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Halloween Blog Party!!!!

I just signed us up to take part in a Halloween Blog Party.  There are many bloggers taking part.  If you want more information and to see the list of all the parties, click the announcement picture and it will take you to Vanessa’s site for the scoop.

Ebay Update

I have re-listed some items on Ebay.  They are up on Sunday……

Halloween Skull Mantle Clock

Vintage Inspired Halloween Bowl

The Bat Wing Mantle Clock III

The Skull Mantle Clock,

The Vintage Inspired Halloween Bowl….

And the Bat Wing Mantle Clock….

I have been busy getting things done outside before the snow starts flying.   We have had wonderful weather for the past couple of weeks but the cooler weather is coming next week.  I will be getting as much done as I can outside this week and next week when the cool weather arrives I will be painting my projects that are waiting……

Trip To the Yankee Peddler

This past weekend the weather was spectacular.  Saturday we decided to make the trek to the Yankee Peddler Festival.  We used to attend the festival about every other year but we hadn’t gone in over 5 years.    We ended up taking the “scenic route” (i.e. we went the wrong way).  Thank goodness for the GPS or we would still be driving around….

We  eventually got there, parked and went and paid our $27.00 for the three of us to enter.  We quickly realized that the festival was not what we remembered.  There were not as many artists there as there used to be.  The size was definitely a shock.  There was a whole area that used to be full of artists that was just empty.

Here are a few pics from our time spent at the Yankee Peddler…

Son and Hubby

Son and Hubby

Son by Awesome Metal Sculpture

Son by Awesome Metal Sculpture

Period Dressed Soldier

Yankee Fiddler

Yankee Fiddler

Carved Lawn Dragon

Carved Lawn Dragon

All in all we did not enjoy ourselves..    It is hard to justify the $27.00 that we spent to get in.  For $27.00 this should be a spectacular art fair with an enormous amount of artists, instead it was a quite a let down.  There were fewer artists  than in the past when we attended and it was hard to get over the fact of what we spent to enter and then to buy something on top of that just wasn’t going to happen.   On a positive note, it was a beautiful day…not a cloud in the sky and perfect temps. in the low to mid 70′s and we got out of the house.

Will we go back?  Absolutely not.  I will, however, continue going to local Art Festivals like the Lakewood Art Festival, the Chagrin Falls Art By the Falls, the Hudson Art On the Green and one of my favorites the By Hand Art Show at the IX Center.  All are free to the public and all have fabulous artists.  There are so many Art Festivals in the Cleveland/Akron area that are free with great artists that make this a real disappointment.

New Bat Wing Mantle Clock

The Bat Wing Mantle Clock is done and is listed on Ebay .   This clock I painted and gold leafed to look old and spooky. The clock face was painted with a haunted mansion with it’s own ghostly occupant, batty bats in flight and a bat traveling around on the minute hand.

Bat Wing Mantle Clock

Bat Wing Mantle Clock

Bat Wing Mantle Clock

Bat Wing Mantle Clock

The front also has a cemetery scene and also a specter passing through the corn stalks.  The top has a witch riding past a full moon and bats and an owl flying along with her.

Bat Wing Mantle Clock

Bat Wing Mantle Clock

Brandon and I love the Bat Wing Design.  The hand carved wings make quite the statement giving the clock it’s wing span of 20 inches.   Now that this is done I am working on a couple of unique items that I hope to have finished or close to done by next weekend.

Update:  Bat Wing Clock Is Sold

Also, there is a really nice give away at the Artistic Halloween Queens blog.  To enter go to their blog and leave a comment!

Have a great weekend!