Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Halloween in Petaluma

WOW! What an incredible show this year at Halloween and Vine. All of the artists really outdid themselves with wonderful new stuff. We arrived on Saturday morning to find about 100 people in line waiting for the doors to open and we had steady crowds until closing time. People were really snatching up things. No matter what the economy, you just can't keep those Halloween collectors from buying. Ginny and Christie and their staff did an incredible job this year of organizing, caring for the artists, decorating, etc. My witches hat is off to them. Hurray!

We had a great time visiting with all of the artists and catching up on goings on since we met last year. I was delighted to meet people in person that I know from the internet and to really get to know some of the folks that have been following my activities.

My friend Frank took some great photos of the event. So if you have never been to Halloween and Vine (shame on you), you can get a feel of the show and see some of the artists and their work. Check out his album at

The bright orange witch above is Maisie Malevento (her last name translates from the Italian to "bad wind"). She seemed to grab a lot of attention in all of her bright silliness. She sold right quick. I think I will be leaning more toward her style of figure this year. She was so much fun to make.

I promise more fun things soon here on the blog, but be sure and check out my ETSY store for lots of goodies. (It may take me a couple of days to get everything up, but I promise...soon.)


  1. Hay,

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    Love Marijke

  2. Hi Charles,
    I'm sorry we never got time to chat this year . . the day went by so fast!
    Your work was amazing!! Loved those silly bats and owls!!

    I hope the remainder of the year brings you only GOOD things!!

    Lori Ann

  3. Hi Chas! I did a manicure based on the awesome little devil magic potion bottle I purchased from you at Halloween and Vine a few years ago. Check it out, I hope you like it!

    P.S. I just love your work and it was great to see you again this year. :)