Dec 3, 2009

Two Great Sales just in time for Christmas...

My friend Chris from Prim Country Farms is offering a wonderful opportunity for prim customers and just in time for the Christmas season, a "You Decide On The Price Of The Items You Want To Buy"Sale!

Visit Prim County Farms Blog to find out the details click here:

I have decided to clearance tons of items in my shop under the sale button on my website so swing by Witch Hollow Primitives and see whats up for Sale there too!
Click here: Witch Hollow Primitives Sale

I hope everyone is getting ready for the holiday season, I could do without the cold but I guess it goes with the snow :)

Christmas Blessings,

Nov 27, 2009

In Loving Memory...

A wonderful lady and prim artist has passed on.
Our gals at YOTP would like to express our deepest sympathy to the family of Linda Foster, one of our primitive members. You will be truly missed my friend.
Linda Foster, moderator of the Old Farmhouse Gathering died suddenly yesterday afternoon, Thanksgiving Day. For those of you who did not know Linda, She was a sweetheart and a wonderful primitive artist. All of us are grieving the loss of such a kind hearted soul.
If you would like to send your love to the family cards of sympathy can be sent to:

Foster Family
5451 Hwy 232
Lucas, Kansas 67648

Please take a moment to pray for and send a note of encouragement to this family who are certainly grieving and in a state of shock over this loss.

Nov 12, 2009

A Witches Yule...

I'm finished, I'm finished, doing the happy dance and still trying to get caught up. I say that as if I think it is possible to do.
My new painting is now listed on ebay tonight yay!

"The Magick of Yule" To view my listings click HERE


Christmas Already...

I am finally trying to get caught up after the big computer crash. Christmas is fast approaching so I started some new Christmas themed luminaries this week. I love Christmas, not as much as Halloween but it sure is close. I also love the old classics like "its a wonderful life" and "white christmas" I won't lie I have been in love with Bing Crosby since I was 7 yrs old lol. Don't laugh.

Anyway here are my new luminaries I thought I would share them with you guys.

Nov 4, 2009

Guess Who's Having a Giveaway!

The lovely Mrs. Chris from Prim Country Farms is having wonderful grand opening giveaway on her blog so make sure you stop by and visit her to enter! I love each and every thing that she makes (she soooo spoiled me!)
Stop By her blog for details here:

Oct 15, 2009

Sleepy Hollow

I couldn't help it, I just got done reading the legend of sleepy hollow, its my absolute favorite read this time of year. So I had to start a small series of paintings with the Hession rider as the theme. Just listed it on ebay tonight.
I know, your all expecting more wine?
Well here ya go...
More wine selections for tonight a little sleepy Hollow red, unfortunately I don't know if this is still available for this year. I will be listing a lot more halloween drinks in the coming days, you can't imagine how many cool things they have for parties. I wish I drank lol.

Have a great night!

Oct 14, 2009

Voodoo Hoodoo....

Add a little kick to your Halloween drinks with this Voodoo Spiced Rum from the Virgin Islands. Makes me think of Captain Jack Sparrow lol, and "where has all the rum gone"

VooDoo is a traditional spiced rum, yet the first to be made using "barrel aged" Virgin Island rum. The oak barrel aging process mellows the rum, and adds a smooth, distinctive taste. Reasonably priced between $17-$20 and You can find it Here

Oct 6, 2009

Got any True Blood Watchers out there?...

Another wicked beverage for entertaingin adults at this years Hallow's eve party is:
True Blood
The inky black and blue color of the 2004 Trueblood Napa Valley Syrah is an indication of its power. This wine will bruise your soul with its palate crushing cherry, plum smoke and spice. Rich toasty oak and silky smooth tannins soften the blow enough for you take another sip.

I was just wondering if its just as racy as the show? lol
True Blood can be found by clicking HERE
If you missed the beginning of my posts this week I will listing lots of halloween party wines and "meal to pass" foods you can share with your family and friends.

Oct 3, 2009

Hallow Wine...

