Friday, July 31, 2020

Sinister Paper Works: Day of December

I love the sinister drawings and paper dioramas from Alexandra Guglielmazzi ( a fun name to say aloud) of Day of December. They're sinister-light with lots of witches and spooky scenes. You'll find prints, originals, and even a couple of instant downloads in the shop. Have fun with these!

Paper Witch 

Original Illustration Ghost House Diorama

Boogeyman Monster Diorama

Witches Sabbath Forest Diorama

Printed Card Illustration

Instant Download Scarecrow 

Admit it, you love these too! I'm starting to think that our guest bedroom should be filled with lots of creepy bedroom scene art.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Ceramics and Skulls: DeeDee and Shark

Like me, the spirit of Halloween most likely seeps into your everyday life. I'm happy when I find a potter who creates everyday pieces that imbue that spooky vibe. Lara Duren King is the artist behind DeeDee and Shark where you'll find ceramic mugs, bowls, and plates that you can use everyday.

Toothy Skull Pin Cushion

Black Roses and Bat Plate

Bat and Cloud Bowl

Vampire Egg Separator

Floral Skull Hanging Planter

Spooky Illuminated Face Mug

Take a look in the shop to find something spooky to add to your collection.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Candles for Halloween Displays: Darkness Void

Candles are so important to the expertly designed Halloween decor.  That why I really like the Gothic, witchy candles from Darkness Void. First of all they're made from beeswax which I find sets just the right mood. But most important, the variety of spooky subjects in the shop will fit right in to any scene you're creating. 

Set of 5 Witch Fingers

Gargoyle Candle

Celtic Horned Skull

Day of the Dead Catrina Candle


Coffin Candle

Haunted House Candle

There are over 200 spooky candles in this shop! There is sure to be one for you.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Tiny Terrors Tuesday: Detta's Darling Dolls

I think one of the hardest things to get right in a dollhouse is the human figures that live there. That's probably why I see so many spooky dollhouses without one. If you're working on a haunted dollhouse and are looking for some witches or perhaps a ghost or two, I suggest you take a look at Detta's Darling Dolls on eBay. It's another Tiny Terrors Tuesday!

1/12th Scale Witch in Gingham Dress

Headless Lady Ghost

Witch in Orange Dress

Ghost Children

Grim Reaper


These 1/12th scale dolls can all be posed in different positions. This is definitely a shop to bookmark.

Monday, July 27, 2020

Halloween Linocuts: Karin Rytter Studio

We're less than 100 days away from Halloween! Time flies in quarantine. I made a few quick stops at my local Marshalls and At Home stores to see if they had started putting out any Halloween decor and I was disappointed, but not surprised, to find nothing. Schools start later here than in other parts of the country and stores always wait till after the back-to-school shopping is done to put out the Halloween. Unfair.

If you need to surround yourself with Halloween consider purchasing some Halloween art to get you in the right spirit. Karin Rytter has some sweet Halloween linocuts that fit the bill. I love all the cats in her pieces. The shop is Karin Rytter Studio.

Something Wicked Linocut

Halloween Kitty Linocut

Halloween Jumping Jack Gustav the Cat

Toil and Trouble Linocut 

Halloween Bunny Witch

Moth Girl

Find one wall in your home and start filling it with spooky prints and paintings from floor to ceiling. I promise you'll love the results.

Friday, July 24, 2020

Halloween Cats: KilkennyCat Art

It's been a long, long time since we took a look at KilkennyCat Art by Ryan Connors. I've been a fan of her whimspookal cat paintings and ornaments for years. I lost track of the shop after it left Etsy, but recently discovered it had moved to Zibbet. I'm happy to remake our acquaintance!

Ryan Connors: (KilkennyCat Art) Halloween Vampire Cat Ornament
Count Catula Ornament

Little Witch in a Pumpkin Original Painting

Pumpkin Cat Ornament

Halloween Party Cat Original Painting

Day of the Dead Skeleton Cat Ornament

Skellie Kitty Ornament

Connors makes a variety of black cat Halloween ornaments and I'm confident that many more will be added as Halloween approaches. 

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Etched Metal & Tintypes: Of Elsewhere

Amanda Scheutzow creates fantasy tintype prints that are otherworldly. She adds metal frames that are cut to compliment the prints and the whole affect is terrific. Scheutzow also etches and cuts metal to create jewelry that I think you'll like. The shop is Of Elsewhere

Tall Fancy Feast Tintype in Frame

Early Bird Tintype in Frame

Riveted Plague Doctor Necklace

Conjoined Twins Necklace

Riveted Conjoined Twins Necklace

Cat Skull Etched Brooch

Cat Claw Stud Earrings

We all need that Plague Doctor necklace of course. It's fantastic!

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Spooky Still Lives: Veneration of Light

I discovered Heather Allison's shop Veneration of Light a few weeks ago while shopping at an online art show. I was immediately taken by her photographic still lives. The artist calls her work "an exploration of life, death, light and natural history." I think they're luscious. You'll find one-of-a-kind framed pieces in the shop along with prints and postcards. 



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Each of of Heather Allison's pieces inspire quiet contemplation and meditation. Please visit her website to see more (link above.)