Sunday, February 14, 2016

Holly's Fifth Annual Vampire's Day Soiree celebration!

Holly B. Strange at HollysHorrorLand is having her Annual 'Vampire's Day Soiree' & along with Ayala Art's 29 Faces (which I am joining very LATE today but with hopes of sprinting to the finish line) I have decided to blog for the first time since NOVEMBER! Mmmmm, too much work and no art and whambam it's Bloody Valentine's Day :/

Well obviously I love all the soppy crappola sweetness and showiness of public affection, as well as pillaging fields of rose buds before they get a chance to bloom to retail at double the usual cost, and the one size fits all indulgence in anything chocolate dipped, coated, & for those not into chocolate, heart shaped boxes of edible undies that those truly in love present each other... all celebrating a poor bugger that was beheaded for his belief, his love, of his god, and after his exhumed body parts were divided up & spread throughout churches all over the world.

So I remembered a quote that I hated when I first heard it (because I thought you should always say 'sorry' even actually when sometimes you weren't sorry, or if it wasn't your fault) but came to understand as I left childhood behind & found a sense of maturity that comes with age...

"Love means never having to say you're sorry"

So in celebrating the true meaning of love, and realising love can suck you dry... and sometimes doesn't even give a toss about saying 'sorry', I wanted to create a piece of art for February 14, some celebrate it as Valentine's Day, others as Holly's Vampire's Day Soiree so I hope I have combined both, in my (slightly twisted) themed artwork... (which I am also counting as 1 of my 29 Faces in Feb)...
"Love means never having to say you're sorry"... especially if you are a bloodsucker...


Hush little baby... (detail)

Not Sorry... (detail)
Happy day, whatever you celebrate, and thank you for calling by here & visiting my Feb 14th post Party Post... now I am off to see Deadpool and then I shall sneak by later & visit all the party participants, & of course play 29 Faces catch-up  :)

13 comments:

Little Gothic Horrors said...

Oh, Shelle!!! ❤ ❤ ❤

susupetal said...

Oh, this was a fabulous post and those paintings, stunning!

In Finland this day is called Friend's day, much more better than Valentine's day. Lovers come and go but friends stay.

And I'm not sorry after saying that :D

Nightwind said...

You've created a most appropriate and great piece of art for today's event. Good job!

Jane K said...

Oh wow, stunning art work Shelle, the eyes follow you. I love your introduction too.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Cutest vampire I've seen in a long time! Enjoy Deadpool!

Goth Gardener said...

Holy Batentine! That painting is gorgeous!

What a wonderful post. Happy Vampire's Day!

Magic Love Crow said...

You are brilliant! WOW! Are you selling this one??? Mom, Shawn and I are going to see Deadpool on Tuesday! Should be great! Vampire Valentine Hugs!

Debi said...

I search for your art! I know immediately! Fantastic ALWAaYS! Happy Cuddle Day! xoxo

Magaly Guerrero said...

Around my house, we call it Valentine's Massacre Day. Okay, just my Piano Man and I call it that. Remember poor St. Valentine and those who perished in the Chicago Valentine Day Massacre. But like you, I like to see people happy... So I'm all for the sweet and jolly chocolate over-indulging day, too. And vampires, of course.

I'm in love with this wee lady. I can see the Muse bursting with words to illustrate the thoughts inspired by the last detail. So fantastic!

Happy Vampire's Day Soirée! ♥

Gina said...

MWAahahahahahaha....your evil grin is matched only by my own. Our twisted minds must be entwined like celtic knotwork :D Love this image so much :D XXX

Holly B. Strange said...

Love this SO much! I want a skelly dolly with one eye so I can recreate it! :)

~Rasz~ said...

Hi Shelle! You described the "V" day so very well! I like Holly's version so much better. I don't have much heart left to be sucked out...especially on a day only about commercialism. Wow, where did that come from???

I love this post so much! Your writing, and your magnificent art! I have always loved your art. I hope you stay on for 29 Faces. I started in the beginning and still had several catch-ups every week. I want to see more of your faces and more of you out here. So I guess I am being a tad selfish too, haha!

Have a great evening and I am glad this post was still in my inbox for me to find. Hugs, Rasz

Rommy said...

You always give your images the most wonderful expressions. It's a joy to look at your work.