Saturday, November 2, 2013

Here is Why I Haven;t Been Around...

Well, Dear ones, the verdict is in…signed sealed and delivered…I will be having one, maybe two major leg surgeries.  My thigh bone is a mess!  Bone is overlapping bone…again…but there is also a broken off nail in there and a run-away rod sinking into new bone on its own. The legg is now about 3 inches too short!  Pretty gory for Halloween…ya think?
My case is now moved to a trauma reconstruction specialist who. As stoic as he seemed, patted and rubbed me on the shoulder and told me I would walk again!!!  This was on the second day I saw him…at first he seemed so stern, then showed me he has a very real “human” side…I know and feel confident that he is the right man for the job!
The 1st surgery is set for Nov. 18th…the 2nd surgery is not set as it depends on the 1st surgery healing.  I will have “dead people” bone grafts in me (shades of Frankenstein!) but LeeAnn reminds me these people donated their bone to heal people like me…that it is a gift and I am thankful.
So…hang in there with me for the long haul, please…I thank each and every one of you as my friends…
Love and Friendship Always,
 Carly Anne

Sunday, October 13, 2013

LeeAnn Made the Design Team!!!

LeeAnn Made the Design Team!!!

Hi everyone, I am happy and thrilled that I have been asked to be on the Creative Paperclay Design Team!! (This is the type of clay I use.) I also won their link up party with my sweet Charming Charlie Ghost. What does this mean? I will be posting one tip and one tutorial a month on their site (and a few other partnering sites - Michaels, Joanns and Hobby Lobby) for a period of six months. I will have my profile pic and my bio on their paperclay blog site too. Plus, I will be working alongside some incredible artists! Really excited for that! Go visit to read more about it! Sign up to follow the site and we will create together! For those of you who supported me in this endeavor ... I can't thank you enough!! You know I love you all!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Big Leap for Giggleswick!

Coming Soon
Under Construction

A website dedicated to the Art Community, where as users can interact through our forums, get in touch with news from the art community, view tutorials, read articles, shop in the marketplace, and join in on the fun by participating in events and challenges.

Well everyone… that’s my big news!  When we say ArtCommunity, we mean that it is a site that Artists and Collectors will be able to participate  and interact with each other in a setting conducive to creating, inspiring, sharing and mentoring to Halloween Artists at all levels.  There will be topics from the beginner level up through professional level artist, geared towards personal and artistic growth.

We also will be there to showcase the Artist’s work to the collectors and enthusiasts along with interesting profiles and the latest news of their favorite artists!

So hang on Friends…we are off on an Adventure together!

As  Always,

Love and Friendship,

Carly Anne

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Vote for LeeAnn Kress!!!

Vote for LeeAnn Kress!
(Of Charming Confections)
Creative Paper Clay Challenge
New Design Team

Ain't he cute?
Okay my's the deal!
LeeAnn is trying out for Creative PaperClay’s Design Team and she needs our support!
Scroll Down and you will see a number of pictures of the entries. Her Ghastly Ghost, Charming Charlie will be there as Number 21.  Then keep scrolling down and in very tiny letters are the number (like 18) of comments and the word “Comments”.  Click on that and to the right is a box for your comment.

Please do this as soon as possible as I’m not quite sure when the deadline is, but it is soon!  LeeAnn needs a pep rally now! 

Thank you for your support
As Always,

Love and Friendship,
Carly Anne

Monday, October 7, 2013

Spirits in Sanford Show!!!

The Spirits Have Spoken! 

The Great Pumpkin inspecting booths before the show!

The Spirits in Sanford show was a class act indeed! Our preview party was catered and the room was great to set the mood...exciting to see everyone setting up! Came home with lots of loot...There was only one camera malfunctioned in the beginning of the show and we didn't notice I have no pictures of my own booth or Jorge's booth!!!  Not to worry, I will borrow some and post as soon as I get them!

Debb George's booth was loaded with goodies...I seriously could not make my pick for the longest time!  Decisions, Decisions!  

Debb George and her son Brennan...also our Bouncer...look at those muscles!

My Selection of Debs Goodies!

My favorite Debb George piece...Doesn't this sweet little witch look in love with her one and only white pumpkin?! Talented artist, that Debb George and a good friend!

These two Sister Witches are also from Debb George. The one on above is supposed to be me, trying on my innocent face...NOT!  The witch below is  my dear, sweet friend, LeeAnn Kress.  As usual her eyes are wide open in shock of something I said!!!

Robert Brawley...such a clown!!! LOL!

Roberts booth was full of eye candy!  Below is an Owl on a pumpkin by Robert Brawley. It is so precious and such a wonderful piece. His artwork is adorable and well executed, a fine artist an such a nice man! Enjoyed getting to meet him and he had dinner with us on Saturday night.

Of course I had to spend time with my dear friend, Marguerite Nochese!  It was so good to see her and her amazing Art Dolls!  

Chunky me with the beautiful Margo!

Below, this young little witch is waving goodbye to all her little witchey friends for the season...her sweet lower lip is sucked in as if she is about to cry...just want to hug on her and kiss her little cheek!!!  Marguerite created her and I had to have her!!! Amazing attention to detail An awesome artist!


Last but NEVER least is the wonder Artist, Jorge De Rojas!!! 

Jorge, borrowed one of your pics

"George" gave me an exquisite Black Cat Lantern. the light shows through his mouth and eyes...irresistible piece. So talented and such a sweet and caring person! Was next to him at the show! Enjoyed every minute with him and admiring his artwork!

Well that's all for this post!  I'm going to have to run around and collect more photos of  the show to upset about my camera malfunction!!!

As Always, Love and Friendship,


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Spirits in Sanford is This Friday!!!

