Putting on the frosting

Last week was spent dressing up the "skeleton" that will serve as the backdrop for our artist's tables. Hanging moss,twinkle lights, tea-dyed cheesecloth, plus yards and yards of grapevine wreath are now hanging in all four corners of the gallery. Now it's time to add the final touches to our setting for the inaugural Spirits on First.

We even managed to hit the jackpot at our favorite bookstore down the street and found some suitably creepy music for the big day. It puts us right in the mood for witches and ghouls and things that go bump in the night!

I'd be here if I were you on October 10!

Build it and They Will Come

It takes a little elbow grease to make a Halloween art show spectacular! That's what we're up to behind the scenes these days, as we prepare our spooky setting for the Spirits on First Halloween art show.

A good backdrop includes sufficient lattice panels to drape glowing lights from and hang the moss (the de-bugged kind of course). And what Halloween arty party would be complete without spiderwebs?

Jeanine and Robin are having so much fun creating the "skeleton" that will serve as a backdrop for our visiting artists. We're counting down the days until October 10.

Tick Tock Tick Tock

Tick tock, the clock is ticking away and we're getting closer to our October 10 Spirits on First event.
Kansas artist Jamie Moore is busy preparing an array of polymer clay and paper clay items sure to amuse you. Her attention to detail is just amazing. You can tell this woman LOVES Halloween!

This is one of her clever handmade creations. It's a fully functioning clock, complete with a graveyard scene that lights up! Thanks to her handy husband, when you tilt one of the tombstones back, it turns the LED light on for a spooky glow.

You can keep up with Jamie's progress at her blog, http://creepycreations.blogspot.com/

If you're a fan of Halloween art, this show is not to be missed. Tell your friends and bring them along (only $5 admission). If you can't make it in person, visit us online at http://www.jtfolkart.com/currentshow.cfm

Event details: Saturday, October 10
10:00am - 4:00pm $5 entry