Saturday, February 28, 2009


New ad mock up for "Where Women Create"

With any luck the above ad will be accepted by Stampington for my upcoming May ad in "Where Women Create".

I chose to use my "Ode to Tim Burton" ornament for the ad, as it is my most viewed picture ever on Flickr! CrAZy!!

Also Flickr has it in their Explore feature since November of 2008! For whatever reason this picture tickles people and I LOVE IT!! I am happy to say that this ornie resides with one of my all time favorite artist's, Kristen Beason. It makes me happy to know each year he will be on a wicked good Halloween Tree, amongst other sweet & spooky friends!

I cannot begin to tell you how much time it takes me to work on ads for STJ and Ambitions Design. I do not have a photoshop type of program and am befuddled by some of the requirements for print ads vs. internet.

I do use which is heaven sent as it is made for "people like me". However, regardless of the program you use, if the original quality of the image is not up to par is all worthless when it comes to print ads.

As soon as time allows I would like to take some sort of crash course in a photo editing program. I had downloaded a 30 day free version of Corel and thought "sure, I can figure out". WELL NO I CANNOT!!!

If anyone can suggest a program or suggestions for a photo editing challenged gal, I would greatly appreciate it. And for those in the area, if you know how to use one and want to teach me...let's work a deal!! I need help!

Monday, February 23, 2009

I am alive!!

So, for those wondering where I have been hiding.... I have been in bed! I contracted some sort of very scary virus that settled in my throat. It created lesions, affected my breathing and really ability to function. So, doctor's visits every other day (I did not want the hospital) & I was holed up in our guest room with a laptop (greatest invention ever) and trying to take care of STJ business, in between sleeping.

Spookster Theatre

The day that I started to really realize that it wasn't a cold but something more sinister (very dramatic, eh?) Was the day I found out was accepted into the National Halloween & Haunters Convention this April in the Philly region!! This is a huge opportunity for all of the artist's associated with SpookyTime Jingles and I am very excited, although slightly unnerved at the worked ahead of me. eek!!

Luckily, STJ has THEE BEST group of artists who pitch in with ideas & help and truly make all the difference to whether this was to come to fruition or not.

This convention is a marvel of props for the professional haunter to the home haunter as well as the newly added collectibles for Halloween fans. The owners of this convention decided to add a collectibles section after receiving much call for it. Our booth #1115 will be stationed near the Halloween antiquities. A great fit if you ask me~

The Spookster Theatre - Large!

Yesterday was the first day in a week that I could get out of bed and eat. And when I did, I soon after hit my studio!! My lil banged up studio was like heaven on earth and I will never again complain about the lack of space or storage! I created non-stop until 3 am (from noon). I couldn't help myself. It felt so good to be back in the drivers seat again, albeit much slower than my usual.
So, the pictures you see of my recent creations are from my recent, til 3 am efforts. Hope you enjoy~

Hugs, Dani~

Thursday, February 12, 2009

My BTF Interview!

BTF is a New York City based mag all about good living for you and the earth. Zan the editor asked to do an interview about my handmade arts and those from SpookyTimeJingles artisans!

I hope you will come for a read!

bigtown interview


Spooky Skelly for OWOH giveaway

Congrat's to Jacqui!! I hope this skelly brings you many smiles.

~I will contact you soon for your delivery information~


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Your friendly Spooky reminder!

Spooky STJ ad for friday the 13th update

Sunday, February 8, 2009

NEW Pfatt exclusives for February!

Bashful bunny for PFATT feb 10th 2009

These will be available on February 10th on The PFATT Marketplace as well as some surprise sales!!

Playful pals Pfatt  2 2009

Ambitions Design exclusives this month on Pfatt!! Woo Hoo!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Random picture tagging

I was "tagged" by Ginny of Ginny Diezel Studios, and here was my tagged task.....

to go into my fourth folder and pic the 4th picture and share it in a post! I love how random it is.

This is my 4th photo in my 4th folder of a wonderful day my Austin and I had at the Delaware River doing homework. We live in a River town that divides New Jersey & Pennsylvania and this is just down the road form our house. he studied (for a bit ;) and I wrote a poem about our day.

Riverside Lull

~A day at the Delaware with Austin~

Rustling leaves sound symphonic in the tender breeze,

Sunlight gleams gloriously across glossy river rocks,

The Cicada’s rhythmic strumming.

An Egret so perfectly poised.

The cooling breeze tempers the warm sun.

Mini minnows surf the shoreline and tickle at my toes.

The mindful current moves sublimely as bees do their last dance of the season around my flip-flopped feet.

A single sandbag warns of disasters past.

An unwelcomed visitor tangles in my hair.

This leads me back to an unquiet mind.

Deep breath

Smell…..exhale…listen and feel.

Feels like I could sit here forever….Although life’s realities are slowly knocking at my minds door.

A quiet smile from my sweetpea soothes me without delay.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

New Blogger on the block!!

Everyone, please welcome my friend Denise Lynne of DLynne Art Dolls to our wonderful world of artful blogging!! Denise is a polymer clay sculptress who does amazing fairy & baby sculpts!!

When you visit her blog you will see she is BRANDY new and needs some comments!! I hope you will peek at her links to her Etsy shop & Website & see her amazing creations!

Happy Exploring!!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

One World One Heart Giveaway!!

Well, I finally snuck in some time to have an offering for the OWOH HUGE giveaway across the world!! An original Halloween Skelly art doll by lil 'ole me!

All you have to do is...
leave a comment here on this blog post and you are entered!!

Please make sure you leave an email or website address so I know how to find you and all are welcome to join in.

Be sure to peek at the OWOH link to see all the artists who are participating. You will go nuts over all of the lovely giveaways!!

The list is now OVER 800 artists from all over the world participating in this One World One Heart Giveaway!!!!

Spooky Skelly for OWOH giveaway

Winner announced on Thursday 2/12/09


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