October 20, 2011

It's here! Welcome to the 2011 - 12 Days of Halloween in Miniature


Grab your spookiest duds, put on your favorite witch hat and...
-- Get ready to P-A-R-T-Y!!

(Photos: clock, Patty Benedict, Woopitydooart; hats, Kat Hazelton, Kat the Hat Lady)

This is the 3rd annual 12 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN IN MINIATURE. I began the event since:

1. I love miniatures.
2. I get a kick out of Halloween
3. What better way to share my love of both and introduce my visitors to some fantastic miniature art.

So, get on your broom, or if you must use conventional means, hop on your mouse and stop by through Oct. 31. We'll have all kinds of fun tidbits, and maybe even a prize or two so be sure to leave a comment - and don't forget to check out the participants' blogs and websites!

NOTE: If you get lost along the way, each day will have the beginning and next page links at the bottom, so be sure to read to the end of each day's post!

Hungry? There'll be plenty of goodies to sample, so grab a glass of the house wine and enjoy! (I'd sip it slow, though, as it's an oooold vintage and has quite the kick, I hear! haa!) (Wine, C. Verstraete)

Oh, one of the first guests have arrived! Why it's my little witch Minerva. She says she'd love to act as your hostess and introduce you to some of the guests.

But beware, I hear behind that sweet smile, she likes to play a few tricks on the unsuspecting. haaa!


LURKERS will be put in the dungeon! heh-heh-heh (You'll get a better glimpse soon during the tour - skeleton by Karin Foster).


* Real-life vintage clock with handmade sculpted ghost by Patty Benedict, Wooopitydooart. You'll be seeing more of Patty's amazing Halloween figures in polymer clay in the coming days. Check out more pix on her Facebook page.

* Witch hats - wonderful, handmade witch and other hats made by British miniaturist Kat Hazelton (Kat the Hat Lady), who studied millinery and has fashioned original hats for life-size and miniature clients. Read more about her, and see more of her hats, in my short interview in last year's Halloween blog here.

* Visit the Kat the Hat Lady blog - and her Facebook page.

* NEXT: Go to Day 2

*** CONTEST: Comment along the way for a chance to win an ebook copy of IN MINIATURE STYLE II (make a Halloween screen!) or a Halloween salad and cake. (Pic on the website, see Halloween page)!


NarinaNäpertää said...

Ooh how nice that this has started again!! ^^

Makes Halloween waiting so much more fun =0}

I followed your 12 days of Halloween last year, and of course I'm going to do so this year too :0)

Thank you so much for making this once again!

MiniHUgs, Irina

Rosalie Skinner said...

Amazing models Chris. What a great way to celebrate Halloween. Thanks for sharing, I will be back to see what's on for Day two..

Unknown said...

I love the witch's hats. I've never seen anything like them.

Cynthia Taylor said...

What great fun! Pass me a glass of that wonderful wine, please.

J.Q. Rose said...

Love, love, love this idea and your art! What is it that draws us to miniatures? Looking forward to the 12 days of Halloween.

Tarnished Rose said...

Totally cool witches hats!

How did you get the skellie bent like that? I'm always afraid to try to bend/break mine and realign.

Also, where are you finding them. The only ones I have seen this year have plastic heads (yuck!) on the resin bodies.


Kelirosh Studio said...

Love the witch hats...........

Loleta said...

One of my favorite holidays. Thanks for sharing your treasures with us. It is a lot of work I can tell.