Just got done sewing on the last of the little skulls beads and pearls on this “bag of bones” while listening to episodes of “The Price Of Fear”, excellent creepy radio drama by the Master of Creeptacular-ness, Mr. Vincent Price! Click the link to hear some for yourself, you won’t be disappointed! It’s a great soundtrack to listen to while creating spooky crafts.
What will go into this trinket bag, i wonder….a tarot deck? lipstick, compact, keys and cash? Stray bones?
Anyway, the week thus far has been pretty good. Things are looking brighter. I have two new skirts cut out and ready to be sewn. Took a trip OUT OF THE HOUSE BY MYSELF WITH THE BEASTIE (Oh my god, can you believe i left my cave?) to the fabric store to get some more fabric and stuff to make even MORE skirts and goodies. More skulls and other fun fabrics that i can’t wait to work with And the best thing of all of all about this week so far…. i got some fantastic mail!
I was a lucky, lucky girl and won a copy of this really wonderful book from Rice Freeman-Zachery
Signed even! I can’t tell you how special i feel! IT brought a HUGE ray of light to my week. I have started reading the book, and it is so so so good. All creative folks need a copy. It is so inspirational, you won’t be disappointed! I can’t help but think that it was no accident that i won a copy of this…being so down and uninspired lately, this book was like a tonic for my muse, and a reminder that you never know when good things can happen even when everything seems awful. Silver linings and allathat, right?
As part of my self-help “spoilage’ program, i purchased this gruesomely awesome coloring book as a present to myself. It’s a HOOT…i don’t even know if it is possible for me to be more amused. You know how i love zombies and all things zombie-related. So of course i could not resist. (And oh yeah, i will SO be embroidering some of these gooey guys!) As if the coloring book itself was not cool enough, it also came with treats!!!
HORROR PUFFY STICKERS! (insert girlie squeals of joy here) They are just too cool for words. If you are into the creepy side of things and like your monsters with a freaky edge, waste no time in checking out Marc’s site and etsy shop for ghoulish goodies and poison eye candy! I am holding my breath in anticipation of getting a copy of his CTHULHU COLORING BOOK as soon as it become available again. Love me some Eldritch Elder Gods, you know!
“If I say that my somewhat extravagant imagination yielded simultaneous pictures of an octopus, a dragon, and a human caricature, I shall not be unfaithful to the spirit of the thing. A pulpy, tentacled head surmounted a grotesque and scaly body with rudimentary wings… It represented a monster of vaguely anthropoid outline, but with an octopus-like head whose face was a mass of feelers, a scaly, rubbery-looking body, prodigious claws on hind and fore feet, and long, narrow wings behind. This thing, which seemed instinct with a fearsome and unnatural malignancy, was of a somewhat bloated corpulence…” (“The Call of Cthulhu”)
And on that ookie and icky note, i wish you all a wonderful evening and hope that the spooky spirit of the Halloween season is happily haunting you in best possible ways!