Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I’m having a “Dead Broke” Halloween party!

I really wanted to have a Halloween party this year but with the slow economy and husband pay cut, How could I have a fun, creative and budget friendly party? Sooooooo we are having a
“Dead Broke” Halloweens party!
We are inviting our friends to a BYOB and also asking them to bring a snack to share. I stated decorating last weekend and I’m having a ball recycling all my Halloween decorations. I collect orange glass year round and I just added bright Orange lights to two of the hutch and topped it off with a Jack-O-Lantern and some vintage black cat bookends. The Fireplace mantel is not finished the skeleton still needs a bug to feed her giant spider. I’ll take some more photos as I get ready for the party.
I’m getting sooo excited!
Bugs & Hisses

Sunday, September 27, 2009

This weeks Creepy Chenille Halloween ornaments

this weeks it's "I kisses a ghoul and I liked it!" A little ghost with a ghost cat and a Jack-O-Lantern with an evil corn!
Only a couple more weeks of Halloween theme ornaments then it's some NEW whimsical holiday ornaments...some will have a fun dark twist for the non-traditional holiday decorator. (That's me!)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

October issue of American Miniaturist!!! Has arrived

It's here!!!! I'm just so happy and excited and honored to be in this wonderful Miniaturist magazine! Thank you Bailey for a wonderful article and Crowning me
"The Queen of Halloween"! And a special thank you to Martha Puff for her years of encouragement and dedication to helping Miniature artists!
I will now go deflate my head so I can fit into my studio LOL!!!

Also if you pick up a copy of the October issue of American Miniaturist you can register to win a very special witch I created just for AM she is called "Getting ready to ride on Halloween night" Good luck!

Bugs & Hisses

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

My Donation to the Noyes Home "Take a seat " Auction

I found this great old white chair at a yard sale this spring and knew I was going to use it for the “Take A Seat” Benefit auction for the Noyes Home Children. I just finished it up and named it
“Halloween Ghosts.” I will drop it off tomorrow and it will be on display at East Hills Mall in Saint Joseph, MO beginning September 21st. The live auction will be Friday, October 16th at Saint Francis Xavier Parish Center . . . I hope the Take a seat auction brings a lot of NEEDED funds to the Children of the Noyes home!
The Noyes home for children is a private, non-profit organization. The Noyes Home provides a home for children when parents are unable to care for them. Each child is guaranteed the basics of food, shelter, and safety, but beyond the basics needs, the caring staff provides guidance in coping skills and making life choices. These children have endured difficult times in their young lives through no fault of their own. The Noyes Homes has been here for 115 years to provide the safe and loving environment that these children deserve.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

SpookytimeJingles updates at midnight tonight!

Little ghost and her haunted dollhouse and doll are all hand sculpted out of polymer clay and hand painted by me miniature artist Pat Benedict. The little ghost floats over a plum color wooden base with a spooky spiderweb design. The piece is 7" wide and 6 1/4" tall. The haunted dollhouse is 3 3/4" . This piece is a true One of a kind and signed by me. Watch for a wonderful article about me and my Haunted miniatures in "American Miniaturist" magazine October 2009.

Happy Haunted Halloween!

Bugs & Hisses


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

This weeks Creepy Chenilles Halloween ornaments

Starts on eBay tonight ends Sunday 9/13/09
The Pumpkin King & Queen and a little haunted ghost with a spooky book.
The Creepy Chenille's fun little bodies are made out of Chenille Stem and can be gently posed. No two Ornaments will be the same because I HAND sculpt each one (No molds are ever used in my art). They are between 3-4 1/2" tall. The piece is signed and dated 2009 by me... Miniature artist Pat Benedict...Woopitydooart. Collect them all for your own Funky Halloween Tree.
Bugs & Hisses

Sunday, September 6, 2009

SpookyTime Jingles On Back cover of Magazine!!!!

I just received my copy of Somerset Holidays & Celebrations Magazine! I’m a fairly new member of the SpookyTime Jingles Artist group, and we have a wonderful Ad on the back cover of the Somerset Magazine!
This great little group of artists creates Halloween theme and Christmas theme art pieces and lists them ONLY on the 13th of each month. Watch for our next BIG update September 13th!
You can click on the copy of the Ad for the link to the STJ site.
Bugs & Hisses

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Check out Cali Lee NEW eBay piece!

I just LOVE Cali Lee's work!!!! Her new piece Vintage HALLOWEEN Style ART CLOCK! Skeleton, is just Fabulous! Her eBay name is "Halloweentreasures" Cali lee's work is a MUST have for any Halloween collector! It's on sale NOW on eBay

Bugs & Hisses

Friday, September 4, 2009

Scarecrow Freaky Fedora Hat

It's Freaky Fedora Fridays!!!!

Scarecrow Freaky Fedora Hat wearable art.

I created this freaky Fedora hat for Halloween 2009 . . . this one it really creepy and cool! The Fedor hat is vintage and has been worn. The hat is a Stevens size 7...it's a yellow/orange and black tweed fabric, that I spooked up with white Fabric paint. I Hand sculpted and painted a creepy Scarecrow coming out of the Fedora...GREAT for a Halloween party at work.