2018 Krampus Art Event

 2018 Krampus Art Event 

A collection of that infamous Christmas devil, the antithesis of old St.Nick, Krampus. To learn more about Krampus click here to read a history of this horned holiday icon.
Take the links below to purchase these unique handmade Krampus collectibles direct from the independent artist!

Mr.Bony’s Nurse Paper Mache Krampus Candy pail container $45.00
Chad Savage Sampus available on Redbubble
Sauvage Raven Creations “You’ve Been Bad Stocking $20.00
Twilight Faerie “Classic Krampus” ornament $9.00
Art By Sarada Gruß vom Krampus $30.00
Sugar Plum Robots mixed Krampus buttons $12.60
A Paper Witch Krampus red devil ornaments $19.25

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

Halloween Artist Bazaar Artist Pages:

HAB Artists

HAB on Etsy:

HAB on Etsy

HAB online shopping catalog:

HAB on Etsy

2018 Winter Holiday Give Away


The Halloween Artist Bazaar 2018 Winter Holiday Give Away has concluded, a winner has been chosen!

Spread some much needed holiday cheer and win a special edition keepsake box filled with handmade holiday art!

Check back through out the year for seasonal promotions and give aways from HAB. Let the warmth and cheer of the holiday season stay with you and keep your Jack o Lantern lit!

Happy Winter and much holiday cheer to all!

How To Enter:

Step 1: Visit one of the contributing HAB artist from the list below. If the artist your spreading Winter Cheer to is an Etsy store contact them using the “contact the owner” tab of their shop. If they are on the HAB catalog use our contact form. Leave them a message that states your greeting that expresses how you wish to spread Winter greetings and cheer.
Step 2: Visit our Facebook page and “Like” us and comment your Winter Greeting on our wall.
Step 3: Fill out the official Winter Holiday Give Away entry form below.

Official Rules

Entry deadline is Midnight on December 16th 2018 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 December 17th 2018. 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 December 25th due to international shipping delays. *Your countries custom charges may apply. * Prize value an estimated $100.00 (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
Sauvage Raven Creations
Mr. Bony’s Nurse
Harvest Moon Studio

Happy Halloween


Happy Halloween
-By Debbie Sauvage

Happy Halloween, albeit a few days late! But then again isn’t it Halloween everyday here!

Some of you might not know me, even though I have been here since the beginning. My name is Debbie and I am the madness behind Sauvage Raven Creations. I was so very pleased when Angelique Duncan invited me to become a member. That was six ago and I felt now was the time to get more involved as I have been so very lax over the years.
Angelique Duncan has created such a wonderful place to showcase all of our works and I don’t know about you but I would love to see it grow even bigger.
All of this aside I have been thinking about what was it that brought us here, besides Angelique! Could part of it be our love for Halloween? Obviously some of it must be our love of creating wonderful art.

So why you may be asking is she droning on. Well, my point for being here is to further promote us and quite frankly maybe another way for us to get to know each other a little better. Kind of like meeting the artist behind the art! I know there are many ways we could get to know more about each other, some of which could be short tales of what you did for Halloween, your costume, if you traveled or a tutorial you have created from one of your pieces. Quite frankly anything you might want to share would be awesome.

With that said I thought I would hopefully start the pumpkin rolling by sharing some pictures from this Halloween. I recently got back from a three-day whirlwind trip to Sleepy Hollow, New York. Basically I was only there one full day so I had to fit a lot in as travel time took up the rest. Because my usual cohort (daughter) for Halloween shenanigans went to Disneyworld, I just couldn’t go on without her here. (Believe me I would have gone and spent the whole time in the Haunted Mansion, if I didn’t have to work).

Suffice to say I did all the usual stuff you would do in Sleepy Hollow, visited cemeteries, went to Sunnyside (Washington Irving’s home), looked for the Headless Horseman, located Lyndhurst-a beautiful mansion, which might look familiar to you if you were a fan of Dark Shadows, the original series/movies!! Barnabus!!

All was wonderful but the best way to celebrate Halloween if you’re there is to attend, The Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze! Here are a few pictures but this doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface! There are over 7,000 pumpkins there that have been hand carved and this is done every Halloween season!

If you care to see more please check out my other photo’s on my Facebook page or go to their website “Visit Sleepy Hollow”.
Hope you enjoy and I hope to read YOU soon!!

Debbie Sauvage is proprietor of Sauvage Raven Creation. Check out her artist page to find links to her shops and vintage inspired traditional holiday art. Visit again next month for more Halloween Goodness.

