Monday, December 31, 2012

Happier than a pan full of Polar Bears!

The New Year is fast approaching, and I wanted to thank one and all for your friendship,
 blog comments, likes, and enthusiastic support. 
Here's to a spectacular 2013, and may we all be blessed with health, love, joy,
 and the most magical of dreams and imagination coming true!
May your new year be happier than a pan full of Polar Bears! 

 Happy New Year! :-) 

Friday, November 30, 2012

"Owlf", the Christmas Owl

Once again I find myself asking, Where did the time go?! Thanksgiving 
is past, November's end is nigh, and the Christmas holidays are
just around the corner in all of it's beautiful sights, songs and heavenly aromas.

It's been raining here the last few days so I've been able to catch up 
on several pieces in the studio. I just mailed out 4 special OOAK ornaments for the
annual PFATT Ornament exchange but I can't reveal those until the lucky
recipients have received their surprises. Well, 
maybe a little sneek peek. "giggle"  :-)

This little fellow is
Owlf, the Christmas Owl. (he's camera shy)

He's been created in a vintage and aged style and is embellished with 
German Glass Glitter. 
He stands on a lovely painted wood planked base.

He holds a wee whisp of a Sprig of a tree, and looks 
simply thrilled to be wearing his little green elf outfit!... 
Well, perhaps he looks somewhat less than thrilled because he is, after all,
 a Halloween Owl moonlighting for the Christmas season, lol, 
and here he stands, waiting for Santa. :-)

Owlf stands 7" (H) x 3"(W). The wooden base is 4" x 4" 

Owlf is the my year end piece for the Ehag Emporium 
and he'll be available HERE tonight at 9pm (est) 6pm (pst) 

Getting ready to decorate the house so doing some extra
spit and polish in readiness, so that's it till next time! :-)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving Blessings to All!

With gratitude and grace,
Wishing one and all a delicious day spent with
 friends and family
 for a Blessed Thanksgiving! :-)
                                      ~ Deborah

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween and new art!

As has been the case of late, I've no idea where the time has gone,
and harder still to believe it's Halloween already!

Here are some new works that I will be listing tonight. First
is this lovely folk art style owl painting, the first of a series.
"Autumn Familiar Owl"
8"(H) x 10"(W)
He was created for the PFATT group's 
Primitive Folk Art Talk & Tea
Haunted Halloween Challenge!

If interested he's listed Here

I'm ready for my close-up Mr. Demille!

It's a bit tricky to see, but there are elements of 
metallic gold throughout and he would look extra
fabulous in an antique gold frame.

The second painting in this series is 
"Autumn Familiar Fox"
6"(H) x 8"(W)

Mr Fox will post in my Etsy shop this evening.

And lastly, but most certainly not least.... 
This is my "Cat Goblin" for the 
Halloween  EHAG Emporium!

He's a boogery fellow for the most boogery night of the year!
Lovingly sculpted of papermache in a vintage style, from his
jaggedy scar, to his sharp pointy teeth,
he's not one I would trust in the dark!

The Ehag Emporium opens it's creaky doors at 6pm (PST) or 9pm (EST) 
tonight.. Halloween night, and Cat Goblin will be available then
along with fun Halloween art from the other amazing EHAG Artists!

Wishing all of you lots of Candy Corn, Apple Cider and Autumnal fun on this
another spooky Halloween!


Friday, August 31, 2012

Introducing "Cailleach", Seer Owl in a Moon!

The name "Cailleach" in Gaelic means "Old Seer Woman". 
The owl is often a guide to and through the underworld, 
and a creature of keen sight in darkness. 
Their eerie screech alerts you to their watchful eyes.
Cailleach is said to help unmask those who would  deceive or unsettle you.

I wonder what she's seeing now?
Ghostly apparitions?
Impending doom?

Nestled in the crescent of the moon, this all seeing owl 
holds in it's talons a delicious dinner of tender mouse!

Cailleach Owl is hand sculpted of papermache, 
as is the old tree stump and crecent moon with ancient painted symbols. 
There is a touch of magical moss and Autumnal berries, 
and all is firmly mounted on a wooden base.

Hoo Hoo Who will bring home this beauty?!

" 9" (H) x 5 1/4" (W)

Thank You! :-)

Ehag is hosting one of the largest Emporiums ever this month!
It's filled with wonderful original and lighthearted Halloween Art 
from some of the top Folk Artists in the business!
Come on over for some delicious Spider Cider and Candy Corn Crumpets!
We don't bite.... well... just a little nibble here and there! lol   
Shop the Ehag Emporium! :-)

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Look into my eyes......Ehag Sneak Peek!

