Painting The witches of “hocus Pocus”!

Have you ever wanted to paint a canvas but didn’t think you had the skill? Meet Angela Staha, artist extraordinaire! She can help anyone, and we mean anyone, handle a brush! We asked her to put her experience and expertise to use, showing our readers how to paint an amazing abstract of Halloween favorites Winifred, Mary, and Sarah. But beware, lest thy paintbrush run “Amuck, amuck, amuck!”

Angela Staha holds both a Bachelor’s degree in Art as well as Science, has been a multimedia artist since childhood, and is currently the head costumer at the Texas Renaissance Festival, where she’s worked in many capacities since the late 1980s. As a lane actor, she enjoys rich interaction with patrons; in the shop she revels in sharing that experience with younger actors as they develop characters. She has received two Monty awards, a prestigious theatrical award in Montgomery County, north of Houston, for local theater costuming. She directs the faery troupe at Sherwood Forest fair where the troupe makes all of its own costuming and props. Angela has also dabbled in cosplay at conventions, where she sells hand crafted items: leather, jewelry, resin craft, wood craft, and of course, costumes. “Let’s play dress up and make some art together!”

We’d like to introduce you to an excellent resource if you’re looking to shop from a festival artisan. It’s been researched and developed by a fantastic pair of women:

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Creating a Path from the Renaissance Festival Patron to their Favorite Rennie Artist! RennieArtists.Com We offer more than 50 art product categories to browse through, or you may use our enhanced search tool to browse by state, faire, or specific item with a keyword search! We are proud to offer this tool to you, the Renaissance Festival Patron, who desperately misses their faires, their friends, and their artists; with a variety of ways to search for your favorite artist, all of whom work at Renaissance Festivals, and create their work by their own hand. We are a small start-up website with giant dreams! Our goal is to become the go-to website for Renaissance Festival Patrons nationwide, searching for their favorite Renaissance Festival Artist! Lost their card? Forgot their name? Find them on RennieArtists.com! We are thrilled to offer this service to our fellow rennie artists, and hope as time goes by, we gather them one by one into our amazing webspace. If you know someone who isn’t listed with us yet, please encourage them to stop by and apply! As long as they create 75% or more of their own work, we will happily include them for membership! Happy Hunting! Visit rennieartists.com today!

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