One of my favorite things to do is send a good ol' fashioned card to a friend or family member. I love getting little surprises and notes in the mail, especially during the Halloween season. To get you started I'm offering free, downloadable trick or treat cards that you can print out and color.
We are all overly aware that this year Halloween is going to be weirder than normal. And strangely not just because it's a Saturday, a full moon, and the time is changing. (Que we're all in this together commercial) So of course, it’ll be different it’s still Hallo-fucking-ween, guys. I don’t know about you but I am filling up my spooky season with all the things. I've already started.
There is a group of people who celebrate Halloween year round. We create art, poems, articles, recipes, DIY projects, anything you can think of. We travel to the best Halloween conventions, search out the scariest haunted houses, and we do it all with the biggest jack-o-lantern smile on our faces. We are The Samhain Society.
taphophile. Noun. (plural taphophiles) A person who is interested in cemeteries, funerals and gravestones
It’s hard to talk about things like death and grief. Especially when you are deep in its hold. When life seems like a mirror. A reflection you can see, but something you’re not really part of. And cemeteries are ground zero. My memories of cemeteries are blurred with tears. They are not a place of joy.
It was the perfect Christmas town. Each bow perfectly placed. Every mantle covered in fresh pine and twinkling lights. Everyone was always smiling and spreading the Christmas cheer. Her house was the envy of every house on the block. But she lived alone in her Christmas mansion. So very alone.
Headquarters Beercade on 2nd Avenue has mastered the immersive experience, and this month the theme is perfect for Halloween. Starting October 11 through Halloween you can party in the Stranger Things world.
Question: How long does a piece take you to make?
Answer: The amount of time it takes to sit down and complete painting is not the same as the amount of time it takes to come up with an idea, figure out the composition and colors, and finally finish a painting. It also varies greatly depending on size, amount of colors, and amount of detail. Some paintings I finish up in a day or two. Some, take a year. Although, it’s not all time spent painting.
The first classic horror movies I watched were at the YMCA summer camp when I was around 8 years old. It was the mid 90s and I was sporting a pair of fancy LA Gear light up shoes which would light up like crazy during the more intense scenes.
Album covers, gig flyers, and band merch were my first paid art projects. I would sneak into the graphic design computer lab at Kent State University, although that was not my major, and design all day. I couldn’t afford the Adobe design software and this was before their fantastic subscription model, so this was the only way. I know, I’m such a badass.
Known as one of the most haunted places in Ohio. You may remember The Ohio State Reformatory, or Mansfield Reformatory, from the movie The Shawshank Redemption. Construction began in 1834, and housed about 5,235 prisoners at one point. In May 2019, I set up my art in one of the cell blocks for the Ohio Halloween & Haunters Convention.