Hopefully, you all didn't think I ran away for good. Boy, time sure flies by quickly. Sorry I have been neglecting my blog lately. Good things have been happening and life has been so busy between my day job and my art job, that I am having a hard time keeping up with it all.
So, let's start with some good news!!
I am happy to announce that Charmed Confections will have a feature article in the upcoming August issue of Art Doll Quarterly Magazine! This is such a "pinch me" moment! I have always dreamed of being in a national magazine and seeing my artwork on those glossy pages with a personal write up ... and now, I hope I just live long enough to see it come out. Just goes to show you, be persistent in your art and it will pay off! If I can do it ... you can ... do I sound like a commercial for weight loss here? Hee! Hee! Really, it's true!!
This is last year's cover!
I had a few of my pieces in the Show and Tell section last August 2013!
Secondly ... I am "over the moon" happy to be selected as one of the artists at Halloween and Vine! A national Halloween art show in Petaluma, CA on September 27th. Go to www.halloweenandvine.com for more information.
It has been personal goal of mine to get in this show for some time now. Some of the most talented Halloween artists are there and it is tough to get in as space is limited and it is juried. So happy to be picked this year. I am both thrilled and scared to death ... in a good way.
What's up in the Charmed Shoppe?
Pfatt Marketplace --
Now listed on Pfatt Marketplace is one of my sweet, faux Halloween cupcakes ... no you can't eat it. It's fake, but looks so real! It is up for grabs - look for Charmed Confections on the site! Go to www.pfattmarketplace.com to see all the wonderful offerings all the artists have listed. There are so many wonderful things listed. Every 10th of the month the site is filled with new art! Check it out!
SpookyTime Jingles --
Are you looking for a unique Halloween wand? Here is my latest Winged Eyeball Wand available for sale on www.spookytimejingles.com This is no small wand either. It is 18" tall by 8" wide at the wings. Super cute! Go to Spookytime Jingles for more information on the description. The top hat is hand flocked! Something, I have been learning how to do this spring! Fun!
A close up picture of the eye.
So real with veins and the glossy finish gives it a very reflective look.
On a personal note ... Some important things will be happening soon. One - my beautiful daughter will be graduating from high school soon. Where did the time go? I remember her first day of kindergarten. I was so nervous and tearful to leave her. Now, she is will be off to college and I will be tearful again. She has grown into such a wonderful person. I couldn't be more proud of her and so happy to be her Mom! She is definitely my Magnum Opus - my Great Work! No matter what I create in this world, she will always be the BEST thing I will ever make ... with a little help from her dad and God!
Secondly, thought you might like to see an updated picture of my little, man Jake!
Jake will be turning 2 years old in a couple of months and he is definitely my little slice of heaven at my heels. My protector, my calm, and my sweet puppy kisses, all rolled into one. No one in my household is happier to see me when I get home, then sweet Jake. He loves me completely - gives me no back talk - eats everything I give him :) with no complaints! He is really the perfect man! I hope you have someone in your life that gives you as much love as this little guy gives me. He is the cherry on my cupcake and definitely fills my love cup! (Ok ... my hubby does too - wink, wink)
Anyway, that's about it for now. I will keep you posted on more things coming up. Feel free to post a comment and share what's happening with you. I would love to hear from you!
Until then ...
p.s. Don't forget to pop on over to the Creative Paperclay Blogsite to keep up with the Design Team. My term on the Design Team is over, but the site is so wonderful teaching new tips and tutorials on paper clay -- I have to mention them!! The tutorials are free and it is a great resource to learn new things. Go to www.creativepaperclay.blogspot.com
Have a wonderful weekend!