Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Published..Dang!

I got published in the Fall issue of 'Studios' magazine! Thank you 'Cloth Paper Scissors' and Scott Smith! A lucky bunch of 'Ghoultide Gathering' artists give a peek at their workspaces...'William Bezek, Johanna Parker, Shelia Bentley, Vergie Lightfoot, Ed Pribyl, Scott Smith and me'! [See my side bar for ordering magazine and links to the other artist.] Plus a special article about the delightful 'Lori Ann Coralis', her studio and perfectly wonderful furry critters.. also 'Dani Nelson' Halloween collector and artist of 'Spook Times Jingles' . A lovely magazine with alot of inspiring reads.

OMG! Still amazed to be in a magazine..We did our own photos and happy with the results so here are a few more pictures that you won't find in the magazine!

A close-up of one of my Chalkware Kewpies, I restored and dressed for Halloween..That's Scott Smith's nodder Kitty and my Pumpkin guy on block along with vintage goodies.

Here's a larger view at the table , I can watch TV or listen to Pandora, keep a eye on dinner in the oven and Sculpt..hows that for multi tasking!? A view of the other side of the table where the cats relax and look out the window...soon to be sliding glass doors into a new screened in porch. On the table is my tub of mache and Halloween stuff for upcoming Show.

A close-up of a glass case on the wall with more Scott Smith pieces and old tins.

Vintage paper Halloween hat and my Cinnamon mohair bear I made years ago.. holding his new Black Bunny buddy made by Lori Ann Coralis.
My work counter in the basement loaded with Halloween projects.

The hanging Pumpkin heads are for Sale now on Etsy.


Dolls and Books load up my sewing counter and bins of fabric.. I'm not usually known for my sewing but do ocassionally make time to sew... My first pieces I ever sold were Teddy Bears at a Street Fair, made from a old 1915 German Pattern I bought at a rummage sale for 50 cents!
I still use that pattern in different forms for mixed media pieces.

The rabbit heads will be Easter projects for next year.

I actually have 2 rooms in the basement..The big room is where I do all my painting, drying and storage. Hanging from the ceiling is all my plastic pumpkin buckets and a couple of kitties and skellys, old and new.

Painting counter and that ever needed storage of supplies!
Well, that's my little tour of my workspace and many of the pictured pieces will be for Sale at 'Ghoultide Gathering' Oct.2, in Northville Mich. and in my Etsy store next month ... now its back to work for me..






11 comments:

vivian said...

You have the best stuff Debra! I wanna play at your house! did you get my email? Well, I'm off to work on a halloween project!!
hugs
vivian

Linda said...

Congrats on being featured~ I love your art!

LBP said...

Congratulations! Your creations are awesome! Love your creative work space.

Blessings

Lidna

Sandy Michelle said...

Congrats girl! I would love to peek around your house/studio! I love CPS!

Hugs!
Sandy

Shari Replogle said...

Look at all of that wonderfulness and magic!
Congratulations on being featured Debra!!!
I am going out to get a copy tomorrow.
~Shari

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Autumn said...

Super news! So happy for you. Your collections are great and your work space makes me want to dive in and create!
~ Autumn Clark

jen said...

Oh Boy!!

I'm in the mood for Halloween now!!!

Your pieces are so fabulous!!
I'm a fan...
jen

Shari Replogle said...

Hi Debra,
Just wanted to let you know I went out and got my copy just for the Halloween artists section , and it was so wonderful! Congratulations on your beautiful layout again.
~Shari

Lisa said...

Wow, I just loved your process, your work, wips...all of it, and congratulations on the magazine!

Lisa

Otter Blue said...

Congrats on being published. Your work is wonderful!

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Ontonagon, Michigan, United States
Self-taught Artist and Collector of Stuff..grew up a city girl now a Happy Country Grandma! Been married 38 years to a loving Husband,we have the best Daughter & 2 sweet grandchildren..We have 2 fat Cats to keep me company, Rufus B. Wolf & Baby Girl! I have a weakness for vintage Rabbits, old holiday decorations, vintage photos and childrens books, old dolls and stuffed critters, primulas and hostas, old roses, transferware,teapots,old tins, barkcloth and toile,watching movies, staying up late, cozy flannel sheets,perfume.. Coffee or Tea with lots of Real Cream..All types of naughty carbs like pies, cakes and fancy pastries, savory breads.. and now digital scrapping and silver jewelry!