I blame this piece of work entirely on Netflix. I started out watching a documentary on Joesphine Baker, then House on Haunted Hill (the old one), and lastly several Scooby Doo episodes. After a nap they all jumbled in my head and when I woke up this is what I created. If you look really hard you can see them all in there. I call it the Flapper Skull.
I finally finished the Pyewacket painting!!! And I have to say I went to town decorating the frame for him. But he deserves it I think. I had so much fun making the purple flower. And I came up with a great new way for sealing them.
I've been painting a little Halloween cat based on Pyewacket from Bell Book And Candle. Michael's put out their Halloween merchandise so I'm all in the mood for spookiness. Ok, ok I know Pyewacket was a Siamese cat, but this is her silhouette at night gazing at the moon waiting till she can create all kinds of mischief on Halloween night. Just look at that tail twitching in excitement at the thought of it.
My Steampunk Cthulhu Gentleman got a makeover! I was contacted by this lovely shop owner of Cthulhu Nation Motorcycle Cult. It seems that he is the organizer of a Motorcycle club that does a lot of charity work in Texas. Since his clubs name was Cthulhu Nation he thought my images would be a perfect fit for the redesign of their club patches. And he also wanted to make up some tee shirts to sell at charity functions they attend a couple times a year. Well, he had me at the word charity, and the request that my Cthulhu be remade with a monocle and swag bag all gentleman thief style. How could I possibly refuse that.
Summer is usually the worst time creatively for me. Right around the first of July, I enter into a funk that I just can’t shake until the first fall breezes tickle my face. But for some reason ideas just keep popping into my head. Along with that is an equally powerful drive to actually make those things. Usually the two never connect. Things that I have been meaning to make for years are suddenly manifesting on my workbench. It’s making me so happy. This little crow painting is the first of many projects that have been stewing in my brain for sometime. So happy to see one has popped out of my head into reality. A southern gothic design thing came over me an forced me to make it. No really I'm serious my creativity wouldn't let me work on anything else till it was done. Now that it is finished I'm very happy with the result.
My boyfriends and my anniversary was this last Sunday. We are both artists so we usually make things for one another for such occasions. This year I wanted his gift to be very special, and personal. So what did I do? I made a Blood Rorschach!!! You know ink blot tests, but instead of ink... you guessed it my blood. Alright don't freak out I know it's weird, ( you have seen my other artwork right?). Don't worry I'm too much of a chicken to cut myself for it. A couple of weeks ago I cut myself with an exacto
like I always do. Usually I wear leather gardening gloves whenever I even think of holding an exacto knife, but this night I was sleepy and forgot. Also, that day I had taken a lot of sinus medication so once the wound opened it didn't clot right away and I had enough time to grab some paper, and play with it. I realize that this isn't the first thing people think of when one cuts themselves, but you didn't grow up in my family. My oldest sister who is a sculptress did an entire series of blood Rorschachs for a gallery show a few years ago, ( She had the blood taken from her by a nurse ). I was VERY please with the end result. The variation in quality of line, and shading made me very proud. The I accented the piece and give it definition with a brown micron pigment pen. The only thing that irritates me that I only had crappy computer paper to put it on. It was the only thing I had within reach. I will know better for next time.
I'm so excited !!! A few months ago I started a series of silhouette paintings. I decided to take my favorite characters from literature then transform them into silhouettes with a little Steampunk twist. So far on my drawing board I have Alice, Cheshire Cat, Colonel Brandon, and a few others. But today I finished my first and favorite... Mr. Cthulhu! It took me at least a month to get the wings just the way I wanted them. He is dressed as a distinguished Victorian gentleman with top hat, and high collard coat. Setting off his tattered wings, and undulating tentacles nicely. He is lovely hand painted on canvas paper with accents painstakingly detailed in India ink. I then accentuated parts of him with a color of green that I image Cthulhu to be. After the painting was all finished I mounted it on a large ornate wooden plaque, and placed my favorite quote about him on the back to honor his creator H.P. Lovecraft. I am so happy with it. It came out just the way I imagined it in my mind. Very dapper, yet retaining all his monstrous appeal with his alien eye gazing steely upon you till you submit to his horrific will.
EJPcreations is a mad scientist of a woman specializing in creating tiaras, necklaces, and fascinators, with a noir, and gothic flair. All adornments have a hint of vampire elegance, a dash of Steampunk bravado, and plenty of Neo-Victorian sensibilities.
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