Saturday, July 11, 2015

The Settling of Grave Dust.....WIP pics!!

It's been a whirl wind of activity at the Coven of Crones and finally, some of the dust is starting to settle so that I can see what direction I am heading!

It's amazing how much times passes when you are in the midst of creating.  In fact, I have found that once you get busy and in the "zone" you forget to stop and take pictures of the great strides you have made on your project.  In my case, I am always working on multiple projects at the same time, as you have probably grown accustomed to seeing by now.  I always say I'm only going to work on one thing at a time, but for some odd unknown reason, I ALWAYS seem to have multiple projects in the works.  :-D  

Anyway, I wanted to give all of you ghouls an opportunity to see the progress I have made thus far.  Last time I left you with a snap shot of some "heads".  Nothing wrong with heads on skewed pikes when it comes to Halloween WIPS.  haha  In fact, it's kind of befitting if you ask me.  But, before I bombard you with all of the fun WIP pics, I wanted to give you a small bit of news first.

Back in June, I received the prestigious 2015 Dolls Awards in Excellence from Dolls Magazine for my recent finished project "World Traveler" out of The Pixie Knoll.  It is now time for the public to do their part in voting.  That's right!  You, the PUBLIC get to cast your vote on your favorite doll artist's work.  Granted, I know, it's not all about Halloween, but, these accolades add up and in return make the work you collect even more valuable over time.  Each award that an artist receives is a prestigious knot in the noose in the doll artist world and this "hopefully" increases the value of the work for the collector and artist alike.   So, please take about 5 minutes of your time and vote in the People's Choice Award.  At the end of the ballot selection, you can then "write in a name" on the ballot of your favorite doll artist for an extra award.  Of course, you will see my name listed there, Lori Platt The Pixie Knoll.   The website link to do your voting is   Here is a pic of my piece that won an award:  "World Traveler"
"World Traveler"

"World Traveler" a close-up view!
 Ok, now that we have that little tidbit out of the way, I wanted to show you the WIPS now of all the Halloween goodies I have in the works.  The first set, you will remember the 2 little pumpkin heads I showed you earlier.  Well, the pumpkin patch grew to a total of 6!  Not only that, they can get up and run a muck to cause all sorts of troubles...well, almost.  LOL  They are not quite finished.  I still have more sculpting to do on some of them. I would guess they are about 12 inches tall.  Then, of course, I need to paint.  But, here they are so far!

The first set of 3 pumpkin people! Notice they are all different.  :-D

The second set of pumpkin people! I'd say they are shaping up nicely.  

Now, we have the tiny witch heads.  There were 6 of those from the beginning.  All different and unique.  These figures are all about 6 inches tall, not counting the wooden block base.  That makes them about 7-8 inches tall in total. I still have quite a bit of work to do on these too.  But understandable, there are a lot of projects in the works so you have to expect this kind of thing.  :-P As a side note, there are 2 figures in this lot that will be pixie witches, and the other are typical crones.  All will have their broomsticks except for the pixies which will have staves.

First set of 3 witches in the works. 

2nd set of 3 witches in the works. 

And, then, finally I leave you with a snap shot of an "upcoming project" in the near future.  All I can say is that it will be a doll.....and it will contain pyrography.   Once I complete the first projects, I will be working on this gourd, so stay tuned!

Upcoming gourd project!
Other than that, the only thing I can report is that I have an email designated solely or is that "soul-ly" to the Coven of Crones!  YAY!!!     Now, you can contact me through this special email for all of your Halloween needs.  Of course, is still a viable email.  And by all means, you are welcome to use that too if you should so desire.  Either way, I'm the one who answers the emails.  :-P  However, if you want to drop me a line at the new Halloween designated email, please, be my guest!   It's   In fact, this is the first time I have opened it to the public.  I'm not even sure it works!  LOL  I would be delighted if someone sent me an email just to say, "Hey, wanted to see if it works"!  HAHA  

Anyway, I've got lots of work to do as you might have guessed, so please, drop me a line if you wish, leave a comment here or by the new email.  I hope all of you ghastly people have a spooktacular day!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Halloween Show Announcement!

Hi there folks! 

I just wanted to jump in here to let you know that my next upcoming show is at the Jeanine Taylor Folk Art Gallery in Sanford, Florida on October 9 and 10, 2015. 

The champagne reception and preview party begins on October 9 from 6 - 8 pm. (And YES, costumes are allowed! So please dress up to add to the spooktacular fun!)  The preview reception is by RESERVATION ONLY, so please call 407-323-2774 or email The $20 fee includes gormet hors d'oeuvres, first look and early buy, plus entry to the show on Saturday as well.  

The Saturday show is open to the public from 9 am to 3 pm with a $5.00 admission fee. 

For more information regarding the event and the location, check out their website at 

Spirits in Sanford
October 9-10, 2015
Jeanine Taylor Folk Art Gallery
211 East First Street
Historic Downtown Sanford, FL 32771

I hope to see you there!