Random Musings

THIS WEEKEND! Morbidly Adorable Booth at Nampa Festival of the Arts 2017!

NAMPA FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS – AUGUST 12 & 13 Morbidly Adorable, The Art of Misty Benson will be at Nampa Festival of the Arts (Nampa, ID) with original paintings, sculptures, limited edition canvases, prints, cameo necklaces, magnets, stickers, buttons, and more! This is the Morbidly Adorables only appearance at an Art Show since 2011.… Continue reading THIS WEEKEND! Morbidly Adorable Booth at Nampa Festival of the Arts 2017!

The Tarot · writing

Get Your Rotten Fortunes Here…

What if a seemingly sweet set of cards suddenly soured?! Here is a piece I wrote about the tarot deck and the premise that it had “gone bad”! What if a seemingly sweet set of cards suddenly soured?! To help put this into context, I should probably mention that I grew up watching tons of… Continue reading Get Your Rotten Fortunes Here…

Random Musings

World Book Day

One of my favorite things to do is photograph (albeit poorly!) my current pile of bodies, erm, I mean books that I #amreading! My accomplice, @nampalibrary, gleefully disposes of the evidence when I am done devouring my prey! #WorldBookDay #bookslut Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living Love Warrior (Oprah’s Book Club): A Memoir… Continue reading World Book Day

The Tarot · writing

Daruma Doll Daydream

Floating through a Japanese market in Seattle with my good friend and fellow artist Alexandria Sandlin, I stumbled upon the little red roly poly men. This article was originally published for my online column Morbidly Adorable Mementos for a the now retired ezine, Faezine.com. “Daruma Doll Daydream” is highly relevant to the Morbidly Adorable Tarot as the “World”… Continue reading Daruma Doll Daydream

Love Letters · writing

Garden of Children

Kindergarten… Amber and gold colored bits of paper floating away on the wind… Guilty glances as I destroyed the evidence… My earliest memory of a boy professing his love for me happened in Kindergarten. Kindergarten translates into “children’s garden” or “garden of children.”  The word was coined by German educator Friedrich Frobel as a metaphorical… Continue reading Garden of Children