Saturday, July 24, 2010

Interview with Flora Thompson of Bone Head Studios...

Flora Thompson is the imaginative artist behind the Texas-based
Bone Head Studios

Her unique sculptures can be found both on eBay and Etsy under her ID:

How would you describe your work?
I'm a bit eclectic, but "Creepy Cute" is what usually fits the bill.

How long have you been creating Halloween-themed art?
In a really odd coincidence, around 2008 I remember thinking how wonderful it would be to just do Halloween themed items. And, low and behold an opportunity opened up for me to do just that!! Although, I did sell some Halloween items on Ebay in 2007.

What do you consider your greatest creative challenge?
This may not be what you were referring to, but I find that my greatest creative challenge is to work with deadlines... I HATE time constraints.

What do you like most about being a member of EHAG?
I am always in awe that I'm in such great company. Everyone's an inspiration.

What was your favorite childhood costume, and why?
I actually don't have any real memories of a favorite costume, but I do remember that they would never fit very well and tore easily.

Do you have any favorite Halloween Traditions?
One of my most favorite traditions is putting together a Halloween basket, kinda like an Easter basket. It came about because a lot of our old neighbors had moved and the newer ones seemed to shun Halloween. My son was still little, and I didn't want him to be disappointed with the poor participation and lack of treats. Even though Halloween has made a comeback in our neighborhood, my son still loves his basket.

Where do you find your inspiration?
I usually just sketch faces and add to them. They go through a lot of changes and don't always look like the original sketches when I'm done. Lately, I see faces/figures in the marble tiles in our bathroom, but I also see them in everyday items. I don't always wear my glasses, so sometimes I see things that really aren't what they are. Mostly, they just come from my mind's eye.

What are your artistic plans for the future?
I just take it a day at a time...I'm hoping to get up enough nerve to go to an art retreat or something all by myself.

"Open the Vault" - tell us a secret that not many people know about you.
Ahahaha, then it wouldn't be a secret would it? real secret, but I'm afraid of heights.

How do you balance your personal/professional life?
When I do learn to do that, you will be the first to know.

See more of Flora's work at these following websites:

Her Halloween-themed work can also be found on eBay by using the acronym "EHAG" in your eBay & Etsy searches.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

July Giveaway at the Emporium!

There is a fabulous Giveaway going on at our EHAG Emporium featuring 3 original works of Halloween art! This all leads up to our July 31st Emporium opening, and it's our way of saying thanks to you for following, supporting and collecting our art. Please visit our EHAG Emporium now to enter to win!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

June 30 EHAG Emporium!!

Run on over to see all the Halloween goodies!!