Happy Halfoween!

  April is officially the halfway mark until our favorite holiday...HALLOWEEN! Of course, this is a cause for celebration and what better way than to begin planning a huge Halloween extravaganza? There are a plethora of websites dedicated to DIY Halloween projects--from the easy to the extravagant. I created three Halloween Pinterest boards for those who are ready to begin planning.   Follow Kissed's board Halloween Lawn Decorations on Pinterest. I remember seeing someone post a photo similar to this from New York. It doesn't matter where you li[...]


Dias de Muertos

Halloween has come and gone, and already the stores have started stocking holiday items. I hate this feeling -- the one you get when you see tinsel and prefab knit stockings two weeks before the clock strikes midnight on my favourite holiday of the year. I hide at home. Don't go into stores. Try to avoid the red and green and silver. It's too soon, and I'm not ready to let go quite yet. Being November 1st, I'm still holed up in my apartment, still sitting in my Halloween costume, trying to convince myself that's it's not over yet. And you know, it sorta is and i[...]


Los Angeles Haunted Hayride

Last year I happened upon a few pictures on Instagram. I was in love. I was confused. Where was this glorious thing? Where could I find a Merry-Go-Round made of skulls?! Turns out, all this and more can be found at the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride. What is it you ask? The Los Angeles Haunted Hayride is put on at Griffith Park (at the old zoo). It runs the month of October. You can find the schedule here. If you've ever been to any of the Halloween events that theme parks put on, such as Knott's Scary Farm or Universal Studio's Haunt, I assume this will be[...]


Creepy Skeleton Art: Hominid

Submitted for the approval of the Midnight Society is a creepy short trailer called Hominid. Created from photo composites by Brian Andrews, we see human skeleton frogs, bugs, and spiders battle it out in the natural world. From Brian Andrew's artist statement: Frequently, images of animals lurk within my artwork. These animals live in an ontological quagmire. When we look at them we can see both the unknown of the wild and the potential for humanity. In the current discourses of art, the animal is seen as a representation - a symbol of our cultural projectio[...]


Travelling Weird: The Bone Church of Prague

Some people keep their skeletons in their closets. Other people turn them into decorative art? A few days back I bit the bullet and purchased my plane ticket to Europe. It'll be my third trip across the pond, and every time I go, I venture a little farther. It's been previously stated that I'm big into visiting cemeteries amidst the art museums and various nooks and side streets, but I'll take on the occasional cathedral if it's there. (Notre Dame was in my way in Paris, really. When you're standing under it's massive shadow and don't have anything better to do -[...]