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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 27, 2012

A Halloween Adventure, A Halloween Party, and A Giveaway!

I was walking in the woods yesterday morning searching for Witchberries.  
What's that you say? You've never heard of Witchberries before? 
Well let me tell you, you can make the best Chocolate Witchberry Cupcakes from them and the most satisfyingly magical tea as well.  Delicious! 
As I was walking along I found some of those delicious Witchberries everywhere I turned. 
It's the best time of year to collect Witchberries you know.

Suddenly, I heard the most alarming cackle! 
and I had to go see what or who it was coming from...
I followed it through the woods until I came to a clearing where I found this...

Sweet little cottage. 
 I was so enchanted that I thought I would find out who lived there. 
So I walked up to the door and knocked 3 times. 
But there was no answer.
So I went around the back and I found another door. 
But nobody seemed to be home.  
I know this is bad manners but curiosity got the best of me and I had to look in the window. 
This is what I saw.  It was such a cozy little cottage.  Just full of charm.  
I so wish the owners were home so that I may visit and get to feel what it was like inside. 
There was movement! 
And that Cackle Again!!!

The chair at the window began to rock fiercely and I had no choice but to run as fast as my feet would carry me! 

Much to my relief, I awoke with a start.  I was home (Phew!)
I just sat for a moment to relax before the Halloween Party and I guess I must have dozed off. 

Yes, that is what happened. 
Here are my treats all ready for the Halloween Party! 
Wait a minute. That plate was full of brownies...

Oh I see, Eudora and one eyed Jack have arrived.  I think those brownie's are one eyed Jack's favorite. 
He seems to want to blame it on the plate and cups.  
But that is quite alright I can put more out.  There is plenty for everyone. 
This little scarecrow and his crow friend prefer the Witchberry cupcakes.
And the Witchberry tea, but those tea cups sure are ornery and like to play tricks before allowing you to have your treat.  

I'd like to send a special Thank you to Ms Vanessa Valencia of A Fanciful Twist for organizing such a magical gathering of kind spirited folks! 
I always enjoy this annual, wonderful, blogland event so much!!!

I'm so glad you were able to stop by and join us for this small but intimate Halloween Party. 
In gratitude I would like to offer a giveaway! 

You see Mr. Scarecrow is looking for a new home.  He was just fired from his last position for being too kind to the crows. 

If you'd like a chance to win him:
1. leave me a comment
For a second chance: 
2. Follow my blog, by clicking follow, up on the right side of this page
And For yet another chance 
3. follow my Facebook Page 

I will be picking a winner Saturday November 3rd. 

Happy Halloween Partying!!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

New Ornies on EBAY and a Halloween Party!

I hope everyone is doing well on this cool Fall evening.  My favorite kind of evening. Well, I have a lot to share tonight so I better get to gettin'.  
I currently have two Halloween ornies on EBAY.  
The first one is a Ghostie that loves to go trick or treating for lollipops.  
He is hoping to go to a good home, with lots of lollipops ; ) 
Please check out his auction HERE (Lollipop Ghost Ornie)

Next up is this sweet little Character...
He is also looking for a good home.  
Both of these auctions are ending on Sunday evening Oct. 21st.
He is dreading the inevitable FALL, maybe you can catch him and save him : )

Lastly, I wanted to share that I will be participating in Ms. Vanessa Valencia's A Fanciful Twist Halloween Blog party! 

YaaY!!! I look forward to this event every year.  
I hope you will stop in for the festivities and to sign up for my Halloween Party Giveaway. 
More on this a bit later...
Have a good evening!