Death Makes a Holiday Art Event

  

Halloween Artist Bazaar is celebrating death. A collection of ghost, reapers and graveyards in the spirit of Halloween.
Take the links below to purchase these unique handmade Halloween collectibles direct from the independent artist!

Mr.Bony’s Nurse Paper Mache Ghost On Coffin Candy Box Bobble Head $75.00
Nancy Michalak Bewitched Halloween card $4.95
Twilight Faerie Lucky Night Painting $25.00
PunkinPrims Halloween Alter $25.00
Chad Savage Grim Reaper Original Ink Drawing $150.00
Sauvage Raven Creations Wake the Dead $15.00
Abbybelle Grim Reaper Figure $15.00
Forest Whimsy Halloween Miniature Bookcase $28.00
Chaos In Color Canvas Wrapped Print Dia De Los Muertos Cat $85.00
Creepycute Doll Works Bobby Bones Art Doll $65.00
Art By Sarada Silent Grave $6.00
Jynxx Designs Ghouls Graveyard Statement bracelet $32.00

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

Halloween Artist Bazaar Artist Pages:

HAB Artists

HAB on Etsy:

HAB on Etsy

HAB online shopping catalog:

HAB on Etsy

Trick or Treat Give Away 2018

  

The Halloween Artist Bazaar 2018 Trick or Treat Give Away has concluded. A winner has been chosen. Thank you to all who entered and trick or treated out shops. May the spirit of Halloween be with you through out the year.
Trick Or Treat!
Trick Or Treat!

It’s the 2018 Halloween Artist Bazaar Trick or Treat Give Away!

The 2018 Trick or Treat Give Away has begun! One lucky winner will be chosen at random to win the special edition keepsake trick or treat bucket filled with handmade Halloween art. We look forward to all the trick or treaters visiting our shops! Check back with Halloween artist Bazaar through out the year for other give aways and art events.

Keep your Jack o’ lanterns lit in solidarity,Keep the spirit of Halloween alive 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 or Artyah store contact them using the “contact the owner” in 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 2018 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 22nd 2018. 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
Sauvage Raven Creations
Mr.Bony’s Nurse
The Felted Fey
Tarryfails Corner
Art By Sarada

2018 Easter Hares & Springtime Scares Art Event.

 

  Time for Easter Hares & Springtime Scares!

What happens when Halloween artist create Springtime art? An eclectic and unique mix of Easter art mashed up with Halloween. Presented is a collection of Springtime art for the 2018 Easter Hares & Springtime Scares art event. Search for HAB Easter items here! Each item for sale in the Easter Hares & Springtime Scares Art Event is featured in order of appearance in the photo gallery with a link to where to buy the item.

For HAB Halloween art on Etsy, visit HAB artist websites and find handmade Halloween, holiday art and curiosities year round through the HAB shopping catalog!

Featured Easter Hares & Springtime Scares Artist:
Sauvage Raven Creations on Ety
Sauvage Raven Creations on Etsy
Gothbunny on Etsy
Mr.Bonys Nurse on Etsy
Jynxx Designs on Etsy
Creepycute Doll Works on Etsy
Chaos In Color
Nancy Michalak on Etsy
A Paper Witch on Etsy
The Twisted Pumpkin on Etsy
The Felted Fey on Etsy
Twilight Faerie on Etsy

December 2017 Artist Interview: Intricate Knot

Copyright © Intricate Knot

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

Interview with Intricate Knot of Tarryfails Corner:

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’m most proud of my set of Three Black Kitties: Eenie, Meenie, and Mynie. Beware. These guys may look cute and harmless with their lollipops and Trick-or-Treat buckets, but I have it on very good authority that Mynie and Meenie are evil masterminds. And Eenie? Eenie is a super evil mastermind, playing his brothers with a gusto generally not seen outside Fish & Chips Night at Mac’s Evil Kitty’s Eatery.

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

Edward Gorey. When I was a kid I went to the library after school and poured through every Edward Gorey book I could find. Seeing his work made me realize that I wasn’t the only weirdo in the world. There are lots of us. We’re all one big weirdo family!

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

I would love to make a good living with my art and writing. One day, (I hope!) that will be the ultimate achievement for me.

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

It wasn’t until I was older that I really got to let loose on Halloween. My fav costume was one I put together for my son when he was little. He loved The Terminator (original film). I had a really cool black leather jacket and then made up his face with make-up skin putty, fake blood, and aluminum foil. It came out really good! And my son had a blast.

