|Photo credit: Folk for All Seasons :) Thank you!|
Like a sweet magical dream, Ghoultide Gathering weekend came and then swiftly blew away like the fall leaves. Since this was the 10th anniversary of the show, it was really top notch! Booth set ups were ah-mazeing, art was to die for, and the people came out in DROVES!
|Photo Credit: Lori Ann Corelis, thank you! Bill Gilmore and Scott Smith... Curators, producers and artists for Ghoultide Gathering.|
As the co-curator of the show, Scott Smith, shouted "doors are open!" The floor began to fill up with eager Halloween seekers! Many of these folks had been waiting in line for the event to open since Wednesday evening, now keep in mind... the show did not open until Saturday morning at 8am., that is utter dedication. And, this is why we can't do early sales... it would deter this type of dedication to Ghoultide Gathering. As the dust begins to settle, many of our friends and collectors have described the show as their personal version of Christmas morning.
The booth began to fill quickly with shoppers who made their selections. I heard from so many people that this year was the HARDEST year when trying to pick out a Prim Pumpkin, because each face was so expressive. This made me feel like I had done my job with some sort of success because so many of the dolls "spoke" to the collectors deeply.
The line was long and the people clutching dolls was just the best feeling, I should have taken a picture but I would have felt like a ding dong.
|Photo Credit: Kristen Shearer :) thank you!|
|a giant Death Head Hawk Moth above my booth!|
Every single artist brought their best, but it was even better than the best, if that is possible. It's like we set up our booths and after we left that night Scott Smith went back through and sprinkled enchantment on everything.
|Nina Vivian Huryn|
|Mealy Monster Land|
|Folk for all Seasons|
|The Spotted Hare|
|Phil & Nicol Sayre and Nancy & Rick Malay|
|Jody Battaglia Photo credit: Melissa Belanger|
|Sherry and Sheila set up!|
|Scott Smith's booth|
|Scott Smith's booth|
|My friend and I posing with her new Prim Pumpkin called the Doll Collector! We are looking up to avoid chin! lol|
|Jerry and Darla Arnold Photo Credit: Melissa Belanger|
|My parents and the kids at Ghoultide|
|Allen Cunningham with his lovely assistant Wendy standing off to the side.|
|Lucky and Carl Stradley|
|North Forest Studio|
|Cassandra Graham's booth|
|Me and Melissa Belanger|
|Signing the cover of Art Doll Quarterly!|
|The whole gang!|
|My Family Photo credit Kristen Shearer|
|Kristen Shearer, that pink haired girl and Heather Trudeau|
|Me and Kristen Stafford! :)|
|Joe Takens and Memory Wilson|
|Joyce Stahl, Nancy Malay and me|
|Dustin Poche and Sam Keck|
|Rennie and David Shilling|
|Joyce from Enchanted Productions me from Prim Pumpkin and Memory Wilson of Bunny ears land!|
|This is Tilda. She reminds me so much of Tilda Swinton! I was so happy that she found her new home!|
The good news is I sold out! Every Prim Pumpkin found a merry home. I am so grateful for that!
I have been asked by a few collectors that missed pieces if I do commissions. I have to say I don't. I've tried it and it does not give me creative freedom to create whatever happens in the studio and my vision never matches your vision. I am trying very hard to get a small group ready to go before Halloween though, stay tuned on that front!