Tuesday, April 27, 2021

The Sun Is So Bright: Goth Glam

This weekend I realized that I hadn't seen my sunglasses since isolation began. I usually only wore them when I was out and about and since I've been doing little of that, I lost track of them. That started me on a hunt from some new sunglasses and while I didn't exactly find any that would be useful for everyday, I did find some fun goth-glam sunglasses and accessories.

Eccentric Rococo Sunglasses from Pearls and Swine

You should check out the entire shop of Pearls and Swine, by the way. Their sunglasses are so over-the-top fantastic it was hard to choose which one to show you. These glasses really spoke to my love of beads.

Spider Web Sunglasses from Cremated Equal

This pair of sunglasses is probably more my style for everyday wear. They're cute without causing chaos.

Moon Eyeglass Chain Holder from Anamnesis Syndrome

Perhaps if I had a chain to hold my sunglasses I wouldn't lose them so often? Probably not.

Beaded Skeleton Hands Glasses Chain from Chains4Frames

The Original Coffin Sunglasses Case from The Dark Alley

This sunglasses case come in a variety of fabrics. Isn't it sweet? You can even get a matching tote back in this shop.

Leather Skull Glasses Case from XProjeX

This case comes in black or red leather. There are also lots of other great goth leather products in this shop including hair barrettes.

The hunt continues for a new pair of sunglasses that I can put my prescription in, but I'm still thinking about those Rococo sunglasses for poolside.

Thursday, April 22, 2021

My Fingers Took A Walk

Sometimes I think I've seen all there is to see in Halloween art and I pause for a bit, but yesterday I let my fingers stroll through Etsy and, as always, a few things caught my eye. You see I've been writing this blog on Halloween art somewhere between "It couldn't have been that long ago" and "Forever." My eyes sometimes start to glaze over when I look at one pumpkin too many. The truth is though, I love pumpkins! 

I'm reading a book right now called Improv Wisdom and the author has thirteen maxims for living a better life. Last night I read about the fifth maxim: Be Average and one of the things the author said was to forget about thinking outside the box. Instead look more deeply at what is inside the box. I'm paraphrasing, but it was one of those aha moments for me. 

That's a long explanation for letting you know that posts may be further between, but I still like what is inside the box. So, let's take a look at what I found in my box last night.

Eyeball Flip Up Sunglasses from hitekdesigns

This pair of sunglasses made my jaw drop! The eyeball portion actually flips up to reveal dark lenses. I have no idea what I'd do with these, but I want them.

Cats and Pumpkins Lithograph by John A. Knudsen

Did I actually say my eyes glaze over with too many pumpkins? Impossible! I love this bright, busy print of cats and pumpkins in a city setting. Need it- it may become a birthday gift to myself.

Skull Acrylic Painting from The Sacred Trust

No, you can't have too many images of skulls. What immediately caught my eye about this painting was the metallic gold background. I'm a sucker for shiny things.

Beaded Skull Brooch from Korzhev Embroidery

Again, what's not to love about a skull? Especially one who says "Death be damn! I'm still smoking a cigarette"

I think this is fantastic! As some of you already know, my heart flutters at the appearance of disembodied hands.

That's it for now. I'm sure I'll have more things to show you from inside my box next week.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

My Spooky Agenda April 21::27

I don't have any Halloween artists to show you today, but that doesn't mean I'm not feeling spooky! Here's my agenda for the week.

Monday, April 12, 2021

Rings that Evoke Dark Shadows

I loved watching the tv series Dark Shadows. I watched it just a bit as a kid, but it was too scary for me- I hid behind the chair and peered around it. When I rewatched it as an adult, I loved it even more. It was campy and spooky all at the same time. I'm thinking about Dark Shadows because this Wednesday marks nine years since Jonathan Frid, the actor who played Barnabas Collins, died. In honor of Frid and Dark Shadows I decided to look for some rings that evoke the mood of the show.

Gothic Arch Ring from Craeven

Coffin Skull Ring from Rock Flower Studio BVA

Bat Ring from AF Jewelry Studio

Coffin Ring from Metal Crow

Cemetery Ring from Whitelake Jewelry

Now head over to YouTube and find an episode of Dark Shadows to watch.