Feathering your nest

Assembling place settings for the Harvest table made easy with help from Mother Nature.

Halloween Pumpkin Head Dolls

Quite possibly the only guy around who isn't craving all things pumpkin.

Baby Boo Pumpkins

Another lovely day in the garden playing around with Baby Boo Pumpkin and mini urns.

Home Depot Style Harvest Challenge

A small preview of what I've been working on the past few weeks. 
Check back Oct 20th for the big reveal.

Study in White

Experimenting with a toned down color palette for Halloween.
Dreamy don't you think?

By candlelight

Studio by candlelight. 
Burning the midnight oil once again. Wouldn't it be fun to actually work by candlelight? 
Just in theory of course... unless, I had lots and lots and lots of candles.

Home Depot Halloween Style Challenge

Harvest decor spilling into the garden. Finishing up the Home Depot 
Halloween Style Challenge. The big reveal is coming soon.
Happy Harvesting!

Heed the Call

Time to take my new broom out for a test drive, dust off the cobwebs, and gather up some 
seasonal magic. Be back in a spell... I promise. 

{Broom and Pumpkin acquired from the ├╝ber talented Charlene Geiger}

Halloween Treats

You want a piece of me? Well today's the day.
Stop by my ETSY shop for some Halloween treats.

Jointed Pumpkin Ornaments

All smiles today. The last of the mini jointed ornaments are complete. 
All that remains to be done is to sign, tag, shoot and bag. 
Then it's showtime folks!

What's trending...

Trending for Fall... jaggedy smiles, untidy appearance and a frightful disposition. 

When you wish upon a star

According to my iCalendar, today I should be signing, tagging and photographing the inventory for the American Folk Art Festival so that tomorrow I would be prepared for step 5 out of, I'd rather not fess up to, tasks on my countdown to showtime schedule.

If wishing made it so...

I wish I could say that I was on schedule. I wish that I could say that things were proceeding as planned. I am most comfortable when things do. But as you and I both know, that is seldom the case.
Looks like Labor Day weekend will be just that. Me. Laboring. Thanking my stars I really, really 
love what I do. 

So here's another delightfully imperfect piece from the Tattered Tot series, sitting patiently in need of love. Enjoy, for it may be the last character previewed before showtime unless of course,
fate steps in and stars align.

Retail Therapy

The primary purpose of retail therapy is to improve the buyer's mood or disposition. 

Sometimes just adding a little party hat to your wardrobe can lift your spirits.

...and let's face it, a bucket of candy corn is never out of style.

Now let's get this party started! 

Clown Ornament

When is it socially acceptable to decorate for Halloween... 
or is that just a silly question?

American Folk Art Festival

Most creative types would agree that sustaining a viable career as an artist 
is a challenging pursuit. We work tirelessly, often alone, in order to perfect our craft. 
Blissful moments are often followed by moments of doubt. Our days consist of 
numerous trials, countless errors and occasional moments of magic.

Luckily, several times a year we have the good fortune to step out of our studios 
and congregate at some truly stellar art venues that celebrate our passions. 
For a few precious moments we have an opportunity to connect and share with
our counterparts and patrons. Four weeks from today I will have the pleasure to meet up
with many well-traveled Halloween enthusiasts at The American Folk Art Festival.
Join me in the vineyard for an afternoon of frivolity!

Toys in the Attic

Thick as thieves these wee ones are. 

All smiles for the camera but I wouldn't trust them alone for too long.

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Just shy of 6" tall and light as a feather. To see how they were constructed,
hop on over to my INSTAGRAM

Caged Crow

The gleam of intelligence in his little black eye leads me to think that 
this clever circus performer won't be caged for long. 


Caged Circus Crow 
debuting under the big white top September 6th at the