Friday, September 1, 2017

Online Absence Explained

I know it has been almost a year since I updated my blog, but I don't have the luxury of spending as much time online as in the past.  I do quick facebook updates, but sitting in front of a computer screen is problematic now.  I had a cornea bleed a little over a year ago and was very lucky it did not fall in my line of vision, especially since it was in my good eye.  I was thrilled I had dodged a bullet.  

Six months later I was reading and noticed the words were getting blurred.  I thought I wasn't looking through my bifocal correctly or perhaps needed new glasses even through the pair I was wearing was only 6 months old.  I went back to my ophthalmologist and was gently told that due to my age my bad eye was worse and will continue on that path and my brain could no longer compensate when bringing the two eyes together to give me crisp vision for the same number of hours a day as I was used to.  I was told to limit my studio time and especially my computer time as it is harder on my focusing ability.  The choice was I could spend time on the computer or in the studio.  I picked the latter. 

Works are fewer this year, but I believe the quality is still where it needs to be.  Everything I am creating is going to the Bewitching Peddlers of Halloween show in Chelsea, Michigan, September 30, except for one work that is going to Cactus Gallery in California.  I still plan on having an online sale in early October.  Below you will see a number of the works from this year's collection with a circus theme. 

Thank you for your understand!!!  ~Laurie

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

2016 Halloween Works for Sale!

Thank you, thank you, thank you to all 
the lovely collectors that hung in there with me 
as you helped me discover we had an email server failure. 
You humble me with your continued support
and I thank you for allowing me to live 
my artistic life.
I am sold out...thank you!
There are 4 full-size paper mache sculpts, 2 small paper mache sculpts (boo boys), 1 pumpkin set and three paintings available in tonight's sale.  Each work is a one-of-a-kind original that will be signed and numbered.  Please look at the dimensions of each work as you make your selections.  I will sell each work to the first collector that emails me with the title of the work(s) in the subject line....and yes, I do allow collectors to purchase more than one work.   I will be accepting PayPal and credit card payments.   I hope I have created a little magic for you this year that you would love to add to your collections!  
Email me at:

1. Little Hazel
12.5" x 4" x 6.5" 
(Hazel's hat can be removed and has a fully sculpted pumpkin stem underneath)
2. Trick or Treat Tomasso 
15" x 6" x 6.5"

 3.Scaredy Squash
 15.75" x 7" x 4.5"
back of Scaredy Squash...

4. Batty Brock
20.5" x 5" x 5"
5. Ghostie Athos
5.5" x 5" x 3"
6. Ghostie Shemp
5.5" x 5" x 3"
7. Walter and Junior
 10" x 8.5" x 8.75"

8. Winnie Wicked
7" x 5" image
(10.75"  x 8.75" in frame)
Winnie painting as it works with the sculpted pieces
image (sorry for the reflection)
9. Trick or Treat Celestial Charlie
7" x 5" image
(11.75" x 9.75" in frame)
Trick or Treat Celestial Charlie shown with other works
10. Baby Henry
5" x 5" x 1 3/8"
Stand is included
Baby Henry shown with sculpted works
Thank you for your consideration!

Blog Sale at 8:00 p.m. Central Tonight

The doors will open tonight at 8:00 p.m. Central, for the 2016 Halloween Blog Sale.  If this appears when you open my page (should you be a few minutes early), simply hit your reload current page arrow just to the right of the page address and it will refresh the page for you.

I hope I have some goodies for you to add to your collection this year!!  Hope to see you tonight.