October 17, 2018

Eerie Antique Halloween Photographs

These antique photographs from decades back
show creepy Halloween costumes of the time.
There's something unnerving about them, isn't there?
Kind of makes your skin crawl.
Particularly unsettling in black and white or sepia tones.
Bone-chilling, eerie, haunting.

October 11, 2018

Helen Ahpornsiri's Fabulous Pressed Flower Art

 The talented Helen Ahpornsiri, of the UK, loves to gather leaves, ferns, & flowers.
She places them for up to 6 weeks in a flower press to flatten them.
Armed with a very sharp xacto knife, she creates a 
delicate image with the utmost artistry and precision.
The results are nothing short of gorgeous!
Her prints, stickers and greeting cards can be purchased on Etsy.

Watch this YouTube video, "Butterfly Made with Pressed Fern."

A close-up is a feast for the eyes...

She's even done tiny projects!

See much more of Helen's work here:

October 6, 2018

Surreal Paintbrush Portraits by Alexandra Dillon

I first noticed the surrealist art of Alexandra Dillon on Pinterest.
Avant-garde and edgy, she paints portraits on old, 
found objects such as paintbrushes or padlocks.
The unique personality of each one emerges as she begins painting.

Another of my posts with more padlocks here:

Much more of Alexandra's work here: