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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, September 26, 2011

New ART WORK, Ghoultide Gathering, PUBLISHED in Celebrate 365 & A Halloween Party!

Wow, There are so many great things going on right now I almost don't know where to begin!
First of all I am packing and planning this week so that I don't forget anything before my yearly trip to Ghoultide Gathering.  I am so in love with this event!  It is pure Magic!  It makes you feel that giddy excitement you felt as a child right before going Trick or Treating!!! If you ever get an opportunity to go to this art show please take it! It is an experience that you will treasure always. There are so many talented artists from all over in one historical location. Some of my PFATT sisters are also Ghoulies at this event and I can't wait to hang out with them! So much Fun ahead!!!  

More Great News is that I have the honor of being PUBLISHED again! This time in Celebrate 365
Not only is my art work in this magazine but I share a page with Scott Smith of Rucus Studios  among other magnificently talented artists!  Scott is my favorite Halloween Artist so I am thrilled that my work is included with his!!!
Mine is the Vampire second from the bottom right hand corner. Master Alucard. 

Next up, I will be joining in the fun & fantastic Blog Halloween Party hosted by Ms. Vanessa Valencia of a Fanciful Twist.  If you have a blog please come join the fun! If you can't come visit me during the party to find out how to sign up for an Anaboo Creations GIVEAWAY!!! 

Last But not least, I want to share some of my recent work. The ghostie is spoken for but I have 2 witch ornaments that will be available on the Oct. 1st  Halloween Queens Bootique Update. 

"The Spirit of Ghoultide Gathering" 
in honor of the upcoming show.

Lucinda Witch

Wilameana Witch

Thank you for letting me share my goings ons with you! 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

New Catrina & Catrin ornies- Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos


Meets Girl.

A little flirting.

The Happy Couple.  
She loves his gentle, sincere brown eyes and he loves her "beautiful" smile.
These two are available on the Halloween Queens Bootique "Sugar Skulls" theme page .
or you can e-mail me or leave me a comment if you are interested in bringing these guys home. 
They are $30.00 for an individual or $50.00 for the pair.
Shipping is Free!

I have shown these two ornaments on FB and have gotten an overwhelmingly positive response. All the wonderful comments make my heart sing! Thank you, most sincerely.
Have a good evening my dear friends, 

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Winston O'Lantern a Gentleman Pumpkin

Hello Everyone, I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.  I am in the greatest of moods because it is beginning to feel, smell, and taste like Fall here in Central Illinois.  
I have been busy creating new art work with Halloween and Day of the Dead in mind.  I also recently found out that Miss Vanessa's Halloween Blog Party will be Oct. 22nd.  All of the details are not ironed out yet but I will keep you posted as I will definitely be participating.  I have already begun working on my GIVEAWAY Piece for this Magical Event!

I have also begun preparations for my yearly pilgrimage to Northville, MI for The Amazing Ghoultide Gathering. It looks like I may be going solo this year but that is OK as I have many Ghoulie friends that will be there.  If you are going please send me a message as I love to meet all my blog land friends. 

Lastly, I also want to introduce you to Mr. Winston O'Lantern.  He is currently available on the PFATT Marketplace for $55.00.
He is a charming chap that would be happy to light up your home for the Fall Holidays.

Have a wonderful Evening my dear friends!

Thursday, September 8, 2011


Hello everyone!
I apologize for being absent for so long.  I've been trying to keep busy, busy, busy trying to get as many Halloween and Day of the Dead pieces finished as my two hands can handle.  I also have a challenging commission piece that I am currently working on.

The main reason for this post is to let you all know that there is a PFATT Blog giveaway!  There are so many wonderful items you can win. Don't forget to go sign up for it. Just CLICK HERE and it will take you there so you can leave a comment.
Good Luck to you my friends may you win what you desire!
Have a wonderful week!