This little lady is the star of a series of greetings cards & more I’m designing for the future. She was fully inspired by a combination of nightmares, the horror genre, and fairy tales.
This has been Day 26 of
You’ve heard me speak of Grayson here on CardCastles before. In fact, his work has been highlighted here enough times that it can be found within the archives. If you didn’t know of his extensive list of gifts within the horror genre, today with the blessing of his beautiful wife Ra, I get to show them to you.
As you know this year’s 31 Nightmares has been dedicated to him along with Wes. Soon you’ll see why I think he is just as worthy to hold this place with Wes—someone you all know I respected and admired deeply.
Many may not know Grayson had a background in film. Those gifts and tips and tricks clearly didn’t disappear through the years as he kept them alive through his writing within the genre.
Here is a short Grayson made a few years back to highlight his short story (one of my favorites) The Eater.
The Eater, like many of the works here this October, was inspired by a nightmare. Something Wes believed very heavily in doing was recording his dreams and nightmares. Our friend knew of this trick and knew how to spin it into a sort of horrific fairy tale.
Grayson also produced the eerily wonderful soundtrack to this short.
Friend, you are deeply missed.
This has been Day 10 of
Sharing this with all of you after a very rough and trying last few months brings a wave of warmth over me. This celebration of mothers everywhere isn’t always pleasant for everyone. There are some struggling as single mothers with no one in their corner. Some sons and daughters are mourning the loss of a mother. Couples all over the globe may be struggling to have a child, and some may have just lost one.
Much like life, not all aspects are glittery, and yet not all are so terrible either. The mother in me wants you all to be at peace. I want for each one of us to just imagine this picture of a growing child in their mother’s womb and feel comfort. You are not alone.
The song I chose to go along with this artwork is from one of my favorite videogame soundtracks, The Unfinished Swan. The song is titled “New Growth”. It’s quite peaceful and serene, don’t you think?
Hug a mother this Sunday!
Still feeling down? If you’re looking for something uplifting this Mother’s Day, read this.