A little bit dark, a little bit spooky...

A little bit dark, a little bit spooky...

Thursday, October 4, 2018

With so much gratitude in my heart ...

The 2018 MONSTERS & MERRIMENT show was just amazing.

Thank you to all who were a very vital part of this event!

The entrance to the show, with the lively and inviting vintage-styled goodies offered by Fezziwig's Halloween Holiday Shoppe.  Run by Vance Nichols (Creative Director of Fontanel), it was an absolute  delight to the senses, like walking into a Halloween wonderland! 

I am again humbled by the love and generosity of all who participated and attended. From the artists, to the live music, the movies and all the cool prizes we gave away to excited fans, it was 9+ hours of fun and fantasy. 

I'd told Mark that I hoped to sell as much of my Halloween art as possible - did not want to have to repack and bring anything home, and you know what? I nearly sold out of everything! With the exception of a few large, high-end sculptures, I returned home with empty boxes! It feels so good to know that there are folks who fell in love with the Halloween spirit, embodied in clay, paint, and material, and that those creations will forever be in a home as a family heirloom. That does my heart a world of good, and again, I am filled with a sense of humbleness here... 

As you'd expect, right now I'm still pretty worn out, still reorganizing and unpacking the last few things back into my studio before I take a break (the entire month of October!) and then rev up production for a few upcoming events.

I'll return here soon to post some photos and maybe even a few video clips taken at the show, but for now, I must return to the Batcave and rest up...

In the meantime, I hope everyone enjoys the autumn season! Gather with friends and family, have fun, stay healthy, and know you can look forward to an even bigger show in 2019. See you then!




Love and gratitude to my Friends and Family who participated:

Kelsey Schoff ... Crystal Chan ... Jeff Bertrand ... Keely Jane ... John Davis ... Gerald Seiberling... David and Jessica McCullars ... Nena Gravil ... 
Michael Hraba ... Stephanie Macias ...  
Jackie Cheuvront ... Michelle Sweatt ... Natasha Gann Petree ... Vicki Miller ... Jodie Wrekt ... 
Linda Hermes King ... Jeff Wilson ... Andrea Luttrell ... Ethan Black ... Elizabeth Bissette ...
Amy Delvin ... Christy Eidson ... Jeff Nelson ... Jennifer Cater ... Stephen Fox ... Melysa Baucom ...
Chris Simpson ... Alexis Colbert ... Jerry Winnette ... Destiney Hett ... Jesse Scherer Mangrum ...
Rachel Cottone ... Cindy Mallalieu ... 
Troy Guinn ... Franko Hashiguchi ... Don Clark ... Rob Campbell ... 
Vicki Kremer Plant ...  Susie Kerr-Wright ... Robert & Thomas Rhea of Crimson Witch Patisserie ....

The amazing and talented Vance Nichols ... and EVERYONE at the fantastic Fontanel, the best venue I could have ever hoped, wished and dreamed for.

Of course, it goes without saying, I could not have done it all without my dearest hubby, Mark... thank you for believing in the magic of Halloween, but mostly, for believing in ME. I love you, honey. The best is yet to come!