Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Cheers to the New Year!

Last glass glitter snow guy of 2013!!!


celebratory fan dance completed.

Here's hoping that this champagne glass 
will be filled by midnight :)

May your champagne be bubbly
& a happy 2014 to all!!!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Teeny glass glitter snow guys

Itty Bitty glass glitter snow guys (3.5") 
have arrived in my Etsy shop!

Soooo "achingly cute", 
especially with the 7" snow guys,
that it may now be time for me 
to step away from the glitter this season.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

2013 Holiday Art Show

It's hard to believe that it has already been one week 
since my first Holiday Art show.
A HUGE Thank you to all who bundled up & attended!
I was amazed by your response
& had ever so much fun putting it together
& visiting with all of you!
Let's do it again next year ;)

For those of you who missed it,
I have been busily finishing up some of the pieces 
that I did not complete for the show.

They are available in my Etsy shop

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Holiday Art/Home show preview pics

My show is less than two days away!!!
Lots to do, 
but at least its starting to look 
more festive than messy:)

Hope to see everyone
on Saturday December 7

Monday, December 2, 2013

Deer Santa,

"Cookie Break"
mixed media painting
11"x 14"

Another new painting for this weekend's show!

Friday, November 29, 2013

My holiday show is only 1 week away!!!

"Tree Trimmer"
mixed media sculpture
22" tall

Before I switched my focus to painting,
I used to make art dolls/figures.
This has always been one of my favorites:)
Come visit her at my show.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Holiday Art Show Preview

"Frosty Flirtation" 
by Melissa Belanger
mixed media acrylic 
12" x 36"

Friday, November 8, 2013

tweet ornaments

I've been finishing up 
some tweet ornaments today
hope to have a studio show soon.
I will set a date within 
the next few days:)

Friday, October 25, 2013

Snow Guys

glass glitter snow guys
have arrived in my 
Etsy shop today


Monday, October 14, 2013

Haunted Cul de Sac Original Painting

"haunted cul de sac" is still available, just saying...
24" x 36"
Etsy listing:
or see it in person at 
Seasons on St. Croix Gallery, Hudson, WI

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Ghoultide Goodies

A few Halloween paintings 
have come back from 
and are now available 
in my Etsy shop:)

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Fraidy Cats for Ghoultide

yippee!I'm packing up the truck 
for Ghoultide today! 

A litter of fraidy cats has decided 
to hitch a ride to Michigan last minute
(born last night, literally).

I'm very excited to be a part of this show
and to meet so many other people and 
artists who share my love of Halloween:)

Friday, September 13, 2013

Last "big" painting completed for Ghoultide

"night circus"

mixed media acrylic painting
12" x 30"

The kitty's name is Emil of course, 
just like in my favorite Hammer Studios film.
(don't worry the Gypsy/witch 
keeps him on a tight leash, 
especially when giving evening performances 
in small isolated European towns;)

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Skeletons, Ravens,& Pumpkins, Oh My!

"boneyard bender"

mixed media acrylic
12" x 30"

My newest painting 
is based on 
my favorite nasty cocktail 
"the Corpse Reviver".

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

and they danced by the light of the moon...

"Frenchy Halloween"
mixed media acrylic painting
24" x 24"

As you can see, I'm just smitten 
with this latest painting for Ghoultide!

Friday, August 30, 2013

Greeting Cards

Yippee! I have greeting cards 
available in my Etsy shop!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013


"halloween with a wink"
mixed media acrylic painting

YIKES!!! I just realized that
 one month away!
Super excited, but so much to do! 
Halloween with a wink seems to have been 
the underlying theme for 
this year's grouping of paintings;)

Monday, August 26, 2013

Painting Vacation

"Girl's Weekend"
mixed media acrylic painting

I've been working on a lot of Halloween paintings
 for the Ghoultide Gathering show in September,
 so this past weekend,
 I decided to take a little
painting vacation from Halloween.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Holiday Topsy Turvy/flip painting: 
"Naughty or Nice?"
mixed media acrylic, 12"x30"

It's OK to mix your favorite holidays
--even if they are opposites, right?! 
Trust me, 
I'm a twin who was born the day after Christmas...
Halloween has always provided balance.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Monday Madness

"pick your poison"
mixed media acrylic painting

My newest painting for Ghoultide 
is a little on the dark side 
(in the cutest possible way:)

Friday, August 16, 2013

my largest Halloween painting yet...

"Haunted Cul de Sac"
mixed media acrylic painting

Watch for this painting 
in September!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Wool Foxes

People often ask me how to display my various little wool critters. 
In my home, I often perch them on narrow ledges, 
secret niches, and the tops of picture frames. 
I see them as family reps or a bit of colorful cheerfulness, 
should one's family be lacking in that respect... 
of course, a stunning Kate Gomez painting 
is always a welcome addition in any tableau!