Since my dad unexpectedly passed away this past March, I’ve been devastated and still trying to bring order back into my life. I havent been able to bring myself to illustrate with my new lack of focus. It’s like when you watch a movie and get lost in it. No matter how hard I tried, it just wasn’t happening, and I would fall into a cycle of frustration.
Luckily, July came and my husband took me to a horror convention, Dark Carnival, to lift my spirits. I was able to meet my heroine, Abigail Larson(who was amazing and super sweet!), and was greatly inspired by her and the creepy surroundings of the con.
Without further adew, my first illustration back, of course inspired by the amazing Larson (https://www.facebook.com/abigaillarsonillustration)
It has been some time since I have posted anything new, so I thought I’d put a little something up. I have been going through a rough time in my life after losing my father in March, so sadly I haven’t been in touch with my creatvity. In fact, my latest shadow box is filled with furniture that he had ordered for me as an early birthday gift. He was always happy to help with any of my projects, so you can see why these shadow boxes mean so much. Once I finished the smaller matching box, I promise to take much better photos!
The statue in this box is based off the daughter of Sybil Burrows. Her name is Frances, and she’s a mortician, so of course this room is her morgue. It’s hard to read the labels on the bottles, but they are grave dirt, coffin nails, and embalming fluid. The grammophone is of course for Frances’ lovely and creepy opera music.
This is her cabinet, where a few little randome things were made and placed for her. On the top row, my dad personally picked the seeds that I mixed with the dried roses in the jar.
I chose to use the Dellamorte & Co. (https://www.etsy.com/shop/Dellamorteco) statue that I had used for Sybil for Frances as well, since I did need them to look very much the same. The only difference this time is I used putty to write the word ‘Mortem’ instead of the name that was originally on the tombstone she’s leaning on.
Yes, so although I haven’t been very inspired these last few months, I have not forgotten my projects. I will dive back into them soon enough and will return with better quality shots!
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So, I have been quiet for a while, even on my twitter. Due to a tragic family event, I’ve been a bit of a hermit but have decided that I need to come out of my burrow. Before things got dark, I had been working on a little revamp of Arsenic Before Bed‘s cover. I’m hoping to be able to find the motivation to get back into my writing and be able to break through my recent creative block.
Now, I excitedly await for edits from the curator of Crows On Heartstrings for my short story (Carnival Brier) as well as any little assignments I’m needed for:) I’ve been illustrating the short story from the talented writer, Julienne Continue, (http://unjulie.tumblr.com) as well as working with the creative artist, Aïcha Wijland (http://artofpan.tumblr.com) for Carnival Brier.
Anywho, I’ve decided to share an illustration I’ve done of couple of characters from Carnival Brier. Check out more teases for the anthology with @Crowsonhearts on twitter:)
Also, I’m hoping to take photos soon of another room box I’ve been working on for a second statue by Dellamorte & co. I bought through etsy. I have all of the furniture and most of the accessories. I just need the shadow box, wallpaper and flooring, and trimmings. It is all morgue inspired this time round!
Haunting Music brought to you by Prince Odeon and Bojan’s broken heart <\3
Art by J.F. Geroux for a story by Julienne Continue.
Admit it, you want to know how all these characters break 😀 (http://www.crowsonheartstrings.com/#!AntiValentines-Day-Card-6/x9cn7/56bbaffd0cf2062bd41e7ffe)
I am so excited to annouce that Crows On Heartstrings now has its own website! There’s links to all the artists and bios will be posted soon on the writers (all the names are listed though!). Also, announcements about the book’s progress and even the cover reveal is all there! You can get there by clicking the above link and looking around all all the goodies!
I’ve also forgot to mention that my short story, Carnival Brier, will be amongst the 13 amazing stories that will be featured in the anthology! More info will be posted soon:)
To send off 2015, I wanted to share a commission that I was working on for a client for Christmas. I didn’t want to risk spoiling the surprise, so I waited to post it:p Wishing everyone a good new year, and hoping it’s better for those who had a rough 2015.