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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, July 15, 2015


Hello everyone!
I'm just popping in to share some very exciting news!

My Day of the Dead Bride is the cover girl for this Autumn's edition of ART DOLL QUARTERLY!
I am still in disbelief that the editor and staff chose her for the cover.  There are always so many magnificent pieces by uber talented artists to choose from. 
I am so very grateful! 

Thanks so much to Jana Holstein and the staff at Art Doll Quarterly for such a huge honor!
These will be out August 1st at your local news stand, Barnes and Noble Bookstores, Michaels, etc. However, you can also preorder your copy directly from Stampington & Company. 

I will also have some copies available at Ghoultide Gathering. 
Preparations are underway for the best Halloween art show in the world! 
Come visit us in Chelsea, Michigan on Oct. 3, 2015.

Have a wonderful day!