Original Painting by artists Ron and Sherry Byrum
Glitter ~ Rhinestones ~ Beautiful!
On Ebay Now!
One of the questions we are asked most often is
When did you start painting Halloween?
It all began with decorating for Halloween with our Yard Signs!
We always enjoyed decorating for holidays! Along came the internet and Ebay and our passion for Holiday art grew. The photos below show how we sold holiday yard art before the internet!
Ebay opened door for us by allowing us to sell Nationwide. We started selling holiday signs and that was the beginning of a wonderful venture. We have met people from all over the Country, Canada, the United Kingdom and other countries. We have also made friends that are also Halloween artists and they are all the nicest people you could ever want to hang out with. Sometimes I think I spend more time on the internet talking to my friends and customers then I do in real life. The perfect solution for a happy artist. Doing what I love to do, doesn't even seem like work! We are blessed to have so many friends and regular customers. Without our customers I would have to get a "real job". Instead I stay at home and play all day. :)
Our Halloween Tree is decorated with art from several of our
Someday we hope to add to our collection of artists we admire, there are so many!
The Ghost that almost made us rich. In 1995 Ron designed this littleGhost out of coroplast (corrugated plastic). It was light weight and with fishing tackle as a hanger the little ghost would spin when the wind blew. It appeared as if the Ghost were looking at you. In 1998 I researched companies who sold this type of product in Wal Marts. I could imagine our little ghost in Wal Marts all across America. We might actually make a lot of money from it. The Company, Impact Plastics in Minnesota said they were interested in looking at it. So we drove all the way to Minnesota from Memphis which was where we were living at the time. Every time we had taken our little ghosts to Craft Shows we sold every one we brought. We charged $5.00 a piece. Most people would buy a couple and then come back for more. So we knew they would sell.
We were on our way, Impact Plastics made a deal with us to receive royalties. They would have to sell thousands for us to make a lot of money but we were sure they would. We were so excited, until the Ghost came out in Wal Mart the next year. They didn't quite get the concept of it spinning hanging from trees which is how we used them. 10 or more hanging a tree made a pretty display. They changed the design as you can see below. They made them to fit on stakes and to top it off they made it into a cutesy waving ghost. Sometimes simple is the best. We did make a little money but they weren't big sellers because they sold them to fit on a metal stake you put in the ground. I think they missed the whole point, they were meant to hang and they had to be perfectly balanced. When they added the arm waving the extra weight stopped them from spinning. We'll never know if they would have sold more if they had used our original design.
ORIGINAL PAINTING by Artist Ron Byrum
Listed on Ebay ~ Ends Sunday Night ~ ClickHere
Byrum Art is having their Halloween Give Away!
To win leave a comment here!
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The winner will be picked by our sweet Daisy on Oct. 30
Winners will be announced Oct. 30 at 8 PM Central Time
First Prize is the Original Painting shown above "Halloween Fright"
The second prize is the beautiful candle holder above
made with a transfer of one of our Haunted Houses and rust
glitter. Photos do not do it justice. It really sparkles! You can
open the lid and burn a tea light or use a battery operated one (not included)
The Third Prize is your choice of any of our Prints.
The Halloween Hunt explores haunted places and spaces, created by Marla Hinkle of Fayetteville, AR has contacted Ron and I and wants to do a feature article on us! How exciting. She is going to drive all the way here for a live interview! This is a new Halloween website and Marla says "I have written about artists for local newspapers; seven years at The Morning News and nearly four years at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Coverage at the newspapers was mainly focused on Northwest Arkansas, but now that I have my own Web site, I would love to take the opportunity to travel from Fayetteville for this feature story."
Of course we will say yes! And we wish Marla much success in her newest venture!
If you are a Halloween artist and live in Arkansas email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
and I will tell Marla about you.
This is the most beautiful time of the year in our gardens. After nurturing our plants and flowers all summer they reward us with boundless beauty, morning glories gracefully draping over the mailbox, the moonflowers have climbed their long trek up the lattice where blossoms as big as our hand open at night and the scent, oh how incredible! The humming birds are busy visiting the four o'clock, petunias, phlox and feeders we put out for them! The wind chimes blow from the breezes shifting back and forth from the south one day and the north the next. Soon the hills will be dressed in all their fall glory! There is the smell of fires being lit as neighbors begin to burn the leaves that are falling. Yes fall has arrived, summer is ending. The sunsets are extraordinary and the tomato vines have been plentiful with their sweet little cherry tomatoes, so sweet we pick them and eat them right in the garden.
