Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Something Old ... Something New ... Something Available ... and Something To Look Forward To -- Not particularity in that order! :)

Hello out there!

Hope this blog post finds you well and happy in your corner of the world.  The holidays are over and I am now settling back into my art and plans for the new year.  This year, I am thinking full bodied dolls ... and much more ... winged things!  Kinda excited to put my plans in motion.  


Last year, I met a wonderful lady by the name of Rae Davis at Halloween and Vine ... the Halloween show I participated in last year.  She and her husband, Mark, are the owners and artists of Calaveras Coffin Co. (Their link is below.)  They specialize in handcrafted decorative coffins and unique Halloween decor.  They also feature various artist's one of a kind creations too!  If you love Halloween, you need to check them out!

I was so in love with their coffins, I just had to buy an unfinished one to see if I could sculpt on it. Roses, skulls, leaves and vines!  Tedious work to say the least, but I am loving the results and hope you like it too!  I will adding one of my characters to go inside.  This piece will be offered for purchase at a later date.

You can purchase a made to order coffin in various sizes, finished or unfinished (like mine below) or anywhere up to 6' tall with shelves in it!  The finished coffins are signed and dated. Please check out their facebook site and "like" their page.  smile emoticon
Calaveras Coffin Co.
Mark and Rae Davis -- (209) 768-8485

If you haven't stopped by the Charmed Confections Facebook page.  You should!  I would so appreciate a like from you.  Come follow my page!
https://www.facebook.com/Charmed-Confections-383766415066590

Here is a link to Halloween and Vine!  A wonderful Halloween Artist show featuring some of the best Halloween art out there.  It takes place in September of this year in Petaluma, CA.


I started with an unfinished coffin, beautifully made by Calaveras Coffin Co.  I sculpted all the roses, skulls, leaves and intertwining vines.  All hand done and very time consuming, but I love the results!  Now to paint, distress and spooky it up!  Then on to making the doll to go inside.
 The coffin had these beautiful cutouts on the sides.  I used stamped clay and placed them in the cutouts.  Clay tends to shrink when dry, so it was tricky to get it in there just perfect!
A close up of the roses and skulls! 
As mentioned in my last post, I wanted to share some of the works that I took to Halloween and Vine last year.  These charming characters are all hand sculpted and placed in wooden trunks that I  have aged using an array of mixed media.  

All these trunks are sold, I am thrilled to say.  It is truly a "pinch me moment" when your art sells.  I am so very thankful of my customers and collectors.  You keep me going!
 A cute wedding couple I call Dearly Beloved!

I love their wicked Bloody Mary cocktails with a bat for a garnish.



Lil Boo is seriously having ice cream envy!


Below are some pictures of my Ghoulie-Cakes that were at the show!  These are gone too!
 





Below is Frederick the Grinning Ghost!  He is the only piece I have currently available at this time.  You can find him in my Etsy shop.  Here is the link!  I have reduced his price!!  He is just as cute as can be and looking for a new home to haunt.


Sorry!  Fredrick is sold!  Thank you, Deb!  I truly appreciate your purchase.  
I hope Fredrick brings you lots joy and Halloween merriment to you home!


Well, that's about it for now.  I will post more pictures of  the coffin's progress.  I have my ideas and plans drawn out this year.  Now to achieve them!  A girl has got to dream BIG!

In the meantime, I hope you DREAM BIG too!  Do something that makes you happy!

Much love!