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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.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

And The Winner is...

Thank you everyone who participated in this fun, fun, Halloween Blog party!!! Thank you Ms. Vanessa for hosting such a magical event!
There were so many entries, how very exciting!  And several people took advantage of obtaining all 4 entries.  Thank you! You guys are awesome!  I wish I had a prize for every one of you.
The winner is one of those who took advantage of all 4 entries.
According to the random # generator:
The winner is....Drumroll please.........Martha!
Congratulations Martha!!!
Please e-mail me at sylvia@anaboocreations.com with your address so I can get your new baby out to you.
Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Happy Halloween Blog Party and GIVEAWAY!!!

Hello Dear Friends, 
I had planned to share a big Halloween Party with you that was going to take place here in my home. But Alas, my chill has spread to my little pumpkin children and we need to stay warm and cozy so that we are bright eyed and healthy for All Hallow's Eve. 
However, I certainly will not miss this Halloween blog event. So I thought, what better Halloween Party is there to share than Ghoultide Gathering!  I have not had a chance to post photos yet, so today, I will share the biggest Artful Halloween Party there is! 
I have been fortunate enough to attend this gathering the last three years and each year it gets better and better! 
So come with me and I will be your tour guide to this magical event. 
But first, I want to offer you a special treat. After all, a Halloween Party is not a Party without a treat. 
This year's treat is a special one of a kind ornament that YOU can WIN!

I created this little baby punkin especially for this event.  She is one of a kind and she could be yours.
Details at the end of the post.

For those ready to begin the journey climb into this giant pumpkin blossom.  Come on!  Follow me.

Slide all the way down until you land in the most magical place you will ever experience, Ghoultide Gathering!
Please Be careful on landing.  We don't want to wake the tombstones.  They can be quite grumpy if woken prematurely. But don't mind them, there are so many more friendly faces than grumpy faces here. 
Wait, here is a couple of really nice guys!
 Excuse me dear Sir, could you remind me where we should go to join the party?

Oh Yes, Here we go. Let's all line up to get our tickets to the FUN!
OK. Does everyone have their ticket? Yes, well wonderful lets get in line to see all the goodies. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! I'm sooo excited!!! 
Oh boy which line do we get in first!

Can you hear the lovely Folky music, the young gentleman on the far right hidden by the corn stalks was playing an old tin bucket!
Evil One - by the Appleseed Collective
So now that you know what it sounds like at Ghoultide Gathering let me tell you how it smells...It is a wonderful mix of Hot apple cider, Hot chocolate, Kettle corn, pumpkin fudge and little mini chocolate cupcakes with little jack-o-lanterns made out of yummy frosting. Yumm!
This is a Party for all of your senses!
Next your sense of sight will be tantalized with all the magic and mystery that the Ghoulies use to create their magical pieces.
First up some gorgeous works by Scott Smith.
Paul Gordon
Sheila Bently
Wonderful Hags & Witches

Debra Schoch
Hop Hop Jingle Boo
Katherine Webber
Laurie Hardin
Monkey-Cat Studio
Allen Cunningham

Kristen Beason
Nicol Sayre

 Jerry and Darla Arnold
Pam Gracia
Soft in the Head
 William Bezek

 Vergie Lightfoot
 Aaron Lowe
Joyce Stahl
In the Orange Enchanted Tent
Johanna Parker
Thank you all so very much for the passion you put into your art work!
The Ghoultide Witches and Wizards that cast their magic spells that make Ghoultide Gathering the best Halloween Party in the world!

Only some of the artists are represented in this blog post. There are so many others that participate and show wonderful magical pieces but the time goes so fast that it's difficult to get to and see everyone.
 I hope you have enjoyed your visit to Northville, MI with me. 
Thank you to Benita Giacherio for sharing your photos of the artists' tables.

Now back to the Giveaway...

1. To enter to win this sweet little baby Punkin, a one of a kind Halloween Folk Art ornament, you can leave a comment below.
2. If you'd like another chance to win her simply sign up to follow this blog.
3. A third chance comes to you for liking Anaboo Creations on Facebook.
4. Fourth Chance to win her comes by going to my ETSY and adding my shop to your favorites.
Psssst use the coupon code: HalloweenParty40 for 40% off my ETSY shop!
Lastly, 5. and 6. if you spread the word about this giveaway and post the photo of little Miss Punkin Pie on your blog or facebook with a link back to this post you will earn another 2 entries into the witches caulderon. 
One winner will be chosen, so the more entries you have the better your chances. 
The winner will be chosen 1 week from today.
Please make sure you leave a way for me to get a hold of you should you be chosen as the winner.
Good Luck and Happy Hauntings!

I am off to visit all the other Halloween Blog Parties!
Click on the link to her blog, A FANCIFUL TWIST, above to visit the other Halloween Party participants.
(((BIG Halloween HUGS)))

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Master Alucard Vampire Halloween Ornament now on EBAY

Meet Master Alucard (Dracula backward).
He is the ornament that was published in the current Celebrate 365 Magazine.
He is looking for his forever home and is waiting patiently on EBAY for his auction to end on Sunday night, so he can meet his new kin.
Please come by and check out his auction by clicking HERE

I have been a bit under the weather so I haven't had a chance to post much since Ghoultide Gathering but I will post photos when I get a chance.

Have a good weekend!