September 11th, 2006

Marie Masquerade

EARTHQUAKE! And Syd Barrett, and art, and other stuff.

Yesterday morning I was sitting at the computer working on my website, and I felt really weird for a second. Like I was going to faint or fall over or something. I asked Matt "Did you feel that? It felt like the Earth just shifted or something." He didn't feel anything, and thought I was just dizzy or nuts or something. I told him "I bet we find out later that there was an earthquake today!".

Lo and behold, a few hours later I saw the news online that those of us in Central Florida experienced an earthquake (a 6.0 in the Gulf of Mexico). What the heck? Hurricanes, sure, but an earthquake here in Florida? It's the END TIMES I tell you, END TIMES! EARTH CHANGES! ;P (just kidding).

It was weird though - I've never felt an earthquake. There is that big fault by Missouri where I grew up but I never felt an earthquake there.

It's just something that caught me off-guard, but it was a very minor (barely noticeable) incident.

Since we have come back from Dragon*Con we have been so busy trying to catch-up on everything. I've also been working on updating my website, which is always a big headache.

I'm also working on a new painting that is really, really, really cool - you can watch me while I paint here:

Watch Jasmine Paint on her Webcam HERE



Hopefully I will finish it in time to post it tonight!

They are selling Syd Barrett's house.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/cambridgeshire/5335494.stm

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/article/ds36653.html

http://www.soundgenerator.com/news/showarticle.cfm?articleid=8267&CFID=18045747&CFTOKEN=76821667

I wish I could buy it. It would meaning selling my own house though, and I can't do that. I wish I'd win the lottery =P I hope whoever does buy it doesn't change it around or re-decorate very much.

Apparently they are selling all of his possessions too. In a way it seems kind of wrong, I don't know what to think about that. It is weird to think that after a person dies a bunch of people come sort through his stuff and auctions it to the highest bidder. They are selling everything - books he had, his bicycles, his paints, paintings, guitar, furniture, etc. It's weird to see his personal belongings on display like that.

However, you can bet I've already pre-ordered an advance catalogue from Cheffin's Auction House - the auctions start at the end of November. We'll see. I would love to have one of his bicycles (don't make me start singing "Bike" now!), or at least some of his paints or artwork.

Anyway - I need to get to work! Watch me paint some goblins!
Marie Masquerade

HOBGOBLINS of Autumn, Website Update, & NECRONOMICON!

First off...... www.strangeling.com has been UPDATED!

Just the art galleries for now. I still need to update about 50 more tattoos and a ton of fan photos too - but that will have to wait for another day =)

So go check it out:

http://www.strangeling.com



TONS of new prints, canvas prints, etc. All my new paintings too (except for the one I finished painting 20 minutes ago, lol). And remember - when you order from my website - FREE SHIPPING ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.

Okay now - next up - my latest masterpiece....click below to see it:

"Hobgoblins of Autumn"



This is one of those that I spent a ridiculous amount of time on, adding miniscule details that nobody will notice but me, that type of thing, hehe. Some creeeeepy weird Hobgoblins in autumn colours and dead leaves encroaching upon a happy fairy in the colours and lush leaves of summer. Inspired by the upcoming change of seasons (well, the seasons in most places other than Florida, lol). Please note:Some of you may be happy to see that this is one of my ultra-rare paintings in which a fairy is shown actually SMILING!

Next bit of news - I will be making an "appearance" at NECRONOMI-CON in Tampa, Florida from October 27th-29th! I will be there in the art show, as well as a table signing autographs, selling stuff, etc. Find out more on my "appearances" page here:

http://www.strangeling.com/appearances.html

Hope to see some of you there!

Back to work I go.....