This Week In Art- All the Skulls (and some photography)

In Art:

I have created other skulls to go with my flame coloured one, the Metal Skull is totally metal, and the Optical Skull is not what it seems. I’ve already spoken about Death in Red in the last blog, but he was the catalyst for the others, so it seems fitting that he’s in this one, next to his skull brothers.
I had a lot of fun playing around with the settings in photoshop for these guys, I played around with textures, lighting and gradients to get just the right feel for each skull. I’m really pleased with how they’ve turned out.

In Photography:

I also added these two to society6.  The countryside shot is of an old, derelict settlement on English moorland, complete with the obligatory sheep of course.  It’s hard to imagine anyone live there to be honest, the whole area is very spongey, and boggy in places.

The bee shot I took on a walk by the river last year, it was just begging to have its photo taken, so I obliged. When I say begging, it landed and stayed there long enough for me to catch this rather lovely shot.

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In Writing:

A couple of weeks ago I submitted a short story to a be included in a halloween compilation, I heard back a few days ago, they love the story, which gladdened my bones.  The proceeds of the book will go to 22 Kill, which is a charity that is trying to eradicate veteran suicide through treatment and preventative measures.
I do have a few tweaks to make, but once the book is out it’ll be my first published piece, and for a worthy cause too. I’ll post more about this, and give it it’s own blog nearer the publish date, but for now, I know too little to tell you much.


Halloween, Swag, & Arting

Death in Red

I’ve missed a few days of blogging, again, so I’ve made a decision to blog once a week instead of twice, in the hopes that I’ll be better at sticking to it. Although I might do a cheeky bonus blog if I have something to talk about.

That being said, I have been unwell, so my brain’s not really been working and all you’d have gotten was a string of gibberish anyways.

I have achieved some things this past week and a bit though.

On Art:

Here’s where I have actually done something. I created a Halloween/ Horror piece that I love. It was taken from a photograph of a resin skull, called Uncle Arthur, and reworked into something spooktakular.

The piece on the right is a photograph, the piece on the left has been reworked into a piece of art, and made much bigger.

This meant that when it came to towels I could have two types of design.

When you click Links to the art work, the other available products are shown below. I’d love to go trick or Treating with that tote I have to admit!

Left Skull Right Skull

I also created some typography art, and learned a few new techniques in the process, which is always fun.


On photography:

I have also put up a few photographs to society6 it didn’t take long, and I absolutely love their new system, there are a few things lacking that I’d like, but overall a huge improvement.

On writing:

I came across a chapter that needed a complete rehashing, what I tend to to in those situations is create a whole new word doc just for that chapter. That way if I mess it up, or lose something I later need, it’s still there.

I haven’t done as much to it as I would have liked, but I’ve started…

Yay For Me!

So I’ve been busy this week I decided to create a shop on zazzle, there’s so much stuff on there, but I’ve been good, I’ve not made all the things.

Below is a selection, I’m also making bandannas and baby bibs. There’s still a lit to do, and I want to get everything sorted on zazzle before I created anything new, but I do have lots of ideas for art projects.

I wanted to see what the differences were between soc6 and zazzle, there’s quite a big difference, but that’s a whole other blog post.

Also my dreamer art work was selected on society6 to be displayed on their shop, so that was welcome news this morning.

How’s your week gone?

Cheepy Cheep Stuff

Silhouette of Birds and Berris

Silhouette of Birds and Berries

Society 6 is having a sale, this as good as it gets with these guys sale wise, so if you like something grab it now before it’s too late!

The deal is 10% Off + Free Worldwide Shipping on EVERYTHING, which is great if, like me, you’re in the UK, where shipping is £10.00.

The promo will be applied at checkout. No promo code needed.

From now until 11:59pm PT on sept 5th!

There’s all this stuff and more, so check stuff oout and give it some love!

And as ever,

Stay Spiffy



Boost post

Peacocks and Poop- the less glamorous end of the majestic birds.


Some time ago  I lived in a house that backed onto some woodland, peacock’s used to strut through it leaving horrific steaming piles of bird poop. If you’ve never seen peacock poop consider yourself lucky, it’s nasty.

Still, I can hardly complain when they were so compliant and willing to be photographed, just look at this show off, posing for the camera.

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Little Lone Rose

Closed Pink Rose

A closed rose growing up in a plant that protects its fragile petals with vicious thorns, and caringly nestles it in a blanket of leaves.

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What did the Fox Say? Nothing, Because he’s a Fox

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This fox just happened to be casually strolling through our garden,

I love how it turned out, especially considering I had mere moments to take the shot, and I took it through a window.

I did stylize the image a bit to make the colours pop more.

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Letting The Wild In- Pink Dainty Flowery Things

Pink Dainty Flowers

This is a weed plant. It trails around the garden on bright pink stems, spurting forth tiny pink flowers and fragile looking leaves.

A weed is a wild, unwanted plant that infringes on other plants. Some weeds smother other plants, this one is just seen as wild, unseeded, unplanned. It is welcome in my garden though.

To me it is not a weed, I like to let a little wildness in. Too neat gardens hold less joy for me.

Do you prefer neat gardens, or something a little wilder?

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Bird and Berries


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This little bird was very obliging, just sat there whilst I snapped away. Thanks little guy.

I think it’s a finchy type bird. My capacity for not knowing the names of things never ceases to amaze me.

Though I can tell you it is definitely a bird and those are definitely berries.

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White Dainty Flowery Things


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I’ve been told this is an elderflower plant, which means it has potential for wine making. Whatever it is it’s extraordinarily beautiful.  I love how the colours almost make this image look three dimensional.

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