Saturday, October 30, 2010

Art Doll Gallery Show & Madness In The Studio!

Greetings & Salutations

Well it has been a crazy week here Crow Haven Farm...just when you think you have everything done...
"BAM" it all comes at you with FULL SPEED! LOL Isn't that always the way?
First off, I am having an Art Doll Gallery Show which is being held at the Baum School of Art in the Rodale Family Gallery. I'm really looking forward to it and I have been preparing for this over the past several months. If you are in the neighborhood, I would love to see you all. Here is the invite that the Gallery sent out:

Not only will have a bunch of my Folk Art Jointed Art Dolls there, I'll be introducing some new works which I have entitled "The Crow Art Dolls."  I will also being showing some of Eclectic Beings too.
The show couldn't have come at a better time. I was so excited to hear that I was being published in the Winter Issue of Art Doll Quarterly. I just received my copy of the magazine a couple of days ago and was just absolutely thrilled how the girls just popped out of the page!

Art Doll Quarterly did a fantastic job photographing them and really capturing their little outfits and faces. Look for my Wedding Collection in the Spring 2011 Issue...Should be quite exciting!
Here is a picture of some of my Moulin Rouge Girls I just finished and dropped off at the Gallery:

and here is what I'll be finishing up this weekend!

Wish Me Luck on Completing these little eyes are half shut as it is! LOL
I hope you all have a WONDERFUL, SAFE, SPOOKY HALLOWEEN! Save some candy for me!
Until Next Time...

Saturday, October 23, 2010


I am proud to announce that one of our Creepy Orphan Society Members is starting a new and amazing workshop entitled "ARTSPELL the ALCHEMY of M.E."

Click HERE to SIGN-UP!

I am really looking forward to this workshop and working with Cody!

Congrats CODY! I'm so proud of you!


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

It's All Most Time...November 1st It's Out of the Bag!

Greetings & Salutations
The newest issue of Art Doll Quarterly,
due to arrive at your favorite bookstore
and magazine stand on November 1st.

Woodstown Whimsies, Artist Daryle Cook Made the Cover! Find their work here.

My Nordic and Trachten Crow Art Dolls Made the Issue and I absolutely love how they presented them.
Both of these Collections that are being shown in ADQ will be heading to my Art Exhibition November 4, 2011, which is being held in the Rodale Gallery located at The Baum Art School in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Thank you so much Jana for all of your hard work and the creative team at Stampington for creating such a wonderful Art Magazine for all of us!
Now I Hope Everyone runs out and gets their COPY OF THIS GREAT MAGAZINE! As for me, I will knock over the Postmaster! LOL
Enjoy and until next time...

Friday, October 8, 2010



Creepy Orphan Society has a BLOG now. I've been working on it for the past few days and it still needs some work, but it will get there all in due time.

If you would like to join our new and exciting Group, please leave me a comment here, email me, or leave a comment on our new Creepy Orphan Society Blog.  Please note, make sure you leave your links so we can check out your work.

We are officially open as of January 2011, but some of the members have signed up for a few challenges before we launch in January.  Our very first Challenge is entitled:

You can check out the Mütter Museum next time you’re in Center City Philadelphia, on 19 South 22nd Street.
I will be posting some of the members that have completed their challenge later on the COS Blog.
I have also finished my piece.  Meet "Henray Lost." He is a Creepy Orphan waiting for Adoption. However, they keep him locked in his room at the Orphanage because he lost his foot and they hung it on the ceiling so he couldn't get out.
The poor thing...what is a Creepy Orphan to do?

I hope you enjoyed "Henray Lost" and make sure to stop over later to the other Creepy Orphans.
I hope you all have a wonderful and creative weekend.
Now off to Rock out to RUSH and add some green olives to my drink!
Until Next Time...

Friday, October 1, 2010

Happy October 1, 2010 - 30 Days Until Spooky Time!

Greetings & Salutations

Happy October 1st Everyone. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend of creative goodness! This weekend is a good weekend to play, decorate for the Festive Season approaching and chilling with some Green Olives and Vodka. LOL

Here is a quick tutorial on using Elmer's Caulk to get your creative juices flowing this weekend.
First...Make sure you buy the "CLEAR" caulking. Elmer's makes one also that looks like white glue. You don't want that one. Get the CLEAR one.

Okay, get your imagine (copyright free, i.e., public domain). I printed mine out on my ink-jet printer. Squeeze the caulking onto your substrate (i.e.,canvas, wood, papier mache box, canvas board, cloth) and then lay your image face down into the caulk.  Be careful not to get any of the caulking on the back of your image.  For best results, allow this to dry for 24 hours. I usually do a bunch at night so they are ready for me the next day.
I laid down some gesso on my piece of wood because I wanted a clean transfer. 
Here is my transfer dried. 
Second, you grab some water and start rubbing off the paper.  You might have to do this a couple of times until you get a clean image.
See how the water is removing the paper?  Keep doing this process until you get the image you want. It's really easy and simple and a lot cheaper than going through all of your Golden Gel Medium.

Enjoy and have fun!
Have a great Weekend and Until Next Time...


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