Friday, March 23, 2018

Halloween Illustrations!

I did it!! I found a Halloween connoisseur that shares my birthday. I know that means absolutely nothing to you, but it makes me happy. Michelle Prebich, who was born on the perfect day, works in the film industry by day and makes spooky drawings by night. Some of her drawings are also available as pins and I love them. Her shop is Bat In Your Belfry.

Wild Hunt print
Scavenger Enamel Pin
Black Plague Enamel Pin
Pumpkin Gus Original Drawing
Quick Sand Skeleton print
What is it with the film industry and all these great Halloween artists? The film industry must either pay people horribly or not keep them busy.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Bloodless Paper Cuts

The art of paper cutting is something that has always interested me and I love looking at the delicate pieces made in the tradition of German Scherenschnitte. But what, I ask, is more fitting for cuts in black paper than spooky scenes?

Will Pigg (Orlando, FL) is an artist who excels in haunting scenes.  He has worked in film and stop motion animation and seems to love to cut things. You can find his pieces at willpigg.

Goodbye Lil' Cerberus
Lock, Stock, and Barrel
Freddy Krueger
Deathly Hallows
Jack and Sally

If you feel the need to get out your X-Acto blade, it's probably just safer to let Pigg make your favorite horror scene. Don't hurt yourself.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Hug A Skeleton

Even skeletons need a hug every once in awhile. Tara Fortin (Ottawa, ON) is making plush skeletons, bats, ghosts, and cats for people with dark edges. I think they're adorable. Her shop is blacklilypie.

Minky Skeleton Doll
Mini Ghost Cat
Stuffy Bat
Black Cat Doll
Batcat Plush Doll
Pink Skeleton Plush Doll
These would be perfect to hold onto while you're watching a horror movie- a little comfort for the really scary parts.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Monster Accessories

As soon as I saw these arm braces from Wayward Leather Design (Lehighton, PA) I realized I wanted to be a slayer...or at least look like one. These one-of-a-kind leather accessories are fantastic! Of course, I can't even slay a stink bug, so I guess I'll have to settle for looking like a slayer and using one of Wayward Leather's awesome monster bags to carry my bandaids and inhaler.

One of a Kind Eye Bracers
Evil Eye Arm Bracer
Sporran Monster Bag
Monster Belt Bag
Monster Card Holder
Grays Mimic Monster Box
There are lots of monsters to choose from in the shop and you can have a custom one made just for you. Grrrrarrrrrrr

Monday, March 19, 2018

Halloween Jewelry

If you're a true Halloween fan you know that you can't pause for a minute in planning for next Halloween. It doesn't matter if you have snow on the ground or sand in your shoes; if you want a perfect day you'll be working on it all year long.

With that in mind, I'd like to introduce you to a few Halloween pieces of jewelry from LaliBlue.  Gema Arnal Jericó (Castellón de la Plana, Spain) makes jewelry she says is inspired by magic, legends, and amulets. Jericó uses wood and acrylic to make her brooches and pendants.

Night of the Zombies Pendant
The Gilded Bat
The Witch
The Ghost on the Stair
The Bogeyman
Of course, I would wear these all year long. I'm not so concerned with what the calendar says.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Cold, Fragile Spiders

I don't know about you, but there are lots of bugs using my house like a condo in Florida right now. I'm one of those live-and-let-live kind of people so mostly I just give names to the bugs I see repeatedly and try to avoid them. Probably much like the people living in all those condos in Florida treat each other.

Alexis Torres .M (Seville, Spain) makes his own bugs from intricately woven wire and beads, and while they may make you shudder, you know they're harmless. You could even invite one to share a pina colada with you.  His shop is Ahechi.

Rudraksha Wire Spider
Tiger's Eye Spider
Halloween Spider
Spider with Web Sculpture
Spider Pearl
Silk Spider
These sculptures are quite beautiful and take real skill to create. I wonder if they would attract or deter real spiders?

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Movie Posters for Horror Characters

I think scary should be fun. I get the goosebumps, my heart stops a beat, and then I start laughing. While the fictitious movie posters from Uncle Gertrude's (Maryville, TN) may not give me goosebumps they do make me laugh. In addition to movie posters, you'll find t-shirts too.

What Would Endora Do?
Hocus Pocus
Marie Laveau
Bride of Frankenstein
When I grow up, I want to be Endora from Bewitched. I'm almost there.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Fairytales and Fangs

Somewhere in a hollow in New York is a family that creates a fairytale world for our enjoyment. I imagine they look a little like elves. Their workshop is called Storybrook Hollow and you can find them on Etsy.

Their adopt a gnome program in adorable, but the faux taxidermy caught my eye.

Raven Skeleton Prop
Werewolf Head
Dragon Skeleton
Adopt a Gnome
Adopt a Gnome
Mummified Head Prop
The family also sells honey from their own hives, so that might sweeten the deal....sorry.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

A Skull In Your Window

As Spring approaches I'm starting to think that I want to take down my winter curtains and put some stained glass in my windows. Shelley Mitchell (Brighton, U.K.) has some skull-icioius pieces I'm considering. Her shop is called GlassArtWerks. I'm not sure how the printed images are put on the glass, but they're pretty cool.

Memento Mori
Grey & Green Skull
Winged Skull
Skull Mandala
Geometric Bat
Geometric Star & Skull
I think every window on my back porch might need some stained glass. Maybe a curtain of stained glass!