Saturday, November 15, 2008

EHAG Challenge ~ Wintry and Spooky Owls

It's EHAG Challenge time again!
If you click the pictures below, you'll get a sneak peek at some of the challenge pieces being offered.
That being said, we invite each and everyone of you to further explore our current listings on eBay.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Ghoulish Giveaway Winners

Thank you to all who entered our very first Ghoulish Giveaway.

The lucky winners names are posted below:

1.) villagegiftshoppe -

2.) jpwhimsy - Laura said... Ooo, a giveaway!...

3.) sweet*b*- Scrappy Jessi said... so fun you are...

4.) *retro-rudolphs* - Lory said... took a gander @all...

5.) queenofholidays - Maggi said... Love your site...

6.) woopitydooart -

7.) kingofmicestudios - Bonnie Jones

8.) ivas_creations - Yummi-Bears said... What as spooktacular...

9.) fluffyourstuff - Running with a sharp pencil said... Witches and goblins...

10.) cornerstoregoddess -

11.) suzanne.artist - Sara Frye

12.) wondrousthings - black eyed susans kitchen said... This is pretty...

13.) fun*folkart

14.) leahsartmagic - Christine Edwards said...Wow, what a...

9 of the 14 winners will be notified by email shortly.

There are a handful of winners we cannot find contact information for, so please contact us at: We will need your full name and shipping address.

The winners we do not have contact information for are as follows:
Scrappy Jessi, Lory, Maggi, Running with a sharp pencil and Black eyed susans kitchen.

Please stay tuned... we are planning another giveaway in January 2009!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Ghoulish Giveaway!

As a thank you to our collectors and supporters, we're having a little giveaway this week! All you have to do is leave a comment here, and we'll draw names from the EHAG cauldron on Halloween night for each and every piece shown here. It's okay to comment anonymously, but be sure we have your email address so we can notify you in the event you win. If you prefer not to leave a comment you can also email us at

Wishing everyone who enters wicked good luck - and a Happy Halloween to all!!

~ The EHAG artists

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Soon it will be all Tricks 'n Treats!

A little over a week and Halloween night will be upon us! So I've listed this 5x7 Beeswax Collage on canvas board for a three-day auction on eBay. It will end this weekend, which means you are sure to get it before the big night!! Check out my listing on eBay here and all the other fabulous offerings from my fellow EHAG artists here. You're sure to find many "treats" before the trickery of October 31!

If you'd like to LEARN how to create a beeswax collage on your own, I'm teaching "The Buzz about Beeswax," Saturday, November 15, 2008, from 10 am - 1 pm, at My Daughter's Wish, in Pleasant Hill, CA.
The cost is $45. You'll learn
how to apply the dreamy affect of beeswax to your art, gifts and memory making by making a fall collage (not pictured). Click here for registration information and a photo of the piece you'll be working on.

Happy Haunting...Iva Wilcox

Trick or Treat Beeswax Collage © 2008 Iva Wilcox, Iva's Creations

Monday, October 20, 2008

"Eleventh Hour" ~ Postcard

Presenting my newest & LAST regular vintage-style Halloween postcard for 2008 "Eleventh Hour."

Done with archival pen / ink and color pencil on a 140 lb. watercolor postcard.

This eBay auction began on Sat. 10/18 @ 1 PM EST and ends on 10/25/08.

© 2008 Christopher Klingler, All Rights Reserved.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

EHAG's ~ "Tricky Treats & CrEEpY Confections" Oct. 3rd Art Challenge!

Just a reminder that our EHAG "Tricky Treats & CrEEpY Confections" Creative Art Challenge begins tomorrow on October 3rd.

All participating EHAG artisans were to create something "CrEEpY" confectionery for this challenge. Artists could make their pieces in any medium.

We have a great auction banner created for us by the lovely & talented Joee of "Cart Before the Horse."

All auctions begin tomorrow on Friday Oct. 3rd on eBay! Check out all the goodies if you get a chance!

EHAG Artist Auctions ~ (Click Here)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

EHAG Featured on Ebay's Chatter Blog!

HAPPY Oct. 1st!!!

We have GREAT news to share on this auspicious day!

Our Halloween art group EHAG (Eclectic Halloween Artists Group) has been featured in an article in eBay's Chatter (blog).

Here is a link to our article. Check it out if you get a chance!

We are ALL doing a HAPPY dance today.

SpOOky Regards,

Friday, September 19, 2008

Extra, extra... read all about them!

We're very proud of our artists who've made it to
print these past couple of years.
Some have submitted work to various publications
and a few have published their own books.
Please click on the pictures to enlarge them to full size.
Graphics used for these pages: © 2008 Retro Rudolph's.

Creative costuming

Creativity in costuming is definitely something we have a passion for and although most of us (ahem) are past the age of trick or treating, we do have children who like candy.
Please click on the pictures to enlarge them to full size.
Digital scrapbooking elements used for these pages:
© 2008 Scrap Girls, © 2008 O'Scraps.

Creative Carving

It wouldn't be Halloween without a carved jack o' lantern or two.
As you can see we don't do simple!
Please click on the picture to enlarge it to full size.
Digital scrapbooking elements used for this page:
© 2008 Scrap Girls, © 2008 O'Scraps.

