Monday, January 23, 2017

A new year, new plans, and new Charmed Confections! Let's catch you up!





Hi Everyone!  

I sure hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Years!  It was a whirl wind of activity for me and I have so much to share to catch you all up on what is happening in the Charmed Confections Studio!

Where to begin ... ?

Well, last year's, Halloween and Vine show was AMAZING!  As always, I work for months to prepare for this show and am so excited to see the wonderful artists there and visit with friends and collectors. The crowd was wonderful!  There is nothing better to me than being in a crowd of people who love Halloween!!  The excitement and magic was truly in the air that day!  So much to see!  

If you haven't been to the show, you really need to take the time to visit!  Here is the link for the show this year.  The name has changed to All Hallow's Art Fest, but it is still at the same location and same time as years past.  I am happy and honored to be there again for my 4th year!  Get ready for some new changes for Charmed Confections ... some sweet, creepy things in the works! 

Here is the link to the show:


Click on the above link for more info.

I am hoping to pick up a couple other shows and will keep you posted on where I will be! 
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I also have some more exciting news!!  I am beyond thrilled to now be a Bethany Lowe Licensed Artist!  What does this mean?  I will have a selected few of my Charmed Confections available in special retail stores.  Bethany Lowe Designs will be reproducing some of my pieces to bring them to you at quality prices, right in your own neighborhood.  Bethany Lowe has always been such a dream for me to someday be associated with.  I couldn't think of a better company to reproduce my art!  

Today, Bethany Lowe Designs sells to more that 6,000 customers worldwide, including in England, New Zealand, Germany, Australia, Italy, Switzerland and Japan.  My Charmed Confections are going global!  

To find a store near you click on this link -  www.bethanylowe.com
To find out if those store are carrying my items, give them a call request that they do.  They should be able to order the piece for you!  The Halloween catalog will be coming out in March!

Here is a sampling of some of my pieces that will be available!





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If you happen to be on Facebook, stop on by and visit me!  You could catch up and see what I have been working on.  Here is the link!  


Don't forget to "Like" my page.  There is a like button right under the main Charmed Confections' logo at the top.  By liking my page you will be able to follow me better.  I would love that!

Below are a few pieces that are most recent!  

My Black and Tan Lollipop Ghost 



Little Witch Lexi and her Kitty Hexi - Apothecary Trunk 






The Gift of a Wonderful Friendship 
This piece was made special from one best friend to another.  
How wonderful!


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Well, that is about it for now!  My Candy Boy, Jake and I have been staying snuggled up due to the rain and storms where I live.   I'll leave you with a picture of Jake in his blankie.  He is always keeping one eye on me.  LOL!  



Hope you all have a wonderful week and feel free to leave me a comment and say hi!  Would love to hear from you!  Cheers to you in 2017! 







Monday, October 31, 2016

Halloween Wishes!


To all my Friends, Family and Collectors! 

Tonight is our night!  Live it up!  
Be safe and have a wickedly good time! 

I'M WISHING YOU A HORRIBLY, 
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!


Monday, September 19, 2016

Halloween and Vine is this weekend! Who's with me?!!

Hi Everyone!

The time is almost here when I pack up my van and bring my ghastly ghouls with me to Halloween and Vine!  A wonderful Halloween Art Collector's Show!  If you have never attended, you are truly missing out on walking into Halloween Heaven.  So much gorgeous Halloween artwork under one big roof.  I get giddy just thinking about it!

Here is the link to check out the show details.  www.halloweenandvine.com    This will be my third year attending and selling my artwork.  I am so thrilled to be one of the artist there.  Truly, I work all year making my little beasties just for this occasion.  Sure hope you can come if you are in the area.  You won't regret it and will certainly be back each year.

Here are a few things I am bringing with me!







There are so many more pieces, but not enough time to edit all the pictures.  If you follow me on facebook, keep watching there as I will be posting pictures of the whole adventure.  Soooo much fun!

I will be loading up all my girls (Family and Friends) and we are off to have a wickedly fun girls weekend!!  

