Greetings fans and artists of STJ! My name is Kristen and I am proud to be a new reporter for the STJ blog. I am a Halloween art collector, a Halloween decorator, and I love to get crafty for the holidays. I will be sharing with you tips and news around topics of interest to STJ fans.
I have always liked Halloween. As a kid my favorite memories are of trick-or-treating in my Aunt Karen’s neighborhood in Bay City, MI with my sisters, cousins, and best friend Erin. No plastic bags or pumpkins for us – we used a cotton pillow case for maximum hauling capacity. I still remember one of her neighbors who dressed up as Frankenstein and laid in a coffin with a bowl of candy. I was so scared to get to that bowl, but I did it.
My interest in Halloween collecting started back around 2001. I fell in love with the Department 56 display at Hallmark. Not long after that I was doing searches on eBay and somehow I stumbled upon some original Halloween art. I was hooked. A decade later we have so many wonderful resources for art collecting – STJ, blogs, Facebook, etc.
I was lucky enough to meet the ladies of STJ at the National Halloween Convention in May. It was at that show that a seed was planted in my head to get more involved. In my next post, I will explore the Hungry Ghost Festival in China.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
This guest artist-celebrity guest artist, is one of the most successful in the holiday collectible industry today! This artist's work is highly coveted and collected the world over and has been for more than a decade!
We are EXTREMELY proud to host such a well known artist here on SpookyTime Jingles. The increasingly heavy schedule our guest artist has makes it almost impossible for them to do anything outside of their current workload. So, to find our guest artist invitation accepted after almost 2 years of all of us courting the idea, we are ESTATIC to celebrate our 3rd Anniversary with this artisan!
Two pieces ONLY will be available. This artist created NEW designs just for their SpookyTime Jingles debut. Which traditionally is strictly reserved for each new seasonal line. To say we are honored is an understatement.
Come join us won't you, to give a warm welcome to such a kind and talented guest artist as..........
Monday, July 11, 2011
Get your party hats on and join us for the celebration!
Here's a little sample of the new works that will be available!
Some artists will be offering a portion of the proceeds to charity
Details on the "Make a Wish" donations, will be on the website!