The World Inside My Head

Unique creations from my world to yours! These are the workings of a different mind.

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

It's a Giveaway!


Check it out! A surprise Christmas giveaway by Dianie Mac Designs! Dianie Mac's Surprise GIVEAWAY! Drawing is December 6th!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Autumn is knocking

Autumn is knocking at my door clothed in deep reds and burgundy, florescent orange and yellows and warm browns and tans. This is my most favorite time of year. It conjures up thoughts of crisp, crunchy apples, the smell of wood burning stoves as the evening temperatures drop, homemade apple cider with just the right amount of cinnamon and cloves, the forest floors carpeted in a patchwork quilt of beautiful color as the earth prepares for its long winter nap. All of these delightful stimulants to my senses calm me and make me feel warm and happy.

It is this time of year when my brain starts churning out the freaks and creeps that live inside it and want to come to live in the real world. This is the time of year I live for. Halloween just around the corner and all the creepies and crawlies start bubbling up inside my head, moaning and screaming to be set free into the real world. Just waiting to scare some unsuspecting child or, better yet, adult. Now is the time to make plans for the annual haunted house come to life. Skeletons, bats, vampires and spiders clear out the cobwebs of my mind, begging to be made flesh.

The time has come, my little friends, to talk of scary things,
Of snakes and spiders, tombstones and rats and bats with black leather wings.
Monsters and ghouls and zombies that creep 'round cemeteries in the night,
Witches and vampires that rise from the grave, turn into bats and take flight.
Insane killers who stalk the night and carry a big butcher knife,
Mad scientists and their creations and the lightning that brings them to life.
The time has come, my freaky friends, to think of the things not quite seen,
Of ghosts and goblins, and pumpkins with scowels, my friends, it's Halloween!


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Skully Goodness

In need of some interesting skulls?





Check out their etsy shop.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Vintage Style Paper Mache Halloween Candy Bowls

Some really cool, vintage style, paper mache candy bowls at blackbirdfolkart's Etsy shop.



The Cat With Hands


Click here to watch this creepy little movie.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

My Ghoul Friday

Ghoul Friday" (gul/frid/e; noun)




Definition:


1. A female assistant with a range of duties who contributes to the furtherance of an effort


                                               2. One who takes delight in the revolting, morbid or loathsome


This website is for Halloween artists and enthusiasts, as well as those who enjoy creations and celebrations of all that is delightfully dark.


Join me as I mutter about alternative & lowbrow art, Halloween, props & countless creepy pop culture discoveries.




This is what it says on her blog page header. I just had to blog about this blog by a great creative mind and wonderful little creepy Canadian artist. I have been reading her blog for some time now and the things she comes up with just amaze me at times. Her latest creations, the Plague Doctors, are truly awesome. From horrific how to's, to Halloween party planning, to her wonderful art, she continues to impress and enchant me with all she does. If you haven't heard of her, stop by and check out her blog and sign up for her email list for updates. You will not be disappointed!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Freaky but Fancy Foul Skull Jewelry


So, I found some really cool cast resin replica skulls to play with a week or so ago and decided they were too cool not to make into jewelry. The next step was to decide what kind of jewelry I wanted to make. Everyone has seen a bird skull on a cord around someone's neck at one time or another, so I wanted to do something different. Something a bit fancier but still slightly creepy and in keeping with the Halloween/ Goth genres. So I went to my studio and dug through the boxes and boxes of parts and pieces and accessories that I have collected for jewelry making and got down to work!

First things I found were some really nice Vintaj brand lead and nickel free brass filigree pieces. I thought these would be perfect to fancy up my crow and quail skull replicas. I also found that I had more Vintaj stuff floating about in my boxes. Jump rings, chain, eye and head pins and all the little goodies I needed to make the jewelry cohesive. So I pulled out my bail making pliers, my electric drill with the smallest drill bit i had in it and the rest of my jewelry making supplies and I got down to business!

The first piece I made came out so nice and I liked it so much I decided to use the Vintaj stuff on all of the skulls I had. Vintaj brass is nice because it is solid brass, not coated or filled or plated stuff, so you can bend it and shape the pieces without the finish cracking and flaking off. I decided that with some creative bending of the filigree pieces and some drilling and wiring, I could make the skulls look like they were adorned with hats or armor and also attach glass beads and jewels to them to make them a bit more fancy and sparkle a bit.

So in conclusion, I have ordered more skulls and I am going to have to go shopping for more Vintaj because I am obsessed with the great way these necklaces I made came out and I want to play some more! Below are some pics of the pieces I have created so far. I am trying to decide if I should add these to my Etsy shop or save them for my little jewelry table I plan to have at Great Lakes Fright Fest next year. Please leave some comments on these and let me know what you think of them so I can decide.  Click on any pic to see a larger higer rez. photo.