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Welcome, my name is Sylvia Smiser. I am a self taught artist. I enjoy creating one of a kind art dolls and sculpted figures. Vintage Halloween styled artwork and Dia de los Muertos art dolls is what comes naturally to me and what I am most passionate about creating. I am a proud member of the wonderful art groups EHAG (Eclectic Halloween Artists Guild) and PFATT (Primitive Folk Art Talk & Tea). I am a participating artist at Ghoultide Gathering. I am honored to have been published in Art Doll Quarterly, Dolls magazine, Somerset Studio Gallery and Celebrate 365 Magazine. I am also a Physical Therapist and Mama to 15 year old Boy/Girl Twins. My husband is a wonderful man who is very supportive of my art and together with our two doggy fur kids we make one happy, busy family.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year My Friends!!!!

Happy New year my friends!
May the new year bring you only tears of Joy and Laughter.
May you and yours have good health and fitness.
May you be surrounded with love and understanding.
May you have the strength to chase all of your dreams.
May your dreams come to be reality.
May you have time to spend with those you love.
May you have abundance and prosperity so that you may share with those less fortunate.
May you have the vision to share this wish with others.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

PFATT Christmas Ornament Swap.

Hi Everyone,
I have been anxiously awaiting a package that came in the mail today!!!! This year I took part in the annual PFATT Christmas ornament swap.  I made 4 ornaments and sent them to the swap queen then you receive 4 different ornaments from 4 other Pfatties.
I love my ornaments!!! Love LOVE LOVE!!!!! Here is what I got.
Clockwise starting at top left is Cindy Conrad of The pixies thimble,  Joyce Stahl of Enchated Productions, Lori Davis of Vintage Palette Art and the stocking was not tagged but as soon as I find out I will add to this post.  I have been soooo Lucky all year long and what a wonderful, magical Christmas present I have received. Here they are right at home on our family Christmas Tree :)

Aren't they all just wonderful!

Here are the ones I made for the swap but I'm not sure who has received which yet.
Candy Cane Gentleman
The North Star
Circus Snowman
Christmas Angel

I can't wait to find out who got my ornies. This was a lot of fun!  
Best of all, I get to be swap queen next year!!! Woohoo!!!!
Merry Christmas Everyone!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

A Kitschy Christmas Giveaway offered by LuLu of My Pink Turtle

Lulu of My Pink Turtle is offering a great giveaway for some Kitschy Christmas goodies in a stocking!
Click here if you would like to go to her blog to enter. Also please check out her beautiful colorful artwork she is offering free shipping from her etsy store for a limited time!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Holiday Sparkle Golden Santa Giveaway!

Just wanted to tell everyone about the latest giveaway. It is being offered by my friend Cyndi Lachance of Holiday Sparkle. Click here to enter.  Isn't he cute?!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

PFATT December Giveaway!

Hi Everyone, Come check out the Awesome December PFATT BLOG Giveaway. It is running Dec. 1st-Dec. 7th.  You Don't want to miss this one!

Friday, November 26, 2010

A Surprise Giveaway!

My friend Diane and fellow PFATTie is having a giveaway and Black Friday sale on her blog. Come check out her awesome artwork and sign up for the giveaway!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

Come see my blog makeover! Everyone is invited ;)

Hi everyone,
I am so excited to show you what my new and improved blog looks like.  I use to have the most blah blog on the block and now it's a little more me.
I'd like to send out a huge THANK YOU to the very talented Tamara Dozier of Tilted Asylum .     Tamara created my blog banner from some photos of a few of my little creatures and some ideas I threw at her.  She hit the nail right on the nose! I can be a very picky client and she worked with me every step of the way. I appreciate your patience Tamara ;)  I would highly recommend her to anyone needing a professional blog banner or for any other graphic needs.
You can see for yourself, she does an awesome job!
Now back to the work table. I have to get on to making some Christmas ornaments.
Have a wonderful week!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Samuel P. Snowman is pleased to meet you!

Hello friends, I'd like to introduce you to Mr. Samuel P. Snowman. He is so pleased to meet you! This little gentleman is tipping his hat to you.  Yes, he is a bit of a flirt but he does it in an old fashioned courting kind of way. 
He is currently listed on EBAY.  Please come by to say hello if you are so inclined.

Full view below.
The sign on his base reads "Compliments of the Season".

Thank you for stopping by.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

I WON second place in the Cloth Doll Artistry Halloween Challenge!

I am so excited that my Eva pumpkin doll that I submitted for entry to the CDA Halloween challenge won second place!!!!
There were some really neat entries. If you'd like to see click on the link above.
I will have to let her new Mom that she's got a pageant runner up on her hands. This year just keeps getting better and better :)

Sunday, October 31, 2010


We had a wonderful, magical time this evening! Hope you had a wonderful, magical time also.

