Saturday, August 23, 2014

WIPS and New Offerings up for August!

Hello to all of you spooktacular people in the world following along here at the Coven of Crones!  I wanted to pop in here to update you on some things. 

First, the Every Witch Way Lane blog store now has new items available for the month of August with new artist and new items to bewitch and tantalize you!  What could be better than that?  Along with the new items, they decided to permit the "black cats, witches hats and broomstick" challenge pieces, and so, since I was in a time crunch from finishing up my polar bear commission piece, my offering this month is in fact my challenge piece.  "Gertrude's New Familiar" is now available for purchase at the EWWL blog store.  :-D   Here is her link directly to the store to make it easier for you.  Of course, you can always find the logo sticker on the right side of the page to lead you to the store as well.  http://ewwlartgallery.blogspot.com/2014/07/gertrude-gertrudes-new-familiar-is.html

"Gertrude's New Familiar"

 
Speaking of store fronts, I guess now would be a good time to address a question I have recently been asked by a few patrons. I was asked if I was going to add Halloween items to my Etsy store and website soon.  The answer to that is yes, but not at this very moment.  My reason for this is because I am slated to show my work at the Spirits in Sanford show the beginning of October, and I am trying to be sure that I have enough work to make a proper display for my first time showing in a Halloween themed event.  Since I am new to creating the Halloween themed art and showing in such a venue, I am just taking the precaution so that I have enough work to display and make a good showing.   Now, that is not to say that all I have been creating is not available for purchase.  It is, in fact, available.  So, with that said, if you have seen something that you would like to add to your collection, then, please do not hesitate to contact me.  :-)  That, and I have been trying to be sure there is something available once a month at the EWWL blog store too.   This time next year, I will be in a much better position to add things to the Etsy store and website  page for purchase all year long.  So, I ask that you bare with me through the creative process while I bolster my goods.  Once the show in Sanford is over with the first weekend of October, I will have all my items listed up in the Etsy store and they will be available for purchase.  So, please, if you can't make the show, do not panic!  I will have all the pieces that do not sale up and available for purchase and you will get your items in time to display for Halloween.  Provided that you purchase them early enough from the store to allow for shipping and all that good stuff. :-P
 
Anyway, I wanted to share with you the next project on my work bench.  Well, really I have about 5+ things I am working on right now, but, hey, whose counting, right?  LOL   This will be the next little pixie witch in the Coven of Crones family.   It's just enough to tickle your Halloween taste buds!   As you can see from her pictures though, she has a super sweet demeanor and I could just kiss her sweet little cherub face.  Can't you?  I have a feeling that she is going to turn out to be a real heart-warmer.  Just like a nice warm cup of apple cider.  Good for the heart and soul.  Let me know if you agree because I think she is going to be adorable!
 



At any rate, this is all that I have for you today.  So please, don't forget to visit the EWWL blog store and see the new items up for sale for the month of August.  And again, if you have seen something that I have posted so far that you wanted to purchase and thought you missed out on, please don't hesitate to contact me because everything is indeed available. 
 
Thanks once again for following along here at the Coven of Crones.  I really appreciate you stopping by, and following along on my creative journey.  And, too, I always love to hear your comments.  So please, don't be shy! 
 
Have a great day folks and I'll be posting more updates soon!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

People's Choice Awards!

First, my apologies that this isn't exactly a Halloween themed post!  But, this is definitely FRIGHTFULLY important!  And, my apologies go out to those of you who mainly follow "The Pixie Knoll" blog, because this post will seem like old news.  And still, for those of you who come here for just the Halloween art, then, please forgive me while I spread the word and beg for your continued support and votes while pursuing my artistic journey in doll making!  :-D

At any rate, this is just a quick post here for my fellow bloggers and followers to let you know that it is once again time to get out and support you favorite doll artist and cast your votes for the People's Choice Awards from the Dolls Awards of Excellence! 

This is a very important and prestigious competition for the doll artist who have been selected for awards.  The people's vote IS the MOST IMPORTANT of them all.  After all, it's the people who are the collectors and decide which artist move to the top.  Without your support, doll artist like myself, could not do what we love to do. 

Voting is limited to one vote per household.  The deadline for votes is October 6, 2014.  So, get your votes in early and get it out of the way!  It only takes a few minutes of your time.  I can assure you that your votes are greatly appreciated by each and every artist up for vote in the competition.  

As for myself, I have 2 pieces up for vote, "Spring Awakening" and "Pixie King Faegan", both are in the same category of "one-of-a-kind dolls under $1250.00" category.  I would be very honored to have your votes for either of my pieces that are up for votes in the competition. 

You will find a link directly to Dolls Magazine where you can place your votes.  In the meantime, thank you to everyone who places your vote with me.  I am very appreciative to each and every vote I receive.   :-)   Thank you for your continued support in my doll artist journey!

By the way, both pieces are available for purchase in my Etsy store!  Just follow the link on the right side bar.  :-) 

http://dollsmagazine.com/component/content/article/72-dolls-awards-of-excellence/735-cast-your-vote-for-the-2014-publics-choice-dolls-awards-of-excellence.html

My 2 awards from the 2014 Industry's Choice Award of Excellence from Dolls Magazine!

"Spring Awakening"

"Pixie King Faegan"

Friday, August 8, 2014

The "show and tell" for Black Cats, Witches Hats and Broomsticks!

Yes, yes, you guys are completely right.....I'M LATE!!!  My apologies to all of you who have stopped by recently wondering where this witch has been hiding.  So please, have mercy and don't cast any curses, hexes, or point the evil eye at me, or make a voo-doo doll of me and stick it with pins!  That would be just dreadful! 

In my defense, the deadline was extended for some of us poor folks who have not completed on time.  And, in all honesty, I have been dealing with some personal issues that had momentarily yanked the wind out of my sails.  Aside from that, I was trying to finish up a HUGE commission of a polar bear (you can see that on my other blog).   And, to boot, I now have a massive ear and sinus infection!  If I didn't know any better, I would swear someone hexed me with some bad juju or something. 

Anyway, I don't want to make you kind people wait any longer to see the finished piece.  So, here she is...."Gertrude's New Familiar"!   I hope you like her!  Let me know what you think as I would love to hear your feedback.  :-D 

"Gertrude's New Familiar"

"Gertrude's New Familiar"

"Gertrude's New Familiar"

"Gertrude's New Familiar"

"Gertrude's New Familiar"

"Gertrude's New Familiar"

"Gertrude's New Familiar"  close-up

"Gertrude's New Familiar" close-up
"Gertrude's New Familiar" size comparison

"Gertrude's New Familiar"  close-up
 
I hope you like the new witch at the Coven of Crones!   Thanks for stopping by and have a spooktacular evening!  Don't forget to stop by my other blog www.thepixieknoll.blogspot.com to see the finished commissioned piece too!