Strange Haunting

Strange Haunting

A ghostly red, tentacled monster haunts this old Victorian mansion. In this convincing portrayal of demonic possession, artist Gerald Sawyer creates a supernatural effect with a pallete dominated by reds. Has our beast descended from the bloody sky? And before that – from where? What horrible crime at sea was committed by the resident of this cursed abode, such that this octopus-like creature would visit and possess? Beyond the possibilities for background narrative, we are amazed at the artist’s technique. Fantasy monsters rarely disturb your humble blogger. But this creature is frightening and creepy, its probing tentacles finding passages in through windows, and out through doorways. This may not be art for the living room. Perhaps it will work in the teenagers hideout or the man-cave. 100 prints ONLY of this ferocious tentacled beast are available through our affiliation with Yessy. We invite you to click over on the shopping cart link and secure your...
Downy In The Berries

Downy In The Berries

A Downy Woodpecker, nestled in a winter holly shrub, contemplates perhaps her flight to the next insect rich tree. Or perhaps she is wary of some unseen predator which has forced her into this camouflaged moment. Adult Downy Woodpeckers are the smallest of North America’s woodpeckers. They produce a number of vocalizations, including a short pik call. Like other woodpeckers, the Downy also produces a drumming sound with its beak as it pecks into trees. Photographer Shelley Neff’s capture is rich with implications for an accompanying audio track. Shall the composer feature a pecking effect? Will we hear some other ambient effect that speaks of our gentle bird’s environment? Or perhaps the music will suggest in some subtle way the bird’s state of alert or the unseen threat of harm. Another approach might describe the bird’s camouflaged state, in which a rather constant sonic texture is interrupted subtly by a dissonant element. The fullness of berries, black and green, makes a wonderful canvas-filling subject for our linen finish greeting card product. We hope you will visit the Art Store and select Downy in the Berries from the Shelley Neff greeting card collection. The shopping cart button above will take you over to the...