Friday, July 31, 2020

Riding off into the Darkness

It seems everyone is socially distancing this year, even within the www, our Dark Dreams faltering under the weight of pandemic and indifference.  Maybe life is so scary there's no room for "imagined scary".  Whatever, Dear Reader, you have become almost extinct.  And so, this is our Last Post.

Asylum Anne has had time to find more random stuff in her stash, and this symbol of Georgette Heyer's Regency-period novel abductions, elopements and other social misdeameanours, reinforced by Jane Austen re-runs on tv, is a 7 Gypsies carriage.  Quite how it rolled in to the Asylum is not known, but it was there to be found, rather worse for wear:
The wheels have been hot-dipped in embossing powders several times to strengthen the rust, and texture paste scraped over the panelling to fill the holes.
Then the painting began:
Someone was slacking off for a while!
Doors rehinged and given "windows"
Inside, the carriage was fitted out with lace fabric, and bench seats recovered in leather:
A bunch of strange people turned up wanting a ride
 And were invited to travel with us:
 All aboard, and the Darkness Dreamers travel away from this blog, searching a more populous Community of Darkness and Creepiness:


The Final Winner of our Darkness Challenges is... Cathy with awesome entry number 34
Please contact us for your reward, choose either this very lonely skeleton:

or this set of cling mounted rubber stamps:


And with heavy hearth I (Granne) also say goodbye to
this little blog I have so much treasured.

And with these movie inspired ATC's I wave to all you wonderful artist that
shared your art with us during these years.

See you in the blogland!!


  1. Alas and Alack we lose another artistic site. Thank you for this blog that I've enjoyed on and off over the years of my journey. Good luck with where your artistic outlet takes you next. I'll not say goodbye but "See you around kid". x

  2. Thank you Anne and Sari for such an amazing journey with this blog over the last years and everything you both have creARTed and shared.

    Thank you all of you kind and creative souls that also shared and enjoyed this Dream in Darkness!

    Take care and be well all!

  3. Oh, I'm really sorry you are closing. It is so nice to have somewhere to share the weirder projects we produce and know they will be appreciated. Thank you ladies for many years of awesome inspiration and fun. Take care. HUGZ

  4. I just discovered I won this and had no idea - I was looking on the winner's page! Can you contact me through my blog? I'd really like the stamps 😊


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~~~(insert grown up voice)

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