Happy belated birthday to my sister, Ivy. Her birthday is either on the 21st or the 24th. She had the temerity to birth her first son within 3 days of her own birthday, so now I can never remember which day is which, no matter how many times she tells me. There’s a package on the way. No, really.
The Creeping Museum (with a physical, if small, location in Portland, Oregon
Jenna Barton’s Mysterious Critters
London Necropolis Railway
The Seashell Graves of Comfort Cemetery
Skull Drawer Knobs from Catacomb Culture
How To Make Friends With A Ghost. Favorite treats are kinda gross.
Via Art of Darkness, Hades Shoes are dark, steampunk, vegan, and gorgeous.
I have a terrible weakness for boots, and I’m trying to ignore the siren song of the Nephele.
For those of you into ASMR, Ephemeral Rift has a whole channel of it for people like us. It doesn’t do much for me, but the Spousal Unit loves it.
Special prize* for anyone who gets the reference in the title.
Guillermo del Toro bringing horror anthology to Netflix.
20 Horror Cakes. Via Art of Darkness
Well, how else would you sell embalming fluid?
Honey Cat Jewelry. Not really dark, but I bought an awesome piece at Spoutwood.
Bat decor by Toscano
De Mer Jewelry isn’t all skulls, all the time, but they do have some lovely memento mori pieces, and overall, their thick, swooping lines and matte metals appeal to a darker sensibility. Just have your life savings ready.
Two finger ring, Tahitian black pearl, $27,841
Skull Fleur De Lis pendant necklace, $3,087
Memorial necklace, $2,764
Gothic skull and reliquary memento mori, $14,302. My personal favorite.
Heavy Silver Wayward Memento Mori Mens Ring, $1,599. For the budget-conscious.
I have always loved the art of the tarot. I used to read when I was younger, and was considered quite accurate. I believe it was much the same as the man who had a reputation for reading palms. A skeptic convinced him to spend one week telling his clients the opposite of what he saw in the lines. He found that he was just as accurate. Woo notwithstanding, I am still enchanted with the idea of 78 little paintings, guided (or often not) by a traditional framework of ideas.
James R. Eads actually has two lovely tarot decks out, Prisma Visions and Light Visions. Both were funded via Kickstarter, and you can see more of the cards at the campaign pages. The paintings for the cards were done on a large scale, so the finished project is full of exquisite detail. The lower arcana are borderless, as they flow together.
I wanted to do one big art tarot post, but, like dolls, I ended up with too much stuff. So I’ll be posting decks that are on my wishlist from time to time.