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!
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…
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
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
Originally written on February 16, 2016… ****************************************** Dear Patrick Valenza, This is my public Love Letter to the Deviant Moon Tarot Book that appeared in the Morbidly Adorable Mailbox yesterday. My Furiously Creative Friend, you are a Madman, a Graveyard Dancer, and the Artist who stole my heart when I met you with Paula of… Continue reading Love Letter to Deviant Moon Tarot
With the iconic drawings by Pamela Colman Smith, this is my nod to the Tower from the Rider Waite Tarot Deck. I love the Iroquois Story of Creation about the World on the Great Sea Turtle’s back. Besides the wonderful gem that it is, it plays with our accepted notions of microcosm and macrocosm. I… Continue reading The Tower from the Morbidly Adorable Tarot