever remain thankful for the abundance of life's experiences.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Thursday, November 3, 2022

We were mentioned by The Halloween Collector! -

Popular Youtube star, Laura Lee ("The Halloween Collector") was profiled in our Fall 2022 issue. Her home is astoundingly delightful with Halloween decor and collectibles everywhere!

"The Halloween Collector," Laura Lee - Fall 2022 issue of AUTUMN BRILLIANCE

Laura was part of our feature profiling Halloween collectors' homes (our other profile was the equally-awesome Amy Sharp Schneider). Laura gave us a sweet shout-out, and we were tickled to see it on her Instagram page, which you can see by clicking the link directly below.  


Please check out the wonderful things that she presents on A Vintage Halloween, her Youtube channel (link below)


Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

As the season comes to an end...

 We hope you all had a wonderful Halloween!

Yesterday's winner of our "Guess Who These People Are" in the posted photo from last week is Cassandra DeMarinis. She correctly identified Lucille Ball, Gayle Gordon and Vivian Vance of the 1960's sitcom, "Here's Lucy" show, and will receive a copy of our Fall 2021 and Fall 2022 issues of the magazine.

We had a great response to this contest, and thank you to everyone who participated! Keep watching here, we've got more contests cooked up and you, too, might win something in the weeks to come.


And, much as we are sad to do - Halloween decorations will soon be taken down (screams of NOOO!!! across the land) as we anticipate colder weather and the final falling of the autumn leaves with winter's approach. 

That does not mean we need to stop celebrating Halloween! The Christmas season has many ancient traditions of ghost stories, plus who can say no to St. Nicholas's cohort, Krampus?

We so wanted to keep the dark  and spooky vibe of Halloween going through the Christmas holidays that we created a very special edition of AUTUMN BRILLIANCE in 2020. Not only is it full of the fabulous artists you love (including Mandy Palumbo, Nicole Johnson, Audrey Swarz, Susie Krichbaum, Ethan Black, Karen Steinkraus and more!) it also features The Dark Season, an article on many of the more obscure, odd traditions from around the world, and also a history of that most delightful of high-octane holiday drinks, wassail, by John Davis.

You'll also read about the unique Elf School in Iceland, as revealed by Halloween Art & Travel Podcast host, Kristen Stafford, who traveled to this fabled remote country to experience it herself. 

You can still get a FREE digital copy of our special dark holiday magazine, "We Wish You a Scary Xmas" by clicking the link below. 





Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Enter to win our contest!

 Greetings, Halloween fanatics!

Here is a chance to win a free copy of both the Fall 2021 and Fall 2022 issues of 


Here's what you need to do to win - it's easy:

-  Look at the photo below.

-  If you can name ALL THREE people, send your answer to our email address at


The first person to answer correctly wins!

Winner will be announced on Halloween 

(Monday, October 31st 2022) at 11am EST


Thursday, October 13, 2022

Reminder! -

 More magazines are currently being printed!

Both issues - the Fall 2021 and Fall 2022 magazines -  keep watching here for updates!

Thank you for your continued interest in AUTUMN BRILLIANCE!

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

A great family photo! -


My new family - the wonderful people of Bewitching Peddlers of Halloween.

This shot of all the artists from the September 2022 show was taken mere moments before the show opened to the public. Me and Mark were thrilled to be a part of this show and group of creative all-stars. We're in the middle row, second and third from the far right, looking absolutely ecstatic.

Now to enjoy the rest of the autumn, the beautiful weather, colorful foliage, activities and get-togethers with dear friends, and, of course, Halloween.

Blessed be to all! 


Photo by Amy Sharp Schneider