Artist Interview September 2017: Creepycute Doll Works

To find where Alecee sells her wares visit her on her artist page on HAB. 

Interview with Alecee of Creepycute Doll Works:

Which pieces of your artwork are you most proud of, currently for sale or sold? Share an image of it if you have one.

I am grateful for this opportunity to share my love of Halloween with my fellow Artists and Collectors. I love all of my works! I especially enjoyed making my conjoined twins, Justine and Elizabeth.

Name an artist(s) whose work you admire and what influence have they had on your art?

Although I appreciate many styles of Halloween art I am especially drawn to works with a vintage look, even more so if they are humorous. I am very fond of Kim Sherrod, her works always makes me smile. Following her on social media taught me that I didn’t have to re-create Halloween to celebrate it! For that I am grateful. Leatitica of Merveilles in Papier introduced me to Mulberry paper. I am awestruck by the works of Sheila Bentley and Scott Smith!

What would you consider the highest honor or greatest goal you would like to achieve with your art?

I am honored each time someone purchases my work. When a patron leaves flattering feedback I am even more happy. That a patron takes time to shares their happiness is wonderful!
I daydream about being on the cover of Art Doll Quarterly or Prims Magazine. To be chosen to participate in The Spirits in Sanford Halloween Art Show is another goal.

What Halloween costume that you got to wear in childhood was your favorite and has the fondest memory for you?

I once made myself a costume of the Esso/Exxon Tiger, I can still recall coloring in every black strip. Before that, all my costumes were from the 5&10, a discount store! More important to me were the fantastic costumes I would sew for my children.

What is your favorite Halloween icon? Why do you identify with its imagery?

Obviously I love pumpkins! Obsessed! I have found ways to turn them into ghosts, witches, skeletons and vampires. Perhaps I adore their versatility!
A Pumpkin is All Things Halloween!

If money and wherewithal were not an issue, what would be your dream way to spend Halloween?

Thank you,
Aleece

Halloween In June 2017 Gallery

  

Take the links below to find unique one of a kind handmade Halloween art, collectibles and jewelry direct from independent artist! Help keep the tradition of handmade art and the spirit of Halloween alive with your own Halloween in June celebrations!

Ghostgap
A Paper Witch
A Ryer Studio
Chad Savage
Creepy Cute Doll Works
Amethyst Raven
Jynxx Designs
PunkinPrims
A Twisted Pumpkin
Twilight Faerie
Chaos In Color
Tarryfails Corner
Jan’s Beads
Sauvage Raven Creations
The Felted Fey
Art By Sarada

Find more Halloween art and collectibles year round by visiting Spooky Cute Team and Halloween Artist Bazaar on Etsy or the HAB sales catalog!

Spooky Cute Team on Etsy:

Spooky Cute Team

HAB on Etsy:

HAB on Etsy

HAB online shopping catalog:

HAB on Etsy

Featured Artist Interview November 2016: Harvest Moon Studio

To find where Joy of Harvest Moon Studio sells her wares visit her on her artist page on HAB. 

Interview with Joy Parisi of Harvest Moon Studio:

At what age did you discover your love of Halloween?

I have always loved Halloween. I have so many fond memories from a very young age of dressing up and going to family & friends trick or treating. Also, the yearly watching of “The great pumpkin Charlie Brown” with my parents.

What is your fondest Halloween memory?

Some of my fondest memories of Halloween were when I was little, we used to have a Halloween costume parade and party at school. My Mom used to come in and bring home made chocolate Halloween decorated cupcakes with witches, bat, cats etc on them. Then we had trick or treating to look forward to after school.

How do you celebrate Halloween?

We would always have a Halloween party when I lived at home complete with decorations, costumes, bobbing for apples etc. As I grew and had my own family we would invite my kids cousins and friends over and I would make home made pizzas and cupcakes – all kinds of goodies and have a pumpkin carving party. Then we would all go out trick or treating. At the beginning of October we would watch a Halloween movie on Friday nights. So we pretty much would celebrate Halloween starting the beginning of October.

When did you start creating in your medium and what training have you had?

