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

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

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

PFATT Marketplace offerings for October 2017 -

I'd scarcely had time to post about my offerings for this month's (October 2017) Prominent Folk Artists Trinkets and Treasures (PFATT) when boom! - one of them already sold! Farewell to "Sweet as Candy Halloween Baby" to Joan in Pennsylvania. Your package is on the way!

I do still have one remaining item, a fun drawing/assemblage I've called "If You Got It, Haunt It!" A framed delight featuring a happy-go-lucky witch and her equally-jolly Jack O'lantern. It's colorful, sparkly, and guaranteed to instill the magical spirit of Halloween in your home.

You can find it by clicking on the PFATT Marketplace link below!

Ok, back to the studio - got lots to do, and Halloween is just over two weeks away! 

Thursday, October 5, 2017


My husband, Mark, and me. Enjoying yet another silly, fun moment during the Monsters & Merriment show. Would it be too soon to say ... CAN'T WAIT FOR NEXT YEAR'S SHOW?

This truly was a DREAM ... pulling up to the venue the night before to begin our set-up, and seeing my show on the marquee of such a world-renown place as Fontanel  ... a dream come true, and I'm still pinching myself! So many years of dreaming and planning such an event, at last coming to fruition. My cup runneth over!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Thank you so much ...

To everyone who came out to the show and enjoyed a full day of Halloween fun, music, art, and laughter. You are all wonderful and amazing! Thank you for making the show the biggest and best one yet - a smashing success!

I have so many photos to go through, download and post, many people and all the artists to acknowledge... but I am beyond pooped. Whew!

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go close the coffin lid and get some rest. But don't worry, I'll be back soon.


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Bat O'Lanterns are flying into town!

That rare breed of bat - the Bat O'lantern, together with its cousin, the Bat Skelly - will be descending en flock upon MONSTERS & MERRIMENT next weekend at Fontanel!
These original vintage-inspired ornies would zest up your Halloween tree but can also be worn as a pin or necklace if you prefer. 

They're completely hand-made (by a super-secret process in the MacabreWebs laboratory by Yours Truly, the maddest of scientists... mua-hahahahaha!) and are durable, colorful, and guaranteed to fly off to the belfry once the show is over.

The Bat Skellies have faux jewels for eyes, in a variety of dazzling colors!

Bat O'Lanterns were inspired by early 20th century Halloween colors

Each one measures approximately 4" wide by 2" high

I'll have a limited number of these delightful goodies at my booth (MacabreWebs) so come on down, say hello, and capture one before they're all gone!

Friday, September 15, 2017

RIP, Basil Gogos ...

So sad to learn that one of the most well-known and prolific "monster" artists has passed away.

Basil Gogos was best known for having created many of the amazing covers for FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILM LAND, a favorite of mine as a young monster kid, growing up in the 1960s and throughout the '70s onward. 
There are even one or two vintage late '60s copies of the magazine somewhere in my collection, including this one below featuring Lon Chaney as The Phantom of the Opera. 
FMOFL magazine in my private collection
I loved Gogos' style - vivid, brightly defined, creepy, funny yet scary, all wrapped in one beautiful package.

NOSFERATU by Basil Gogos

I never got to meet him, though I'd always hoped for the chance.
RIP, dear Sir....  thank you for the memories and nightmares!