Saturday, October 06, 2007

Introducing....


The ArtsyMama Originals Halloween collection!!
I so rarely actually have a "collection" of work with a common theme. After finally deciding to make some banners with images from a fabulous Dennison crepe paper costume book I have from the 50's, I put together a body of work. I will be bringing it all with me to Cape Cod NEXT WEEKEND for my booth at the Craft Bazaar.




We did the Autism Speaks Cure Autism walk this morning. Between my parents and my hubby and I we raised about $1000. It was really powerful to see 1400 walkers gather together for this cause. The kids were pretty antsy in their strollers (as you see below) so they walked quite a bit of the 3 miles. We were almost at the very end of the pack, but really felt great about our efforts.
Here's me and Lowell (on the far right) with some of my girlfriends whos sons are in the Autism Day Treatment program with Lowell.

Hope you're having a great weekend!

20 comments:

Donna Layton said...

OMG....you actually did use it and it actually does work! Only you could make that stuff look good.

Lisa said...

Wow, it looks lovely. BTW..you probably already have but did you read the the Jenny Mcarthy book. Her son has autism and she has been able to help him. Congrats on your walk. That is alot of money to raise. Good for you.
Love your banner.

Abbie said...

your decorations I'm sorry to say look way too pretty to be halloweeny. I'd put that up anytime of the year.
Congratulations on your walk and the money raised. Good Job!

Heather said...

Good for you and your family on the Autism walk!! $1000 is an admirable sum to contribute. yay.

Love your banners for your booth. Hope it goes well!!!

Annie said...

Boo-tiful banners and pendants! (I know, I'm really cheesy)

Great job raising money for the walk, so important.

Alison Gibbs said...

Well done at the Autism Walk and congratulations on raising $1000.
Alison

Kelly @ Kel's Space said...

Hi,
I'm a bit of a lurker on your blog, but I love all this Halloween stuff. You had to lead me down that dangerous Etsy does Halloween path, didn't you? Just now when I'm on a budget!

Vickie said...

Congratulations Kari on such hard work for such a good cause! By the way the banners are so pretty.

kris hurst said...

You are a wonderful mother Kari- your children are very lucky to be surrounded by such a loving family!
your banners are fab!!

Jess said...

Kari,
Love the halloween stuff. So sad I missed the sweet and sinister swap, although I really have no time with our house still under renovations. Congrats on raising all that money. That is a great contribution.
I'm glad you enjoy the shirt. Hope it fits well. Of course, you are coming to my neck of the country this weekend and it is my birthday, so I am trying to get out to the cape (despite still no roof). Hopefully my husband and I will make it and we can meet! Regardless, I hope the creative bazaar is a great time for you!
Take care, Jess

Holly Stinnett said...

Beautiful Halloween prettiness. You always do it just right!
Holly

Junie Moon said...

What a great effort and congratulations on your participation.

Your Halloween projects look wonderful and will, I'm sure, be a big hit at the show.

Jana B said...

Ooooohhhhh... love the artwork! Can't wait to see it this weekend at the BAZAAR!!! *happy dance*

Sugar Bear said...

I love your collection. Congrats on completing it. I almost signed up for the Cape Cod event but wasn't able to. I'll be thinking of all of you! Congrats on raising money and completing the walk. Both are wonderful accomplishments!
Karla

Lucy said...

Love your Halloween collection! Looks wonderful :)

Congratulations on raising all that money for your cause!

Miss*Laurence said...

You've been busy! great walk and lovely art as usual!

Orange Blossom Goddess (aka Heather) said...

That's a lot of money! I'm glad so many turned out because I imagine that it was a very supportive event emotionally for your family.

Michelle (a.k.a. la vie en rose) said...

these are so great!

Tip Junkie said...

They turned out so beautiful! I agree, it's a wonderful way to decorate for Halloween! Amazing.

janealt said...

Congratulations on completing the walk and raising so much for autism research! It's great that your whole family could be involved. Jane