Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Twilight Inspired Dolls!!

First up is our Edward inspired doll. He is called Little Unreliable Vampire, has a huge bouffant and blue/gray pea coat and everything other than his hands, feet and face is made from wool felt. My favorite parts have to be his up-turned collar and huge buttons. His hand-painted face looks very suspicious.... like he's trying to read your mind.

There are three different versions, depending on your hair or coat color preference. There will be 7 Edwards and up to 10 pre-orders available at TwiCon and more in my shop up for grabs around the end of September.

The Alice inspired doll is named Tiny Dancer and she is also modeled a little after the Teller Queen painting. She has a star button, felt body and hair. I love the combination of polka dots and stripes!

There will be 4 dolls and up to 10 pre-orders available at my TwiCon booth.

And last but not least is our Jacob inspired doll. We shall call him Pup Boy (sorta like "Pep Boy". Get it?). Just like our Little Unreliable Vampire, he is mostly wool felt, with the exception of his "skin" parts.

There will be 4 dolls plus up to 10 pre-orders available at TwiCon. Each doll has a different Jacob chapter title from Breaking Dawn on the t-shirt. Georgia and I were crying we were laughing so hard when we imagined the different phrases going on his shirts. LOL!

My button obsession compels me to add at least one button to each doll so he is "holding" a sea shell button. =)

And a Black Pumpkin tag on the bum.

Bella inspired dolls are in the works but I wasn't able to make them in time for TwiCon. They will be available in my shop in September. I'm so excited for them as they will have an extra bonus feature, but I don't want to give too much away right now so stay tuned!

See you at TwiCon!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Evil Little Red

8x10 acrylic on canvas

Do not be deceived by the angelic glow that surrounds her for though she is child-like, she is older than most civilizations and can bring unbreakable immortals to their knees with her wicked ways. Who's afraid of the big bad wolf? Not Little Red. Wolves are a mere appetizer.

Inspired by Jane from the Twilight saga, Little Red Riding Hood and ghosts of long lost children, Evil Little Red loves lurking in dark tunnels and blocking the way out to the hope-filled light.

Prints of this painting and all previously posted will be available at my booth, The Black Pumpkin, at TwiCon 2009.


8x10 acrylic on canvas

After all, aren't all men constantly on the verge of turning into a hairy beast?

Inspired by Jacob Black from the Twilight series, Wolverine from X-Men and shap-shifters in general, this painting depicts the question, what would a werewolf look like in mid-phase? The light and shadow represent the duplicity of his life, as his eye reflects the new moon. I can almost hear his howling now...

Fallen Angel

8x10 acrylic on canvas

Our ultimate hero with a tragic flaw. Our angel, both heavenly and destroying. He is everything to everyone, yet nothing to himself. His eyes speak of that "ancient sadness" and his face could launch a thousand ships. He's as old as the stars, yet no life could be long enough, for no matter how much good he does, to him it will never be adequate to fully redeem his soul. But that's the best part, isn't it? Indeed, true beauty is in his paradoxical glory.

This painting was inspired by Edward Cullen from the Twilight saga, Angel from Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Anakin Skywalker from the Star Wars saga, and birds - who sore so high, so close to the sun, they burn.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Just a Taste?

8x10 acrylic on canvas

"Just a taste?" he asks with smoldering, dark orbs that draw you closer. Even though you know exactly what fate awaits you in his embrace, how can you possibly resist? Calming, lush colors surround him, like cool grass and a smooth stream on a hot summer's day, yet it is not water he thirsts for as he licks his dry lips.

This painting was inspired by not only the dangerously tempted Jasper from the Twilight series, but also the stereotypical James Dean, bad boy vampire who hungrily pursues the damsel in distress and renders her powerless by his hypnotic eyes.

Yes, I think most of us have met one or two...

Monday, July 13, 2009

The Teller Queen

8 1/2" x 11 on acrylic paper

Inspired by Alice from the Twilight book series, fortune tellers, evil queens and pixies, The Teller Queen has a permanent wink of one eye and a constant twinkle in the other for she knows what is in store for you, and whether good or bad, it's going to throw you for a loop. Her smirk alone holds infinite dark secrets yet it's a happy one, for no matter what fate befalls you, she will still be queen of everything as she skips her way through the rest her immortal life.

For my first portrait painting ever, I am very pleased with the outcome. I was a little scared to jump right in without a paint class or two in my past, but I guess, like most everything in life, the best way to learn is by doing.

This print will be for sale at TwiCon and in my shop thereafter. My shop will be part of a TwilightMOMS boutique where THE Lisa (creator of TwilightMOMS) will be selling New Moon-ish TwilightMOMS shirts, Georgia (aka *gypsy wings*) will be selling her gorgeous butterfly wing pendants along with Twilight inspired jewelry and artful photographs, and I will be selling my new shop items along with the newly designed New Moon rhinestone t-shirts from Amy of Girly Girls' Closet. We will be sharing a booth with The Mitch Hansen Band so look for our banners!

Hope to see you there!

Many more items to come...

Oh! p.s..... I will also have postcards of the original black and white pencil sketch of The Teller Queen at TwiCon. They are a limited number of 100, are signed and numbered and will come free with a Black Pumpkin purchase of $30 or more. ♥

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

What is The Black Pumpkin?

I have a black pumpkin. She's a decorative pumpkin mind you, but her personality is very real to me. I found her at a home decor store and when I saw her wonky shape I just had to have her! And black is my favorite color so she seemed destined to be mine. ♥ I'm pretty sure if she had grown from the ground she would be classified as a Fairytale pumpkin - the kind Cinderella would have ridden in.

Depending on the light she's in, she can be a dark black or an eggplant color with deep reds and purples. She's just so rich and bold.

And she's the crowning glory to my Halloween decor, of course. She loves the spotlight - to be front and center. She looks pretty wicked surrounded by potions, crystal balls and candelabras, I must say.

I kept repeating the phrase, "My black pumpkin" when I first got her and was placing her all over the house. The phrase stuck with me and when I dreamed of opening my own shop with all of the fantasy and faeries and darkness I love, I thought this would be the PERFECT name for it.

When dreaming of my shop, I could see my shop sign displayed proudly above the doors just like my new logo above. I'm so pleased with how it turned out! I can't wait to show you the business cards and other supplies I just ordered when they arrive!!

This is my first ever Black Pumpkin painting!! Not bad for the first try, eh? It will be used in all my logo goodness for a while. =)

So I hope you will join me on my journey and check back often as there are many more Black Pumpkin updates coming soon! I hope you have as much fun as I will!

Have a delightfully dark weekend. ***