Sunday, May 31, 2009

Ye Olde Witches Brew Magazine

WE ARE SO HONORED TO HAVE OUR PAINTING "Moonlight Meditation" used for the cover of Jennifer's First Year Anniversary Issue of "Ye Olde Witches Brew Magazine". The magazine is filled with wonderful interviews, articles on Cooking, Crafts, Rituals and my favorite Slideshows of Artist who have appeared in the magazine over the last year! I have made so many incredible women by being a member of the Black Hat Society Network and I admire the art of all the artist Jennifer has used in this issue! Be sure and check out the " Celebrating One Year of Art and Fantasy" to see slideshows of Byrum Art, Sabrina the Ink Witch, Artist Carol Ochs, Carri Hawks, Sarah Sullivan and my dear friend Heather Millott!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I Won! I Won!! I Won Lynda's Giveaway!!

I won, I won! Woo Hoo as Sarah would say! And what did I win? The beautiful necklace below.

Thank you Lynda! Namaste!

Be sure and visit Lynda's blog to see the other two winners!! Congratulations to them!

Work In Progress ~ Artist Ron Byrum

Work In Progress ~ Artist Ron Byrum

I don't think I want to sell this one!

Isn't she lovely? He told me it was me! My hair does look like that but I'm sure not young anymore! :) I can't wait to see it finished!!!

Beautiful Nude Witch Painting

Hauntingly Beautiful Nude Witch Painting
Artist Susie Pastor

I recently won this beautiful painting by Susie Pastor on Ebay! I just feel in love with it when I first saw it. The colors are my favorite, I love purple. I already have a spot picked out just for her! You can visit Susie at her blog Art Is Therapy to see more of her work!

The Renee Award

The Renee Award

Thank you Sarah!

To understand the story behind this beautiful award you just must visit Renee's Blog and Sarah's. Two of Renee's friends Ces and Bella created the Award for Renee! It is an honor for me to receive it knowing the story between these amazing women. To me it signifies how one of us touches one other person's heart and from the giving it is played forward many times over! To take the time to let someone they are special to you because they have touched your heart or inspired you to believe in yourself! To learn you are stronger then you ever imagined. I can so relate to Renee's story because I grew up with a Mother who had breast cancer. I have another family member who is fighting cancer right now! The strength, courage and will to live and live beautifully this person exhibits, not knowing what the future holds, is so inspiring to me that I can't find the words to express my awe of their beautiful soul! So Renee, if you should see this at some time my hat is off to you! You are an inspiration to all of us!

The first ones that came to mind I would want to pass this on to are:

Heather who has become a very dear friend and I hope we inspire each other!

Ron Byrum who is an amazing artist and an inspiration to anyone who knows him!

Monday, May 25, 2009

SEHA Ebay Group Art Challenge

"Grim Witch" ~ Acrylics on Canvas

We won the SEHA Dark Witch Fairy Art Challenge

I should say Ron won, this one is his creation!

Titled "Grim Witch" This painting is already SOLD!

Just type in SEHA on Ebay to see work

for sale from this talented group of artists!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Slideshow of Ron's Faux Finishing and Murals

Ron is also somewhat of a local celebrity. We live in a small
tourist town and Ron's art graces the sign in and out of the
town of Mammoth Spring. He has worked in some of the
finest homes in the area. The slideshow is a sampling of
some of his Faux Finishes on walls, Custom Cabinet building,
lacquer finishing, and murals. He uses a lot of washes and
mixes all of his own paint formulas. We hope you enjoy
visiting some of the homes and places he has graced with his

More Awards ~ For Me??

I was had tears come to my eyes when I saw Sarah's entry about this award - The Noblesse Award. Thank you for passing it to me Sarah!! You brighten my world both online and in my house when I look at all your art!

I’m to write about what this blog has thus far achieved. Like Sarah I had to think about this for a little bit. So I took my furry friend Daisy for a ride to the Park and just thought about all the amazing women I have met online as a result of belonging to art groups and having this blog. Initially my blog was to promote Byrum Art, my art and my husband's Ron, but it has become so much more. It has become a place where I found wonderful, positive, courageous women who share their thoughts, dreams and lifes with whomever cares to take the time and read. I have learned so much from all the lovely ladies I have met here. I grew up with brothers and had two sons and didn't really know a lot about women so this has been a joy to me to have friends to share my dreams, hopes and disappointments. I hope that I
inspire other artists, crafters or writers for talent is such an illusive word. We all have talents and discovering what they are is what brings so much joy; to ourselves and to those around us. To those whom I've been blessed to discuss some very personal things I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your friendship! It means more to me then I can ever express in words! Thank you for just being you and I hope we all keep growing together, inspiring each and supporting each other!

Details of Noblesse Award:

The recipient of this award is recognized for the following:

- The Blogger manifests exemplary attitude, respecting the nuances that pervade
amongst different cultures and beliefs.