Delicious and delectable

There's nothing ordinary about our food or candy!
Please click on the picture to enlarge it to full size.
Digital scrapbooking elements & graphics used for this page:
© 2008 Scrap Girls, © 2008 O'Scraps, © 2008 Retro Rudolph's

In's and out's of decorating for Halloween

Art, ornaments, cobwebs and spiders are a few of our favorite things.
Please click on the picture to enlarge it to full size.
Digital scrapbooking elements used for this page:
© 2008 Scrap Girls, © 2008 O'Scraps.

A tree full of treasures

Chris has taken Halloween to new heights with his lavishly decorated pencil tree.
Please click on the picture to enlarge it to full size.
Digital scrapbooking elements used for this page:
© 2008 Scrap Girls, © 2008 O'Scraps

The magick of collecting Halloween art

Patte's got a passion for one of a kind Halloween art.
Please click on the picture to enlarge it to full size.
Digital scrapbooking elements used for this page:
© 2008 Scrap Girls, © 2008 O'Scraps.

Collecting creepy concoctions

Kristen's collection of creepy cans, canisters and concoctions
is sure to whet your Halloween appetite!
Please click on the picture to enlarge it to full size.
Digital scrapbooking elements used for this page:
© 2008 Scrap Girls, © 2008 O'Scraps.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Let's Make Witch Hats

I've had some folks asking me how to make witch hats lately,
so I thought I'd put together a little How-To.
Let me note that I'm sure there are a gazillion ways to make tiny pointy hats (probably some methods that are much better than mine), but this is how I go about it.
That said, Here goes:
-Sewing machine (or a needle and thread)
-Cardstock or a cereal box
-Cotton (Warm 'n' Natural is best) batting
-Fabric glue
-Paper towel
1) I cut an oval brim out of cardstock (a cereal box works great too) to fit the dolly in need of a hat. I do this by just sorta eye-balling it and trimming a little here and there til it's right.
2) Trace your cardstock brim onto cotton batting and cut out.


3) Glue your cardstock brim to a scrap of muslin. When dry, cut it out.


4) Stitch up a triangle from muslin. Make the bottom edge about the same measurement as the outside of the brim.


5) Turn your triangle inside out and stuff lightly with a paper towel.


6) Holding your triangle like an ice cream cone, feed tip of hat through brim (cloth side toward tip of hat) til the cone is a nice fit all around. Then snip down to brim every quarter inch or so.

7) Using fabric glue, stick your little tabs down
like so-
8) Snip off edges of tabs.
9) Glue cotton batting piece on the brim, covering your little tabby things.
Now your hat is ready for painting!


10) Using acrylic paints, paint your hat however you like. This little witch is partial to teal. After drying, I lightly sand and then stain with burnt umber. When that's dry I sand again, and add a little hat band.


You can get as creative as you want. No one says witch hats have to be black. Why not polka dots? Or beaded? Maybe her hat band is glittery, or covered in silk flowers. So many possiblities!


Now you try!


(posted By Jo from CartBeforeTheHorse)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Great Pumpkin Carve

The dates have been announced for this year's Great Pumpkin Carve in Chadds Ford, PA. It will take place October 23rd - 25th. If you live in the tri-state area and love Halloween, this event is not to be missed! I've been competing in this competition with my mother for the last five years and we've been lucky enough to win several awards. Here is our giant carved pumpkin from last year.

Depending on the growing season, the pumpkins can weigh several hundred pounds. Professional as well as non professionals carve in the competition. There is live music, hayrides and tons of food. My favorite part is on the first night when the carving has stopped and the lights go off. It is a truly magical place to be!
If you are in the area on the first night stop by and find me.
Jennifer - Gypsy Mare Studios

Friday, September 5, 2008

Getting Ready for Tinsel and Treasures Folk Art Show

It's that time of year when Halloween enthusiasts look for fall folk art shows to add unique pieces to their collections in addition to those found on eBay. And in my part of the world, the Tinsel and Treasures Folk Art Show, Sept. 13, is where you'll find some of my All Hallows Eve offerings. Above is a sneak peek at what this EHAG member is cooking up in my San Francisco Bay area studio. Alas, I am the only EHAG member in the show, but that doesn't mean you won't find exceptional art from the other six artisans. Vintage whimsies, unique dolls, jewelry, crowns and paper mache collectibles are to be found at this first annual show in Downtown Danville, CA. Head on over to the website to read all about the show and sale, or stop by my blog to see what other spooky goodies I will have available. Fall is in the air!
Happy Haunting....Iva Wilcox

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Halloween Carnival

I'm in this group on E-bay. We all make Halloweeny stuff. Every now and then we have these challenges, to amuse ourselves mostly, and to entice ourselves to do something that maybe we wouldn't ordinarily do. We do these challenges every few months or so, and this one's theme is Halloween Carnival. The entries are so much fun! So I thought I'd share them here.

Retro Lori's


Vintage Lori's









Notforgot Lori's

Melissa's ***















And our's