Saturday, February 25, 2023

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Bright offerings from Sharon Bloom!

Halloween artist Sharon Bloom has a sharp eye for whimsy and color. If you are among her many fans, you'll admit to not having just one of her fabulous ceramic creations in your collection, but lots of them (as I do!). Sharon is a longtime artist at the magnificent All Hallows Art Fest show in Petaluma, California where she wows the crowds each year in September.

You've seen her here in the Fall 2021 issue of Autumn Brilliance magazine where she dazzled us with many of her sweet Halloween sculptural designs.

Just look at these brand new goodies she will be offering in her Etsy store later today, and you'll see why Sharon is a huge favorite among the serious Halloween collector. From collectible plates, trays, bowls and other table wear, to original paintings, sculptures, beautiful wearable ceramic jewelry, tote bags and more, you will find something that makes your heart sing!

I personally love her pumpkins and black cat designs. Each one is brimming over with its own mischievous and unique personality, surrounded by vivid colors and patterns - another hallmark of her brilliant designs, you will never find a dull one! But Halloween is not her only forte, she also dishes up spectacular creations for every season of the year.

Visit Sharon at her Etsy shop:


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Saturday, February 11, 2023

All in time...

Much as we hate to think of fast-forwarding our lives and thereby missing out on a lot of wonderful things, we sometimes cannot help ourselves, as we anticipate exciting events that loom on the horizon.

 This photograph above, taken a little over four months ago in late September, 2022 at the fabulous Bewitching Peddlers of Halloween art show, brought on a touch of happy melancholy (is that such a thing?) as I look forward to another road trip up to Michigan for this year's show. 

In the photo, my dear friend Vance and I took a moment to pose as we were setting up our booth. In the background, my husband Mark is busily attending to all the necessary tech stuff (in this case, setting up the TV/DVD to play our Dolly Parton interview which was featured in the Fall 2021 issue - and Dolly looked absolutely stunning in it!) and Scott and Kathy Jean are off to the side somewhere. 

I'm still amazed at how gorgeous the Autumn Brilliance booth turned out. Like a Halloween circus tent wonderland, full of rich billowy fabrics of all textures making up the ceiling and wall, all of which were colored black & orange, of course. Vance and Scott did a fantastic job of creating this booth! Everyone ooh'ed and ahh'ed as they entered and had a look around, which is exactly what we aimed for. It was simply smashing!

There are seven months to go before we endeavor to take on that road trip north, meeting up with our lovely bunch of artist friends in that beautiful little town of Marshall. And, as I said earlier, shouldn't rush time but I just can't help it... I wish that day would hurry up and get here.

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Love is in the Air -

These past few days have given us a teasing feel of spring beginning to slowly unfold ... and with it comes brighter days filled with love. We long to finally shake off the frosty cold of winter, feel the warmth of the sun and, of course, stop and smell the roses, don't we?

Valentines Day is just around the corner which means love truly is in the air!

Our Fall 2022 Spotlight Cover Artist, Scott Smith, has another astonishing creation to present that wraps a warm embrace of love all around us, and it truly is gorgeous, isn't it. From the inner workings of his magical Rucus Studio, this Victorian Valentine Rose of pure love is a one of a kind offering, fashioned from papier mache and all manner of delectable textiles. She is nothing less than exquisite, and will forever tug at your heartstrings!

You can find this beautiful, original creation via Scott's eBay link below.

 Please visit Scott's website for more information, and other delightful offerings at the link below.