Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Hallowe'en! (EHAG Emporium and Blog Sale)

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Happy Hallowe'en to you all!
I hope that your night has been filled
with very few TRICKS and plenty of TREATS!
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Now on with the Blog Sale!
All pieces being offered for sale are One of a Kind originals.
Pieces will be sold on a first come, first served basis. If you are interested in obtaining a piece or two, please email me at: therudolphs@sympatico.ca with the name of the piece(s) you are interested in. I will update my blog as pieces sell, marking items as sold. Thank you for stopping by! ~ Lori

Up first is my EHAG Emporium piece, please click on the pictures to enlarge and read details about each piece.

Here's a running list of pieces sold thus far. Thank you very kindly for your purchase!!
Please note: I do take commissions - if you'd like a similar piece made, please do not hesitate to ask! ~ Thank you, Lori
1.) EHAG Emporium piece - Smoldering Jack
2.) Paranoid Pumpkins
3.) Fierce Black Cat Bust
4.) Skeleton in Shocked Jack
5.) Yellow Party Hat Witch no. 1
6.) Fierce Green Cat Bust
7.) Orange Party Hat Witch
8.) Black Cat in Scared Jack  












It's almost time for my Halloween Blog sale and the EHAG Emporium!

For those of you who may not have had 15 minutes to sit and watch the "Sneak Peek" video of my Halloween blog sale items. I have put an album on FLICKR for your convenience, that way you can quickly look through the pictures, such as the ones below. ~ Happy Halloween! ~ Lori



Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween Blog Sale "Sneak Peek" Slideshow

I thought just for fun I would give you all a little "sneak peek" at items (excluding the EHAG Emporium piece) that will be offered for sale here on October 31st at 9:00 pm Eastern. ~ Enjoy!! ~ Lori
p.s. Don't forget there's still time to win one of four giveaways on the EHAG Emporium site. 

Monday, October 25, 2010

My Haunted Halloween Tree 2010

I don't normally do much in the way of Halloween decorating anymore. I guess that's because I live it 24/7, 365 days of the year.

Anyway, this year I was a bit more inspired for three reasons.
1.) I have a tree fetish (bet you already knew that - however it bears repeating ~ when I see a tree, I WANT IT!!),
2.) I could not resist snagging this tree at Lowe's of all places (it was 25% off after all) and
3.) Kristen Beason wanted to see pictures of the tree decorated. She may get the mister to go out and buy one for their lovely home... and this may entice them to do so. Kristen, if you read this and buy one or two, I do want to see pictures!

So here it is decorated (it's the best I could do on short notice.) This strikes me as funny - because although I do make a lot of Halloween ornaments every year I rarely keep many for myself. I am however very fortunate to own some stunning ornaments and goodies from Kristen Beason of Kristen Beason Designs, Amelia Schaefer of Sweet B Folk Art, Len Bentham of Happy Holidays and William Bezek of William Bezek the Artist.

The "haunted tree" is 6 feet tall and since we live in a rather small home I am somewhat forced to make use of vertical space. Therefore the tree sits atop a dresser in our front hall.
I love the "spooky" glow it gives off and so does Brian, that in itself makes me think this purchase was well worth it - because he also lives Halloween 365 days a year, he rarely cares to see more "Halloween" displayed around our house.
~ Happy Halloween to you all! ~ Lori
All images and content are: © 2010 Retro Rudolph's ~ Lori Rudolph










Friday, October 22, 2010

Vintage Style Halloween Candles ~ On Etsy Now!

4 sets of stubby and 4 sets of tall candles are now available in my Etsy shop! A FUN addition to your Halloween themed tree! You can see how they look on a tree as pictured below.



Thursday, October 21, 2010

Party Pooped...

or you would have seen a blog post from me a little earlier this week.

Alas, I am truly feeling my age this week (in all seriousness.) Unpacking, re-packing, shipping, and sleeping have been on the agenda for much of it. That being said, I decided I'd better suck it up and do something "useful!"
"Useful" means I will post some pictures of the very first SpookyTime Jingles Soiree. I will post more pics in a few days, but these will have to suffice for now.

Here's one of two of my very favourite artists Amelia Schaefer of Sweet B Folk Art is on the left, that's me in the center and Jorge de Rojas of Hoho Halloween is on the right. This was the first time I had the pleasure of meeting B (Amelia) and Jorge in person. Frankly, I cannot begin to say enough nice things about the two of them and their art. To put it rather plainly ~ I simply adore them both to bits!



Here's a pic of Dani Nelson of Ambitions Design with the "jumbo" greeter sign for STJ. Dani is the owner/creator of SpookyTime Jingles to state it simply. To me, she's a great friend and the mastermind who makes us all look so darn good from month to month. I don't think words can ever express my gratitude for all the HARD work she does to promote all of us. I am very thankful and grateful to be part of STJ. I can't think of a group of artists that has quite the same dynamic and/or family like feel that STJ has, I was reminded of this before, during and after the show. I don't think my words do it justice ~ you'd have to be part of STJ to truly understand how it feels.



Here's one with the sweet and very talented Elaine Thomas of Alphabet Studio. I really enjoyed catching up with Elaine having met her last year at a show. I bought a couple of her pieces too... I was lucky enough to snag them before they were snapped up!


Here's a few shots of my table - I will post more STJ Soiree pics as the weeks progress, so please stay tuned for them. That's all for now! ~ Lori






Saturday, October 16, 2010

Hooray!! ~ STJ's very first Soiree is today

It's hard to believe this day is finally here, but it is - (sleep deprived though I may be) I am also very excited to be participating alongside some of my favourite holiday artists. It's been a wonderful experience so far. This particular collective of artists are some of the nicest I've ever met in "real life" and I am proud to exhibiting my artwork alongside theirs.

More about the show later, it's almost time to head to the hall. - I hope to see many of you there. And for those of you who can't come to the show you can see a picture (albeit not the best one) of my table. ~ Lori



Monday, October 11, 2010

I'm starting to freak... STJ Holiday Soiree is in less than a week!

Why you may ask??? Because the SpookyTimeJingles Holiday Soiree is less than a seven days away. To which I say "HOORAY!!" I can't wait... and yet... I do feel some trepidation knowing that this is the very first show I have ever been in.
I sure hope I can get some sleep Thursday night... because come Friday I will have the opportunity to meet several collectors who are attending the Spooky and Sweet Artist Meet and Greet. I'm willing to bet that I may just need a glass of champagne and a few sweets to calm what I'm sure will be my bundle of nerves.

If you happen to be in the New Jersey area and are looking for something AMAZING to do on Saturday, October 16th - I invite you to attend the STJ Soiree.
With 3,100 square feet of Halloween and Christmas/Winter themed collectible joy, how could you say no?... What's that??? You're right ~ you can't say no! And to prove that I'll give you a few sneak peeks ;)




















In all sincerity ~ I do hope to see you there. I look forward to meeting some old friends and meeting many new ones too! ~ Wish me luck!! ~ Lori