What's on the Slab?
Check here for Ghoul Friday news. From show announcements to new how-to projects, this is where I list what's not to be missed.
|Next Show: Art-O-Con in Burlington on May 5th '13||
Art-O-Con 2 (The Wrath of Con) on Sunday, May 5th 2013 in Burlington, Ontario.
Doors open at 11:00 am and close 9:00pm. Admittance is $5 (children under 12 are free).
3063 S Service Rd.
Check out the facebook event page above, or go to the main Art-O-Con page for previews of participating artists. Expect to find everything from life-size Daleks roaming around, to Krampus goodies for sale, not to mention some amazing illustrators and one-of-kind sculptors. Add a little Fangoria for flavouring, some storm troopers, and finally some Ghost Busters, and I think we've got ourselves a party here.
|Show Season Finished Until 2013||
Thanks to everyone who made this year so successful for me online and at local shows.
I'm done for the season but will be popping up around Toronto next year.
In the meantime, check my Etsy Shop between now and Christmas for any items you missed at the shows.
Now I'm off to try and put together final touches for Halloween around the house. Will be posting pictures of decorations soon! Happy Halloween folks.
|"Lucky 13" Etsy Sale Until Oct 13th||
From now until October 13th, my Etsy store is open. I'll be adding items this first week of September.
As a bonus for my online readers, the first 6 people who buy an item from the shop and mention "ZOMBIE!" gets a little surprise.
|Show: Bazaar of the Bizarre Oct 21st||
Come to the Bazaar of the Bizarre, a marketplace for all things exotic, whimsical and macabre! Local artists - indie, goth, lowbrow and the Halloween inspired - will gather for the annual event.
When: Sunday October 21st 2012
Where: Pia Bowman ballet school, 6 Noble St Toronto (just north from Queen St, west of Dufferin)
Time: 11am - 8pm
FREE to attend! Child and costume friendly.
It's one of my favourite events of the season. Be sure to come by my table and say hello!
|FanExpo & Festival of Fear August 2012||
From August 23 to August 26 I'll be in the artist alley section of FanExpo in Toronto at table A45.
Normally I word my announcements with things like "I'll see you at Rue Morgue's Festival of Fear!" but uh...I'm not sure if that's applicable this time around. While our group of indie artists is technically sorted as Horror within artist alley (and as such, we are usually close to the Horror section), as you can see from the floor plan they've moved us as far away from the Horror section as physically possible this year.
So come on out to the far edge of the convention this month. The badlands, if you will. Think of it as a quest, where instead of fighting trolls and monsters, you have to navigate through teenagers dressed up in Anime costumes, avoiding "free hugs" at every turn.
|Visit Me At Scarefest 2012 on July 7! *updated*||
I will be a vendor at Scarefest this summer, a haunter's
"Scarefest gives you an opportunity to exchanges ideas with fellow Haunters and maybe take home a few new ideas to go with the new friendships you’ve made. In attendance will be Owners and Operators of Professional Haunted Houses, Actors, Home Haunters, Artists, Halloween Enthusiasts and Vendors.Enjoy a BBQ, Door Prizes, and Contests for: Ms. & Mr. Scarefest and Best Homemade Prop. Admission is FREE, however we are asking for a Donation to the Sick Kids Foundation."
Saturday July 7th, 2012
12:00 noon – 6:00 pm
Garnet A. Williams Community Centre
501 Clark Avenue, Thornhill, Ontario, Canada
(Between Bathurst & Yonge Street on Clark Ave, close to the 407 ETR & Hwy #7)
|Updates! Updates! Updates!||
Get thee to the Art Ghoullery where you will find:
I still have a number of Plague Doctors to add to the site. Hope to have that completed soon.
Besides that, I am working feverishly to prepare for fall shows and hoping to add one more for the summer. I will keep you posted.
|Winter Blues & Puppy News||
Inspiration has been hard to come by (as it usually is for me in January and February). Now that March is almost here, I expect to get the gears going once more on new figures. As well, the house has been completely turned upside down to accommodate a new furry addition to the family. So forgive me if the blog turns into puppy central for a few posts. In between, I'll be revving up to create items for Festival of Fear 2012 in August, part of FanExpo in Toronto.
|Pumpkin Latte and Brittle!||
Just because Halloween is technically over, you can still treat yourself to pumpkin-flavoured treats.
If you can get your hands on pumpkin seeds, you can make this easy pumkpin seed brittle (but don't burn it like I did).
Or, much easier, is the pumpkin spiced latte.
|Halloween Pics & Recipes||
If you haven't seen it already, the pictures for this year's Halloween theme - My Dark Love - are up in the Art Ghoullery.
I've also added three new recipes to the Eerie Edibles page (in the Party Planning area). They include jack o'lantern chili cups, stuffed tomato eyeballs, and Halloween shaped puff pastry.