Sunday, December 4, 2016

Thank you!!!

A Huge heart felt Thank You to 
all who stopped by my Holiday Art Show today, 
your response was simply overwhelming!!! 
It all went by so fast! 
Luckily, Joe shot video 
of the first collectors through the door. 
What a Fun day!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Holiday Home Show Sneak Peek!

A blizzard of "Suzie Snowflake" figures have arrived 
for my upcoming Alpine Atelier / Holiday Art Show 
on December 3!

Watch this stop motion version 
of the Suzy Snowflake song
from 1951.

Monday, October 31, 2016

It's my favorite day of the year!

an oldie but a goodie
"Haunted Cul de Sac"
mixed media acrylic painting from 2013

Happy tricks & treats y'all!!!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Ghoultide Gathering 2016 photos

Ghoultide Gathering 2016 highlights/oh what fun!

Ghoultide Greeter

my booth!

my partner in crime.

panoramic shot of the night before.

Jennifer Hepler-Takens of Prim Pumpkin.
Pink haired sistas & Ghoultide neighbors.
Her hair color is legit & mine is a wig;)

before show photo creeper.

Scott Smith of Rucus Studio

Paul Gordon

Darla & Jerry Arnold

Tuesday, September 20, 2016


I just finished my last painting 

"Bats in the Beehive"

She's very Joan Crawford-esque, 
combined with Auntie Mame & Marie Antoinette.

2016 Better Homes & Gardens Holiday Crafts is out on newsstands!

Here are the 3 projects that I designed for 
Better Homes & Gardens Holiday Crafts Magazine 2016! 
I am very pleased to be included in this publication again this year
& I couldn't be happier with how the articles turned out:) 

"too cute to spook" pg. 8

"winter wild" pp.32-33

"woodland friends" pg. 34

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Ghoultide Gathering Sneak Peek

I'm seeing that this blog is getting 
a lot of Ghoultide Gathering traffic, 
so here are a few sneak peeks of some of the paintings 
that I will be bringing to Ghoultide this year.

 "cemetery soiree" paintings

 4"x4" "fraidy cat" paintings

 "ghoul's night out", 
12"x24" mixed media acrylic painting

 "beware of young girls"
6"x12"paintings & 15.5" figure

5" x7" "halloween whoot" paintings

4"x4" halloween soiree paintings

Friday, July 29, 2016

July EHAG Emporium

This "Halloween Whoot" painting 
will be available 
in the EHAG Emporium 
on Sunday, July 31 at 8pm CST

"Halloween Whoot"
mixed media acrylic painting


Sunday, July 17, 2016

I've been feeling Wisconsin-y!

I can't help it, I love the state that I live in; 
especially this time of year!
 so I've been painting up 
some Wisconsin nostalgia lately.

Here are two paintings that are about to be "unveiled"
for the "Wisconsin Living" show 
opening August 7 @ Firefly Trading Company
Seeley, WI
two paintings that are currently on display 
thru July 17 for the
"Iconic Wisconsin" show
Cedarburg, Wi

 "Dairy Queen"
mixed media acrylic painting
(Wisconsin Living show)

 "Nice Wisconsin Girls"
mixed media acrylic painting
(Wisconsin Living Show)

 "Two Loons"
"That's a Sweet Cow"
mixed media acrylic paintings
(Iconic Wisconsin show)

 "Myrtle, Clover, & Daisy"
mixed media acrylic painting

"Mama Loon"
mixed media acrylic painting

Friday, July 1, 2016

Etsy Shop Updates

Prints on wood of some of my favorite paintings
original fox trick-or-treater painting
have just been added to my Etsy shop.

The rest of these little halloween-y foxes 
will be traveling to Ghoultide Gathering 
with me on September 24. 

Friday, June 24, 2016

Where did June go?!

Sorry about not posting for so very long!!!
This blog is probably feeling abandoned about now... 
I promise to try to be better & less distracted. 
Lots has has been happening since my last blog posting, 
& I did take a short vacation to Seattle. 

Summer is definitely here, even in the Midwest.
Here's a few of my favorite beach-y art pieces:

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

the May EHAG Emporium happens tonight!

The May EHAG (Eclectic Halloween Artist's Guild) 
opens tonight at 8pm CST. 
Here's my offering for this month's show:

"I'll Melt with You"
original mixed media acrylic painting
by Melissa Belanger

Two modern witches caught out in the rain without an umbrella
= hazardous weather conditions for witches if one believes 
what one sees in the movies ;)

Luckily, it looks like cheerful moxie & an over sized hat 
will pull them through the storm.