The Tarot

Five of Pentacles – Tarot Symbolism

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

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

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

The Tarot

NEW CARD! 10 of Pentacles – Tarot Symbolism

Originally debuted to my Patreon audience on March 6, the 10 of Pentacles makes its first appearance here on OctopusHeart.com. To see new cards when they are first debuted anywhere, join me on Patreon! (For members of my Patreon Spectral Parade, you may see the newest card the 10 of Wands which was debuted this week! Ten of Pentacles Revealed (an… Continue reading NEW CARD! 10 of Pentacles – Tarot Symbolism

India Dreaming - Holi 2016

Sunday Stroll… Countdown to Holi continues…

Strolling through the gardens of the Taj Mahal, the Big Eye girl shades herself with a lovely lotus flower umbrella. Fun Fact: For the Eerie in India Series, I often painted with colored Holi powders (used for throwing during the festival) that I brought back from India. For example, in Sunday Stroll, I mixed four… Continue reading Sunday Stroll… Countdown to Holi continues…