Saturday, September 22, 2007

What's on your fridge?

I saw this on someone else's blog, wish I could remember whose, and it looked like fun. So here it is, my fridge! I blacked out anything with a local address or phone number, but otherwise it appears exactly as it is.

What do we have...subversive stickers and magnets. An image of my dream house I PhotoShopped myself into. Not to scale, though, otherwise I'd just be a little black blob. Images of the two most beautiful people ever, Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie. I love that pic of Johnny because it captures the essence of who he seems to be... head rag, multiple necklaces, glass of wine, tattoos, enjoying the sun. I love the pic of Angelina because she's gorgeous, but also because she says she thinks she's funny looking. Gawd, if she thinks she's funny looking, what hope is there for any of we ordinary women to be happy with our looks??

Then there is the Kandinsky magnet. He's probably my favorite artist. Also on view, a bunch of coupons I'll probably never use and an appointment card from my chiropractor.

And my little magnet poem, "Calmly I drink potent magic, the sound of my desire as real as the sacred aroma of love."

It's funny how much you can tell about me from the front of my fridge! I don't cook, I'm politically liberal, I have cats, I love wolves and I have a bad back. hahaha

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

TAG! You're it!

I've been tagged by KreativeMindz! That means I'm meant to tell you six random things about myself and then tag six other bloggers.

Random thing #1 - I love old school punk rock. Social Distortion, The Clash, Fear, etc.
Random thing #2 - For years and years and years, I wore only black. Then, for some reason about two years ago I suddenly started wearing color.
Random thing #3 - For about five years, I was heavily involved with a wildlife sanctuary. I got to give a tiger a bath, bottle-feed wolf cubs and take a lion for a walk on a leash.
Random thing #4 - I live in a haunted house. It's 120-something years old and it's on the haunted house tour of our town.
Random thing #5 - I have a B.A. in Literature and Mythology.
Random thing #6 - I have four tattoos.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

New pieces

I've finally gotten my work space organized! Well. Mostly. I bought a big banquet table, the kind with folding legs, six feet long. My art and jewelry supplies are on, under and next to it, where I can find them all. That leaves me with more than enough space to create new pieces, so here they are:

Elizabeth Bathory, who is known as The Blood Countess, may have more to do with Bram Stoker’s Dracula than Vlad the Impaler. Notes about her were found in Stoker’s papers, so he’d certainly heard of her!

In 1610 Hungary, local authorities began investigating the disappearance of local girls. Transylvanian Countess Elizabeth Bathory was subsequently imprisoned, walled into a tiny room with only a small slot to pass through food. In 1614 she was found dead in her cell. She’d been charged with murdering hundreds of young women, believing their blood would keep her young and beautiful.

This necklace features a pendant of the creepy Countess Bathory, made by Handmade Horrors. The Countess is flanked by two black onyx replicas of her own black heart, accented by two black faceted teardrops.

Contrary to popular belief, vampire bats have a maximum size of 18 oz. (50 g). The one on this necklace, though, is much cuter than actual vampire bats!

This necklace is a little over 16” (40.6 cm) long, so the little bat charm will nestle happily in the hollow of your neck. He promises not to drink too much. The ruby red glass daggers that surround him are reminiscent of drops of blood. Faceted black glass beads and genuine moonstone complete the eerie ensemble.

Heart of Darkness Earrings

For the black-hearted punk, goth or pirate among us. These special earrings are made with black onyx hearts, topped with faceted black glass beads. There is a silver tone pewter bead beneath the heart as well. The earrings feature leverback earwires for added security. They measure a little over an inch, (2.5 cm) including the earwire.

These new pieces are all for sale at Luminosities.