Its almost here! 28 more days til halloween!
Sorry...I got a little carried away there lol. Its the kid in me. Ok, got some cool stuff to share for this years hostesses with the mostesses, something super cool to serve your adult guests!
Why not serve some wine in a coffin? I love this idea. You can get a bottle or two (order early because some are limited and you have to go on a waiting list)A spooky party would not be complete without Poizin with a dapper skull and crossbones and it comes in a coffin! Its made by Armida Winery
I will be posting some really cool Halloween wines and non alcoholic drinks as well this week.

Sep 26, 2009

Some New Halloween Thingys...

A few little ornaments, Vintage Halloween candy tins!
Just thought I would share a few new Halloween things I have listed on ebay this morning, then I am scurrying off on an hour and 1/2 excursion to Dekalb IL to visit a cute little shop called "Craker Jak's" the owners are so sweet and the store has been in local Dekalb town for 25 yrs. I am looking forward to meeting my friend. I have been trying to get up there for two years now and you guys know how that goes, and how IL winters can be such a pain in the patoot when you want to drive somewhere. I don't do snow lol, so I am heading there now while the weather is still acclimate.

Anyway, here are a couple of things I got done and listed.
OOAK ACEO Art Card "Witches Brew"
Black Cat Make-Do
Click HERE to see all my auctions I have been busy!

Sep 22, 2009

The First Day of Fall...

(Baby Boo white pupkins only 90 days til they reach their full size.)
The Autumn equinox or first day of fall is officially here today Tuesday Sept 22, 2009. I soooo look forward to fall every year it is such a peaceful time for me. The days will start to get shorter now and the nights longer, it will get dark a lot earlier than it did during the spring and summer months. This is all part of the way life is. A balance is drawn between the passing seasons.
(white pumpkin flowers)
Autumn is again representing the constant struggle which we endure in our lives. Darkness and death are as much a part of our lives as light and birth. As the seasons change and the vegetation on the earth withers and dies only to become alive and vibrant once again, it is a constant cycle of life, growth, death and rebirth. I will miss the leaves as they turn colors and fall from the trees, but know they will appear again and start the cycle all over again.
(The years harvest)
(Beautiful white pumpkins!)

Sep 19, 2009

Cock~a~doodle Doo...its a Giveaway!!!

Rooster Inn Primitives is having a giveaway!
Make sure you stop by her blog and check out all her adorable creations.
Here is what you can win...

One large prim pumpkin and 5 smaller ones and aren't they adorable!
So head on over to the blog for details Click HERE for Rooster Inn Primitives

Have a wonderful Saturday everyone!!!

Sep 14, 2009

Victorian Halloween Candy Cones...

My mom shared with me a tradition she used to do when she was a little girl along with my grandmother. Especially on May day neighbors and friends would make victorian cones, sometimes filled with treats and goodies, sometimes flowers and they would leave them on a friends front door for them to find.

The Victorians had a great enthusiasm for gardening. Floral designing was taught and recognized as an art. Young ladies were required to study flowers. However, cultured young girls had to know how to arrange flowers, make tussie-mussies, grow, preserve, press, draw and paint flowers. It was considered a genteel occupation. This was a time of sentiment often labeled the "Romantic Movement" by some historians

This large hanging paper cone is just cute for Halloween! It has been glittered up, decorated with high quality cardstock Halloween printed papers, has a vintage Halloween postcard image on the front with a glittered boarder. The bottom of the cone is also glittered.

The top is done in vintage black and orange Bethany Lowe tinsel trimmings and the top is stuffed with some drieds, sweet annie, orange moss grass, and coriander flowers for fall.

Click HERE to view the auction

Sep 11, 2009

AHQU Giveaway!

Yay for Halloween just 50 days until the 31st is here!
The Halloween Queens are having a wonderful giveaway on their blog!
Just head on over to their blog for details on how to enter for some beautiful Halloween goodies from some very talented artists.

Good Luck, I know I would love what they are offering up.
Click Here for the AHQU Giveaway

Byrum Art Giveaway!!!