                                                       It's almost time for the Ehag Emporium to 
open it's magical doors once again.
Here is a sneak peek at what I've come up with this month!
Look into my eyes!!!! :-)
For the finest in original lighthearted Halloween Art,
drop in for a visit at 9pm (est), 6pm pacific time, August 31st.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Lookie Here!.. AND.. a Giveaway!

Look what is gracing my tomato barrel this season!
Each year I dream of lovely jumbo tomatoes but more often than not
the largest is only about two inches across. 
This year however, I super mulched the soil and started using an organic
fertilizer and Viola, 4 inch Maters! The tomato plants are so heavy with fruit that I've had to
add several more stakes to tie up all the red deliciousness!

I put in this back sitting area about 10 or 12 years ago,
but  over the years the big Australia River Wattle tree roots  had
lifted up the bricks and has shaded so much of the area that it needed a redo.
I pulled up all of the bricks, (what a job!) worked myself nearly to death hacking out the surface roots,
 then reset the bricks and pea gravel.
 I then added the raised area
for the old glider to sit on and a railroad tie step.
I took out the small raised pond that was there because the raccoons kept
getting in there and tearing up the lovely water plants. Silly monkeys! 
The waterfall in the corner was
replanted and I'm really pleased with the new look. 
What do you think?
The chairs are facing the wooden aviary with finches and song birds
and the whole space seems so much bigger. Ahhh.

Our weather has been fairly cool most of the year so I 
still have several 2011 pumpkins hanging on throughout the garden.
These two on the front porch still look just picked!
Will they make it till Halloween 2012?

This original design "Scardey Cat" ornament is looking over his shoulder
towards the Ehag Giveaway! Coming Soon!
Be sure to put your name in for a chance at this and several other fun 
pieces from our Ehag artists!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Have a safe and sane 4th of July!

Whoo Hoo! It's that time of year again, when the quiet of the morning is uplifted with crackling firecrackers,
and the occasional familiar Piccolo Pete whistle!

There was always a sense of anticipation when you would see the Red Devil Fireworks stands
starting to pop up all over town.
Those stands were such a magical thing, and there was something about the glow of the exposed light bulbs, the red, white, and blue packages and the wafting smell of gun powder and starter punks in the air.

There was always that hope that your Dad might spring for the deluxe assortment box with the extra giant cones, and maybe a roman candle or two or three! "Roman Candle? No, they don't sell those here!" Can we get the big box then?!

Of course we had to have a few boxes of sparklers! They used to only come in a brilliant white, but in later years, we could buy sparklers that threw off red, or green sparks. What fun, spinning them round and round, or writing your name in the air with the brightly glowing and spitting sparkler stick.

I was always mesmerized by the snakes. They always seemed the most difficult to light and my Dad would say, "That's going to make a mark on the sidewalk", so we would "grow" our snakes on the edge of the driveway. How did they do that?! Those long winding black sooty snakes would curl and just keep on growing like a Phoenix, from that little round disk.

One of the last fireworks to be pulled from the box was the little, put together yourself, "Clipper Cabin". Oh! What does it do?!... well.... My Dad always carefully assembled the little country cabin and lit the cone... and we waited... and waited... and the chiminey started smoking. Ahhhh. Peace on the Frontier,,, until we'd ignite the whole thing and it would burn in a blaze of glory! lol

And then there was Joe.
He wasn't one of the flashy, sparkly, glowing, fizzing and whistling fireworks. You simply unfolded his little cardboard stand and lit his Hobo stogie and watched the glowing embers.
Unlike the cabin, we extinguished his cigar before it got too close to his face.
But... I guess Joe was at the heart of the "Safe and Sane" Red Devil campaign and from a simpler time.
I don't know why, but  "Smokey Joe" was one of my all time favorites. :-)

Wishing everyone a wonderful
4th of July!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Moon's Galore and then some!

Look who have come out to play!

As with so many artists of late, I've been busy with other
projects, but all the while many characters have been
on the workbench awaiting their finishing touches. :-)

This is "Lavendar Moon"

"Scars of Blue"


"The Imp"


"Fell" off the Pumpkin Cart

All of these personalities will be looking for homes
and shall be posted in my Etsy shop soon.

Wishing you all a fantastical weekend! :-)

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Chickie bird at the Ehag Emporium

Looks who's Trick or Treating over at the
Ehag Emporium tonight at 9pm (est)!

This little Chickie is so excited for Fall to
arrive and is parading around in her knew Halloween costume
with a homemade treat bucket in hand, a wee bit early.

She's 5" tall to the tip of her pointy hat and is hand sculpted of Papermache. 
Her burlap shawl is delicately fastened with a vintage brass bell and
her little hat has a vintage wool pipe cleaner and upswept orange trim.

This happy little Chickie is such a joy, and was designed and
handmade by me,
 and she's available tonight. :-)
Purchase Here

What's blooming in my garden?

Australian Sweet Broom