June 08, 2009

The Macabre Masquerade


ahhh, The Bride of Frankenstein enters the ballroom of the Macabre Masquerade.  I'm not sure her charming little mask will fool anyone but she feel so elegant wearing it! 

original painted with gouache and watercolors, archival prints here in my Etsy shop

Just in from a short holiday, we waste no time once that last school bell rings! We actually have our bags packed before the last day of school. Feels good to be back home though (we all missed Capt. Jack) and to get back into my studio. I love my day job (most of the time) but once spring hits my mind drifts to summer plans and projects. Of course my first one would be a Halloween theme! Hope you like the Bride, I have another Masquerade attendee in the works (my pumpkin head girl) and I'm having fun deciding on what she should wear!


23 comments:

mermaiden said...

ah, would that my gray streaks looked as lovely!
and i'm with you- my kids get out of school thursday, our bags are nearly packed and we're flying the coop friday morn early :)

Cat (darklingwoods) said...

you and me both sweetie!

Yay for Summer, have a great holiday!

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

Hi Cat, nice to be following your blog, I've admired your work from Etsy. :) I've only just started my blog and really like the way yours looks, hope you don't mind if I borrow a few ideas...

Cat (darklingwoods) said...

Thank you Jamie, of course borrow away :) once you get rolling I bet you will love blogging!

Designs By CK said...

Lovely piece...love the bats on the strings! '-)

Have a great week.

Chris (-:

acornmoon said...

Hi Cat, Hope you enjoyed your holiday, it does good to get away now and again.

I am having a giveaway on my blog, please feel free to join in the fun.

RowanDeVoe said...

i love her! she is just spooky and divine! i have made about 10 "spooky, bride of frankenstein" types of dolls and done more paintings and monotypes of them because they just remind me of me i guess! can't wait to see your next spooky lady. my nephews love "spooky" all year round which reminds me so much of me and my sisters-we were always making haunted houses and we still are. wishing you all the best for your summer projects!

aforestfrolic said...

Oh thanks for stopping by to enter my Anthro giveaway. You have a wonderful blog and lovely Etsy shop...I just had to heart you!

Jamie :)

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

she is fabulous - gorgeous and ghoulish - love her!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I want a dress just like that one!!

Designs By CK said...

Cat ~ TGIF & enjoy your weekend!

SpOOky CK (-:

FairiesNest said...

Stunning!! Last day of school here today... Yay!!!

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

She's gorgeous!! :)

Sugar Donkey Dolls said...

Gorgeous. I love her bats!

sheila said...

I like your artwork! Thanks for commenting on my blog today. I look forward to visiting here again.

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

She is just great...have a great week!
Cheers

Art4Sol said...

Love her! Vacations are great..but I'm always happiest to be home

Iva Wilcox of Iva's Creations said...

You're very sweet Cat. Thank you for your comment about my EHAG interview!
~ Iva

PS - Love your new lady!!

Melissa the Holiday Queen said...

I want to go to that Ballroom Soiree!
She's wonderful! I'm off to check her out.

P.S. Yes. My daughter's school colors are Orange and Black. Very cool!!

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

She is hauntingly lovely!

Lisa Hunt said...

I too love the bats on the strings! This is such an enticing image. Hope you're enjoying your summer vacation and getting lots of artwork done :)

grecian goldsmith said...

I adore this! :)

Cat (darklingwoods) said...

Thank you all for the kind feedback, I'm busy at work on another guest of the ball!