Five of Pentacles The Five of Pentacles is generally a card about loss (whether it be financial, poor health, bad luck, etc.) but also a reminder that this too shall pass. In this scene, the sweet doe-eyed girl is doctoring the young, old, and ailing onions. As onions have their place in history as folk… Continue reading Five of Pentacles – Tarot Symbolism
“Well some say life will beat you down Break your heart, steal your crown.” Guess this is one of those days… #TomPettyRIP Fortunately I have a lot of crowns and 96 types of glue…
October is here! So begins the parade of my favorite things! I hope you swoon for all things pumpkin, skeleton, witch, and Day of the Dead, because I’ll likely be posting a lot, A LOT, of those! Not that I don’t the other 11 months, but October is their time to shine! Last week, there… Continue reading Welcome Opulent October!
Welcome home, Autumn… Your presence was felt as you moved back onto the grounds last night. With a much cooler hand than your sister, Summer, time is spent looking inward. We look forward to your mysterious wisdom in the coming months.
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!
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…
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
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
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
You know the old saying, called two birds with one phone? Well, you should. I like the idea of having a Bird Party Line much better than stoning birds. Or is it dressed two birds with one coat? It’s definitely not killed two birds with one stone. I’ve never been a fan of killing birds. Ever. So why… Continue reading Called Two Birds with One Phone…