Monday, October 25, 2010

New Winifred Witch Doll on EBAY Now!

Winifred has heard that the witch hunters are on their way and her hat just blew away in the wind! Oh no! Should she run away or run after her hat?  She is unsure what to do. That is her most favorite tall hat.
Come visit her on EBAY to see what she decided to do. Also, if your home can offer her sanctuary she would appreciate the bid.

Great News!!!

Yesterday when I woke up the sky was grey and dark. It was a quiet morning and I did not expect to do much but catch up on housework.
While I had my coffee I decided to check my e-mail and to my jaw dropping surprise I received the most wonderful news.   Lori Davis from PFATT sent me a message to let me know that I was accepted into the PFATT group.
I was so excited I ran around the house whooping and hollering.  I think my husband thought I finally lost it.  Suddenly, it seemed as though the clouds burned away and the sun was shinning and the birds were chirping.
It is a privilege and honor to be a PFATTIE! Thank you ladies for voting me into the group.  I will try to make you proud.

For those of you that don't know PFATT is a wonderful EBAY group with many wonderful artists that you may recognize. Please check it out.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

And The Winners Are...

We threw all the names into the hat.  (Hat by Scott Smith through Bethany Lowe).
For those that inquired most of the artwork I display is by other artists. There were a couple of my pieces peppered here and there but most are not by me. Sabina of Seymour and Sabina are by Joe Spencer.  I will be putting these pics on FB and I will tag who the artists are on there.

There were lot's of names to pick from some of you
had 2 and 3 entries that you qualified for!

My twins picked the winners! Iliana picked...
AURELIA!!!!! Please e-mail me at sylvia@anaboocreations.com with your address so that I can send out your pumpkin man ornament prize!
Aidan picked the second winner. And the little ghost ornament is going to....
SOPHIA!!!!! Please e-mail me (sylvia@anaboocreations.com) your address so that I can get your prize out to you ASAP.

Congratulations to our winners!!!  Thank you to all of you for participating!  This was great fun! I really appreciate all your kind words and comments! Stay tuned I will be having another giveaway here soon.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

A Fanciful Twist HALLOWEEN PARTY and GIVEAWAY!!!!!!

Come in my pretties and enjoy all the treats we have to offer at Anaboo Castle.

Would you like a drink of witches brew? It's fressshhh only a century old. 

Please come in and have some sweet treats...

Worms, eyeballs, bat vomit, edible ghosts and many other delights please help yourself there is plenty for everyone!!!

Once you have your fill of goodies please come in and mingle with all the other guests they are most anxious to meet you and make your acquaintance. 

The tree of wishes welcomes you...

The vulture twins insisted that they had to be the bouncers in case someone got too rowdy.  Seymour and Sabina came together and they are recently engaged you know. The three headed gossipers are telling everyone all about it.  The witch is missing her coven. Will they show?

OOPS the trunk landed on one of the witches. Yes, it's the one with the ruby slippers. She has the worst luck.
Please make yourself at home. Everyone is friendly!  
Please introduce yourself...
Yes, we have a Halloween Circus and a couple of pumpkin newleyweds!

The rest of the coven is arriving!

How nice she has brought us a magical pumpkin.

Let's take a closer look at the tree of Halloween wishes.

OK, now that you've met everyone let's move the party outside as I have set up a table for us to enjoy the cool crisp evening as the sun sets.

I hope you are having a magical time! In order to add to the magic I would like to offer my first ever blog giveaway!  As you could see the Halloween tree of wishes is very important here at Anaboo Castle and I would like to offer two ornies to 2 winners so that you can add to your Halloween tree of wishes or begin your Halloween tree of wishes. After all everyone needs a tree of wishes ;)

All you have to do is leave a comment here for a chance to win. 
If you would like another chance to win you can become a follower of my blog and let me know that you are following by leaving another comment. 
For a third chance to win share this on Facebook, Your Blog, or The Hive. Please leave a third comment stating where you shared with a link.
The 2 winners will be randomly drawn on Oct. 23rd and winnings will be priority mailed as soon as I can contact the winner. Please leave me an e-mail addy so that I can get a hold of you on your comment. 
 Thank you so much for  attending my Halloween Party I greatly enjoyed having you!!!

OH NOooo....

There is always one that cannot handle their witches Brew!   

Please visit my current auctions on EBAYEBAY IIEBAY III. My ETSY

Also please make sure you keep the party going by visiting all the other Halloween Blog Parties at Ms. Vanessa's A Fanciful Twist List of Parties.