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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.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

A Huge Honor...

I am so very excited and honored to be published in this year's Autumn edition of Art Doll Quarterly.
Although Art Doll Quarterly always does a beautiful job in every issue, I love their Autumn issues best of all! I am very grateful and humbled to be published in the autumn issue 3 years in a row, now. 

This is a wonderful issue, so many of my Super talented friends are in this one. 
So many artists that I admire. It is definitely worth adding to your list of magazines to get this fall. 
You can find this magazine at Barnes & Nobles all over the country as well as other major bookstores the first week of August. 
Or you can buy it directly from the publisher Stampington & Company
My Alma is pictured in the table of contents representing the Santos Cage Doll Challenge Results. 
You can also find her on page 72. 

A Special Thank You to Danielle Mohler and Jana Holstein, as well as all of the staff at 
Art Doll Quarterly.  

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Mad Tea Party Winners and Zombie head ornament ending on EBAY tonight!

Welcome back everyone! This is Sadie the Zombie head a one of a kind ornament, and she is available on EBAY. Her auction ends this evening so hurry over if you are interested in having her come to your home. 

Also, the winners of last weekends mad tea party were chosen by random number generator. 
They are number 29 and 34. 
Number 29 gets the blue butterfly and number 34 the greenish yellow butterfly.
That makes Faerie Moon Creations and Danni the winners!!! 
Congratulations to both of you!!!
I will be in contact with you shortly. 
If I don't hear back from you by July 28th I will pick another winner until we find a good home for both butterflies. 
Thank you all for participating! I enjoyed each of your comments and I wish I had more butterflies for all of you. 
I will be having another Halloween themed giveaway in September so follow my blog and stay tuned. 
Have a great evening! 

Saturday, July 13, 2013

WeLcOmE To OuR FaNciFuL GaRdEn ToUr, MaD TeA PARTy aNd GivEaWay!!!

Welcome Friends! 

Come on in, let me show you around. 

All the flowers are in bloom. 

In many beautiful shapes and colors. 

The rain we've had lately has kept them dancing. 

Even the trees are full and lush.

It's the perfect setting for a tea party.

But not just any ol' tea party. 

A MaD tEa PaRtY!!!

Wait...What is...WHO is that?!

Could it be....
Let's take a closer look and see.

But much to my dismay, he disappeared in a poof of smoke! 

In his place there were two beautiful butterflies. 

Do you see them? 
I think they have gone to explore. I do hope they will return. 
Maybe for a spot of tea. 

It's a lovely setting and there is fresh blackberry sage tea waiting for us. 

Would you like cream and sugar with your tea?

How about a tasty cupcake? 

Oh my, there are red velvet cupcakes, Boston cream pie cupcakes, minty chocolate chip cupcakes, chocolate fudge cupcakes, and black forrest cupcakes. 

* Decisions...Decisions...Decisions *

How about one of each! 

While deciding on a cupcake or three, guess who came back to join us?

It's the butterflies! They seem to be lost. 

They just whispered to me that they are not lost. But, they are looking for a new home!

These two are hand made butterflies sewn from muslin with a bit of batting for a quilted appearance and then painted in acrylics. 
These can be a special accent to a handmade quilt or a hanging decoration near a window so they can flow in the breeze. 
These two beautiful butterflies are my GIVEAWAY!

All you have to do is leave me a comment below and you will be entered to win. 
Two people will be chosen at random and the winners will be announced on Sunday July 21st. 
Please leave me an e-mail address so that I can get a hold of you if you are a winner. 
If I cannot get a hold of you by July 28th a new winner will be chosen, until the butterflies both find good homes.

ALSO, I will be announcing ANOTHER GIVEAWAY in the next couple of months so be sure to sign up to follow my blog, using the widgets on the right. 

In the meantime, make sure you visit Ms. Vanessa Valencia, our Fabulous Fanciful Blog Mad Tea Party Queen Hostess. Here is the link: A Fanciful Twist  there you will find the list of other parties to visit. 
Thank you Ms. Vanessa for organizing such a grand event! 
I so enjoy this every year!!!

*A special Thanks also goes out to my wonderful son for his help with this year's festivities. 

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Baby Bat and his "Teddy" for this month's PFATT Marketplace

Hi Everyone, I just wanted to pop in to let you know that my latest piece,
Baby Bat and his "Teddy", 
Will be available tomorrow July 10th at 10 AM Pacific Time.
Here are a few more shots of him. 
He has lightly wired wings for easy posing. 
Here is the link:

Thank you for stopping by, have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Mini Posable Day Of The Dead Doll, Cipriana, New On EBAY

 Meet little Miss Cipriana, Dia de los Muertos one of a kind art doll.
She is quite shy and modest and she was not happy with me taking this photo of her before she was dressed. ;)

Cipriana is a tiny little girl measuring 5 3/4" tall.  She would fit in great in a doll house or hanging out as an ornament. 

Ah, much happier being dressed!  

Here is the link to her auction:

Thank you for stopping in to see what is new, here at Anaboo Creations!
Have a Happy 4th of July!