Thursday, January 31, 2019

Regal Skeleton Paintings

I found some great paintings of very regal skeletons this morning. (Whew! I didn't think I had anything to show you today.) They're from an artist named Finn Graves. The paintings I'm showing you are originals. I also fell in love with a clay skeleton. Don't delay. The shop is Finn Graves Art.

Grandma Goddess Skeleton
Moon Goddess with Green Shawl
Jazz Musician in Bowler Hat
Romani Queen Skeleton
Crowned Skeleton Queen in Garden
Skeleton Scarecrow

This is the skeleton I first saw that I love!

Skeleton Doll
Graves also offers prints of most of her paintings.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Dance Around In Your Fiddlebones

Skeletons galore! Sam Hamrick is a linocut printmaker with oodles of skeletons (most of them playing instruments) in his collection. He also puts the designs on t-shirts and greeting cards. The shop is Fiddlebones and you should stop by.

Skeleton Fiddler Greeting Card
A Dapper Gent Vampire Bat
Skeleton Guitar Bones Card
Skeleton Last Waltz
Delta Bones Original Print 
In the words of Tom Waits "T ain't no sin to take off your skin and dance around in your bones."
(I hope that song runs through your head all day)

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Victorian Inspired Scents

I've been wearing perfume more often lately. I think it's because I need to be surrounded by the scent of flowers since it's so dreary outside. The perfumes and colognes from The Parlor Apothecary are intriguing. The black bottles and ornate Victorian style labels would look nice on display and the names, well, they call to my dark side. Any goth would be proud to wear these.

Seance Perfume
Nocturnal Men's Cologne
Victorian Mourning Bath Salts
Grave Solid Perfume
Planchette Perfume
Victorian Mourning Soap
Follow the links to learn the ingredients that make up each scent.   I think a few of these scattered in our guest bathroom would be interesting. The Parlor Apothecary also carries Victorian mourning lockets and necklaces.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Conjure Up A Statement

When you wear a lot of black, you need to rely on jewelry to make your outfit pop. Sure, I want to blend into the darkest corners sometimes, but when I decide to coax someone over I want them to remember me. Your jewelry should make a statement.

Stephanie Smiszek is conjuring some bold jewelry that will give you the perfect spooky label.  Her shop is Hypnovamp.

Green Prosthetic Eye Ring
Kewpede Necklace
Small Evil Eye Necklace
Spider Web Earrings
Draculette Necklace
Tiny Bat Ring
Planchette Ring
I have several pieces on my "need" list. Check out the shop for more.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Grumpy Art

 Artist and designer Tara Fortin calls the pieces in her shop, Blacklilypie, grumpy art. I'd call it dark and adorable. She mainly features bats and black cats in paintings, prints, and plush toys. It's a fun shop!

Black Cat BFF
Stuffy Bat
Cat Face Painting
Ghost Cat
Soft Minky Skeleton
Shy Batcat Pillow
I will always pause when I see art with cats and bats. I just can't help myself.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Day of the Dead Calaveras Prints

I have some linocut prints for you today that will fit right in with your Day of the Dead collection. I've chosen the skeletons (calaveras) to show you, but Alynn Guerra has lots of beautiful subjects in her shop Red Hydrant Press.

Death's Gathering
Bike Packing Skeleton
Skeleton and Oil Spill
Model by the Window
Mother and Baby
Baby Sugar Skull
Guerra has a sure and steady hand. The details in these prints are just beautiful.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Devious Pottery

If you're grumpy in the morning, the mugs and cups from Calou Calay just might bring a smile. The snarling face on each piece says stay away, but the colorful combinations send a message not to take you too seriously. Lisa Tantillo and Zack Callaghan are the potters behind the art.

Morning Buddy Tea Cup
Cyclops Mug
Monster Jar
Lil' Drinking Buddy Shot Glass
Gamma-Clops Mug
Coffee Monster
I think you need to have more than one of these. An entire set on a tray would be horribly sweet.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Revisiting KriSoft: Paper Clay Sculpture

It's been awhile since we visited the work of Christophe Goussault. His shop, KriSoft, carries small, paper maché sculptures that are adorably whimspookal. Goussault says that his inspiration comes from his childhood wish to own a toy shop along with his interest in the strange. Here are his latest offerings.
Greg 1 Scarecrow
Fred Phantom Ghost
Norbert the Dragon
Faust Giant Chess Piece
La Girl Frog
For paper maché, these sculptures are very delicate and detailed. It's hard to believe they're not made from clay. I really need to have one in my collection.