Creative Hive Autumn Challenge
WIP ~ See finished painting below!
Acrylic onCanvas by Artist Ron Byrum
Finished Painting ~"October Haunted House" up for auction on Ebay now!
"October Haunted House"OOAK Original Painting by artistRon Byrum!
Listed on Ebay click here!
The details are incredible! Photo doesn't do it justice!
And finally what all of our fans have been waiting for ~ Ron's first Haunted House to be auctioned off this year! Not quite finished, so it has not been listed yet. Will be listed tonight, here's another sneak peek!
Fall is in the air ~ anyone ready for a Hay Ride? Cotton Candy, Candy Apples and a ride under the Autumn Moon?
This is an entry in the Hive Creative Challenge! Created with a transfer of Ron's beautiful Hay Rides Print, black velvet trim and autumn fabric!
A lovely pillow for those cool autumn nights in front of a fire! Listed on Ebay ~Ends Sunday Night! To be transported just click on the pillow!
Or maybeyou are in need of a Treasure Box. How about a beautiful vintage, cedar box that has been hand painted by artists Sherry and Ron Byrum. Lay out and base coat, including the lacey design is painted by Sherry. The Witch and beautiful cloudy sky is painted by Ron! To take a look click on the box to be taken to the Ebay Listing that also ends on Sunday Night!
And finally what all of our fans have been waiting for ~ Ron's first Haunted House to be auctioned off this year! Not quite finished, so it has not been listed yet. Coming very soon, here's a sneak peek!
We have been published in The Witches Digest, and exciting and engaging Pagan Magazine. Published 8 time per year! We are published in the Mabon 2010 Issue, on the cover along with a two-page article. We are so honored and thank to the editor at The Witches Digest for publishing our art!!!!
Spooktacular Witchy Electric Luminaries
Our treasured friend, Heather Millott, of Witch Hollow Primitives has taken our artand turned them into beautiful Luminaires! With her special grungy mixture
they are just Spooktacular! Warning they can be addictive!! :) To purchase fly on over and visit WitchHollow Primitives. You won't be disappointed!!
I own the one below, the OOAK Autumn Dance!
The ad is created around Ron's Witchy Spider with a beaded spider web and art from the team of artists that belong to the HalloweenArtists.com group! Other fellow artists art in the ad are Cindy Tevis, Jamie Moore, Susie Pastor, Shirley Olson, Robert Brawley, Sylvia Smiser, Jeanne Gripp, Jan Pierce, Becky Federico, Karen Harper, Brenda LaBell, and Heather Millott. Congratulations to all the artists and your art is just awesome! If you are interested in joining our wonderful team of artists just visit the link above!
Sarah Sullivan offers her Photo Bee class!!
Would you like to take photos with the best of them...add a bit of style and an artist's eye to your photography? But you keep telling yourself. but I only have
a point and shoot or camera phone? Well this is the course for you.
Then come join me this Fall as I teach you how to use create beautiful, artistic
photographs. We will explore a new, simple photography technique and a easy to
use and apply editing tool each week. (free tools) We will share our photos on a
private group with discussion boards. So if you want to take your photography to
the next level. and have some fun in the process. come join me for Photo Bee!
Registration - Open now.. click here...
Start Date - September 27th, 2010
Length - 6 weeks
Cost - $35.00
While doing some repairs to the ceiling in my craft room we discovered that the ceiling had been dropped at some time and sheet rocked,probably in the 50's or 60's. Our house was built in 1908 and were we in for a surprise. The entire house has 10 foot ceilings and bead board hiding behind the sheet rock ceilings. We plan on tearing all the Sheetrock out and exposing the beautiful bead board and this is the first room we have completed. Look at the dramatic difference Ron made to this room. This room is on the front of our house and has windows on every wall. Because we have a split level house this room is also about 12 feet off the ground and the room is my favorite room in the house!
Close up of Ceiling
Vania Cruz-Perez the artist behind Fantasy Whisphers has honored us by selecting ourart to be the Third Part of our "For the Love of Witch Art" Series! We are so honored. I just adore Vania and her work! Her dolls are exquisite and I hope some day I will actually own one! She is a beautiful person and it reflects in everything she does, her art and her blog! So be sure and fly by and see her beautiful blog and the "For the Love of Witch Art" series! Just click on the beautiful witch above to be transported to Vania's Fantasy world!