My trip to Minnesota went exceptionally well. I will be busy for the next month sculpting over 60 new items for Dept 56. Half will be Halloween and the other half Christmas. So hang in there if you are looking for new originals from me. I will catch up as soon as I am done. In the meantime, I will attempt to squeeze in a few that I can offer you. Saying that... I've got a super cool Halloween Owl that is being painted right now (well, not RIGHT now...). He's black and white and super cute. I should have that posted on my WEBSITE, not Etsy, this afternoon.