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

Candy. Hah! Just kdding (not really). Hard to choose one. I love it all: Ghosts, Jack O’ Lanterns, witches, vampires, devils, and scarecrows. I supposed if I had to choose, it would be the witch. Love them so much I became one. Witches are mysterious, powerful female icons. We’ve been subjugated, ridiculed, imprisoned, and burned at the stake. Yet, the witch still stands. And still thoroughly enjoys all the wonders of Halloween.

If money and wherewithal were not an issue, what would be your dream way to spend Halloween?
All sorts of cool events take place worldwide: Haunted walks and underground tours, witches balls, ghostly hotels, cemeteries, and fun sites! If I had the money every Halloween I’d visit a new adventure and take a few of my fellow haunted friends with me.

The Flying Reindeer


The Flying Reindeer
-By Angelique Duncan

Most folks know the eight flying reindeer that pull Santa Claus sled; Dasher, Dancer, Prancer and Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Dunder and Blixen. And everyone recalls that most famous reindeer of all, Rudolph. Some folks even know of Olive the other reindeer, but do we know where the magical reindeer at Christmas time come from?

Most historians cite the first usage of flying reindeer to pull Santa’s sleigh was in the 1823 poem; “A Visit from St. Nickolas” written by Clement C. Moore. However a more obscure reference to Santa’s sleigh being driven by reindeer appears in a publication dated 1821 in New York called the “Old Santaclaus with Much Delight” in which Santa has a single reindeer companion. The author and illustrator are not listed and not known.

The first reference to Rudolph and his glowing nose was in a free publication given to children as a marketing tool during the holidays by Montgomery Wards department store in 1939. A song recording based on that earlier marketing publication, written by Johnny Marks and recorded by Gene Autry in 1949 further gained Rudolph fame. Rudolph became immortalized when a television movie aired in 1964 loosely based on the 1939 publication, however with significant changes to the characters and storyline from the original tale. In 1999 Olive appeared in a made for television special that was inspired by a line in the Rudolph song. “All of the other reindeer” interpreted as “Olive, the other reindeer. In both productions of Rudoph and Olive the deer depicted are actually white tail deer and not reindeer.

Despite these accepted historical references as first appearances of Santa’s reindeer, the deer seem to have had a place in the Winter holiday season before being put into print in North America. They are present in early Norse, European and Celtic decorations and illustrations as winter icons traveling with Gods and elves, St Nicholas and other Yule and Christmas settings. Flying reindeer appear in documentation as significant to Pagan culture and winter beliefs well before department stores, radio and television broadcasts. These flying reindeer of antiquity may have been, on some level, the inspiration for the modern image of the flying reindeer we know today.

In Norse mythology Odin also known as Woden and also Jólnir was the deity who brought gifts during Yule celebrations. Woden was said to travel via a flying horse with eight legs whose name was Sleipnir. (Eight-legged horse perhaps correlates eight reindeer). It is also documented in Pagan beliefs that Woden was the leader of the Wild Hunt or Wild Ride that occurred during the Winter Solstice, the date of the Wild Hunt ranging from December 19th through December 21st. The Wild Hunt is often depicted as Gods, deities and ghosts that road flying horses and reindeer through the night sky.

Another Norse legend speaks of Thor riding a sleigh drawn by two flying horned goats. During the winter the goats would change into reindeer. The tradition of Thor at Yule was eventually morphed into the story of Junenisse who was a Yule goat who delivered gifts. This evolved into a elf who traveled with a goat and then just an elf who delivered gifts.

The stag and deer were associated with many Gods in different cultures and eras. In the Neo-Hittite era after the fall of the Bronze Age another God who was associated with flying deer and was the Stag God Karthuhas. The Hungarian Bards tell of a great stag who brings the sun to man by carrying it in his horns. In other Hungarian legends a female hind flies to the heavens and brings the moon, stars and sun to earth. In Celtic myth Cernunnos is the God of wild animals and fertility of nature. He is often depicted the same as the Green Man or the Lord of the Beast. Like Karthuhas, he was a horned stag man creature and like Woden, he flew through the sky on a sled with hellhounds and deer on an annual wild ride. Cernunnos also was said to turn into a Stag who would fly into the sky to capture the sun.

The Siberians refer to the “Heavenly Reindeer” who was a stag who is represented by the Bog Dipper constellation. He too flies to the sky, but instead of giving the sun, he steals it making the artic dark for a portion of the year. To return the sun a hunter must capture the stag. The appearance of female deer in late winter and early spring, known as Leukepius, will also return the sun.