- Their Blog contents inspire; strives to encourage, and offers solutions

- There is a clear purpose at the Blog; one that fosters a better understanding
on Social, Political, Economic, the Arts, Cultures, Sciences and Beliefs

- The Blog is refreshing and creative

- The Blogger promotes friendship and positive thinking

The Blogger who receives this award will need to perform the following:

- Create a post with a mention and link to the person who presented the Noblesse
Oblige Award

- The Award Conditions must be displayed at the Post

- Write a short article about what the Blog has thus far achieved – preferably
citing one or more older posts as support

- The Blogger must present the Noblesse Oblige Award in concurrence with the
Award conditions

- Blogger must display the Award at any location at their Blog

So I'm going to pass this one:

Back to Sarah (can I do that?)

Heather of Witch Hollow Primitives

Jennifer (Barefoot in the Sand & DreamLife Studios)

Cat (Merely A Dream)

Lynda (Haunted Swamp Designs)

Carmen (Spooky Hollow Folk Art)

The Splash Award is
for....being "alluring, amusing, bewitching, impressive and
inspiring". Sarah gave me this award also. Two in one day
Sarah! I am overwhelmed!! :)

I will offer up this
award to other artists who inspire me....
and back to you Sarah!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Newest Listings on Ebay!

Our Newest Listings on Ebay!! This week we have a Halloween Lantern, Candle Holders, a painting and a cameo necklace! To see click here!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Inspiration is All Around Us

I have been reading the book "The Nine Modern Day Muses" 10 Guides to Creative Inspiration for Artists, Poets, Lovers and other mortals wanting to live a dazzling existence. The book is written by Jill Baldwin Badonsky On page 37 of her book she writes:

"If we pay attention to the present moment we will discover that inspiration is not
elusive nor out of reach. There is already an unfathomable amount of inspiration right in front of us. Creative electricity is everywhere and when we connect to the voltage of our awareness anything in our environment can become a conductor of new ideas. Everything from the way the grass blows, to the music of a child's laughter can become the art of our lives and the substance of artistic expression."

So at the end of this gorgeous day I captured some magical moments from the world in my backyard for my visual diary.

The sun is setting and the evening air is cool and dry. The honeysuckle has thrived in the wet weather that has occurred this May.

How heavenly it smells as the breeze carries the fragrance across the yard. I took some shots of my favorite flowers,

my furry friend Daisy playing peek a boo

and Ron mowing the grass.

Daisy has played so hard, having a ball with us in the back yard she decides to take a nap while I go through the mail.

Going through the mail I discover my ACEO I bought from Tammy of Light and Shawdow Studio has arrived. A gorgeous wolf with a Witch flying across a yellow moon. The photo does not do it justice. The perfect end to a wonderful day!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Ron Byrum Now Has His Own Blog

Announcing that Ron has joined us on here! He now has his own blog so please go by and make him feel welcome and sign up to follow him!!

I've been tagged......

I was tagged by my sweet friend Sarah - I adore her and her artwork ~ I own several pieces of her art and I read her blog every day!! She is a joy to know!!!!!

This will be my first year participating in this amazing Event and/or Project and I'm really excited about it. If you would like to reserve your PAGE for the 2010 DIARY, please make sure you visit Lucy, our Organizer of this Project over at here it will take you the information that you will need to in order to Sign-Up!

This is how the 2010 Diary will look like. Lucy is also making it available on CD so you take it to your local printer and have it printed out. So check out the link and sign-up for a DIARY PAGE with your OWN ART WORK! What a great promotional project that Lucy is
giving us all. How cool to have your OWN ART WORK in a Diary that someone is going to be using everyday!

A. Name & link back to the person who tagged you.
B. List six (un)important things that make you happy.
C. Tag six bloggers & let them know they're it by leaving them a comment.

1. Reading blogs by women who inspire me!
2. Creating Animations from Ron's beautiful artwork.
3. Candles and clean sheets.
4. Flowers, flowers and more flowers!
5. The smell of Petunias this time of year! Ahhhhh they smell so good!
6. Reading positive things before I go to sleep at night.

I am tagging six artist who have touched me in a person way with their talent...







Monday, May 11, 2009


Also wanted to give you a peek at our SEHA MAY DARK WITCH ART CHALLENGE Entry!! The animation shows the work in progress and then the finished product!

Isn't she delightfully, ugly and creepy? Painting is by Ron Byrum!!

New Treat From Cindy of HalloweenSpirit01

L@@K At the Beautiful Necklace Cindy of made for me!!!!

She used one of my favorite images in our Print collection "Free Spirit". Cindy had no way of knowing that I already have my Halloween Costume for this year picked out. A beautiful cloak BY VON LANCELOT I bought on Ebay (Ebay Seller MyCloak)! I bought a beautiful Nugmet and plan on wearing a beautiful Brown Velvet Dress under the Cloak. I was shocked when I opened the necklace Cindy sent me. It was as if it was made for the Cloak and Brown Velvet Dress. This year Ron and I are going to set up at the Annual Spooktacular our town has and another craft show in Hardy, AR, hundreds of people show up and we are going to be dressed up and have prints for sale and let Ron sign them! Oh I am going to look sooo good!! LOL Huge Thanks to you Cindy ~ I love it!! Be sure you check out Cindy's items on Ebay (Ebay Seller HalloweenSpirit01)