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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 25, 2012

Barnabas Collins OOAK Art Doll

Good evening, 
I wanted to share my latest creation with all of you.  He was a commissioned piece for a very nice collector and the biggest fan, I know, of the show 'Dark Shadows'. 
I feel honored that he asked me to do this for him.  I was so happy that he was pleased with the end result!
Although there is a movie on the horizon with Johnny Depp playing Barnabas Collins, this was made with the original Barnabas Collins, Jonathan Frid in mind. 

In Memory of Jonathan Frid 
December 2, 1924 – April 14, 2012

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Reading to Teddy...My New PFATT Marketplace Piece

The warm weather has brought about an early baby pumpkin.  
She my newest little doll and she will be available on the PFATT Marketplace this morning at 10 AM Pacific Time.  
She is a wee won at 8 inches tall from the top of her bow to the bottom of her toes.
She is priced to begin her journey at $38.00
I hope she finds a good home. 
Happy April Sunshine to each and every one of you! 

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Gremlins The Mischief Makers

Legend has it, there are little creatures that like to cause mischief to mechanical items so they no longer work.  This is especially true on Airplanes.  These creatures are known as Gremlins.  For some reason this is what Steampunk makes me think of, so in addition to my Owl lady I also made these little Baby Gremlin or Widget ornies.   These are currently up for auction on EBAY and they will end on Sunday night. I hope you will stop in and check out their full story.

I hope all of you have a very Happy Easter!