Friday, September 22, 2017

Illustrated Colorful Halloween Cards

Greeting cards are fun! No matter what's the occasion, it feels really special to send and receive a hand-written note from a friend and family. I have picked out some for the cutest cards featuring Halloween characters including owl, bat, ghost, cat and jack-o-lantern based on original illustrations by Amy Richards Illustration (above) and Heidiroo Art (below).  

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Halloween Special Owl Grilled Cheese Sandwich

It's no secret that kids and adult both love cheese sandwich. Maria of Kitchen at Hoskins turned it around and dressed it up so it becomes Halloween ready! The Owl Cheese Grilled Sandwich will be spooktacular for a Halloween party which will just disappear in no time! You will need only a few tools that you can find around the home and simple ingredients. Do visit her blog for the step-by-step instructions to make the sandwich and other creative ideas like Spicy, Sesame Snake Breadsticks.


Paperchase Halloween Cards 2017

Halloween is about scary stuff, things that we know are not real but are enjoyed being scary. People dress up as scary characters and decorate their homes to make it look like a haunted place. These cards by Paperchase is an adorable twist on Halloween scary characters. The owl with toffee candy apple, ghosts roasting marshmallows or dancing skeletons will make the recipients smile. Perfect to send to kids or someone who celebrates Halloween a non-scary way. 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Contemporary Folk Artist: Rebecca Miller Campbell

Rebecca Miller Campbell is a self-taught artist, doll maker and a painter who lives in the foothills of Appalachia. She crafts dolls and folk art inspired ornaments using fabric, paint and clay. The artist is inspired by antique, vintage remnants and nature, and often incorporates recycled materials, antiques and found objects in her work.

Each piece is one-of-a-kind, a result of long hours of careful construction, hand-painted intricate details and perfectly aged for a charming vintage look. The above shown pieces are her newest creation that will a part of the Bewitching Peddlers of Halloween, Chelsea, Michigan on September 30th. For more information on the event click here.

Her work has been published in several magazines including “Prims” and “Art Doll Quarterly.” She is an exhibiting member of the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen. Her work has been included in group exhibits including Regional Favorites in Grayson Gallery & Arts Center, Grayson, Kentucky and Minnie Adkins and her Kentucky Folk Art Colleagues Hawk Galleries, Columbus, Ohio.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

"Harvest Garden" Collection by Pier1

Fall is just around the corner, and the seasonal merchandise is popping up all over the internet. The new season is a season for family dinners and parties which gives us a chance to update our decor. Pier1 tableware collection "Harvest Garden" featuring the adorable fall leaves critters is a great way to instantly get your dining room fall ready. The collection offers plates, mugs, salt and pepper shaker, glasses, platter and pitcher hand-painted with owl, hedgehog, deer and fox in vibrant hues.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Surreal Animal Paintings by Jacub Gagnon

Canadian artist Jacub Gagnon graduated in 2009 with a degree in BFA from the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD). He creates whimsical animal paintings using mainly acrylics and oil on canvas. The surreal paintings of animals are amazingly realistic as well as intriguing. Animals are often depicted with odd objects and in bizarre scenery which one would never expect to witness.

“Within the stage that is my canvas, I present animals and objects in bizarre manners, placing them in scenes that oppose practicality. My paintings become a space in which nature becomes unnatural, bordering surreal.”

The artist's paintings can be seen in several galleries throughout the USA and Canada. The artist is currently being represented by the Thinkspace Gallery in LA. You can see more of his work on his website and join him on Facebook.

Owl and Pumpkin Fall Birthday Party

Those of us are planning a birthday party this fall, look what I have found. Mindy of Modern Mindy did a wonderful job of bringing together fall elements with the owl theme birthday party for her daughter in their backyard. She makes use of rustic elements and rich seasonal colors keeping in mind the owls and pumpkins as the main theme. 

The hand-painted owl pumpkins, polka dots, stripes, wooden table and tree branches all of it brings a fresh feel and fun factor to the theme. I love the idea of butcher paper for the backdrop of the dessert table. The cake was kept to minimal, decorated with ribbons and paper flowers. 

Hay bales provided with the fantastic kids-friendly seating. Pumpkin shaped popcorn balls with tootsie roll stuck in the top to make a pumpkin is another fun idea that kids will love. There are many more amazing details that you can inspire you for your next party. 

Images from  Hostess with the Mostess.