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Morbidly Adorable

The Art of Misty Benson

Misty Benson
23 March
External Services:
  • gossamerfaery@livejournal.com

"The bird was given two heads because of its divided emotion: ecstatic song or silence. They are a symbol of that frightful and unexplained linking of joy and despair."
--Morris Graves

"...a ribbon around a bomb."
--Andre Breton remarking on Frida Kahlo's work.

Visit my website Morbidly Adorable: The Art of Misty Benson!!

My name is Misty Benson (a.k.a. gossamerfaery). I live, breathe, and bring my Morbidly Adorable Creations into being from Gossamerfaery’s Attic in curiouser and curiouser Idaho. From the Attic, the creations and I can smell the sugary scent of coffin cake on the winds. The rustle of leaves sound like hollow bones rattling on pavement. Rain is actually skeletons tap dancing on the roof. Here we vehemently hold onto the ghosts in our dreams. Faeries may be spotted in the dying light. We are not afraid to muddy our white dresses in order to witness the mysterious lives of bugs. Halloween is our favorite time of year, so we spend Christmas decorating our tree with skulls. Life leaves us feeling a little haunted but always enchanted. This is a place where beauty borders on strange and the strange is beautiful.

From Gossamerfaery’s Attic, I paint and sculpt dreamy big-eyed faeries and delightful Day of the Dead skeletons. My dark and delicious little minions have made their way into homes around the world. They have been featured in paintings, prints, one of a kind sculptures, magnets, stickers, and cards causing sweet mischief wherever they go. Both the faeries and skellies have also found themselves published in the books, "The Morbidly Adorable Skelly: The Art of Misty Benson", "Big Eye Art: Resurrected and Transformed", and "500 Fairy Motifs"!

I, Misty*, gossamerfaery, your skull-loving, slightly unhinged, sweetly spooky artist love all of my Morbidly Adorable children. Take my hand. Come in and play. Just make sure you leave all rational thoughts at the door.

~Message to New Friends....~

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE when new friends add my journal to keep up with my art or simply my wacky stories. I love adding friends, so you are welcome to add me and comment in my journal. You may always drop a comment in my journal if there is something you'd like to share or if you have a question. Even if you aren't on my friend's list, every comment I get is truly a precious gem that makes the work I do so especially rewarding. I appreciate them all. Unfortunately, I cannot keep up with LiveJournal as much as I would like, so the best way to contact me is send me an e-mail! I answer all of my e-mails personally (eventually), so you are always welcome to e-mail me. With that being said, I love meeting new people! Please feel free to "add me"! If you are happy with your role as a silent observer, feel free to remain so. It's much more fun to come and go that way. Sometimes the most beautiful creatures lurk in the shadows...

I also created the morbidlyadorabl community for fans who want to share their own Morbidly Adorable Creations:)