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
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!
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
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
I saw many a gorgeous peacock in India from live birds to paintings and sculptures. #morbidlyadorable #art
Have a Merry Christmas everyone! I’ll leave you with my most recent #MorbidlyAdorableTarot card, the Ace of Cups! It is a card about beginnings in the social or emotional areas of life. It signifies the querent taking up the cup when it comes to life and love. The tiny little Beluga Whale in the image… Continue reading Ace of Cups – Morbidly Adorable Tarot
Here is the newest tarot painting – The Five of Cups! You may recognize her if you’ve been following me closely for the past few years on Facebook. Several years ago, I took a picture of my painting desk with all of my Works in Progress. Yes, she has been sitting unfinished for a few years… Continue reading Five of Cups – Morbidly Adorable Tarot
Countdown until the newest Morbidly Adorable Card is Revealed: 4 Days! For now, enjoy The Sun! The Sun is the 19th card of the Major Arcana. Two small children bask in the glory of the sun! Although the lion traditionally makes its appearance in the Strength card, I warned you that the Morbidly Adorable Tarot… Continue reading Countdown to new Tarot Card: 4 Days!
Countdown until the newest Morbidly Adorable Card is Revealed: 10 Days! For now, enjoy The Priestess! Meet the Faery Priestess of Skullcoco. She has Rococo sensibilities with a skull flair. Dressed lavishly in her silvery garb, she perches on her pomegranate-colored couch divining the mysteries. The pomegranate color is a reminder of the fruit… Continue reading Countdown to new Tarot Card: 10 Days!