Want a chance to win a great treat for Halloween?
Ron and Sherry Byrum are having a giveaway to kick off the month of October.
For your chance to win, go and visit the Byrum Art Blog for details on this spooktacular giveaway!!!

Click HERE for the Byrum Art Blog

Sep 10, 2009

Extreme Grungy Witch Shoes

Well surgery went well, the broken tooth is all out, and I feel so much better. I have to admit I was pretty nervous I have never been put under for a tooth before. It was over in a flash and its a good thing I like mashed potatoes and gravy because thats about all I can eat today lol. There was only a minor incision needed so a few stitches and I am as good as new! thanks so much for all the emails and well wishes you all sent, that was so sweet and much appreciated. Life is a little bland without wonderful friends like you guys!

So I listed a new auction on ebay for some adorable witch shoes, I love these shoes! I thought it would be kind of cool to do two sets one that is extremely grungy and rusty and one that is just a little grubby and primitive. That way my collectors can choose for themselves depending on if they collect extreme primitives or subtler worn treasures. I have a pair of shoes, a hat and a broom I put in my entry way every year and they look so cute when everyone comes in. So for the next few days and the weekend while I recover I will be working on more Halloween prims for my shop, etsy and ebay as well.

Have a great day eveyone!

Click HERE for my Auction

Sep 8, 2009

Victorian Witch Stocking...

How was everyone's Labor day? mine was good despite the fact that I am just dying from my broken tooth. I go in for surgery Wednesday morning yeah! so out it comes and I will be pain free. I should be more excited about that but the thought of surgery for extractions now means you don't get gassed and yanked, they put you out with an IV. When did they start doing that? I am a bit squeamish, but if it means the tooth will be out I guess its a good thing.

The kids and I spent the weekend with the fire pit going and roasting marshmallows. Fall is coming quick I can tell the mornings and nights are getting cooler and some of my summer garden flowers are already spent. I did work on some new projects this weekend too, Halloween ones! I am such a child when it comes to Halloween thank goodness I have little ones to give me the excuse I need to act like a kid myself.

So I have been stitching away, took a break from painting for a bit and made some Victorian Witches Stockings. This one in particular I love because of the antique looking photo of the witch on it. So I am sharing with you the new one. Hope you like it. I think I will drag all the decorations out this week, I put a few up already.

I let you know how the tooth is doing, Have a wonderful day everyone!

Aug 24, 2009

A Delicious Giveaway...

Ye Olde Thyme Prims is having a Delicious Giveaway...
Want to enter? Stop by their blog and check out the details the giveaway ends August 29th! You won't want to miss this!

YOTP can be searched on ebay to see all the wonderful primitive artists that sell there.

CLICK HERE for the YOTP Blog

Aug 21, 2009

The Salem Witch Trials...

A new offering from me now up on ebay was one of the most fun projects I have embarked upon. New England's history as well as that of the Salem Witch trial as you can guess is one of my favorite subjects. Another reason why I want to be on the east coast every fall.
So I created one of my extreme grungy books with a memorial theme. It has all the victims of the Salem Witch trials names, as well as the method and date they were put to death. It was such a sad time then during the hysteria of Salem Towne and I hoped to capture that in a keepsake.

So here is a photo to share with you of the book and a link to the auction if you want to see more.

Salem Witch Trial Book on Ebay

Domestic Witch Blog Award...

I received this amazing award from Wendy and I hope you will stop by and check out her wonderful blog Esoteria
Now to pass it on will take little thought however there are many I would like to give it to!

Sage at Enchanted Garden Studio

Sherry of Byrum Art

Pattee of Odd-Dolls

Aug 17, 2009

HA31 Brooms A Blazin Art Event...

Here Ye...Here Ye...
Come one, come all to the HA31 Brooms A' Blazin Art Event!

Beginning Wednesday August 19th the wonderful and talented Artists of the HA31 group will be kicking off the season with their Blazin Brooms, or paintbrushes for that matter!
Stop by Ebay and search HA31 and then sit down because you won't believe your eyes!
Our artists have geared up and raring to go with all kinds of new, unique, and one of a kind Halloween treasures and art!

