Friday, January 30, 2009

Photo of Ghostland Observatory

My son's Gan 27 and Kenny 24 live in Austin Texas. They moved from Saint Joseph , Missouri two years ago and really enjoy the Austin music scene. They are always keeping me informed on the local groups and concert. Tonight they are going to see the funky band Ghostland Observatory play with the University of Texas Symphony Orchestra. I have posted a video of Ghostland Observatory on my blog...check out the Funky dance moves by the singer!!! LOVE it!!!

Info on the "World of Sound" concert!
The University of Texas Symphony Orchestra, UT Wind Ensemble, UT Choral Ensembles, and a UT Jazz Ensemble assemble for a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration as they perform in a variety of combinations with opera stars, mezzo- soprano Frederica von Stade, bass- baritone vocalist Samuel Ramey, and Barbara Conrad, as well as Austin's electro-funk-rock duo, Ghostland Observatory, appearing with the University of Texas Wind Ensemble.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

THREE DAY AUCTION...end early Saturday January 31, 2009
See my eBay link on this blog
As a lot of my collectors know I do not take special orders. I decided this year to offer a custom Haunted miniature art doll. I do not repeat past designs, so PLEASE do not ask me to create a similar Haunted miniature doll.

I LOVE creating Witches, Ghosts, Zombies, Vampires, Mummies, Wizards, etc. I don’t sculpt pretty fairy art dolls. I really enjoy a creepy challenge!

The auction is for ONE hand sculpted OOAK (One of a kind) Haunted miniature arts doll for your Haunted dollhouse 1/12 size 1"=1' design agreed upon by both artist (Me) and the collector (You). I will require one week to create the doll, full payment must be made BEFORE I start creating . . . FREE shipping.

This is your chance to create with me an OOAK Haunted Miniature art doll just for your special Haunted roombox, dollhouse or Halloween collection. Please visit my blog woopitydooart.blogspot (Link on my ME Page) to view a gallery of my past works.

PLEASE email me with any questions you have about this special auction.

The photos I have listed are from my studio where every day is Halloween! Thank you to all my wonderful collectors!

Bugs & Hisses


P.S. The doll in the photo is my NEW witch I will be posting for auction this week.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Creating Art Sober

Today I feel really happy, proud and still amazed that I did it!
Yes I did it! Six years ago today I gave up drinking!
I was so scared because when I sculpted I drank a lot . . . red wine was my creative energy.
Could I still sculpt sober? Would I still have creative thoughts? Would the people still like my work?
The answer to all is YES! Yes! Yes!

So on this special day I will be working quietly up in my Halloween Studio with a big Smile on my face . . . YES! I did it!

Bugs & Hisses

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

My first Blog giveaway...Win this Creepy Valentine

My first blog giveaway

Happy Creepy Valentines day!
How do I win this One of a kind Pink skeleton creepy little ornament? It’s simple . . . you do not need a blog to enter, just leave a comment on this post. Check back February 1, 2009 to see if you won!

The winner will receive this pink skeleton wearing her tiara and holding skeleton heart.

Bugs & Hisses

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

NEW Witch t-shirt at Target!! LOVE IT!!!!!

I just had to have it! I'll wear it year round!
"Are you a good Witch? or a bad witch?" t-shirt at Target for only $9.99!
This year the "Wizard of Oz" will be 70! and Crown center in Kansas City is having a wonderful celebration...I have to check out the Wicked Witch’s eerie castle. Because I think I'm 333 half wicked!
Bugs & Hisses

Info from Crown center's website:
Saturday, January 31 - Saturday, April 26, 2008

70 Years of Oz Oh My! exhibit

There's no place like Crown Center to celebrate the 70th anniversary of America's favorite movie, “The Wizard of Oz.” Trace Dorothy's footsteps through the Land of Oz, from the moment her house plops down in Munchkin Land until she clicks her ruby red slippers to return to Kansas. Along the yellow brick road, families can tour the enchanting world of the Munchkins, meet up with the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion, locate the Wizard in Emerald City, and sneak inside the Wicked Witch’s eerie castle. A portion of the exhibit showcases decades of Oz memorabilia from local Oz enthusiast, Jane Albright.
Phone: 816-274-8444
Admission: FREE
Time: Open during Crown Center shopping hours.
Location: Crown Center Shops, Level 1 Showplace

Friday, January 9, 2009

Edgar Allen Poe Stamps for your 2009 Halloween cards

On January 16, 2009, in Richmond, Virginia, the Postal Service™ will issue a 42–cent, Edgar Allan Poe commemorative stamp, designed by Carl T. Herrman, Carlsbad, California.

In 2009, the U.S. Postal Service® commemorates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe, one of America’s most extraordinary poets and fiction writers. For more than a century and a half, Poe and his works have been praised by admirers around the world.

Go to for more info

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Monster Valentines from 1966

WOW!!! I found this wonderful site!
1966 Frankenstein Valentines...LOVE it!
All of the stickers are painted by Norman Saunders. The pencil artists who sketched the underlying compositions are unidentified, however, several designs appear to be by Jack Davis and Wally Wood, who were both routine freelance artists withTopps at that time. The display box and wax wrapper are both drawn by Wally Wood.
check it out: or the link is at the top of my page.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Happy 50th Birthday to ME!

Yes, today is my 50th Birthday!
WOW! 50!!!!

No big celebration, everyone is broke . . . for all you January Birthday people know what I’m talking about.

I would like to thank my Mom for all her labor pain bringing me into the world, and Dad for just being my Dad . . . I LOVE you both!

I’m still madly in love with my husband “Gan” we celebrate our 29th year in 2009

To my crazy, wonderful kids Gan 27, Kenny 24 and Annie 21 . . . you’re my BEST creations!

A BIG Thank you to all my collectors, it’s nice to know people understand the crazy little art world in my brain.

Off to the Halloween Studio! I’m working on a book of Monsters with my son Kenny . . . I have posted one of the monster photos.
Bugs & Hisses