Sunday, December 28, 2014

New Cheerful Snow Guy Paintings (finally!)

These 6"x12" Cheerful Snow Guy paintings 
are fresh off the easel! 

These will be the last of my Winter offerings 
as I am creating paintings for a show 
that will open in mid-April.

Two of these paintings are currently available 
in my Etsy shop
Stop by & take a look:)

Monday, December 8, 2014

This past weekend

So nice to have seen so many friendly faces this past weekend! 
I had so much fun with this show, 
thanks so much to all who came(& even waited in line). 
What a perfect weekend! 
and for those of you who came later in the day,
I will try harder next year to make more stuff;)

Saturday, November 29, 2014

She looks familiar...

After having painted her so many times, 
making the little deer girl
 into a figure was a breeze!

Yippee, my holiday show 
is exactly one week away!
The little deer girl and her sisters 
are excited to make their debut.

little deer girl
mixed media figure
13" tall

"Woodland Wonderland" #2
mixed media acrylic painting

"Woodland Wonderland" #3
close up

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

a whole lot of sparkle!

7" & 20" cheerful snow people 
have glass glitter bombed my studio 
in preparation for 
my Holiday Art Show on December 6!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Some Holiday Cheer on a Chilly Morning

These "Merry Golightly" paintings 
for my holiday show 
are inspired by a kitschy 
1960's greeting card.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

It's Official!

My annual Holiday Art Show 
will be on December 6 from 10am-3pm. 
Cheerful paintings, glittery snow guys, hand-made ornaments, 
cookies and cocktails! 
Lots of holiday goodness, I hope to see you there!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Sunday, October 26, 2014

My last Halloween Whoot of 2014

The most Halloween-y EHAG Emporium of the year 
is fast approaching! 
This little 13.5" wooden Halloween Whoot 
will be available online 
at the Eclectic Halloween Artist's Guild Emporium 
on Friday, October 31 at 8pm CST. 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

10 years ago today...

10 years ago today I was on HGTV 
demonstrating two Halloween projects. 
The video footage of the episode seems to have disappeared 
but here is a description 
of the "Crafters Coast to Coast" episode:
 Creating Halloween decorations with Bobbleheads. 
Also: cloth zombie dolls; 
tombstones made from plastic floral foam;
 a whimsical pumpkin pillow

video stills from the 2004 episode.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Ghoultide Goodies

A few small Ghoultide Goodies 
have just been added to my Etsy shop!
(Actually, most of these were 
just completed this past week)

I LOVE this little "fraidy bat
with the Peacock feather print wings!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Home again, Home again, Jiggity Jig

Arrived home late tonight from Michigan 
feeling a bit "done in"
& [gasp] my studio still looks like a crime scene! 
A HUGE Thank You to all 
that stopped by my booth at Ghoultide Gathering:
 lovely customers & lovely artists alike! 
I promise to post photos & reveal all soon;
 but for now, I plan to sleep like the dead;)RIP

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Wednesdays with Rhoda...

my last painting for Ghoultide!

"The Bad Play Date"
mixed media acrylic painting

I don't know what happened, 
but this kinda looks like a
 portrait of my sister Becky & I?!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Ghoultide Gathering is just one week away!

"Mr. October"
mixed media acrylic painting

I just completed my last "big" painting 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Woodland Halloween

"Woodland Halloween"
mixed media acrylic painting

Wow, Ghoultide Gathering is 
just under 2 weeks away!

I've had a lovely Halloween filled summer 
getting ready for this event; 
but it has been brought to my attention 
that not all are as fond of Halloween as I am?! 
So here is a gentle woodland Halloween painting 
that might get a few of you to change 
your mind about my favorite holiday;)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Along came a spider...

Yay! finally finished!!

This creepy crawlie painting 
will be my largest Ghoultide offering.

"Along Came a Spider"
mixed media acrylic painting

painting detail of
"Along Came a Spider"
roasted candy corn, YUM!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Ghoultide Mascots

Signage and Mascots for Ghoultide Gathering.
These figures are based on 
one of my favorite paintings 
("Beware of Young Girls")from last year's show.

I think of these as 3-D paintings; 
same texture and style.
23" tall.

"Beware of Young Girls"
mixed media acrylic painting
LOVE this version of the song 
on youtube by Tavi Gevinson 
or listen to the original version
(even better) 
written about Woody Allen and Mia Farrow
by Dory Previn
BTW, as of 2013 
Dory was still performing this song;
Woody is such a DOG!!!
(and what about Mia?!)