Thursday, October 9, 2008

Gothic Reverie

Autumn, she beckons my attention. And like the Muse, she lights my imagination with fiery colors. But with Autumn’s colors come a darkness. Shade, shadows, and an early setting sun. Mist and fog fumble with my vision. My eyes play tricks on me. I’ve grown accustomed to the sunlight and I find myself more interested in that mysterious world behind the shadows, in the dark forest, along the cold corridor. Whether real or imagined, a different realm creeps slowly near. Does the cool, howling wind blow thinner the veil between your reality and the realm of shadows?

It does mine.

And in honor of the darkness, a darker manicure. Happy Hauntings!

pumpkin orange acrylic - text from Shakespeare's Macbeth
"Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble."
black cat & witch's hat handpainted

mesh technique using lace, pumpkin orange acrylic, & black acrylic
bats & coffins handpainted

A special thanks to Barbara & Laura for letting me experiment (and then take many photos).

For those of you who love Autumn, check out a terrific little treatise on Autumn by my friend Jess at

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