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, “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

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 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

The Tarot

Ace of Cups – Morbidly Adorable Tarot

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