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Friday, July 24, 2015

What's New At Charmed Confections? Come see!!

Hi Everyone!

Guess who?  Yes, it's me, LeeAnn - returned from the dead.  I know... I can hardly believe it myself.  LOL!  It has been forever ago since I have last blogged.  I am glad, I still know how.  Hope if I have still any followers out there, that you are happy in your corner of the world.

I have been living a solitude life at my work table, sculpting away the hours in preparation of the upcoming show - Halloween and Vine.  Go to www.halloweenandvine.com for more info.  A wonderful, upscale art show hosted in Petaluma, CA, featuring some of the best Halloween artwork!  I am always excited to go and see all the goodies there!  If you are a Halloween lover like I am, this is Halloween Heaven on earth!

So, after working the day job, I come home each night to work the night job of creating my Charmed Confections.  It is a labor of love for sure and I am excited about the characters I am bringing to the show!  A lot of mischief and merriment happening around the studio right now!

Some more happy news!  Look for me in the latest August issue of Art Doll Quarterly!  Below is a picture of what the cover looks like.  Sylvia Smiser's day of the dead doll is on the cover.  Isn't she fabulous!  Love her expression!  

You can find my skellie couple below on Page 6 with an article write up on them.  I love this little couple.  These two love birds will be available for purchase at Halloween and Vine!  If you are going to the show, it is first come first serve.  They will come with a copy of the magazine!  How fun is that?!  I can't wait to meet their new owner!

I do have a couple of other pieces --- My Midnight Magic Cat and my Scaredy Boys are published in the Show and Tell section of the magazine too!  These will be available at Halloween and Vine as well.

I am thrilled with this issue of Art Doll Quarterly.  So many of my wonderful friends are in the magazine!  Congratulations to them all!  

I am happy to say that my first bat, Barnabas, has been completed and flying to his forever home soon.  Such a happy bat and my first to boot!  I am thrilled at how his wings turned out!  I will miss this little fellow! 

A backside view!  Pretty all the way around ... just like I like it!

Tomorrow, I will be back at it.  My studio chair and work table are waiting ... along with the countless of unpainted characters just staring at me.  HA! HA!

Well, don't be a stranger and say Hi!  I would love to hear from you (if you are out there).  Leave a comment and say hello!  

Here's to a wonderful and productive weekend!  Until then ... 


Lisa J. Ammerman said...

YAY!! I'm so happy for your continued success in Art Doll! Very much deserved! I soooooo wish I could exhibit at Halloween and Vine with you! I'm working on it! And that BAT!! OMG!! he has to be one of your very best pieces ever! LOVE HIM!!! Keep up the fabulous work, girl!

Charmed Confections said...

Hi Lisa! Glad you stopped by! I am loving your new dolls! How I wish you lived closer. We could go to the show together. Congratulations on your publication! Your new dolls are fantastic! Can't wait to see what else you have in store. Hugs back, LeeAnn

(NOTE to my followers: Check out Lisa's dolls at http://apieceoflisajane.blogspot.com/ Love them and you will too)

Art by Susie Krichbaum said...

I just picked up my copy of ADQ and I just love your pieces in there.

I'm tying to keep up with my blog as well, it's hard to find just the right thing to post when my mind is so cluttered. Working hard to get things done for Spirits in Sanford along with filling many ETSY orders. I wouldn't trade it for the world, well maybe being able to quit my day job would be so awesome. Until then...........


Trish said...

wow! i just discovered your art! amazing! I love how expressive they all are! i am in love with the bat! i have a bat collection as well as an art doll collection. i hope i can add one of your creations to my collection someday soon!

Charmed Confections said...

Hi Trish! I am so glad you found me! Thank you for the sweetest compliments on my art and I am happy that you love the bat. He has found a forever home, but I am sure their will be some brothers (and maybe a sister or two) in his family! :) I will be posting some more works in progress real soon and you can see what I am working on now. Thanks for stopping by and I hope to hear from you again! Have a great week! ~~ LeeAnn