Horror Valentines!

Sometimes hearts and flowers will only do if the heart’s cursed and the flowers are omnivorous. If you wish to tell someone you love them horribly then let one of these dear little monsters be your messenger.

Greeting cards, as well as diverse ephemera for your haunted house, available here: http://www.redbubble.com/people/bohemianweasel/collections/486329-valentine-horror


A waltz for sketching Poe

Edgar Allan Poe (& friends) ~ 21×29 cms, mixed inks on watercolour paper.

Edgar Allan Poe (with cat, raven, and Death's head bug) By Soni Alcorn-Hender

Edgar Allan Poe (with cat, raven, and Death’s head bug) By Soni Alcorn-Hender

Edgar Allan Poe (with cat, raven, and Death's head bug) By Soni Alcorn-Hender

Poe detail: cat & raven (by Soni Alcorn-Hender)

Poe detail: face (by Soni Alcorn-Hender)

Poe detail: face (by Soni Alcorn-Hender)

Poe detail: Death's head bug (by Soni Alcorn-Hender)

Poe detail: Death’s head bug (by Soni Alcorn-Hender)

And how it was made ~

Dreamers of Darkness

‘Dreamers of Darkness’ sketch card set for sadlittles.com. I took classic literary horror as my inspiration

Victorian Gothic on the Silver Screen

Sadlittles ‘Essence of Fairyland’ – Absinthe

I was asked to make a painting which would be a printed card for the set ‘Essence of Fairyland’, and I could do whichever fairy I liked, so I chose ‘La Fée Verte’, the Green Fairy of Absinthe.

‘The Green Fairy in the Absinthe wants your soul…’
(Bram Stoker’s Dracula).

La Fée Verte by Soni Alcorn-Hender

La Fée Verte

The Dark Nights are here

Halloween is a splendid time of year: the perfect excuse to eat your bodyweight in chocolate and wear your superhero costume in public. But any truly sinister creature knows that Halloween isn’t the best time to venture forth, precisely because the streets are full of chocolate-buzzed nutjobs dressed as superheroes. No, these chaps prefer a time that’s quieter and darker than Halloween: the night when the clocks go backward; the 13-hour night that ushers in Winter and heralds the dying of the light. Things are about to get very dark, and (as it’s me) that also means Victorian! (Apparently modern culture has monsters as well, but really, phoo, who cares?) These precious little monsters are all sketch-card sized paintings (2.5 x 3.5 inches) adorned with gory little treasures for a 3-dimensional touch.  The sale of each of these contributed a little something to an array of apt charities; for example Dracula helped an organisation in Africa get clean blood, Sweeney Todd’s donation went to Locks of Love; you get the idea. So swoon gracefully into the nearest velvet chaise, and enjoy!