Archive for August, 2010

American Holiday Artists Studio Marketplace Debut!

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Here’s my blog giveaway to celebrate the opening of the AHA Studios Marketplace!  He’s a sculpted jol on a mini canvas, and comes with his own easel!  READ ON!  See how you can win this original piece of artwork from me, and find out how to win from our other artists as well!  OH boy!

We have a wonderful lineup of talent for you!  I specialize in sculpted pieces from papier mache, and various clays, as well as a lot of illustration work for companies with whom I am licensed.  I’ve been at this for a looong time!  You may have purchased something I designed in garden flags, figures, rugs, textiles, Christmas cards ….well, I am now branching out into needlepoint canvases as well.  You never know where I will pop up next!  Here’s more about our group………..

We’re three years old, and today we launch our marketplace to expand the horizons for you, our collectors!!  Our artist members offer fresh one-of-a-kind, heirloom-quality seasonal and holiday theme art—from hooked rugs, to whimsical papier-mâché characters, cloth dolls, folk art, fantasy art, paintings, one-of-a-kind ornaments, artist patterns and more!  This is brought to you, directly from the artist’s studio to your home year round, made with you in mind, by award-winning and respected artists.

Visit American Holiday Artists Studio Marketplace at .Opt in and subscribe to our mailing list and receive our free monthly newsletter-you’ll keep up with new monthly-artist members, new work, artist challenges and future events. New arrivals featured the 25th of each month.

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To launch us on our artistic journey with you, we are taking the theme of The Christkindlemarket in Europe where all things are possible for the holidays………….

You stroll among the tents where artists have displayed their work, so stroll through our artists’ blogs, leave a comment on each one, and perhaps you will be a winner of original artwork!  All you have to do is leave a comment, and each artist will announce the winner on September 12th.  The artists have all silently picked a random number of a comment, so if your number comes up, you will be the happy recipient of their creation.  It’s that simple, and that much fun!  So settle back, relax and begin your stroll.  The list below shows you the participating artists in our market blog giveaway.  Look on my blog roll, underneath the logo for American Holiday Artists, and you will find the links to their blogs..  You can do your hopping thing, leave comments, and have a chance to win fabulous original work from some terrific artists!  So, leave me a comment, continue your journey, and enjoy our launch!  Thanks for looking!

Suzanne Urban Designs
Mothers Dream Artworks
Seasonal Whimsies by Susan V.
folk ‘n’ fiber blog
Alycia’s Art
Back in the day Originals
Cathy Santarsiero The Christmas Corgi
Elysian Field Originals
Fantasy Whispers
Folk Art By Penny
Folk Art from the Heart
Ginny Diezel Studios
Golder’s Creaky Gate
Granny Wolf Original Art Dolls
Howling Moons Blog
Lowell Country Designs
Lynn Bernier Portfolio
Skellyton Art
The Goode Wife of Washington County
Whimsical Endeavors
Wings and Paws whimsies


Wednesday, August 18th, 2010
their wedding day

their wedding day

This is beautiful!  This warms my heart!  This makes me cry!  Yes, here are Matthew and Joan, moments after the ceremony.  It took place on Saturday, July 10th, and so many of you have been asking about pictures!  Matthew tells me that they are going through three boxes of proofs, and then, of course, there will be the digital proofs as well.   I haven’t seen what must be hundreds of images taken, but this sums it all up for me – the setting, the event, deep and abiding love.

The photo was taken by the son of one of the groomsmen, and I think it captures the essence of the day.  It was a tranquil, private setting in the Santa Monica Mountains at the Ahmanson Ranch.  This parcel of land is part of the California state parks system, and provides a vista which really sets the mood for a wedding.  Joan was radiant in a lovely halter wedding gown, with a small veil over the left eye.  After the ceremony, she removed the veil and wore a jeweled clip – she is class personified!  Matthew, well, what do you say about the son whom you adore?!  I thought I could hold together, until he came out with the guys, and there he was in his tuxedo – tails and striped trousers.  I then cried, momentarily, as I thought about the baby I had held in my arms, the toddler who had stopped breathing, the child who had so many operations on his ears, the teenager who became an Eagle scout, the college student who went on to get his Master’s Degree in film, and the man who now is a successful movie editor in Hollywood.  OH MY!

Matthew has married Joan, the love of his life – a beautiful (inside and out!), talented, accomplished woman who takes such good care of him, and he of her.  She enriches our family life, and her parents are wonderful, nurturing folks.  Her family brings much to our family – the warmth, the friendship, the lasting relationships.  I have so much to be grateful for…..

Coming Soon!!!!!!!!

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

Coming soon, there will be a brand new artists’ site to delight your holiday senses!  The American Holiday Artists will launch their studio marketplace on August 25, 2010!  Yay!  More details to follow, and I will be hosting a blog giveaway, so check back frequently to be in the know and to get your name in to win an original piece of art from me!


SpookyTime Jingles update tonight!

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

This candy corn cat is waiting to see you!

And, so is this little clown snowman!  See you tonight around midnight on SpookyTime Jingles!  Don’t be late!

New Pfatt Marketplace offering tomorrow night!

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

It’s been a while for me to get back into a regular rhythm of blogging, posting photos, etc.  Between the pc dying, our trip to California for our son’s wedding, and catching up on deadlines, life has been sorta crazy!  Now that I am settling back in, I wanted to post a pic of my latest creation – my Happy Little JOL which will be available on pfattmarketplace tomorrow night around midnight, West Coast time!  I am making my own papier mache these days – love the feel, love the texture, love the look – hope you do as well!  Check in tomorrow night and see all the goodies!