Monday, December 6, 2021

Give a gift for the Holidays! -

  - - - and it's FREE to you.

Autumn Brilliance's special winter holiday issue from 2020, "We Wish You A SCARY Christmas," is the perfect virtual stocking stuffer for all among us who are Halloween-inclined, even during the holidays. 

   We happily present this delightfully dark and vividly colorful digital issue for you to marvel at! Full of the best holiday artists including Audrey Swarz, Karen Peterson Steinkraus, Nicole Johnson, Jacqueline Patrick Rueff, Susie Marks Krichbaum, Mandy Palumbo, Ethan Black and more. You can read about the origins of Wassail, and learn of the many odd Christmas time traditions around the globe (such as the spooky Mari Lwyd and, of course, Krampus) and even about the Icelandic Elf School by Kristen Stafford (creator of the wonderful Halloween Art & Travel Podcast).

Get your FREE copy by clicking this link:


   Our latest offering, the Fall 2021 issue of Autumn Brilliance, is also available in our Etsy shop. This spectacular, 140-page issue features stellar Halloween artists the likes of cover artist Marguerite Surich Noschese, Ray Villafane, Bob Lizarraga and mega-superstar Dolly Parton in an exclusive Youtube interview (with a link to access it). This very special issue is all about the Wise Woman of fact, fantasy, and fable.

 Get yours by clicking this link:

   Give the gift of Art to yourself, and to your loved ones. Both of these timeless magazines are presented in a super fun and easy to use digital "flip book" styled format, which works on any computer or phone screen.

Happy Holidays to all!!! 



Friday, October 29, 2021

Happy Halloween to all! -

Another year has passed... the earth has completed another journey around the sun. We're enjoying the beautiful autumn and all that the harvest has provided. Gathering around the bonfire with our loved ones, singing songs and telling spooky stories with abundant food and drink, as the subtle wistfulness creeps in ... we mutually know that this shall pass sooner than we like. It's important to stay happy and positive.

We look forward to making next year, 2022, filled with more love and overall abundance to share with each other. Thank you to everyone who was a part of Fall 2021 AUTUMN BRILLIANCE!

The Halloween Tree 

(Story by Ray Bradbury - Painting by Mike Hoffman)


(Credit to Artist)


Have a very Happy Halloween! 

Blessed Samhain!







Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Thank you to all!

The journey ain't over yet, folks!

I have nothing but the good feels from the loving support everyone showed during the production and subsequent launch of our second issue of AUTUMN BRILLIANCE. It was four-plus months of diligent work at my computer with the design and layout, but it would have been nothing had it not been for the PHENOMENAL ARTISTS who participated.

It is to them that I say, my deepest THANK YOU.

Thank you to:

Dolly Parton

Vance Nichols

Marguerite Surich Noschese

Bob Lizarraga

Ray Villafane

Kevin Buntin

Sam Keck

Carolee Clark

Jacqueline Patrick

Sharon Bloom

Becky Peterson

Kira O'Keefe

Pam Wood

Helen Dorn

Samantha Secor

Meri Wiley

Lisa Haxmeier

Amy Beeler

Denise Cocchiare

Nicole Lubbers

Susie Krichbaum

Debb George

Lisa Ammerman

Donna Antonucci

Kim Sherrod

Jeanne LeGrand

Dustin Bailard

Kristen Stafford

John Davis

The staff of Gardner Village

The Saturday Evening Post

Bob Bergen

The late Billie Hayes

And to EVERYONE who supported this and cheered me on with their love, their encouragement, their friendship.

Especially my beloved husband, Mark


For those who would like to purchase a copy of the latest issue, please click on the following link to take you to the AUTUMN BRILLIANCE Etsy shop!






Tuesday, August 3, 2021

It's almost time! -


Our next issue will be published September 1, 2021. 

This season's offering is positively packed full of delightfully witchy content! Our readers rose to the challenge, and sent in so much amazing artistry for this edition's theme. 

We're proud to present so many astonishing artists in this issue, beginning with Marguerite Surich Noschese, our esteemed Spotlight Profile. If you haven't yet seen Marguerite's wonderful, eccentric, lifelike "witchy woman" sculptures, hold on to your witch hats, folks, because her artistry is really going to knock you off your broomstick!

