Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Cryptozoology Posters

Just like it's good to have knowledge about which plants will heal or kill, wouldn't it be good to know which monsters are the most dangerous? Kristen Puckett is an illustrator and ceramicist with the need to help us out. Her detailed illustrations of various monsters from mythology (or are they?) will aid us in making an accurate identification. The posters look like the quick in-the-field sketches of an anthropologist or explorer. They're pretty cool. The shop is EgertronPuck Art.

Devil Dog
Puckett also has t-shirts and ceramics in her shop. It's all good.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Enchanting Embroidery

I love embroidery! It makes me so happy to find an embroidery artist that loves the spooky side of life as much as I do.  Crimson Pins is stitching up some awesome images. They're perfect for your quiet little corner that needs some art.

Palm Reader
Beetlejuice Handbook for the Dead
Anatomical Heart
Stanger Things Alphabet Pin
Crowned Skeleton
Victorian Lace Gloved Hand
These are fantastic! I need to start an embroidery wall immediately.

Friday, August 17, 2018

The Dark Can Be Quiet

Amy Earles illustrations are quiet. The darkness makes it's appearance in bats and and mysticism, and the colors are subdued. These are illustrations for contemplation. I find them soothing. Earles shop is Wool and Water.

Telepathy Print
Sincerity Print
Two Witches Print
Articulated Bat Paper Doll
Betwixt Print
Walking Through Print
If you're interested to know more about Earles, visit her website pushedunder.com She has additional prints for sale and a blog there.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Straight From the Dungeon Workshop

The Neon Gargoyle specializes in medieval looking sculptures, but throws in some dark Halloween just for fun, I think. Their pieces are made from clay and cement and they claim they do it all in their dungeon workshop. I wonder if trolls are involved? These are great pieces for the garden or porch.

Pumpkins of Doom Set
Hanging Dracula Bat
Skeleton Wall Plaque
Screaming Squash 
Gargoyle Bracket
Pumpkin Skull
I'm imagining coming upon one of these sculptures placed under a bush or at the base of some ferns. Spooky!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

A Halloween Cornucopia

Some shops that I like feature one particular type of item. I like that they focus their skills. However, twin sisters Cara and Christi Brown have a shop of Halloween items that range from stickers, to cross stitch, to t-shirts, to posters, and it goes on. Not only do they fill their shop The Elfin Forest with a variety of awesome spookiness, they have three other shops filled with different types of items! Wow- I'm exhausted for them.  The fortunate thing for us is that all of their stuff is great. I don't know how they do it.

Halloween Vinyl Decals
Marie Laveau Cross Stitch Pattern
Fairy Antenna Headband
Black Cat Wood Sign
Halloween Jack O'Lantern Cross Stitch Pattern
Vintage Style Halloween Cat Garland

This is just a taste of the what you'll find in The Elfin Forest. You could have a shopping spree here.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Vintage-Style Halloween Sculptures

To me paper maché Halloween items are always a great addition to any Halloween collection. There is something about the handmade feel that way outshines any resin-made object you'll find in stores. That fact that it will be one-of-a-kind only makes it better. VanDolls are a creating paper maché and clay vintage-looking, primitive, Halloween figures that are adorable. Here's a sample of what I'm talking about.

Pumpkin Candy Jar
Little Ghost Shelf Sitter
Halloween Cat Bucket
Dancing Pumpkin Figure
Primitive Skull
Jack O'Lantern Bucket
Before you load up you cart with Halloween items from the chain store, consider buying a unique piece from an artist. You'll have a collection like no one else.

Monday, August 13, 2018

A Little Wool, A Little Clay, And Voila!

Kerry Howard-Schmidt has been creating and selling folk art figures since she was in 4th grade. She is now a mom with kids of her own and has perfected her craft. I love that she is not creating adorable teddy bears, but instead, slightly darker characters. We'll definitely put these sculptures in the whimspookal category. Her shop is Paper Moon Gallery.

Pink Bat Necklace
Crow Sculputure
Wanda the Witch
Penelope the Bat
Bella The Beautiful Zombie Kitty
Blue Zombie
Adorable! I just want to hug them all.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Dark & Surreal Leather Art

My mouth dropped open when I saw the pieces that Dawn McPherson is making from leather. They almost seem alive. The hats and parasols are my favorite, but you need to check out her shop because there is so much more! McPherson calls her work "art for a surreal world." If you love steampunk, you're going to need one of these hats. The shop is Dawn's Leather Treasure.

Leather Reaper Goth Hat
Wizard Hat
Skull Anaconda Hat
Leather Parasol
Leather Skull Top Hat
Skull Wrist Cuff
I can't imagine any one bothering you if you wore one of McPherson's hats. And, if you're thinking you can't afford one, take a look at the prices. They're very reasonable.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Crowtesque Illustrations

Jessica Crowtesque (brilliant last name) is an artist in Plymouth, MA that creates illustrations of crows, naturally, and other Halloween-esque animals. Her illustrations are a touch spookier than the whimspookal designation, and I think you'll like them. You find her art work at Crowtesque on Etsy and on Society6.

Crows on Grey's Anatomy Page- Original
Vacancy Print

We're All Mad
Everyday is Halloween Wall Banner
Dangerous Serving Tray
Vulture Culture T-Shirt
I always love to see how an artist reinterprets their own work on Society6. Make sure you check it out. Follow Crowtesque on her tumbler blog too.