[caption id="attachment_31927" align="aligncenter" width="418"]Saturday ushered in a weird sculpture artist's dream come true. I attended a one day Halloween art show at a small fairgrounds in lower Michigan. For years I've wanted to attend the now named Bewitching Peddlers of Halloween art show in Chelsea, Michigan but timing has never been right. More information regarding future shows can be found at www.bewitchingpeddlersofhalloween.com. This year with lots of begging, my dear husband drove me there. Saturday ushered in a weird sculpture artist's dream come true. I attended a one day Halloween art show at a small fairgrounds in lower Michigan. For years I've wanted to attend the now named Bewitching Peddlers of Halloween art show in Chelsea, Michigan but timing has never been right. More information regarding future shows can be found at www.bewitchingpeddlersofhalloween.com. This year with lots of begging, my dear husband drove me there.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_31931" align="aligncenter" width="418"]I was giddy with excitement, my goal was to meet and hopefully adopt a weird critter from one of my polymer clay idols, Nicole Johnson of Mealy Monster Land. If you've never checked out her work, please do. I happily perused her lovely creepy creations until I finally narrowed down my harrowing choices to two ghastly witches. I held one in each hand before turning to my husband to give me guidance on which witch to pick. His only response was a shiver and an "Ugghhhh, those are hideous"...before saying that I was on my own. More deliberation and I finally chose a snot dripping witch perched in a tea cup. I was giddy with excitement, my goal was to meet and hopefully adopt a weird critter from one of my polymer clay idols, Nicole Johnson of Mealy Monster Land. If you've never checked out her work, please do. I happily perused her lovely creepy creations until I finally narrowed down my harrowing choices to two ghastly witches. I held one in each hand before turning to my husband to give me guidance on which witch to pick. His only response was a shiver and an "Ugghhhh, those are hideous"...before saying that I was on my own. More deliberation and I finally chose a snot dripping witch perched in a tea cup.[/caption]

Featured Clay Sculpting Artists

[caption id="attachment_31930" align="aligncenter" width="418"]My own desires to sculpt were stoked by the abundance of mediums used, techniques mastered by the artists in attendance. Some of my favorites were the above mentioned Mealy Monster Land by Nicole Johnson, North Forest Studio by Karen Lilly, Rucus Studio by Scott Smith, Hop Hop Jingle Boo by Debra Schoch, Pickled Punks by Isaac Bidwell and The Art of Lucky Stradley just to name a few. Really, I don't think I saw any work that didn't appeal to me on some level. My own desires to sculpt were stoked by the abundance of mediums used, techniques mastered by the artists in attendance. Some of my favorites were the above mentioned Mealy Monster Land by Nicole Johnson, North Forest Studio by Karen Lilly, Rucus Studio by Scott Smith, Hop Hop Jingle Boo by Debra Schoch, Pickled Punks by Isaac Bidwell and The Art of Lucky Stradley just to name a few. Really, I don't think I saw any work that didn't appeal to me on some level.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_31929" align="aligncenter" width="418"]Fall and the artwork that comes with it that makes my soul smile. I encourage you, if you get the chance, to go to at least one art show a year...more if you can. It rejuvenates my creative buzz to be surrounded by so many unique works of art. Fall and the artwork that comes with it that makes my soul smile. I encourage you, if you get the chance, to go to at least one art show a year...more if you can. It rejuvenates my creative buzz to be surrounded by so many unique works of art.[/caption]