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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.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Bootique update just around the corner!

I don't know how this month was for you but to me it flew by.  April was a very busy month with lot's of family and fun.  Fortunately, I still had some creating time.  Here is a peak at my offering this month on the Halloween Queen's Castle Bootique
"Telling Ghost Stories"
I hope you will stop by the bootique to find out the full story behind this piece.
The bootique updates May 1st. 
Have a wonderful weekend, 

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Happy Birthday Penny and Thank you!

Today would have been Penny McAllister's 59th Birthday and to celebrate her life and the wonderful, caring, encouraging impact she had on the Pfatties, her family and friends.  Many of her family, friends, and Pfatties all over are launching balloons today to celebrate her life.

Although I did not have the pleasure of meeting Penny.  I myself have benefitted from her wonderful encouraging wisdom through her influence on the lovely ladies of PFATT.  PFATT is a beautiful, supportive, encouraging group of artists know as the PFATTIES.  I hear of Penny quite often and how proud Penny would have been of those PFATTIES who have recently submitted artwork for publication and those that have been published.  I have heard that Penny was so much fun to be around and how much laughter was shared with Penny.  Ultimately, I have learned about the wonderful person Penny was through them and I too wanted to celebrate Penny and say Thank you for the person you were and the influence you passed on so that artists like myself would be welcome and encouraged with open arms.

So I too felt moved to launch some balloons...



Saturday, April 9, 2011


Hi everyone! I am super excited to let you all know that I will begin selling on the PFATT Marketplace this month!  It is a HUGE honor to join so many amazingly talented artists!!!  I'd like to share with you my first PFATT marketplace piece.
This piece is very special to me because it is inspired by my nephew Nicholas who I miss very much because he is in California while I am in Illinois.  He has been taking his first steps in the last couple of weeks and I wish I was there to witness it.  So I made this little duckling and titled the piece "FIRST STEPS".  I hope you like it.  He, along with Beatrice Bunny will be available tomorrow on the PFATT MARKETPLACE under Anaboo Creations when the site updates.  Also thought I'd let you know that I will be offering FREE SHIPPING to celebrate my first month on the PFATT Marketplace.


Thanks for stopping in for a visit!

Thursday, April 7, 2011


Don't Forget! Don't Be Late! Follow the White Rabbit to THE HALLOWEEN QUEENS BLOG .  This is one HUGE giveaway that you won't want to miss! The deadline to sign up is tomorrow and the winner will be announced on the 10th!
This little ghostie ornament is just one of many Halloween ornaments the winner will receive in an Easterween basket!!!