One of Marguerite's fabulous witchy women


We also are thrilled to welcome Bob Lizarraga, one of the most prolific and amazing monster artists in the world. With a resume that reads like a monster kid's fantasy tour (from MAD Magazine to Warner Brothers to Disney and beyond), Bob's epic caricatures and surrealism is truly mindblowing. We've been a fan of Bob's for a long time now, and are quite proud to own several pieces of his work in our personal collection.

                                            "Bride of Flankenstein" by Bob Lizarraga


The phenomenal works of Ray Villafane have been seen around the world, on TV, in movies, and magazines. He is a Halloween artist like no other, with his incredible life-like carvings done on pumpkins.

                               Ray Villafane and one of his fantastic pumpkin carvings

And, we're saving the best for last! - may we now present our very, very special guest, singer/actress/humanitarian Dolly Parton, whose poignant 2002 song 'These Old Bones' off of her 'Halos and Horns' album, will surely move you to laughter and tears. It is a song of love, understanding and ultimate acceptance, wrapped around the life of a simple mountain woman healer that everyone thought was a witchy woman that Dolly once knew as a child. We are so grateful to be able to have our beloved Dolly and her incredible song in this, our second issue, of the magazine. 

These are but a teasing few of the many incredible artists we are excited to be able to present to you this year.  Keep watching for updates and a full list of the artists in the days and weeks to come!

Like last year's premiere issue, Autumn Brilliance is published as a digital, online magazine, produced in a fun and easy to use 'flip book' format. This way, there are zero carbon emissions, and you can access it anywhere, from any device. 

Because we've had an enormous amount of readers requesting a printed copy, we may consider doing a "print on demand" edition, but at the present moment, that is quite costly and we don't want to have to charge anyone a fortune for printing it. But don't lose hope, we are indeed looking into a cost-effective solution, and will let you all know as soon as we have the information to pass along!

 In the meantime, please keep watching here and on our Facebook page for further updates on how you can get your very own copy of the Fall 2021 edition of Autumn Brilliance.

 In the meantime, don't forget that you can access your FREE copy of last year's debut issue by clicking this link.



Thursday, July 1, 2021

Well, bless my broomstick! -

Well well well! 

I'm blown away by the enormity of response to our search for the best witchy witchiest art to be included in this year's issue of AUTUMN BRILLIANCE magazine! 

Photo from 2013 of "Winifred, in her Finery, presents a Pumpkin" 
by Ellen Gee of MacabreWeb Studios
Thank you so much to every artist who submitted pieces of their astonishing artistry - each one is unique, and a veritable masterpiece to boot. Seeing the amazing talent you all have, well, it just blew me off my broomstick! 
Can't wait to share them all with the whole world on September 1, 2021 - there are many HUGE surprises in store, just you watch, my pretties...

In the meantime, stay creative! HAPPY 4th OF JULY!!!!

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Conjuring up some good stuff! -




The next issue from Autumn Brilliance magazine.

Available September 1, 2021


Want to have your best Witchy art featured in this issue? Email photos of your artistry to





Thursday, April 29, 2021

Seeking Artists for HAGAPALOOZA!

Welcome, on this eve of Walpurgisnacht - we are halfway to Halloween!


One of the most favorite characters for Halloween artists to create are witches.

This year, AUTUMN BRILLIANCE celebrates the Wise Woman in all her many forms.

Do you create lovely young witches? Frightening old haggard crones? Show us your best witchy artistry and you may end up in the pages of our Fall 2021 issue.

 Send us some good quality, hi-res (300 dpi) photos of your work, or send us a link to your artist website, to  

Deadline for entries is July 2, 2021




Thursday, April 8, 2021

Happy Springtime to Everyone!

Vincent and Esmeralda love Halloween the most, but are quite happy to romp in the clover all spring and summer long.

Most of us are indoors, working on various upcoming Halloween art projects. 

You can still access a FREE copy of AUTUMN BRILLIANCE by clicking this link below!


Look forward to a brand new edition of AUTUMN BRILLIANCE to debut later this fall!

What are you working on?