Sunday, June 9, 2024

Joyous June greetings to all!

Do you like our new stickers?

It's getting close to the time of year when we do our big reveal of our list of fabulous artists for the upcoming issue (Fall 2024). 

This year's response for submissions was phenomenal, to say the least, which is wonderful because it means the magazine has grown in its reach and scope of the Halloween world. We are eternally grateful for that! It never ceases to amaze us as we comb through the hundreds of submissions, loving what we're seeing and feeling that sense of pure elation that only handmade Halloween art can bring. 

This issue brings forth a treasure trove of goodies of artists not only from around the world (including England, Italy and Kazakhstan) but also from an incredible mixed bag of genres. You'll find superb sculptures created from both clay and spun cotton, colorful paintings that will send your senses into Halloween overdrive, and also something that is a first for the magazine: food sculptures! Edible art is an exciting new genre for us to explore, and we're all a-tingle to present this to you which, by the way, comes from a bona-fide television food show champion, nonetheless. 

Nope, nope, nope... ain't gonna say any more; you'll just have to stay in touch here to find out in the days to come.   

We will, however, give you a little teaser here, as far as who our Spotlight Profile artist is: 

He's been at the forefront of Halloween art for many years, and his stunning, highly-characterized works are instantly recognizable and much sought-after by collectors. He's loved for his enchanting and delightful sense of humor that he imbues into everything he creates. 

Think you know who it is? 

But for right now, Halloween and the glorious fall season is still but a dream away... so light a pumpkin pie-scented candle, dim the lights, watch a spooky movie or listen to a befittingly haunted soundtrack and keep dreaming those Halloween dreams...




Saturday, June 1, 2024

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!

            

Sunday, March 3, 2024

Thank you for your submissions and interest in our Fall 2024 issue! -

Thank you to all the many incredible Artists who have submitted their art for our Fall 2024 issue - you are fantastic!


Fall 2024 (issue #6) will be published in early September.

As with every previous issue of Autumn Brilliance, this forthcoming issue will bring no shortage of variances of creative genres, which will include artists who excel in textiles, as well as those who wow us with their skills in both paper and polymer clays, plus one VERY special artist whose works of art are comprised of something that our pages have not yet featured before.

 We are keeping this a secret for now. You will just have to keep tuning in here to find out. 

(And we promise, it will be a most delectable reveal...!) 

    Please keep in touch here for updates - we have plenty of surprises for you all in the coming months!

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Submissions guidelines -

 Our window for accepting submissions for the Fall 2024 issue of Autumn Brilliance  

closes this Friday, March 1.

We've had so many inquiries on what exactly we look for and the materials we accept, and would like to post this to help answer those questions.

So very many amazing artists have been featured in past issues, and knowing that we'll be featuring many more exciting creators of handmade Halloween delights gives us a big huge happy! It is always exciting to have a new batch of art every year. The feeling is like being a kid in a candy store - so much to choose from and it's all scrumptious beyond description.

 

Thank you to everyone of you who has shown such love to us over the past five years as this magazine continues to grow in ways we never thought possible.
 

 

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Greetings all!
 
We wanted to send out just a gentle reminder that submissions for this year's issue of the magazine has a deadline - March 1, 2024.
 
Any Halloween artists who create original, handmade art (absolutely NO AI, please) that wish to participate are encouraged to send us photos of their art to the email address listed below on the flyer (and is listed on this page on the left; scroll to find it). 
Click on the flyer to enlarge it.
 

As always, please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.
 
We've had a lot of interest in people participating, and have already received several early submissions which is exciting! Putting this magazine never is boring.
 
 Looking forward to seeing this year's fabulous art!  🎃❤🎃

 

We LOVE to love...


 

Friday, January 19, 2024

Happy Birthday to Dolly Parton! -

 

We would like to wish Dolly Parton 

a very Happy Birthday! 

 Like her song goes, "We will ALWAYS love you!"

Autumn Brilliance had the extreme pleasure of featuring Dolly in our Fall 2021 issue, which you can find online at our website 

(The link is listed here on our front page on the left side of the screen)

Hoping that your special day is as wonderful in every way that you are, Dolly! 

Thank you for being the amazing woman that the entire world 

has come to love and admire.

Many hugs and kisses to you.


  

 

 

 

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

BRRR!!!

Our t-t-t-teeth have been chattering!

Though we love the cold weather (much preferring it to summer heat), having to dig ourselves out from under nearly a foot of snow that fell in the last 24 hours might be a bit too much. 

But, hey, that just means we are one day closer to Halloween

We're content to stay inside, and warm our innards with a hot cup of cider as we view the winter wonderland outside our window. 

What are you doing during this frozen time of year?

 


Monday, January 1, 2024

Happy New Year, 2024! -

 

 
 

We wish everyone the brightest and the very best as we open up a brand new chapter, a brand new year!

Happy 2024 to all!