Wish me luck!  

Friday, September 16, 2016

New Pieces Available in my Etsy Shoppe tomorrow, Saturday, September 17th!

Hi Everyone!   ---- All the below pieces listed in my Etsy Shoppe have SOLD OUT!

I wanted to let you all know that I will be listing 5 new pieces of artwork in my Charmed Confections Etsy Shoppe tomorrow, Saturday, September 17th at 10am Pacific Time.

Here is a sneak peek of what I will be listing.  Remember it is first come, first serve to be fair to everyone.  Hope you can stop on over and check it out.

Save the link below to go to my site.  Don't forget to refresh your browser.  Items will not appear until 10am pacific time tomorrow!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/CharmedConfections






HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!








Monday, September 12, 2016

Halloween merriment is only 2 weeks away!! Time to catch you up!

Hi Everyone!

I'm finally back to blogging after spending months at my worktable working my little heart out on my new lineup of Halloween characters.  I tell you, it has been a whirlwind of sculpting, sanding, painting and dressing up my little spooky/sweet gang.  So much has happened since my last blog post.  Time has ran away from me, but I will try and catch you up now.

First off, I am sending you a BIG HUG and hoping that you are all well and happy in your corner of the world.  Our favorite season is rapidly approaching and I can finally feel it in the air!!! YAY!!!  Leaves are falling, the nights are getting cooler, and the moon is big and bright in the night sky!!  Halloween items are in the stores and my heart races a bit to see it all!!  I hope you are enjoying it too!

I am excited to say that my article in Art Doll Quarterly Magazine looks amazing!!  My sweet coffin doll, Sophie and Sebastian were published in the August 2016 issue!!   This piece will be available at Halloween and Vine on Saturday, September 24th in Petaluma, CA.  Go to www.halloweenandvine.com for more info.  Below are some pictures of my article!

 Pretty cover of Jennie Helper-Takens pumpkin girl!  





It never gets old to see your art in print!  So happy to have been selected to write an article for this incredible magazine.  Congratulation to all the artists represented!  
It is a keepsake issue for sure!
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More good news?  YES!!  I am now the newest artist to be signed by Bethany Lowe Designs!!  If you know of Bethany Lowe Deigns, you know them for their incredible holiday collectibles that you can purchase right in your own local retail, specialty stores.  I am so excited to be a part of their family of artists, and can't believe that someday (hopefully, Halloween 2017) some of my Charmed Confections will be in stores for the collectors!!!  This was such an incredible "pinch me moment" to be signed by them.  I don't think I will ever stop smiling.  

Click on this link www.bethanylowe.com to see all their holiday items!!   I think, I will be doing some Christmas too!  

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I am currently trying to wrap up all my goodies to take with me to Halloween and Vine, an incredible Halloween Artist Collectors Show hosted in Petaluma, CA on Saturday, September 24th at 9am to 2pm.  Go to www.halloweenandvine.com for more information.  

  
Here are some pictures of a few things I have been working on and bringing to the show.  

A sweet, ghostie lantern that lights up!  I caught him out in the back yard and locked him up safe and sound!


I will be bringing some new ghostie lollipop grabbers with me.  
Some sweet ... some sour!!





There are lots of new wands!!  Skellies, Cats and Eyeball wands.  Need to still take pictures of most of them.   Below are a couple of the skellie wands!



I am also bringing a whole gang of sweet and sour ghosts with me!  Below is a sweet girl next to the Halloween and Vine postcard.  So excited to be going!



And it wouldn't be Halloween for me, if I didn't make some Ghoulie Cakes to bring with me.  Below is a picture of the Candy Man!  My tribute to Willy Wonka!!  


Well, I think I have caught you up on quite a bit!  I will be posting more pictures in the coming days as I get ready to pack my bags and get ready for the show!  

One Last Thing!!!  --- I will be selling a few items in my Etsy shop this coming Saturday, September 17th at 10am Pacific Time if you are interested!!!  Stop by and see what is available! The link is on the sidebar of this blog, or go click this link


Happy (early) Halloween!