A little bit dark, a little bit spooky...

A little bit dark, a little bit spooky...

Monday, August 7, 2017

Get ready to have some MONSTROUSLY good fun!


Join us for a day of monstrously good Halloween fun!

Featuring incredible, original hand-made artistry of all varieties from many of Nashville's top artists, including:

OLIVIA FRANKENSTEIN
SKELLEY McCRAFTY
JACKIE CHEUVRONT ART
INCLINED TO IMPROVISE
ETHAN BLACK ARTS
IRON HAG STUDIOS
AMBER BLACK
HALLOWED DESIGNS
ANDREA LUTTRELL
MICHAEL HRABA 
PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID McCULLARS
MACABREWEBS STUDIOS
TRAVIS BIBB
FEZZIWIG'S HALLOWEEN HOLIDAY SHOPPE
...and more!

- Live music from The Secret Commonwealth, who will have plenty of merchandise and CDs for sale after the show, including their Halloween monster-mega-hit 
'The Uninvited Guest'

- Cool prizes and giveaways, including a $50 gift certificate from Performance Studios

- Free pair of tickets to the hilarious Hick Chick Tour (Voted #1 in Nashville and winner of the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Award for 2016 and 2017!)
... and more!

- Tarot Card readings

- "The Strange Story of Hazel Farris, the American Mummy" - a tale too strange to not be true!
Presented by Vance Nichols (come see her actual coffin on display, if you dare!)

- "Countess Moira's Movie Dungeon" will present a very special screening of NOSFERATU, in honor of the 95th anniversary of the original 1922 F.W. Murnau silent film Vampire classic

... and MUCH  more!


* As always, FREE admission *

And FREE Halloween candy - while supplies last!

*** COSTUMES ENCOURAGED! ***
Prizes for the BEST Vampire costume!

All this and more - contained under one roof - inside the beautiful Natchez Hills Winery building on the fabulous Fontanel complex in Nashville, TN

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 11am till 7pm

See you there!


















Tuesday, July 25, 2017

WIP: Nosferatu

Distinguished older gentleman, independently wealthy.
Seeks neck(s) for meaningful relationship.
Inquire within ... 
at this year's MONSTERS & MERRIMENT Art Show



Nosferatu (or, The Count, as he is casually known) still has a ways to go before he is completed and ready to meet all you brave souls at the show. He is air-dry clay, sealed and painted with many many layers of acrylic paints. His mesmerizing eyes and pointy fangs glow in the dark. He is in the process of acquiring a tailor-made suit and background for him to display against. For now, he is waiting out the long hot summer, and eagerly awaiting the chilly autumn nights to fly out into.

Not telling any more secrets - you'll need to check back here to see, and be ready to become bedazzled by Nosferatu's hypnotic transformation. But be forewarned: keep your fingers away from him -  he bites!

Till then, sweet dreams, darlings. Don't be afraid of the shadows... 



Monday, July 17, 2017

RIP: Martin Landau and George Romero

Very sad news from the entertainment world...


Martin Landau as Bela Lugosi in "Ed Wood" .... PULL THE STRINGS!

This was one of my favorite movies, mostly because I absolutely loved Landau's stellar, pathos-driven performance as the old horror movie icon who was befriended by B-movie director Ed Wood in his twilight years. I often said that he "out-Lugosied Lugosi" and deservedly won the Oscar that year for his portrayal of Bela as he declined both in his career and health.
June 20 1928 - July 15 2017


George Romero's "Night of the Living Dead" scared the hell out of me when I was 9 years old, seeing this movie for the first time... I remember having to sleep with the light on for a month afterward, as I was convinced that every shadow I saw had to be a zombie lurching down the hallway toward my room. EEEK! Romero's subsequent zombie flicks solidified his status as one of the kings of the horror genre.  
February 4 1940 - July 16 2017 

George Romero, surrounded by his zombie horde! 



Monday, July 10, 2017

I'm now part of PFATT Marketplace!

All I can honestly say is.... WOW!


I'm beyond honored to have been selected to join the stellar group of artists on the Prominent Folk Artist's Trinkets and Treasures Marketplace (also known simply as PFATT).

I join other amazing, world-renown purveyors of original hand-made art whom I have long admired, including Pam Gracia of 'Soft in the Head,' Amber Leilani, Candace Navarrete of 'Howling Moon Designs,' Cyndi LaChance of 'Holiday Sparkle' and so many more. Really, I'm still speechless to be featured as one of the resident artists. Pinch me, someone, I must be dreaming... I am so happy!

This wonderful collection of folk artistry at PFATT gives me a chance to offer some of the more rustic creations I do, such as craggy olde world witches, vintage-styled pumpkins, and the like. 

My offering for the month of July is just that, a regal pumpkin king rising from the pumpkin patch, which I have named "All Hallows Illuminated." He's a very old-styled dark gourd who rises up to illuminate the way for all the trick or treaters on Halloween night, holding aloft a small battery-operated votive candle at the end of his long vine arm. I hope somebody falls in love with him and wants to bring him home!

Please pay a visit to the fine artists at PFATT. Hand-made is always the best because it comes not from a faceless factory in a far-away land, but from the heart...
http://www.pfattmarketplace.com/index.html

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy 4th of July!

Glamour Ghoul, Elvira! (I do not own this photo)

Stay safe ... be kind ... have fun ... and remember, Halloween is only 119 days away!