Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Wood Carved Halloween Themed Characters by Karen L Howard

Karen L Howard is a third generation wood carving artist from Phoenix, Arizona. She was introduced to the carving tools by her grandmother when she was only 9 years old. Karen completely dedicated herself to wood-carving when her husband met with an accident and she was stuck at home. She got interested in Waterfowl and began to sculpt ducks, geese, swans, and quail for professional competitions.

The artist is currently carving a range of characters for the trick and treat collection. Pumpkin heads, owls, ravens, and bats are all one-of-a-kind that are hand carved and painted by the artist before they are attached to a vintage tin.

Karen received a Master Folk Art Grant from the James C Irvine Foundation and San Joaquin Arts Council. She has spoken to different art groups and other organizations, taught 5th grade classes, taught half-way house classes, given private lessons, and have participated in way too many shows. She now carves from her home studio on the Northern California coast. You can find her halloween themed characters along with other whimsical creatures in her online store.

Monday, September 27, 2021

Halloween Themed Cards and Stickers by Wild Alive

Kim Meyer is a mixed media artist based out of Smith River, California where she lives with her husband, daughter and two dogs. She first started to explore the field of art when she took up silk painting while recovering from a back injury. Initially, she sold ties, vests, pillows etc. made with her silk paintings.

She is now a full-time mixed media and watercolor artist who offers a variety of products including - note cards, prints, stickers and "wacky stuff that pops into the head." Her recent halloween collection features amusing characters with long legs, capes, eye masks, and caps colored in seasonal palette.

All the products are illustrated by Kim and are printed by her husband Mars in their repurposed bedroom workshop. The shown cards and more are available on Kim's online store - Wild Alive.