I posted a step-by-step picture tutorial on how to make an upcycled kraft packaging paper notebook with no special equipment on the catchpenny books website.
Monday, November 28, 2022
Wednesday, November 02, 2022
I recently purchased a new iPad that was capable of supporting Procreate, which I almost immediately downloaded and began exploring.
I have experience with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop so it wasn't too difficult to pickup Procreate and start doodling. And seeing as it was so close to October, I decided to participate in the October Art Challenge named Fright Fall 2022 and hosted by Retro Supply Inc., a company that provides brushes, textures, etc. for use with Procreate and other graphics applications.
So, here are all the #FrightFall2022 prompts with my renditions. And if you haven't already, and you like spooky stuff, I do recommend checking out the #FrightFall2022 hashtag on Instagram for more autumnal fun.
|Candy - Cannibal Candy Corn!|
|Hocus Pocus - No relation to the (imho) highly overrated film of the same name.|
|Crow - A murder of a crow.|
|Urn - Poorly drawn in the style of Edward Gorey.|
|Eye - Don't look at the evil eye! Oops, too late. Sorry.|
|Razor Blade - Free hugs!|
|UFO - Unidentified? Really? I mean, he has his ID right there.|
|Slasher - A big fan of slasher movies, Oliver realized too late that knife handling was more dangerous than he had imagined.|
|Centipede - Nothing to see here. Just a centipede minding its own business, doing whatever it is that centipedes do.|
|Fortune Teller - Sometimes it is better not to know your fortune.|
|Poltergeist - Little known fact: Most poltergeists are just cats living one of their nine afterlives to the fullest.|
|Jack-O-Lantern - Just a Jack-O-Lantern|
|Curse - Curses!|
|Tombstone - Yup, still dead.|
|Bride - Over the years they had forgotten exactly who had been the bride and who had been the groom but the tragic event on their wedding day had not given them enough time together so they decided to never part despite their “condition”.|
|Cyclops - Just a #cyclops wandering about foraging for foodstuffs like roots, mushrooms, and lost seafarers.|
|Corn Doll - Pro tip: If you don’t have any good ideas for the day’s prompt just draw the thing dead with its spirit leaving its body.|
|Monster - She loved her time in the countryside because of the beautiful flowers and because there was no one to make her feel like she was a monster.|
|Reanimated - Maybe Zombie Guy just wants to talk.|
|Moth Man - He's like a super hero, right?|
|Blood - I want to suck your me!|
|Candle - Suddenly, Candle realized its inevitable fate.|
|Demon - My favorite candy growing up.|
|Puzzle Box - The dreaded RGB Puzzle Box! Can you find something good to watch before it breaks your will to live and you are compelled by its evil to watch infomercials until 3 in the morning?|
|Cauldron - Root of hemlock always upset Cauldy’s tummy.|
|Toad - It turned out that stealing Frog’s tin crown WAS the way for Toad to get all those princesses to notice him.|
|Necronomicon - The digital age has made practicing dark magic much easier, but the craft has definitely lost much of its ghastly charm.|
|Creep - While Burgess knew his appearance was somewhat creepy, he did not consider himself a ‘creep’ per se.|
|Wrong Turn - Honestly, anyone who falls for this deserves what they get.|
|Costume - Constance was not a fan of dress up, so most years she attended the Annual Afterlife Halloween Masquerade Ball disguised as herself.|
Friday, August 26, 2022
Here is the first 50 word flash fiction piece I created for Vine Grove Press.
Or you can read it here: The Dowager's Bodkin
I have a couple more that have been accepted. I may also write some more as they accept two submissions a month from each writer. If you are a writer I suggest working up some fifty word stories. They definitely help flex your writing muscles and help train you to be clear and concise.
Wednesday, March 02, 2022
Sunday, August 08, 2021
Great, now I can't get that song out of my head!
A tribute to Shirley Jackson's short story. A number of participants created images along the same theme.
The mayor of Ghoulsbergadelphia is here to officiate at the ceremony presenting you with the skeleton key to the city.
The Spirit of the Missed Three Pointer is destined to wander the court in an endless search for the championship-winning basket.
Using ghosts as the first line of defense during the siege of the haunted castle turned out to be a poor strategy.
While an accomplished mimic in his previous life, Charlie was not good at it in the after life. But he still enjoyed trying.
The spirits of former statisticians prefer to haunt locations with tiled walls, for obvious reasons.