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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.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Exciting BOOtique Update Tonight!!!

Here is my newest Halloween ornament. He is a vintage styled mischievous goblin. 
He will be making his official debut on the Artistic Halloween Queens Castle Bootique selling site. 
Please stop in and check out all of the wonderful Halloween themed art work. The update occurs at midnight.
$38.95 + shipping

Saturday, February 26, 2011

OWOH Treasures!

I can't tell you how much fun I had visiting all the blogs that I was able to get to during the One World One Heart blog event.  I don't think anyone can visit every single blog. There are so many and each blog has so many interesting places to explore and get lost in.
I left a comment on many a blog and met many wonderful people along the way.  As if discovering all these new places all over the world was not enough, I also was fortunate enough to win 3 GREAT blog giveaways.

I won a wonderful, very detailed Holiday recipe book from Mary Ann of Follow Your Bliss Designs.  Thank you so much Mary Ann, my daughter and I have already started to add all of our holiday desert recipes to it.

Then I got notification that I won a wonderful set of vintage Spring fabrics in yellows and Blues and some vintage Birthday invitations from Jessica of Sunny Tuesday. Thank you very much Jessica, after I finish a few works in progress I will be sitting down with these fabrics so that they can let me know what they want to become ; )

Then to my amazement, I won a gorgeous milk maid art doll from Jan of Lucy's Baby.  She was packaged with so much love and care when she arrived to me this morning.  I can't tell you how much this made my day! She has the most hauntingly beautiful eyes and her little baby cow is so adorable.  Thank you so much Jan! You do wonderful art work and I will treasure her always.

Yes indeed, I am a very lucky girl! Lucky and very very grateful!!! Thank you Mary Ann, Jessica, and Jan for your kind and very generous OWOH gifts!

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Thank you everyone for participating in this wonderful event. I had a great time visiting most of the blogs. I did not get a chance to explore everyone's. Thank you to everyone that hosted a blog open house.  Thank you to everyone that visited my blog and took the time to leave a comment! I had a lot of fun. Thank you Lisa for organizing this great event!

Now for the information you were looking for:
According to the random number generator the winner is # 147

Congratulations Lauren from Lauren's Crafty Place !!!!!!!
I will be contacting you shortly by e-mail for your address to send you your snowman ornament prize.

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

One World One Heart Event and Giveaways! Welcome one and all!

Hello Everyone!
I have been having a great time visiting so many blogs from around the world and getting to know so many new talented artists that I thought I would join in the One World One Heart Event.
I invite you to explore my blog to get to know a bit more about me and my artwork as well as any giveaways that occur through the year.

Here is my door prize for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.  I will be randomly choosing one winner from the comments on Feb. 17th. Don't forget to leave me a way to get a hold of you if you are the winner!
 I make One of a kind Paperclay sculptures.  This is a one of a kind snowperson ornament made out of paperclay with vintage crepe paper fringed collar glittered with brownstone glitter.  The top hat is made of felt with a black velvet trim and satin and glittered brown copper flower and a vintage button clasp.

Thank you very much to Lisa of A Whimsical Bohemian for putting this event together. Please click on A whimsical Bohemian link above to visit Lisa and the rest of the wonderful participants. Have fun and Happy Travels!