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

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

Monday, April 17, 2017

Do you like surprises? ...

If you can survive the long, hot summer ...




Autumn has some delightfully dark surprises as sweet as Halloween candy in store for you...



Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Calling all Halloween & Horror artists! ...


I have a lot of cool news that I'm bursting at the seams to share - but can't say anything just yet.

All I can say right now is, this show will be bigger and BADDER, stuffed with more monstrous goodness... stay tuned for more! 

And, yes, we've been asked to return to marvelous and magical Fontanel Mansion complex yet again. I am so excited!!!

Meanwhile, in my studio - I'm quite busy getting a slew of spooky new things ready. Several WIP's on my table, including this sneak peek of my Day of the Dead kitty and his two grinning pumpkin friends.

You know me, I can never make enough cats or Jack O'Lanterns, right?



Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Happy Birthday, Edward Gorey ...

Need I say, one of my favorite artists ...

Delightfully dark ...
... and odd and weird and funny as heck. 




And he LOVED cats, too...


February 22, 1925 - April 15, 2000




Thursday, February 16, 2017

Birthday Yay!

Many loving thanks to you all who have sent me Happy Birthday wishes.
Such sweetness is appreciated beyond words!


Even though I no longer eat sugar or processed carbs like bread, I am nonetheless ready for a big ol' hunk of cake and ice cream. Fighting a lousy rotten cold right now (compliments of my dear Hubby who so generously passed his germs to me) but feeling quite happy - I have a whole lot of fun events slated this weekend, including our annual Viking Party!

And lastly - just had to share this awesome birthday greeting I received this morning from a dear friend in San Francisco. EPIC!



Saturday, February 11, 2017

Valentine's Day work in progress...

Yes indeed, folks, here we have what can best be described as "Halloween collides with Valentine's Day ... in the dungeon...!" 

Meet Bill!

Bill's my one of a kind (OOAK) sculpture who sums up the perfect Valentine's emotions: he literally wears his heart on his sleeve! Ok, so it's held in place there by a metal chain. It's all good, we know he means well.

Bill has always admitted to having a very soft side to him. 
He's a complete sucker for love and romance, and in fact, an unabashed
 *** SLAVE TO LOVE!***
(Please pardon his little facial tick - sometimes when he's all bound up like this, his left eye goes all wonky with delirious glee.)

Bill is a darkly humorous collectible creation - not a toy. He is completely handmade of polymer clay over a wire armature, wrapped tightly in thick yarn and metal chains, and painted with ghoulishly vivid acrylic colors that will warm any masochist's forlorn-in-love heart. 
The heart pendant he wears is also handsculpted and painted.

Bill is mounted on a hand-painted plank of wood in bright colors of true amor: pink, fuschia, and of course, black (did you expect anything less from me?). 

He is a very charming fellow, and a special MacabreWebs offering for Valentine's Day, signed by me personally.

Why bother with the typical box of chocolates or flowers - show your Valentine how much you REALLY love them by bringing Bill home to your beloved!

You can find dear Bill at my Etsy shop by clicking the link below. 
***Special $1.00 regular shipping now through 2/14/2017***

http://www.etsy.com/listing/511405853/bill-the-slave-to-love-a-freaky-funny?ref=shop_home_feat_1



Friday, February 10, 2017

Happy Birthday, Lon Chaney Jr!

The son of Lon Chaney Sr. ("Man of a Thousand Faces") 
would have been 111 years old today!
February 10, 1906 - July 12, 1973.
RIP, dear Sir...

Trailer and theme song from "Spider Baby," one of Chaney's last movies (1968)  
It's definitely one of my favorites. Beyond strange, weird, hilarious. 
The theme song, song by Chaney himself, absolutely cracks me up!






Tuesday, January 31, 2017

HauntCon!

What better way to beat the dead-of-winter blahs than to get all dressed up and enjoy a jaunt through HauntCon, the annual Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Convention held at the Sheraton Music City here in Nashville. An industry devoted solely to haunted house decor, special effects and props? Yes please!


Me, Hubby, and dear friends Ethan and Vance (the creative director of Fontanel, where Monsters & Merriment is hosted each autumn) roamed the aisles and were equally wowed and scared by the plethora of frightening goodness. Ahh, Halloween, you are so close, yet still so far away!


I was interviewed by the mega-awesome BIG SCARY SHOW's host, Drew Badger, who also had me do a radio spot for his show! Looking forward to doing more work with this fantastic online radio show.


I've heard of a pie in the face, but never saw a face in the pie before... loved this prop! 

Fun for everybody - doggies, too!

Lovely Lady Gau!



Thursday, January 19, 2017

Countdown!

Only 285 days to go...

Our sassy Halloween kitty, Igritte the Wildling 
(yes, borrowed that name for her from GoT
meeting us on our walkway last autumn when we arrived back from our road trip