Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
I'd like to introduce some new members to the Skeleton Krew, they are in their true state and yet haven't been initiated into the death yet, but they are quite astonishing, unpleasant looks from holding still for so long or perhaps heartbroken thoughts seep out from within?
I went rummaging around the Main Street Antique store the other day before dinner and me being obsessed with Victorian and early portraits, I bought seven new portraits for my Skeleton Krew Collection (plus I have my eye on a large portrait of a gypsy woman in a wooden frame with convex glass that I will be picking up this weekend). I just love the intricate borders around their faces and am just mad about tin types as well. The first SK portrait I ever did was on a tin type and the outcome was overly macabre, I cannot wait to paint these miniature faces.
I am often drawn to photographs of young children, perhaps their innocence calls to me, as I grow older I never want those magical moments of my childhood to disappear. I often imagine what it was like during their time periods, how they played or if anything tragic happened to them growing up. These delicate expressions are forever frozen in time.
Growing up I've always been into the darker things in life, in my teens years, vampires and horror were always of interest but as I grew as a woman in my 20s I had experienced death of a close loved one. That has opened my eyes to mourning processes, the true darker things in life and viewing our bodies as ticking machines that will eventually stop. I often look at these portraits and think how these people may have died……our body in the end, is made of many apparatus' that all work together breathing our souls, eventually our bodies end to decompose back into the ground, where life is reborn. With the brevity and fragility of human life in the face of God and nature, one must live like there is no tomorrow!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
I've been working on it for the past month and had a really hard time getting the darn thing open, but I think it turned out lovely once all put together. The necklace is created from an antique silver pocket watch, a tiny red heart, brass gear and hangs from a silver chain and vintage strand of rosary beads in crystal. I just love custom pieces, remember if you ever see something you love in my sold items, just ask I just may be able to create something similar to your liking.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Master Gorey is a calm gentlemen, he almost seems too charming to be dressed in his devilish costume. Lenore has a slight crazed look about her, she is in traditional Day of the Dead makeup matched with black attire. This is the first stage of the painting, they almost look a little comical at this point, I have much more creepy detailing to do on their faces and also I will be adding a little coloring to the flowers on her blouse. I really love this photo, reminds a little of the odd couple from the painting American Gothic, though here these odd folks are dressed for death; walking on the path of mortality.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Sometime in the past two weeks I was reading one of the blogs I follow and remember seeing a comment someone left in regards to a not well known or one of Stephen Kings older books/book of short stories. I can't seem to remember the name of the book or short story or where I saw it, I did a search but no luck. My husbands is a huge Stephen King/Richard Bachman fan, I remember seeing it and wanted to tell him about it. Not sure if someone left it as a comment or not.
If anyone remembers seeing this comment around amongst the blogger world or knows what I am talking about please let me know the answer. I know I don't give you many clues, but maybe you can help?
Thursday, July 9, 2009
A silver pewter bullet hangs in solitude ready for a mad man on the loose, you can only call upon one man to get the job done right! Dr. Van Helsing always comes prepared with his small case filled with reliquaries, such talismans and weapons as a holy water flask, wolf bane, a crucifix and for the ultimate kill; a pure silver bullet. This silver bullet pendant necklace is a legend of itself, telling the tale of Doctor V. in his slaying adventures with monsters, including Mr. Hyde, Frankenstein's monster, Dracula and werewolves.