Always having a love of arts & crafts, I started at a young age with all different sorts of things. My parents found a Halloween picture that I had drawn some time in grade school recently so I guess I’ve been at it for a while.
I have been working with acrylics & oils for about 15 years and started selling Halloween stuff almost exclusively for about 10 yearsrs or so.
I have had minimal training along the way. Most of it has been all self taught.

What was the inspiration to create what you create when did you know
you wanted to create Halloween?

I started painting reverse glass lampshades with a family member – while she was doing florals I wanted to paint a Halloween scene. It just came naturally, it was something I just felt and wanted to do. So that is how I started and enjoyed it much more than the florals…

Featured Artist Interview October 2016: PunkinPrims

To find where Barbara of PunkinPrims sells her wares visit her on her artist page on HAB. 

Interview with Barbara Rondello-Bucher of PunkinPrims:

At what age did you discover your love of Halloween?

I have loved Halloween as long as I can remember! When I was very young, and that was a LONG time ago!, I had a bulletin board in my bedroom. I would cut out and decorate Jack O Lanterns and pin them on my board in the Fall. And of course, there was the CANDY! We used pillowcases and went out begging for hours. I just love the colors of Halloween and Fall. I don’t know what the draw is to them, but it feels just right inside.

What is your fondest Halloween memory?

Pouring all the candy on the floor with my brother and trading the pieces we didn’t like. Also he didn’t care about the pennies so I always traded candy for the pennies, which is surprising since I am a sugar addict!!

How do you celebrate Halloween?

I have as much Halloween decorations as I do Christmas and that’s A LOT! I get a little carried away. There are orange lights all over the place too! I don’t have kids but somehow, there ends up being at least 8 carved pumpkins on my porch and stoops. Hehe! I put on a cape and witch hat and pass out candy. I just love the whole season.
P.S. I have Thanksgiving decorations too….

When did you start creating in your medium and what training have you had?

I have no training at all. I have always been creative and a vintage “collector” so making little pumpkin folks out of old junk just came naturally. And honestly, the hunt for more junk is just as much fun as the creating. I can be at a garage sale and see an old funnel and think GREAT DRESS FOR A WITCH!

What was the inspiration to create what you create when did you know
you wanted to create Halloween?

I bought a huge box of clock gears at a garage sale years ago and they just looked like collars to me. Next thing you know I was making pumpkin and witch heads out of clay so the gears could be collars. It just took off from there.

2016 Trick or Treat Give Away!


Trick Or Treat!
Trick Or Treat!

The 2016 Trick or Treat Give Away has concluded! A winner has been chosen. Thank you to all who trick or treated, and keep their Jack o lanterns lit to keep the spirit of Halloween alive.

Keep your Jack o’ lanterns lit in solidarity, and to all a HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

How To Enter:

Step 1: Visit one of the contributing HAB artist from the list below. If the artist your Trick or Treating is an Etsy store contact them using the “contact the owner” tab on the left sidebar of their shop. If they are on the HAB catalog use our contact form. Leave them a message that states “TRICK OR TREAT!”.
Step 2: Visit our Facebook page and “Like” us and comment “TRICK OR TREAT!” on our wall.
Step 3: Fill out the official Trick or Treat Give Away entry form below.

Official Rules

Entry deadline is Midnight on October 20th 2016 Central Standard Time. The Winner will be chosen at random. One entry per person. Winner will be notified via email. The prize will ship on October 21st 2016. The winners name will be posted on the Halloween Artist Bazaar website and Facebook page. Information obtained will only be used to contact winner in regards to contest. HAB does not release or sell information from our entry forms or contact page. All ages welcome to enter. Members of Halloween Artist Bazaar are not qualified for entry. Contest open internationally, however please note that prize may not arrive before October 31st due to international shipping delays. *Your countries custom charges may apply. * Prize value an estimated $200.00 (and growing as more is added)

Contributing Halloween Artist Bazaar Artists links where to find their wares in order of photo appearance:(check back as the list grows and photo’s of the winnings are posted!)

Twilight Faerie
Jan’s Beads
Sauvage Raven Creations
Gothbunny
PunkinPrims
Forest Whimsy
Odd Origins
SkullBaby
Jynxx Designs Eclectic Arm Candy
Harvest Moon Studio