Here is a link to the Ebay Auctions: HA31 Artists

Aug 13, 2009

I have been featured...!

One of my wonderful Art groups SEHA (the society of eclectic halloween artists) have honored me in making me a featured artist on their blog... go see, go see lol!

SEHA blog:
If you haven't seen their new blog check it out and give them a follow!

Don't forget there are many SEHA halloween artists selling on ebay and if you search the name SEHA you will see what they all have to offer!

Hope everyone is enjoying a sunny and not too hot day, fall is on its way soon.

Aug 11, 2009

Are You the Black Sheep of your Family...

Something new and amazing is afoot...its the Black Sheep Beadery.
I wanted to share with you all, some of the lovely creations that come out of this unique jewelry designers mind.
You will find some of the most detailed, hand crafted and custom made jewelry. Owning a singular piece of jewelry that will become a part of you and know that is was created with an extremely talented mind.
Lori makes
fashionable beaded jewelry that is skillfully crafted and handmade by her. All of her designs are carefully beaded with intricate detail and quality, allowing each piece to tell a story of your own individuality and style.

There are pieces inspired by the Renaissance, beautiful goddess and pagan themed jewelry and unique one of a kind designs. Lori works with glass beads as well as natural materials. She also does custom work. In fact I own one of the most beautiful creations that was custom made for me by her.
ICE BLUE One of my favorites, aquamarine (dyed) branch coral highlighted with moonstone and silver beads. Iridescent frosted glass half moons and light teal and aquamarine cloisonné set off the moss agate pendant.

Moon Goddess

Crescent Moon With Moonstone Accents

Here is some of her past work, and some things that are available now on Etsy, so stop by and "heart" her shop and browse through some of the lovely creations she has come up with, or inquire about commissioning a custom piece.

Click Here for BLACK SHEEP BEADERY on Etsy
or visit Black Sheep on myspace

Aug 4, 2009

A Child's Wonder...

I often wonder why I never really grew up lol, I know why though its the wonder of new found things you see out of a child's eyes when they find something amazing for the first time. Its like magick, its the little things to me in life that mean the most. My kids are always out exploring something or on adventures if they weren't they would be missing all this really cool stuff.

Two years ago we adopted "Charlie" and warty toad that came to call on the kids in the evening. They would bring him in to play at night and he typically would stay around the deck and pond. It kind of reminded me of the frog prince story I read to the kids at bedtime. Charlie would come up to the back door and look in. I swear he must have did this every night for weeks. I often wonder if he also thought of the kids as new friends.

Tonight we adopted "Flop" he is much like Charlie although he is still a baby and not even as big as a quarter. He is so tiny and fragile, much like my children. So we sat on the deck watching each others faces, and flop as we took turns holding and petting him. To get an idea of his size, those are my 9 yr olds hands in the pictures. He is just a tiny guy. We found him a safe place in the flower bed to avoid getting stepped on and there he is. Maybe he will be back again tomorrow to play.
I thought I would share pics of Flop as I did of Charlie. He is a dapper looking fellow.

Jul 29, 2009

Twilight Falling...

It is the season of the witch, well ok its not but its coming soon and I am getting ready for it. I can't think of anything else but Halloween and witches. Thats ok with me though I love to paint them so its fitting that I just keep doing it.

So here is a new one in a long series I am doing this month, titled "twilight falling"

Which reminds me I have to get dinner ready for the kids before they start revolting. Have a great evening everyone!


Jul 28, 2009


I love doing these little ACEO's. I remember the first time I found out what they were. I have to admit I had never even heard of them 3 years ago. I was amazed at the artists that create little works of art in this small format. Don't laugh I was someone scrapbooking on 12 x 12 sheets where you have room to work!
For those of you who are not familiar with ACEO's here is the skinny on them:

A.C.E.O.- Art Cards -Editions and Originals... fit in a standard trading card sleeve, or can be matted and framed. They are an affordable way to own, collect and / or trade original works of art.
The only rule for aceo's is their size, they have to be 2.5 x 3.5 always. Other than that anything goes. They can be painted, drawn, altered art, I know of an artist that does them on fabric dryer sheets. Similar to ATC's or artist trading cards which began as a way for artists to trade each others work back and forth with each other. These were not meant to be sold. ACEO's hit ebay and grew like you wouldn't believe. I am glad they did. I have began to collect them from all the artist friends I know.

