Who Else Wants A Strange, Spooky Picture Per Day From This Strange Artist?

I have been gotten back on Instagram…after a long reprieve….and let me tell you….it’s tough being out there….it’s as scary as a haunted house or a dark enchanted forest (you have to fight self-doubt, comparison, and other evil monsters). I returned so I could follow some spooky and inspirational artists (https://www.instagram.com/ghoulnextdoor/ , https://www.instagram.com/beeskneesindustries/ , https://www.instagram.com/spectralgardens/ , https://www.instagram.com/_virginia_mori_/ , https://www.instagram.com/weird_vintage_photos/) and to be able to send galleries and other art communities a social media account when I applied for opportunities (yep, I’m always trying to promote my artwork and get it out there so I can be found by the right audience—-an audience who appreciates and loves my spooky, strange art too).

I’ve been trying to make a lovely feed of strange and spooky art each day. I know that’s what I enjoy seeing in my feed. Who else wants that? If you do, take a chance on this strange artist and follow my strange feed. Below are examples of what you can expect from me…ghosts, bats, magic, moons and a very special cat named, Katarina…..sssshhhhh….don’t tell anyone….but she’s the inspiration for my next 11 art pieces…you might see some work in progress in my Instagram feed…just saying. Will I see you there?

Who Else Is Haunted By the Moon? (Moon Lady Drawing WIP)

I have a friend who has some moon tattoos. He has a different phase of the moon on each arm. Lately, I’ve seen a lot of people with different moon phase tattoos (do you have any?). I think all these people are haunted by the moon. I too feel the moon’s irresistible pull. In fact, you’ll find many moons in my art.

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For my friend with the moon tattoos, I made this Moon Lady homemade card. I thought it should look mysterious and lovely, strange and unworldly. To make sure the card did that, I cut out a little flap to open and see what was behind the face of the moon. What would the moon be thinking or feeling if you could peel back her face and take a peek? I came up with 2 ideas: 1) stars sparkling 2) colors sizzling. Which one do you like better? I ended up choosing to put the sizzling colors behind the flap, but made a gif so you could see both of them.

Second of All, Here's to Celebrating Rare, Magical and Strange Things!

I was talking to an artist friend and we were discussing how rare it is to get a holiday card, let alone a homemade card from someone. I’ve been fortunate to get a few…not yet this year but in previous years. Have you gotten any yet? They truly are special to me…you could even say, they’re magical. This friend and I asked each other if we kept those homemade cards. Yes. Yep. Usually, we did. Some of the recipients of our homemade cards have told us they keep them too. They have a little special stash from all the years. Strangely, others have told us they threw them away.

“Celebrate Magic” homemade Card for a friend.

“Celebrate Magic” homemade Card for a friend.

Why did they tell us that? My artist friend thought they might be trying to relieve some guilt over NOT keeping them. I don’t know. I don’t know how people feel when they receive a homemade card from me. Do you they feel magic? Do they feel like celebrating? Do they feel special? My hope is that they will feel all those things because I created it especially with them in mind. I mean, they inspired what I decided to do. It wasn’t random. I thought about who they are and how warmly I feel about them. I thought about their smile and the things they like.

If nothing else, this is another thing that just makes me strange and different from everyone else. Okay, okay…you say special….still…..I say strange.

Trio of Homemade Super-Hero Birthday Cards for My Friend and Family

I have 3 friends and family birthdays in a row, so I usually end up creating handmade birthday cards that have a theme to make it easier and quicker to do a set of 3. I chose super-heros for these 3 cards, and they sort of looked like the person I was giving them to….okay…if they were all powerful, super-hero persons. I think they really enjoyed getting them. How would you feel getting one?

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Homemade, Hand-Lettered, Birthday, Lego Card for My Lego Loving Brother

As an artist and someone who can draw, I usually like to create cards for friends and family. Unfortunately, I don’t always have time to create them…you know….life, work, deadlines, other projects get in the way.

For the next few days, I’ll post a few of the cards I fortunately DID have time to create. Have you ever gotten a homemade card? What did you think of it? How did it make you feel?

This homemade, hand-lettered birthday card was for my brother who LOVES LEGOS!

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