In the Russia Far East tales were told of the creator bringing reindeer from the stars to give as a gift to the earth. The Sami people believed that reindeer created a bridge between this world and the spirit world and could travel between both at will. Ritualistic drums were made from Reindeer hides and beaten with a Reindeer bone to aid the shaman in traveling with the deer into the spirit world and as a tool to cast out evil.

Another historical reference to reindeer at Yule comes from medieval times in a carol, now known as the “Holly and The Ivy”. It is not actually known when the original lyrics were written. There is some controversy and disagreement among historians over the origins of the song and it’s intent. It surfaced in popular culture as a traditional Christmas Carol during the Victorian era as a collection of traditional English folk songs that were reprinted and part of a performance. However the version put to print and adored by Victorians was evidently not the original version. Some historians believe that “The Holly and The Ivy” was originally a traditional Yule or Winter solstice song. The lyrics are about the battle between the Holly and Ivy battling for who would be king plant of the forest during winter. It is believed the song in its entirety was filled with Pagan symbolism of Yule. However was changed by the Church of England in it’s efforts to stamp out all things Pagan. Part of this effort was to alter written texts and songs and reassign Christian imagery to popular and enduring Pagan imagery and tradition. In an effort to boost the Winter Solstice as the date celebrating the birth of Christ in lieu of a Winter Celebration, many references and artifacts relating to Yule were altered. Thus today’s version of the song is an awkward combination of Winter Solstice references and the Nativity. The carol is significant to magical reindeer in that a line in the song references “running of the deer.” Thus reinforcing deer as an important staple to Pagan Winter imagery well before the Night Before Christmas became mainstream. Whether or not the running of the deer is reference to life in the forest at winter, the Wild Hunt or did something magical in the song, we will never know.

Reindeer are also known as caribou have been an important part of the artic circle for centuries. Indigenous tribes of European countries as well as tribes of the North American hemisphere were dependent on reindeer for their survival. They herded and lived with and upon the caribou as a source of food and pelts. To the Sami tribes of Europe they were revered and it was believed the deer were sent from the heavens to provide the tribes with life. The tradition of herding and celebrating the reindeer is still part of the Sami culture.

In Alaska, Canada and the northern most regions of North America, as in Europe, reindeer were essential to life of native tribes as well. Their symbolism in Totems and mythology as a magical creature of respect is deep seeded in tribal culture of Eskimo, Inuit and other native Alaskan peoples. However the reindeer of the Northern American regions are not faring as well as their European cousins. Exploration for oil, natural gas and mining are pushing them out of their natural territories and is taking a toll on populations of native peoples and the caribou that support them. In North America wild reindeer are no longer present in many sates where they once were prolific as population sprawl and global warming have made them all but extinct in what once their natural environment.

Perhaps magical flying reindeer are just part of the stories of Christmas imagination. Or maybe they are the flying companions of ancient Gods or maybe they are enchanted givers of life from the heavens. They are a part of Winter Holiday traditions in fiction and folklore with a rich mythology. Look intently to the skies this Winter Solstice and listen closely to hear the clasping of hooves on your rooftop on Christmas Eve, it might be the horned creatures of Winter the reindeer on their magical flight.

Angelique Duncan is proprietor of Twilight Faerie Nostalgic and Capricious Objects. Check out her artist page to find links to her shops and vintage inspired traditional holiday art. Visit again next month for more traditions and folklore.

2017 Winter Holiday Give Away


The Halloween Artist Bazaar 2017 Winter Holiday Give Away has concluded!

A winner has been chosen! Thank you for spreading a little holiday cheer!

Check back through out the year for seasonal promotions and give aways from HAB. Let the warmth and cheer of the holiday season stay with you and keep your Jack o Lantern lit!

Happy Winter and much holiday cheer to all!

How To Enter:

Step 1: Visit one of the contributing HAB artist from the list below. If the artist your spreading Winter Cheer to is an Etsy store contact them using the “contact the owner” tab of their shop. If they are on the HAB catalog use our contact form. Leave them a message that states your greeting that expresses how you wish to spread Winter greetings and cheer.
Step 2: Visit our Facebook page and “Like” us and comment your Winter Greeting on our wall.
Step 3: Fill out the official Winter Holiday Give Away entry form below.

Official Rules

Entry deadline is Midnight on December 17th 2017 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 December 18th 2017. 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 December 25th due to international shipping delays. *Your countries custom charges may apply. * Prize value an estimated $100.00 (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
Sauvage Raven Creations
Gothbunny
Mr. Bony’s Nurse
Tarryfails Corner
Harvest Moon Studio

Gallery of photos coming soon!