Monday, October 26, 2009

I made it into the Kansas City Star!

My orange Glass Halloween decor photo made it into Sundays October 25, 2009 Kansas City Star Newspaper! They even posted my blog address! Please visit the for all the great Halloween decor.
Also I know its Halloween week But check out my NEW Holiday ornaments just listed on eBay . . . Yuletide Yeti, La Befana the Christmas Witch and a Krampus.
Bugs & Hisses

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Our Front Door...Halloween Knight

Here is a photo of our front door . . . yes, we painted it orange and black and it will stay that way. I bought the Knight last year, and the green pumpkin bucket had a strobe light in it.
Hope everyone has a spooky Halloween!!!!!
Bugs & hisses

Thursday, October 15, 2009

News-paper story about our "Dead Broke" party!

WOW!!! What a spooktacular story about our "Dead Broke" Halloween party in todays October 15th St.Joseph News-Press Paper!!!! Writer Sylvia Anderson wrote a great piece on how to have a Halloween party on a budget. You can read the whole story about our party by clicking on the news-paper photo on the right side of my blog.
Here are some photos of my decor and the party.
Happy Haunted Halloween!
Bugs & Hisses

My Annalee Doll collection

Photo of my daughter Annie (The ghost)

Black Tulle draped over the painting of my husband when he was a young boy.

The Kitchen window

Our Computer desk with witches and the Trilogy of Terror doll a gift from my friend Laura

"Psycho" shower curtain a gift from my sister Shelley

The Birds are from the dollar store

Hitchcock theme bathroom, I know Hush...Hush, sweet Charlotte was not a Hitchcock movie but I just had to add it!

Sunny (The count and Me)

My Halloween buds...Cheryl,Me and Sylvia

My Mom and Dad came all the way from Colorado for my Party

My Brother Rich (from Colorado) talking with Artist Brenda Reilly

The Haunted couple (Me and my husband Gan)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Samara from "The Ring" and Me

Look who stopped by my Halloween party...Samara from “the Ring”
We had our “Dead Broke” Halloween party Saturday Night. It will be a feature in Thursday St. Joseph News-Press , I’m sooo excited! Here is a photo of Me and Samara!
I’ll post a link to the article and more photos Thursday.
Bugs & Hisses

Monday, October 5, 2009

Witches Brew Haunted Dollhouse Doll

My new little witch is taking a break and having some brew! She is only 5" tall from the bottom of the chair to the top of her witch hat... she can be removed from the chair. She is a OOAK hand sculpted(No molds are ever used in my art). The piece is signed and dated 2009 by me... Miniature artist Pat Benedict...Woopitydooart. I sell exclusively on eBay.
Bugs & Hisses

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Why I’m not on Facebook or twitter

I have been asked a lot about why I’m not on Facebook or Twitter and this is why.
I don’t have time and I don’t like to write . . . it’s that simple. I know it’s a great marketing tool and you can connect with other artist BUT that means taking time to read what everyone is doing and replying to postings. I have a Blog and that’s just the right amount of contact with friends and collectors.
I do think Facebook and Twitter are great sites it just not for me. So I’ll be happy just posting on my blog some new art and occasional some photos of my simple life as an artist.
I also dropped out of a couple of artist groups so I can focus on my art, I think I'm ready to challenge myself and focus on building my little buisness.

Off to the studio to sculpt!
Bugs & Hisses