The Art of Darkness

Saturday Night Link Dump

January 25th, 2013 by Cobwebs

Tentacle Wall Decals – Great-looking tentacular vinyl stickers. (Hat tip to pdq)

a long long adventure with hobbit – Gorgeous Celtic-style artwork depicting Bilbo Baggins’ entire adventure. This would be a stunning embroidery project.

The Charles Addams Mother Goose – Addams did the illustrations for an edition of nursery rhymes in the 60s. There are some sample pages here.

Discount Ghost – This made me giggle immoderately. (NSFW due to naughty language.)

NMBC Cake Pops – The Mayor is a little complicated, but the Jack Skellington ones look pretty easy to DIY.

Fortune Cookie – I intend to start doing this immediately. (Hat tip to Cat)

Vampire Bat Weathervane – They look more like pipistrelle bats to me, but the vane is still pretty.

Sweet Tea Apothecary – Etsy purveyor of “historically inspired” perfume with names like “Dead Writers.”

Top 10 Indie Horror Games of 2012 – Roundup of intriguing horror games. There are even a couple of free ones on the list.

Wiggly Eyed – “Everything is staring at you.” Googly eyes on images, many of them horror-related. (Hat tip to Terri)

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9 Responses

  1. pensive Says:

    Those tentacles will be mine. I already know where they are going, and it is not behind a bathtub or couch, which seem to be the only ideas their designer had. Silly designer.

  2. pensive Says:

    I can’t keep it to myself. kitchen ceiling, coming out of the cabinetry. was planning to paint it, this is MUCH easier. YAY!!!

  3. Terri Says:

    Hey, thanks for including the Wigglys!! I really loved the Discount Ghost, and Design Toscano is awesome.

  4. pdq Says:

    @pensive: AWESOME!!! This is what I’d hoped for. I’d do it in a heartbeat, but my poor husband’s customers would probably die of fright.

  5. Pixel Pixie Says:

    Another fantastic set of links.

    In a fantastic coincidence, I recently took up collecting vintage Charles Addams books. He was a sick, wonderful man.

  6. Fiend4Halloween Says:

    I’ve got a dark gothic grin on my face when I saw the Vampire Bat Weathervane! I love it and will be adding this to my own haunted mansion. Thank you very much for posting it. Happy Haunting!

  7. xJane Says:

    Again with the embroidery! Actually, that is pretty awesome. If I were indeed the princess my mother raised, having married well and hired sufficient servants to run my household and raise my children, I would occupy myself appropriately by turning this into a wall-sized tapestry.

    This may well be a jester hat, but I prefer to think of it as a pair of three-legged pants. Lucky queen!

    It’s been a while since I’ve heard these nursery rhymes, but I am reminded of,

    Hickory dickory dock!
    Three mice ran up the clock.
    The clock struck one
    The others ran off with serious injuries.

    which may have been invented or stolen by, but was certainly taught to me by, my father.

    in re: Fortune cookies. Oh yes. Ooooooh yes.

    Haha, I love that you took issue with exactly which kind of bats those are.

    I think more purveyors of interesting things should style themselves as “apothecaries”.

    I love that the googly eyes make “horror” images hilarious. But Capt. Crunch, strangely, looks the same.

  8. WitchArachne Says:

    If I had the money I’d ask if I could have that picture made into a stained-glass window. It’s beautiful. I could stand there for hours looking for all the little connections and side-stories.

  9. Patti Flasch Says:

    FYI, I bought the weathervane for $59.95 at Victorian Trading Company. It took a couple of weeks to get it, but it is the same exact thing. They call it a “Twilight” weathervane; search their website under that description.

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