 Well, Spirits in Sanford is almost here...I am already so excited I can't sleep all night! A lot is going on and I will be having my first magazine signing!!! The Gallery on first will be carrying the Fall issue of Art Doll Quarterly and also Holidays and Celebrations.  They do not have Somerset Studios so bring your own
and I'll be happy to sign it!


In addition, I will be introducing three doll size versions of my Ghoul, Alley Cat and Candy Corn Man!  Don't forget my Scary-Go- Round as featured in Somerset Studio with my Spool has seven sculpted heads on it and rotates. 

Marguerite, my Bird Cage Doll (Art Doll Magazine) will be up for sale as well! The bird cage lights up with special Halloween prop lighting made for darkened rooms. 

Ornaments will be available by Special Order on a first come 1st served basis (featured in Holidays and Celebrations)

It's been a big year and I can't wait to see everyone!!!

With Love Always, 

Carly of   Boggy Bottom Bayou

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Here They Are!!!

The Envelope Please

The Witches of Giggleswick

Are Pleased to

The Winners of their First Annual Blog Hop!

Spool Ghoul by Carly Smith of Boggy Bottom Bayou

Dogs Mom   
Framed “Moth girl” by Marguerite Nochese of My Witchy Woman

 Pumpkin Man by Lisa Ammerman of A Piece of Lisa

Piglet by Debb George of Halloween, Jinglesbells, Boo!

A Magical Whimsy
Any Size Web Banner by Amy Allen of Amy’s Primitive Attic

Candy Corn Man by Jody Johnson of Sweet Bear Creek Whims

Lavendar Dreamer
Bear Ornament by Karen Brady Hammontree of Brady Bears Studio

Light Bottle by Heather Millott of Witch Hollow Primitives

The Cranky Crow
Primitive Pumpkin by Brenda Griffith of The Rusty Thimble

Ms. Lilly Pads
Witch Boot Pinkeep by Joyce Tenay of Ragpatch Prims

Spider Bite by LeeAnn Kress of Charmed Confections

USA Gypsy
Pumpkin Head Box by Cindy Conrad of The Pixie’s Thimble

Sweet Moon Man by Flora Thompson of Bonehead Studios


13 Wonderful Prizes

We have our winners!!!!  Who are they?  Stay tuned here for the winners to be announced at 7:00 pm Pacific Time or 10:00 Eastern Time!!!

Witches of Giggleswick!

Winners to be Announced!!!!!

Well everyone, here is the day you’ve all been
waiting for!!!

In just a few short hours we will be announcing the winners of the
Witches of Giggleswick Blog Hop!!!
13 Winners
13 Wicked Witches
13 to “Die For” Prizes

Stay tuned at five o’clock
Pacific Time

I will announce the time this evening

That the winners will be Officially Introduced!!!

As of this posting, we are verifying, and triple checking our tabulations…thank you for your patience..
 WE will be Lurking for you!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Time For Us To fly

Giggleswick Blog Hop Begins Now!

Believe it or not....this is my eldest...He is always up for a good time! I miss you...from Florida to Colorado!!!

Welcome to the 1st Annual Giggleswick Halloween Blog Hop!
Beginning Friday, Sept. 13th – Saturday, Sept. 21st
***Pacific Daylight" Time 9pm=12pm Eastern Standard Time***

 All 13 lucky Winners will be announced
on each of the participating blog sites on Wednesday, Sept. 25th!

                                                                                                                                             13 wickedly, talented Halloween                   Artists have come together to put on the              "Biggest” giveaway ever!  To enter, visit each of the blogs below and hop from one artist’s blog to the next!

                There will be one-of-a-kind prizes and                       multiple winners!   
          It could be YOU!


Hi my name is Carly Anne and I am the Artist here at Boggy Bottom Bayou and one of the 13 Witches of Giggleswick.  

I have been dubbed the Wicked Witch of the East.  The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated. LOL! (I meand, Cackle!)

13 wickedly, talented Halloween Artists have come together to put on the  "Biggest” giveaway ever!  To enter, visit each of the blogs below and hop from one artist’s blog to the next!

Just to let you know that during this Hop I have added a new Halloween doll to my Etsy store!

His name is Cinders.  Please look on my Right sidebar for my Etsy Store slide show and you may travel straight to Etsy through the slide show for more details!

To be entered into the drawing you will need to hop to all 13 Witches blog sites and do Steps 1 and 2 below.
***Please note...many replys and comments do not show up on blogs right away...some blogs comments are approved first then posted...please check back at the end of the day for a response.***

Step 1 - Follow this blog  (look for the blue Google "Join this Site" link on my right side bar (scroll down) & click to join this blog.  … next … Mine is on the right.
Step 2 - Leave a comment  below this post telling me that you are a new follower or that you have already been following my blog. 
Attention:     To be eligible for the drawings, you need to visit all 13 blog sites, follow them through Google, and leave a comment on each site.  If you fail to follow through on your 13 blog visits, your name will not count in the drawing.  You must visit all 13 blog sites and do Steps 1 and 2 on each site.
On Wednesday, Sept. 25th the winners will be announced.  Please check back, on any of the blog sites, as a list of winners and their prizes will be posted.  As a participant it is your responsibility to check back to see if you have won.  We will try and contact you through Google, but sometimes our emails go into a spam folder.  Best to check back and see if you have won!  Best of luck to you! 

Participating Artists
       Below is the list of blog sites and links for you to follow:

Carly Smith                                                 

Debb George
Margo Noschese                                 

Jody Johnson                                   
Heather Millott                                 

Joyce Tenay                                   

Cindy Conrad

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If you have a blog, add me to your favorites list and mention this giveaway!

Good luck and happy haunting to you!

Love and “Fiend”ship Always,

         The Witches of                Giggleswick