I am used to doing larger paintings but once I began doing them I couldn't stop. I love them. I just wish I had more time to work with them as my days are filled with so many other mediums. Here is a new ACEO that I did this week and will be available on ebay:

Jul 27, 2009

Mental Duck...To Mental Swan

I feel that I may have turned from ugly duckling to swan, or so I have been told. I hope to always inspire others in life and in art as well for as long as I am able to do so.

The Mental Duck to Mental Swan Award is given to two amazing groups of bloggers;

1. To Bloggers who encourage and nurture others bloggers to explore and grow in their creative, spiritual or mental lives.
2. To Bloggers who are blooming and growing creatively, spiritually or mentally in their lives & sharing it on their blogs .

I was given this award by my dear friend Sarah who although she feels like I encourage and support her, she in return gives me the gift of the same and her friendship I would have not wanted to miss in this life. Your truly loved Sarah, and I hope that you know how many lives you touch every day.

Jul 26, 2009

The Wise Ones...

I hate Sundays, I have since I was a kid. I think because its the end of the weekend. Its time for everyone to go home, and Monday is lurking around the corner lol. Another long week ahead.

I wish I was wise, at my age I still don't have all the answers to lifes great questions. I do know this though, art is part of your soul and no matter how awful you feel or how much you would like to give up...creating is always there and can pull you out of whatever slump you are in.

A sneak peak at my newest painting...
"The Wise Ones"
This one is on gallery wrapped canvas and is 8x10.

To anyone having a not so wise day today...hang in there this too shall pass...

Jul 22, 2009

The Witching Hour...

Two of the new paitings I have up on ebay right now I finished this week. Its so nice to be back in the swing of things, even if I am still behind. Do we ever really catch up once we get behind? Probably not but everything that is left for us to do will still be there tomorrow lol.

Hope everyone is having a great day!
Witch Hollow Primitives on Ebay

"The Witching Hour"

"Amethyst Evening"

Jul 20, 2009

Honey and Me Dolls and Huge Ebay Closeout Sale...

Along with some of my new paintings on ebay I am having some closeout sales from the store which include some adorable primitive collectible dolls from Honey & Me.

Some of these have been retired and are no longer available but I need to make room for all that Halloween art!

Each little primitive doll has a cute little hang tag and tea stained dress and they are all starting out at $15 bucks!
Most of my closeout auctions will be going on right now in July and the entire month of August and will offer free shipping on almost all items so stop by and check out my ebay listings.

Witch Hollow Primitives on Ebay

Wishing you all a wonderful and simply primitive day!

Jul 10, 2009

Back From the Dead...

"The Pumpkin King"

After being down for 10 days with that nasty bug thats going around, I am back in the swing of things. So much stuff I had to wait to get back to but I am still taking it slow. I was already yelled at by my doc when no one would bring me a laptop lol. I can't help it I am just a work-a-holic I guess. When you enjoy something its hard to not do it.

I wanted to thank all my friends and those of you who sent me all the well wishes while I was sick. It was very thoughtful and I appreciate it greatly! Also for Sherry and Cat who had a stoke while I was gone, they worry about me so.

So I have new listings up on ebay this week and a few new paintings to share with all of you. I will put the link to my auctions here because I won't list all them but Let me know which is your favorites!

Have a wonderful weekend, I am actually relaxing I got a ton of movies the kids and I are going to watch and plenty of junkfood to snack on!

"Harvest Moon"

Here is a peek at "Grave Diggers Union, local #13"

Here is the link to the rest of my auctions on ebay.
Witch Hollow Primitives On EBAY